Teaching the basics

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Richard Rabago

You must remember my students: Always use your balls.

The sensei asked his eager students, “What do we need to do when we kick?” The boys and girls, aged 6-9, repeated back the typical answers that Sensei has drilled into them: Focus your eyes, take small steps, kick as high as your stomach, and it’s not a race. Then one little boy in the back added confidently, “use your balls.” Sensei with a slight smile and a nod to the parents who were watching and listening  said, “Yes kick with the balls of your feet, you mean. I’m sure that’s what you mean. Very good.” The snickers of laughter from the parents were audible.

 

 

Larry D. Bernstein, father of 2

 

Blog:        memyselfandkids.com

 

 

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