My First Instructor is gone

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My First Instructor is gone

Postby jaybo » Fri Mar 26, 2004 5:39 pm

He taught me from age 12 to 17, then moved out west. He passed on a few years ago but I just heard about it. Wish he could have see then man I became. I was a shy kid in a class of adults but he took a special liking to me and would look at me and touch his chin to remind me to hold my head high.

The slaps on the back for holding a tight stance while he stood on my rear leg....the squat kicks with him on my shoulders....the tough sparring matches where he'd push me just a little more than I thought I could go but never mopped the floor with me....so many menories...rest in peace...

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Postby Jackie Olsen » Tue Mar 30, 2004 3:05 pm

As an instructor, it is often difficult to know what "seeds" have been sown during teaching, let alone if the seeds sprouted & matured.

It sounds like your instructor did a wonderful job in teaching & nourishing a young mind/body. Thank you for sharing.
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