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Friday, November 6, 2015

Taekwondo...............

Tristen is officially a little dragon. His first lesson in Taekwondo was today. He was proud as punch. Smile hardly left his face. He is not shy at all and fit right in. He did his best. Maybe a bit over zealous haha but all in all he did very well.
My camera was not working, but we took a picture when we got home.
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We have talked about what Marshal arts are, that they are for self defence and not agression. We will keep reiterating that. Tristen was diagnosed with ADHD. Has impulse control issues and we hope this may help get him on the right track.
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He was already interested because of the Teenage Ninja Turtles and naturally he thinks he knows all about it. I am hoping that this will direct him into the right channels. It should help to teach self control.
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While I may not know how to do any of the martial arts, what I saw him doing this week I can help teach him. Maybe that will give us something to do and I can use the exercize. This much I can do. Its good stretching exercize and I do have good balance and it sure wont hurt me to work on that.
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As he has been in trouble at school with agression, whether it be in play or not, I hope this will help with self control. He has hit people in play, and just because. I will not raise a bully. This has to stop now. I am doing all I know how to direct him on the right paths. We have begun medication for ADHD and I doubled that up with also seeing a councilor. I don't know what else to do. I am hoping that understanding the concept behind the martial arts will help him think before acting on his impulses. In Spring we will also do soccer and maybe horseback riding. NO sports that are violent, no hockey or football for this kid. At least not while he is young.

4 comments:

A Brit in Tennessee said...

My great niece is in Tae Kwando she's just earned her yellow belt. Most certainly teaches self-control and directs surplus energy.
I returned home for the month of October, my mum passed away :(
~Jo

Susie said...

I like Tristen's outfit. This could help him to focus more. I always think some where there is a niche for every kid. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Merlesworld said...

All good exercise and helpful to know.
Merle..........

NanaDiana said...

My oldest son was involved in the martial arts at that age, too. He had ADHD and it really helped "calm" him and he was able to concentrate better at school. Learning the discipline is really helpful for many of these kids. xo Diana