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tdk539
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:21 pm    Post subject: younger student in adult class? Reply with quote

sorry if I posted this in the wrong section. in my dojo the higher ranking children (under 16) are allowed to attend the adult class. while I have no objections to this, there is this one kid I'm often paired up with for sparring, self defense, etc. the problem is, he acts like he's 5 which causes problems, he flinches and starts wimpering even before any excersises begin, and goofs off during sparring. my kyoshi, sensei and rest of the senior belts know he does this, but I'm still paired with him--we're about the same height. any advice?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ask to be partnered with a more mature person.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ps1 wrote:
Ask to be partnered with a more mature person.


I agree. It is your training, and you don't want to be short-changed. There are enough people to spread this around, I think.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeh, just talk to the instructors about this.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my Judo instuctor wont even train anybody under 16? how many people are in your class? can and will anybody switch partners with you? sorry mate..
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think most of us have been paired up with someone like that before. It gets old quick. Too bad you keep ending up with the same person as your training partner. As others have said, I would mention it to your instructor. You might say that you need some variety in training partners in order to better develop your skills.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Throwdown0850 wrote:
my Judo instuctor wont even train anybody under 16? how many people are in your class? can and will anybody switch partners with you? sorry mate..


Could this be due to the fact that the other people in the class will be heavier than he is? Or does he just like to teach adults?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bushido_man96 wrote:
Throwdown0850 wrote:
my Judo instuctor wont even train anybody under 16? how many people are in your class? can and will anybody switch partners with you? sorry mate..


Could this be due to the fact that the other people in the class will be heavier than he is? Or does he just like to teach adults?


he rather teach adults.. he is a retired Medical Director of a Hospital, he doesn't need the money.. just teaching cause he loves it.. and his teaching is kinda in the rough area.. he told me from the begging that nothing will never be better than the real thing..
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good question. I've seen this happen before too & often wondered.

What about if the head instructor allows children in the adult class because there are not enough adult students to have a class of their own? How do you deal with that? Probably a similar situation to original question because let's say the circumstances don't always allow you to switch partners....
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tiger1962 wrote:
Good question. I've seen this happen before too & often wondered.

What about if the head instructor allows children in the adult class because there are not enough adult students to have a class of their own? How do you deal with that? Probably a similar situation to original question because let's say the circumstances don't always allow you to switch partners....
In the summer time, we typically have to combine our classes. It really isn't that much of a problem for us. We are pretty good about rotating partners, though.
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