Young warrior…and our duties.

Young warrior…and our duties.

It wasn’t particularly easy to be me when I was a boy… seriously obese, drowned in complexes, deep thinking, emotional kid … played piano and guitar, danced latino american ( when I have finally found the partner that wanted to dance with me;))… overall- easy mobbing target. I was never normal kid…cried easily when pushed around both emotionally or physically… and its not like I didn’t try to defend myself…

Today I went for a walk with my son… we tok our gear with us- he’s beloved battle ready replica of Assassin’s Creed saber and I tok buckler with Katzbalger ( German mercenary short sword) … we walked, played, talked and trained…I was trying to tell him in my twisted way what I have been working to achieve- What I want him to avoid in the beginning of his life. Its not like Im brainwashing him, talking whole time about eating clean and training ( those messages are delivered as well in easy digestible form anyway)… I just trying to make him understand that all we do has a consequence… how we act, what we eat, how we treat people…and most importantly – why we train martial arts…

 

My father is a men of peace- he never had to hit another being and he never learned me how to defend myself…after the one of the incidents ( ..like me coming home with a many colors on my face;) it was my mom who tok me to her friend- old gym teacher who was the one of the most famous polish boxing talents when he was young but because of eye injury he had to focus on coaching… and coaching he was… she said ” Pawel- he just going to teach you how to hold the guard” …

… and how its started for me…

… it starting differently for Oscar. I feel, ┬áthat because what I work with and even more importantly what I have been thru as a kid- I have to start teaching him how to defend himself when it comes to that… He’s mobile, quick and fast learning boy. We started slowly to move, hit the pads, kick and some elements of flow drills in addition to weapons training and he amazes me whole time…but most importantly we talk about why we train and how to treat other kids…

Journey for him has begun;)

Stay strong.

Pawel