My daughter turns 14 years old next week. In a few weeks, she will graduate 8th
grade. In a few months, she will start
high school. In a few short years, she
will head off to college.
like an arrow…
A few weeks ago, she mentioned in passing about learning
karate. (We have been down this road
before). She wants me to teach her and
she wants to learn via private lessons.
I did not give this much thought at the time because I was in the
process of driving her from one play practice to another. The truth is…she simply did not have the
time. (Historical society play, School play, Living Stations, Mathletes,
Declamation Contest, Softball, homework).
Yesterday, Erin expressed
interest in learning the tunfa. I handed
her my favorite set of Shureido tunfa and we went outside dressed in sweatpants
and t-shirts. There were no gi, no belts,
no mirrors and we were barefoot on the grass.
It was a good training session.
Do you teach your own child karate?
Private lessons or class environment?
What are your biggest challenges?
At what age did your child start learning?
I am inclined to have her learn privately and in a class setting. My main concern is she is so busy with other activities that she will not have the time to study karate.
PS.Hello Readers! It has been a few months since I posted. I hope everyone is doing well.