Category Archives: Kids

Three lessons from the Kids Tournament

I try, after every class I teach, to write down one thing that I think I could have done better, or one thing that worked particularly well, or one thing that completely flopped (and I should avoid in the future), … Continue reading

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Technique, Drill, Play.

There are countless ways to analyze the learning process that goes on in martial arts and movement. One way is to break things down into three steps: technique, drill, play. Technique is all about body mechanic. How do you move for … Continue reading

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Friday Kid’s Class

We now have a Friday kid’s class, which means we now have kid’s classes 7 days a week! On top of that, the new class is another BJJ class so those students who couldn’t make it to Monday now have … Continue reading

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Movement and Martial Arts

Many martial arts classes feature movement staples like the push-up, squat, and pull-up.  It makes some sense.  These motions will make the students stronger, better, and presumably nudge them in the direction of being better martial artists. I’d like to … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Kids Class

I want to talk about what we, as teachers, gain from having a kid’s program at the school.  This is not to discount the gains that the kids themselves make from training.  They make huge strides in their problem solving … Continue reading

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