Children’s class

I’ve been designated to assist teaching the children’s class. Usually I end up with white yellow and green belts. These are the beginning ranks.

The children learn first how to roll and do wrist exercises by themselves. Then they work on simple hand grabs like ai hamni ikkyo and iriminage.

I find the biggest challenge with the kids is to keep them focused. If you turn your back for one second it becomes a zoo and all the kids are jumping/running/rolling around doing their own thing. It also seems they have difficulty keeping a line moving. There’s always one kid who likes to goof off and constantly chatter and say silly things, which of coarse distracts the rest of them. Despite all the confusion I find the experience enjoyable. They are of coarse extremely cute.