Unhealthy Bodily Expressions

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For many kids, one of the skill sets that is often overlooked, but needs constant work and attention is balance and posture – basic skills necessary for almost any activity. I know it’s not glorious to talk about but take it from me… correcting your posture has countless benefits not just for kids – but for all of us.

We sit far too much and walk on solid ground that is very level. The skill of balance and Posture is slowly but surely deteriorating.  Poor posture leads to cramped organs, improper breathing, and a whole host of other unhealthy bodily expressions.

The Youth Systema training program at FightClub helps to build strong balance, healthy postures and balanced movement through the use of creative drills and engaging games often presented in every class to help developing students improve these fundamental skills.

 

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Stop the Advice Monster!

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Learning is an activity that involves solely the student and ‘the knowledge’. Everything or everyone else that may become involved in this process is essentially superfluous—and is potentially harmful as a distraction from the fundamental process.

Kids don’t need your help … Stop the Advice Monster!

Just Say Nothing!

Self—teaching is an “extraordinary” technique today, but it was ordinary in the past, when most of the great scholars in human history learned in a similar way.

No one can claim to have complete knowledge about the best techniques for human learning. This is a very complicated subject. It is possible, however, to observe individuals who excel and to notice characteristics which they have in common. Self—teaching, excellent study habits, and a well-disciplined approach to independent thought are characteristics of these people. If you really need to say something just ask a simple question like … ‘What’s on your mind?’ or ‘What do you think are the challenges here?’ Avoid solving the problem and Stop the Advice Monster. The more often you do this the sooner learnings truly potential will surface.

 

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Good Study Habits

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Learning is an activity that involves solely the student and the knowledge. Everything or everyone else that may become involved in this process is essentially superfluous—and is potentially harmful as a distraction from the fundamental process.

Kids don’t need your help … What do they need you ask?

Firstly, Good Study Habits

This self—mastery usually does not happen automatically, but it can be learned by almost any student with correct study rules and a good study environment.

While the subject matter, can be mastered with or without a teacher, the student who masters it without a teacher learns something more. He/she learns to teach himself. I give free time during FightClub classes to slowly let the kids develop that self learning aspects that is so important.

So stay tuned for more tips of what to focus on next week!

emmanuel


PS – Parents if you have friends with kids that could benefit from what I teach at FightClub please forward this email to them. The curriculum and methodology  taught at FightClub is an invaluable tool for all kids. Let parents know! 

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Kids Don’t Need Your Help … (As much as you think)

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I’ve been teaching in one way, shape or form for over 25 years now. I can honestly say that the student who masters a subject on his own learns more, than ones you constantly help. When I’m teaching SYSTEMA at FightClub to the kids I try my best to give them time to practice with there partners. The demonstrations or examples I give are referenced as ‘ideas’ or ‘concepts’. I’m constantly talking about them being creative.  Real-world problems need creative solutions. There is a part of us all that really likes set techniques, hard rules and facts, but teaching from these places has a ceiling. I try to remove any ceilings when I teach. I believe all children should reach for the stars.

“Learning is not a team sport”

Learning is an activity that involves solely the student and ‘the knowledge’. Everything or everyone else that may become involved in this process is essentially superfluous—and is potentially harmful as a distraction from the fundamental process.

Kids don’t need your help … What do they need, you ask? 

Over the next few weeks I will tell you what too really focus on instead.

So stay tuned for much more ….

emmanuel

PS – Parents if you have friends with kids that could benefit from what I teach at FightClub please forward this email to them. The curriculum and methodology taught at FightClub is an invaluable tool for all kids. Let parents know!

 

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Youth Program 2020 – Class Schedule Change

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Hey FC Parents and Kids,

Happy New Year!

I have been busy putting together a great year of learning for the FightClub Youth Program in 2020.

Thank you to everyone that gave me feedback about the classes. It really helps’ me understand how to shape the program. I’ve had to make some small changes to the youth schedule of classes. Monday night youth class (4-7 years old) from 6:30-7:15 pm has been removed. I’m just trying to balancing out the three different programs operating throughout the week a bit better.

The entire youth schedule looks like this ….

Youth Classes (4-7) Wednesdays 6:30-7:15 pm & Saturdays 10-10:45 am

Youth Classes (8-12) Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30-7:15 pm

I hope the change doesn’t cause too much a problem. Feel free to contact me and we can figure out any conflicts.

Remember the first youth class will be on Tuesday, January 7th.

See you all next week,

emmanuel

 

PS – Parents please ensure the kids wear there FC t-shirts to class

 

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