- 10:04 AM, Monday,
August 19th, 2019:
- Well isn't this
- So Karate. Here's
my biggest takeaways for doing this...
- Father of a
daughter, you want her to be able to handle some shit.
She's already shy, and she's already extremely
vulnerable to anyone older than her or simply with a
stronger personality manipulating her into doing shit.
Hell every kid is to a degree, but it's our biggest
concern with her. Karate builds confidence in a way
that is pretty hard to quantify without just watching
it. What it also does? Is prepare your kid for
- A dude is yelling
at the class all the fucking time. And since Cam
already has listening issues because I think boys
instinctively daydream harder than girls (LOL) this
dude is yelling at CAM the most. You have to listen.
And, yelling? Is tough to wrap your head around when
you're a kid. They've only ever heard me yell if there
is PHYSICAL DANGER either coming imminently or if
their actions nearly CAUSED that physical danger.
I use it sparingly for that exact reason: it
makes them STOP in their tracks because
I don't use that voice for anything else. Or,
well, I try not to. Kids are pretty fucking
annoying sometimes. LMAO.
- Here however? It's
used often and it will SHAKE a sensitive kid. The good
thing is, they just listened by the end of the 10
weeks. Vienna was always good at it, Cam got better at
it and they legit went from white belt to yellow belt.
There was some concern that they weren't going to to
be honest. Also concerned one would make it and the
other wouldn't. You PAY to find out which is annoying
too. LOL. I do believe they pass ALL of the white
belts and then get a little more strict as they move
on but the good news is: the kids love it. Vienna may
be a lifer, Cam may eventually move on to other stuff,
but for Vienna it really gives her confidence. This is
a kid who couldn't do front rolls for years out of a
strange fear about them and now does back rolls, front
rolls on every possible surface like a lunatic. It's
awesome. But more than anything, the ability to be
disciplined is something that is just, so, valuable.
Watching a class is like watching some brainwashing
event where everyone says the right shit and moves the
right way... which is a little spooky... but in small
doses? That's life. That's work sometimes. That's so
many different situations. You don't have to live your
entire life with that kind of discipline (goodness
knows I don't) but knowing you CAN? Whew. That
compartmentalization and self-awareness is golden.
I hope they both continue it for years and
- Time will