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Teaching Child Students in 2022

If you’re teaching the type of curriculum that’s more applicable on the street, how do you translate that to the much younger audience? Well, that is a very awkward question. Where my Dayton/Centerville, Ohio school is located, it’s middle and upper-middle class, and nobody gets in fights! Kids in general don’t get into fights. Martial arts are all abstract to them, and yet it’s a very pragmatic self-defense system. How do we approach youth? Sometimes my wife will comment, “Oh gosh, I wish we were teaching Tang Soo Do, it would be easier! ‘This is upper-block, this is the punch.’” But what we’ve done is create exercises where we have

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An-Shu Stephen Hayes
An-Shu Stephen Hayes
has authored 20 books, worked as a body guard for the Dali Lama, supervised over 30 school locations worldwide, and was named “A legend; one of the 10 most influential living martial artists in the world” by Black Belt Magazine

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