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Old 03-11-2012, 12:22 PM   #8
philipsmith
Dojo: Ren Shin Kan
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Re: Adult Ranks for Children

Sorry to chip in again (I usually don't like revisiting my comments) but I am somewhat surprised by the negative tone of some of the posts.

Kids are kids, until ages 13-14 they just want to have fun; after that you can get a little more technical.
However I think comments like "its more than most teenagers are up for" or "Gotta impress onto them that Budo is all about hardwork and determination man. If they think they can cheat their way in they will" are really unhelpful and in fact disrespectful to the children.

If that's the reaction they get from their seniors it's a wonder they turn up to train at all!
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