Last Week's Lesson: Be Grateful
Last week I shared with the class that my Dad passed away. He was 97 years old, he practiced Aikido, Escrima and was an avid Boxing enthusiast. He loved the likes of Sugar Ray Leonard, Mike Tyson and "The Golden Boy" Oscar Dela Hoya. My Dad was a jack of all trades and he could make anything work with little to nothing, he was a truly an exceptional man. As we were doing our regular warm-up I asked the class to identify someone that pushed them to be better, no matter how annoying and let them know how gratelful they were for them. You just never know when we will be called home. Coming from the perspective of a parent, we only want what's the best for our kids and a lot of the time, they don't understand that. I expressed to them that the we want them to finish their homework and clean up their rooms because we want them to SUCCEED in school and have GOOD home habits. Not because we enjoy saying something over and over again or that we love to annoy them. I hope they decided to take the time to show the ones that push them to be better that they are grateful for them and to tell them thank you. In honor of my Dad I we did a boxing drill that he taught me a long time ago. A speed drill that focused on the return of the punch to make it faster.
The class has a great group of kids in it and I hope they have as much fun being in it as I love teaching it. I have implemented a progression system that is loosely related to a belt sytem and I'm proud to say that I was able to give out my first marks. So CONGRATULATIONS to them. My purpose in the class is to not only teach Kick Boxing but to build confidence and conviction in my students through some good old Dad talk and life lessons thrown in there for good measure. If you're new to these parts, check out the links above to follow me on Social Media and I hope to see you at the gym.
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