This is the second time we have arranged a Fun Day for the Children, and I can
say that this is the way forward in developing their Social skills and Self-esteem, when I look around at the different issues that some Children portray and I would like to add that this is not only down to some parents, it is also the lack of Confidence and Motivation.
Having said that, teaching Children in today’s society you are governed by legislation and protocol due to the treatment of a few individuals, but this must not tarnish the good work that is done by the majority through physical movement, some Children might never want to fight or be engaged in conflict but in a controlled environment they can experience a situation without harm or feeling anxious.
My job is to make Children feel happy and enjoy their discipline without pressure,
because when I ask Children are they being bullied a staggering 98% said yes, so by having these events it helps to isolate some of the problems that face our
Children in life every day.
As to the day’s training, the Children arrived and could not wait to get in the Dojo (Training Hall) to test out these new faces from different regions, after a while they settled down to the task at hand.
Training was spilt into grades so not to intimidate the Children, as this was the first time for some little ones in such an environment, basic sparring would dominate the day and when all confidence was replenished every child fought about 10 fights. All received a medal and certificate for participation.
But it was not all about Karate – Do, after the finishing ceremony all 65 people were treated to a BBQ and some delicious home made cakes that my daughter made. To her surprise, people were asking her would she be willing to make cakes for their Children’s birthday in future.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Instructors and all the people that helped out on the day, look forward to meeting you all again in October.
Chief Instructor OTGKA