Taking a student?

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    Jan 01, 2014 2:21 AM GMT
    Well, my friend Miguel want to be my student in martial arts and I said "I was up for the task". I'm nervous because I haven't had a student before. I taken him as student. Do you think I should question his motives? Hoe do I get over the nervousness about teaching?
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    Jan 01, 2014 2:28 AM GMT
    What are you nervous about?
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    Jan 01, 2014 2:30 AM GMT
    xrichx saidWhat are you nervous about?

    I never taught martial arts to anyone I guess in just nervous I don't doubt my ability, but my ability to teach others.
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    Jan 01, 2014 3:48 AM GMT
    Why would you question his motives? Sounds to me like you're more nervous about your own motives for agreeing to teach him.
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    Jan 01, 2014 4:17 AM GMT
    MikeW saidWhy would you question his motives? Sounds to me like you're more nervous about your own motives for agreeing to teach him.

    Lol poor student and pervy teacher
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    Jan 01, 2014 6:16 AM GMT
    Wax on. Wax off.

    The truth is you can only try your best, and you will never know.
    Unless years later he buys you a beer and tells you that it was a good job.
    Short-term feedback (e.g. "teacher evaluations") is mostly steam-venting (There may be some useful information, but you can't take it too personally. Or get defensive about it.)
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    Jan 01, 2014 6:20 AM GMT
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    Okajuurou said
    MikeW saidWhy would you question his motives? Sounds to me like you're more nervous about your own motives for agreeing to teach him.

    Lol poor student and pervy teacher


    No I'm not a bad student at all nor am I pervert, I respect everyone plus he is not gay and if he "was" I would respect him like everybody else. sexuality is no concern. And I wanted to question him because another one of my teachers students abused what he learned but I think I'm just paranoid about it.
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    Jan 01, 2014 8:57 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidWax on. Wax off.

    The truth is you can only try your best, and you will never know.
    Unless years later he buys you a beer and tells you that it was a good job.
    Short-term feedback (e.g. "teacher evaluations") is mostly steam-venting (There may be some useful information, but you can't take it too personally. Or get defensive about it.)


    Thank you, your ideas are smart and I will ask him to evaluate my teachings, thanks you eased my worryicon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 01, 2014 11:24 PM GMT
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    Okajuurou said
    MikeW saidWhy would you question his motives? Sounds to me like you're more nervous about your own motives for agreeing to teach him.

    Lol poor student and pervy teacher


    No I'm not a bad student at all nor am I pervert, I respect everyone plus he is not gay and if he "was" I would respect him like everybody else. sexuality is no concern. And I wanted to question him because another one of my teachers students abused what he learned but I think I'm just paranoid about it.


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    Jan 02, 2014 4:06 AM GMT

    Okajuurou said
    Katon_user said.
    Okajuurou said
    MikeW saidWhy would you question his motives? Sounds to me like you're more nervous about your own motives for agreeing to teach him.

    Lol poor student and pervy teacher


    No I'm not a bad student at all nor am I pervert, I respect everyone plus he is not gay and if he "was" I would respect him like everybody else. sexuality is no concern. And I wanted to question him because another one of my teachers students abused what he learned but I think I'm just paranoid about it.


    I am sorry, I was just joking icon_sad.gif


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  • Apparition

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    Jan 02, 2014 4:45 AM GMT
    What kind of dojo doesnt have training and mentoring as requirements after the first belt.
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    Jan 02, 2014 5:33 AM GMT
    Apparition saidWhat kind of dojo doesnt have training and mentoring as requirements after the first belt.

    You don't need a dojo to learn martial arts, this is just for self-defense. Over more I know my martial arts well enough to know the flaws, ins and outs. Openings and stop points to each movement. My martial arts do not go by belt but level of techniques.
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    Jan 02, 2014 8:58 AM GMT
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    Apparition saidWhat kind of dojo doesnt have training and mentoring as requirements after the first belt.

    You don't need a dojo to learn martial arts, this is just for self-defense. Over more I know my martial arts well enough to know the flaws, ins and outs. Openings and stop points to each movement. My martial arts do not go by belt but level of techniques.8 years of martial arts.experince is enough to take a student under my wing
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    Jan 02, 2014 1:27 PM GMT
    Did you ask him why he wanted to learn? and I think it'll be fine. Just remind him that you're not liable for anything he does from your teaching
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    Jan 02, 2014 2:11 PM GMT
    Katon_user said Well, my friend Miguel want to be my student in martial arts and I said "I was up for the task". I'm nervous because I haven't had a student before. I taken him as student. Do you think I should question his motives? Hoe do I get over the nervousness about teaching?

    Yes, question those motives.
    He might have affection for you and is looking for physical contact.
    Gay people are everywhere.
    Beware!
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    Jan 02, 2014 9:55 PM GMT
    tmac saidDid you ask him why he wanted to learn? and I think it'll be fine. Just remind him that you're not liable for anything he does from your teaching

    Yeah he asked me to teach him, yeah I told him i am not responsible for any injury during training.

    John spotter- your funny lol
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    Jan 02, 2014 10:06 PM GMT
    Katon_user said Well, my friend Miguel want to be my student in martial arts and I said "I was up for the task". I'm nervous because I haven't had a student before. I taken him as student. Do you think I should question his motives? Hoe do I get over the nervousness about teaching?


    Are you sure you are ready to impart the sacred knowledge of the deadly lethal arts with another? Can he really be trusted with such power?

    Which particular test of character do you have planned to make sure of this?

    Can civilians rest with peace of mind?
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    Jan 03, 2014 2:03 AM GMT
    Yes i know he can handle that responsibility. He has shown it thur out the years we have known each other. He kind, careful, well mannered, humble and he looks out for others more than himself at times. He has a healthy ego, he never boast about his self on anything. I know teaching these thing will be hard work, i know that he will only use it to defend himself or others. There are of course lethal techniques, but i told him only in life or death situation(i clarified what those were). I made him read and study the penal code for self defence in California and in Texas( he travels often), other than that he is advised to use take downs and non-lethal ways to stop the opponent.