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Supportive Kids or Not?

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Offline Serene

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Supportive Kids or Not?
« on: January 05, 2004, 10:21:36 PM »
Good Evening:

As a parent my son digs the fact that I am in Kajukenbo now.

At first he thought it was a bad thing  :( because I was coming home with some crazy bruises. ;)

I told him that it was okay and you should see the other guy. ;) :o

As time went on and I brought him around more he realized that you know, mom is kinda good at this stuff. ;)

How are your kids with you taking martial arts? Does it worry them? Do they think its cool?  ::)

If you do not have kids maybe your nieces and nephews are concerned? ???

Soifua,
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American Canyon, Ca.

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Re:Supportive Kids or Not?
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2004, 11:19:45 AM »
My kids are very supportive of my training, but then they've grown up around it so it's just one of the things that Mom & Dad do.
They've all tried it but my youngest son (14) is the only one who has kept up with it.
It does add an extra challange to training though, getting them to they're functions and your own training.
Sifu Lauren Jessup,

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Re:Supportive Kids or Not?
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2004, 03:10:33 AM »
Yes, I agree its a great challenge to keep up with them and your schedule too. He misses my fights because he was at a football game or I would miss a practice because I was in class. However, I make sure I am at all his fights. ;D

Did you train first than your kids followed or did you sign up after your children?

I took Kajukenbo first than after 2 years my son joined. My son took Kajukenbo from the ages of 5-7 years old. Afterwards, he went to boxing to follow in his Grandfathers footsteps. He has been boxing for the last 3 years and loves it. ;D

It's great because we are able to continue training together.  ;D

Soifua,

« Last Edit: January 07, 2004, 03:13:05 AM by Kajushodan »
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Re:Supportive Kids or Not?
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2004, 10:49:25 AM »
I stared first back in 78 or so, then met my wife to be and got her hooked. Then when the kids came along it was just the normal life style.
They thought all familys did for awhile
Sifu Lauren Jessup,

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Re:Supportive Kids or Not?
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2004, 03:47:45 AM »
Thank you thats a cool story. Karate was normal in your house.

Are you and your spouse the instructors of the school?  



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Re:Supportive Kids or Not?
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2004, 09:29:10 AM »
Yes we are but it's a strange mix.

I just teach Tai Chi under Sifu Loren so I'm from the Northern Tum Pai Branch.

My wife, Robin, has her linage through Sifu Dale Shropshire to Sifu Bill Owens.

We're actually two schools in one, and we do have some overlap of students but mostly it's different clientele all togeather.

Makes for some interesting discussions at times though
Sifu Lauren Jessup,

Northern Tum Pai Tai Chi Ch'uan
Under GM Jay Burkey