training your own son
October 6, 2008 7:13pm CST
It is very hard to train your own son than other children in this sport, is this true to you?
12 Nov 08
This is going to be difficult if you are a perfectionist. I have 2 daughter age 13 and 8 and they are on training in Taekwondo. I already have a background in karate but it is must different in Taekwondo so what I did also joined this martial arts so that I can also understand the concept of this sport and I can also train my kids. When I train my kids, I combined it with playing and fun. You must do this so that it will not be boring. And also what they like most is that when I train them, they also train at the same time. You must always make them feel that In this sport, they will not only know the martial arts but they they will have a lot of fun. Right now my wife and brother in law also join in Taekwondo. My family are now bound together in this kind of sport. Not only we will know how to defend ourselves but also we are always together. "The family that kicks together will stay forever" -- Go TKD
12 Nov 08
Oh thats very nice, the whole family in TKD, well thats the thing with me, I grow impatient sometimes if i give drills to my son and he feels lazy and keeps playing around while my other students are trying to concentrate in their practice. I have Aikido as a background then I went for TKD, I feel at home with TKD so i'm doing my best to influence my son. I'll try to integrate it with his playing just like youve said, have fun. hope he changes. Thanks a lot friend. TKD rules
7 Oct 08
I think it depends on your relationship with your son and how the other people react. Parents are training their children consciously and subconsciously from birth onwards. In roder for this to be different, you would need to find a way of 'distancing' yourself from him to treat him as the same as every one else. Not an easy task! It also depends on whether the organisation will allow you to do so! I tried to enrol on a management course given by my father (as an adult) and was not allowed!