Archive | May, 2015

Four or Five Pairs of Pants

11 May

The other evening I got a text from one my two female instructors who were covering classes in my absence as I attended a Rotary appreciation dinner. The report came in: “Class went well.” Those short words referenced the kids class, and meant more than their brevity portrayed.

You see, two weeks ago, those same two ladies covered classes for me and things did not go as well. The class was much larger, the mix of kids was a challenge, and there apparently must have been a full moon; the energy was high and the manners were low. I had to have a talk with the kids and they had to write apology notes. They made it hard for my ladies!

Taekwondo has official tenets. They are: Courtesy, Integrity, Self Control, Perseverance, and Indomitable Spirit. Courtesy is first, and for good reason: Continue reading

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