Sunday, April 25, 2010

Teenage Dirtbags

I think that my kids team is moving forward at a very serious pace at the moment. Latest, they demolished almost all opponents at a tournament in Sweden and impressed me very much.

I have spend the last 5-6 years experimenting with how to design my kids classes in the best possible way, and I think I have finally settled on my solution now. I have been running my current method of teaching with them for about a year now, and the results have been phenomenal. They are taking home tons of medals, and I really see them improve and mature technically and socially as a team.

At one point, I will do a post here about how I structure the class, teaching, training and competition for them, but I will give it some more time and also not give away too many secrets to the opponents before the big tournaments coming up (Europeans, Scandinavian Open, etc) ;)

Here is a video from the latest tournament:


Cam said...

Nice job. I'll send a link to your video to my 14-year-old nephew in Australia whom I've been trying to get interested in BJJ (I offered to pay even...).

I teach beginning BJJ (all I'm qualified for) to a variety of ages, and it's one of the most satisfying things I do in my life.

Liked your article on the thinning of the herd too - we passed that one around some.

Cam (Soren L) said...

Wow. You're kids are great! But what stands out to me is the sense of family and team. They all seemed to be just as excited with their teammates performance as they were for their own. It's hard to find that these days as it seems everyone is too preoccupied with themselves. Excellent job!!!

Liam H Wandi said...

Wow this is awesome! Can't wait to read about how the classes are structured Christian.

Liam H Wandi said...

So full of joy... I couldn't stop smiling like a fool when I watched it. and the kids are so technical too!

SkinnyD said...

Love it. Nicely put together - I can tell you're the bomb coach - those are some technical kids you're training! Way to go!

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