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Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Bama Zulu, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. Bama Zulu

    Bama Zulu Blue Belt

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    Getting taught by a 18-20 year old kid? Do you think if they had a lot of tournaments and attended a lot of seminars that they are qualified to teach a class?
     
  2. Rory McDonell

    Rory McDonell Green Belt Professional Fighter

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    I'd have no problem learning from someone younger than me. If they are qualified I wouldn't care.
     
  3. Huntor

    Huntor Ov Daemons

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    yeah if they can teach well they can teach well,age shouldnt be a big factor.
     
  4. Balto

    Balto Silver Belt

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    I think that is fine.

    I am 20 myself, and I teach for free to beginners at the grappling club at my school. When I was in high school, I taught classes at a martial arts school. I taught both young kids and older adults.

    I had no problem teaching 30-40 year old adults even when I was 15 or so. They gave me their full respect because I knew what I was doing. They came to class to learn, and I was able to teach them well. I taught in a more "friendly suggestion" way than a "do what I say" way, but I do that anyway with anyone who is not a kid.

    As long as the instructor is capable, age does not really matter.
     
  5. recoil

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    my instructor is only 24.... he is the best instructor out of the three i have had..... but its still young to be instructing.... if your guy is talented like mine then its fine.
     
  6. DirectDrive

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  7. DirectDrive

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    rafael lovato jr. teaches classes at our school and he is 22. he's been teaching for some time and has a lot to share. age doesn't mean anything.
     
  8. alexgncw

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    if the guy is a good instructor then who cares how old they are, maybe he started training when he was 10 and now has 8-10 years experience
     
  9. Stoic1

    Stoic1 Patriot Yellow Card

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    Ageism. BAN!
     
  10. Bama Zulu

    Bama Zulu Blue Belt

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    Hmm, what about somebody who doesn't teach the basics to beginners and just go straight into moves?
     
  11. VagabondMusashi

    VagabondMusashi Banned Banned

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    I started to teach english to a group of blind students when I was 12, and I was damn good. Rickson taught since he was 13 and got his Black belt at 18 as did most Gracies. Did that answer your question?
     

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