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Old 05-18-2020, 01:07 PM   #31
Dojo: Free style Aikido ,Coos Bay Oregon
Location: Coos Bay Oregon
Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 8
Re: Could a child fail a grading?

I have been teaching classes in our dojo for a little 5 years now the age is from 9 - 16 yrs .Half of this kids have leaning disabilities. I have another class is for adult. Yes working with kids is a challenge but I enjoy it . But my answer to the question Could a child fail a grading for me is yes.
I used color belt for grading. In order for kid to pass they have to know and understand the technique. Bullies is the problem in where I am at, and to overcome the fear in school practice what they learn in the dojo by apply it on me then from that confidence building up they can use it to help themselves outside. the older kids excuses is a big problem but my younger student enthusiasm, commitment, confidence moved the older kids to participate.
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