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It might require a refinement of thought.If you could offer any insight at all
When am going to learn to change shoe size? (my usual humor).Then you are exactly the right person for me to ask advice!
I found lots of them peppered throughout the US, actually.Did you find an instructor who met your needs?
Forget the young instructors, I just blew them off. It takes years of being a person to understand people. My best instructors were the real fighters, street or otherwise. The absolute best instructor I ever had spent years fighting and training troop in Cambodia during the ‘nam era but you’d never know it. His patience rubbed off on his students who found my limits and drove me past them, always challenging me on my ground, not theirs. This was brotherhood. They gave me something and I gave them something in return.If so, what made him/her different?
I don’t know. But I guess I have an idea. I had several slow students and one who was legally blind. I nursed them along, sometimes giving my entire inner self to them. I don’t like to do it and when asked I will refuse and have refused. Those three approached me and I accepted them. It has to be the meeting of the minds; I look into someone’s eyes and I see far beyond the physical sometimes. Do I make sense? I want to get off this paragraph.How would you handle a severely handicapped student? Generally speaking, not technique specific.
You can’t avoid it. You can only learn from it and go forward. One needs the experience to make him better able. Read a book about it, but it doesn’t cut the mustard until you do it. A zillion years ago, GEM used to say “When handed a lemon, make lemonade.”All of our experience so far has come the hard way. The purpose of this guide is to help others avoid the poor experience that you had
When I was first recovering from my accident, I had the worst physical therapists you could ever imagine, and left the hospital months before my time because of it. My faith was renewed by discovering another group who were wonderful, and every other therapist I have come in contact with has been super. Read my Autobiography on my webpage, if you will. For someone like you it may be quite revealing because it tells a lot more than the words themselves say. I pulled it off my opening opage, so you need to hit http://www.uechi-ryu.ws/auto/index.htm . And is entitles something like “you can’t take the fight out of the dog.”and to help teachers in the field become a whole lot better at what they do.
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