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  • #16
    Originally posted by Mr. Arieson
    Then you would be right at home running a typical McDojo, if that is your attitude towards martial arts training.
    I wouldn't actually i don't really see the point in training kids at all in MA and I think most dojo's do do it for the money. If I seem somewhat cynical it's because of experiences teaching English in Asia.

    I'm not saying you are like that I wouldn't make assumptions like that about someone I don't know.

    Frankly, I question your attitude, Junka. Maybe you should be a PC, Knee jerk liberal, but leave the martial arts training to the experts. XF was exactly right.
    Talking of assumptions you must be the first person who's called me a liberal lol. No offense but, you don't know me so leave out the personal remarks.

    I once ran a restaraunt, and there was this asshole sitting there with his spoiled brat kid (who was a boy about 8 years old). The boy was screaming and throwing a tantrum like a little girl, and the dad was sitting there ignoring it, doing an object lesson. This went on for almost 15 minutes!
    Your preaching to the converted. I just didn't find the OPs example a good one. I believe there should be more discipline, kids brought up to use 'Sir' and 'Ma'am' and for there to be consequences for bad behavior. If that had been my kid I'd have dealt with him.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Junka View Post
      If I seem somewhat cynical it's because of experiences teaching English in Asia.


      Why did that make you cynical?

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      • #18
        Originally posted by jubaji View Post
        Why did that make you cynical?
        Partly my own fault, I headed into it to teach English. Then I realized the school itself had no interest in anything other than the money they were raking in. Also I realized the kids were being simply overloaded by false expectations. I felt they were basically being left in various extra curricular activities to save their parents from actually having them inconveniencing their own lives. I settled for keeping order, teaching what I could but ultimately recognizing they were somewhat bewildered children, overtired and put in a classroom witha guy whose language they didn't understand.

        There was no attemt to create levels, so to try to teach to the slowest in English meant boring the hell out of the more language orientated ones. In the end I taught only adults for corporations.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Junka View Post
          Partly my own fault, I headed into it to teach English. Then I realized the school itself had no interest in anything other than the money they were raking in.


          Where did you teach?

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Junka View Post
            I felt they were basically being left in various extra curricular activities to save their parents from actually having them inconveniencing their own lives.

            That is pretty specific. Did you know the families of these students well enough to make that judgment?

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            • #21
              Originally posted by ledfut View Post
              i only made eye contact with the mom once and she smiled. who knows maybe she was on the rag?

              Nice. That'll win ya brownie points with the females on this forum.

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              • #22
                usually if a student is going to be late or miss class, they usually call me. That to me, shows responsiblitiy and respect and I let them know that I appreciate there call.


                But, putting together a leveling program. Thats a good idea. It gives the kids a goal to achieve. Charging to test, isn't something I do. They pay enough for the classes and if they test for a stripe or a belt, thats a achievemnt not a paid level. If there a green belt, then that means that they can safely fight at that level and they have that knowledge. If there a black belt, that means that they can fight as well as have that knowledge at that level. Somethnings can be flexable, but the knowledge at those levels has to be there.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by jubaji View Post
                  You should have hit her with a flying spinning back kick then laughed menacingly.
                  +1
                  hahahha

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