Tonight, while teaching Kata at the dojo, I watched my students working on their newest ones and I noticed that they were just going through the motions. It was clear that they were training but I knew, from experience, that they would not remember the lessons of the day because they were not trying. Of […]Read more "Train “AS IF”…"
Recently there was a post in a forum about spectators hoovering around a ring at sport martial arts event with questions about such things. Most events I have been to in my 30+ years of competing do not permit spectators on the competition floor at any time, but it does happen regardless. It happens because […]Read more "Honor the rules…RESPECT"
Recently I was talking with a friend about martial arts and they asked me what I felt my biggest challenge as a teacher would be or is. My friend has never trained but the question really made me think for a few weeks so I could give an honest answer. As I thought about it, […]Read more "Sometimes being “old school” is the issue…"