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

January 7, 2020


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 ….


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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