Today i had a class with a young handball team… Boys , 14 years old… Do we remember ourselves when we were 14?? Barelly…. I know what I have seen today and it gave me some attachment points. I prepared for them today really good 1,5 h workout with both Tengu Fitness” line of fire” warmup( i just call it warmup but actually its a good workout when put out separatelly) – some tacfit elements, some bodyweight, rolling, running, storming and simple kicking technics, than one Tacfit workout based on AMRAP ( as many rounds as possible protocol) … What i have seen? Change… That was training number 2 with me.. And you imagine- i could see the change in their technic already….after the compensation and meditation they asked me to show them what is my martisl arts background. One of their trainers- Ken – is actually my student and we did some combat classes together so we did a little presentation for them. I have linked it of course with their sport – handball- which is REALLY physical- I’d call it full contact ball:)) lots of body contact, pushing, storming…balance in hanball is as important as in martial arts, weight disposition, dynamics, hip work… Lots of good attachments for me:)) As we went through my bacground… from kyokushinkai, kickboxing, judo, fillipino boxing, showing the technics, playing with it- I tok closer look at the boys… GOD ( i thought) ” they are looking at me like on the cartoon character.. Some kind of action figure” … And they have listened…in silence in fact:)) on my way back I have started to alanyse the experience- yeah- I felt great, I did good… But thought that It could be some jerk instead of me. Some incompetent person putting som bull in their heads. Would they be listening with excitement in their eyes as well?
Scarry thought. We have a big responsibility. Especially working with those who In the future can decide about our world… Young ones. And its not only responsibility to learn them good training but through our own “way of life”, way we walk, speak, how we act, treat others.. We show the the right way or mislead them. Tremendous infuence- thats what we have – and teemendousresponsibillity that follows it. Remember that when you teach. Stay safe, stay strong.