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Old 05-20-2019, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by SeaBeeDaddy View Post
A bit of a dramatic headline but since you are here would like your input. Especially if you are a martial artist or trainer.

My daughter has been in Kung Fu, Striking, Grappling, and Weapons Sparring/Training for almost 4 years. It has been great for her and she does well, but it has greatly skewed her concept of realty. Since she is tall and strong for her age she attends the adult classes were she does fairly well against people 4+ years older than her.

This has created somewhat of an ego and skewed view of her capabilities in a real World situation. I like her confidence and her feeling capable but it has crossed the line into a false sense of security.

I would like to bring her back down to Earth without squashing her confidence and eagerness to train.

Any thoughts?
Find a partner that can beat her without hurting her.

Put her in a harder class.

Take her to the range or hunting; shoot some targets of wood or cans or bottles that demonstrate the impact and power; so she understands you can't kick a bullet out of the air, nor choke it out, and remind her, bad guys don't fight fair, and tapping out isn't an option.

Do they do any 2 on 1 work beyond kata? That changes any martial art.

We have this issue often with our school teams, we can destroy the region, but we get to state and the level changes; even though we CAN compete and do well, it's far harder and if we haven't got their heads on right, it can be a disaster.

Kudos for staying ahead of the curve with your daughter.
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