My first students are named BD, Kevin, Hennoch, Adam, Zack, and Habib. They are so young, so young in fact that I can't believe that I was ever so...carefree. They aren't carefree of course, they just sell it very, very well. They seem to have so much life in them that they can't sit still. I don't know how far in karate they will go, but I hope that I can give each of them something they can keep.
Learning, studying and practicing. Kihon, Kata, Kumite. China, Okinawa, Japan. Shin Gi Tai. I'm beginning to see how important it is to have simple lesson plans, to build a broad base of development. You have to hope that something you practise causes a glimmer within - something that they do makes them want to do more.
What a responsibility it is standing at the head of the class. Having them bow to you. I don't know if I'm really ready but at least I'm eager. Hopefully I can make them eager as well.