As the full-time head coach of the Tōukon Academy, David holds a first degree black belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo and a second degree black belt in Shotokan Karate. Together with this he also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Science and is the founder of a number of Jiu-Jitsu platforms, online resources and initiatives for children. Rostrum...
When growing your kids classes is your number one concern, considering the language you use and it's context can make or break your audience. Age, ability, competitive nature and subconscious comparisons are all issues you must comprehend when communicating your delivery and facilitating encouragement.
Each and every child that steps into your dojo comes with their very own unique perspectives on life. They all interpret life, people, and their immediate environment differently, their social mobility and motor control also vary immeasurably and you have to be prepared to cater for them all. Ensure your programme has the ability and contingency in place to deliver the best experience possible.
Let us strip back the business we are involved in. Essentially, we are in the business of developing confidence. Martial arts are a tremendously powerful vehicle for developing confidence in young children, parents understand this as do many school tutors up and down the country. In this post, I’ll show you how to utilise ‘anti-bullying’ week to cultivate growth in your classes.
How often does your academy run a beginners course specifically for children? Do you set aside specific times of the year to run campaigns? The post will show you how to maximise campaign potential throughout the year.