After school culbs

(5 Posts)
comp07 Tue 02-Oct-12 22:44:52

OH PLEASE, GIVE ME A BREAK. NO ADULT 7FT MAN HAS 6YR OLDS CRYING SHAKING WITH FEAR. MR MIYAGI COMMANDED RESPECT NOT FEAR. GET REAL LADIES OUR CHILDREN DESERVE BETTER.
A COUSIN OF MINE HAS JUST INFORMED ME THAT WHEN SHE WENT TO PICK UP HER SON FROM FOOTBALL CLUB IN A PARK THE COACH AND OTHER KIDS HAD ALL GONE AND HER SON WAS LEFT ON HIS OWN, THANK GOODNESS SOME KIND TEENAGE GIRL STAYED WITH HIM TILL SHE ARRIVED. WHAT CAN I SAY WE AS PARENTS SHOULD NOT EXCEPT THIS KIND OF BEHAVIOUR FROM ANY COACH, KARATE INSTRUCTOR OR ANY ONE IN CHARGE OF OUR CHILDREN. OH I HAD 70 OTHER BLOGS WHO DON'T AGREE WITH YOU, SO THE CHEESE DOES NOT STAND ALONE.

comp07 Tue 02-Oct-12 22:39:55

OH PLEASE, GIVE ME A BREAK. NO ADULT 7FT MAN HAS 6YR OLDS CRYING SHAKING WITH FEAR. MR MIYAGI COMMANDED RESPECT NOT FEAR. GET REAL LADIES OUR CHILDREN DESERVE BETTER.
A COUSIN OF MINE HAS JUST INFORMED ME THAT WHEN SHE WENT TO PICK UP HER SON FROM FOOTBALL CLUB IN A PARK THE COACH AND OTHER KIDS HAD ALL GONE AND HER SON WAS LEFT ON HIS OWN, THANK GOODNESS SOME KIND TEENAGE GIRL STAYED WITH HIM TILL SHE ARRIVED. WHAT CAN I SAY WE AS PARENTS SHOULD NOT EXCEPT THIS KIND OF BEHAVIOUR FROM ANY COACH, KARATE INSTRUCTOR OR ANY ONE IN CHARGE OF OUR CHILDREN. OH I HAD 70 OTHER BLOGS WHO DON'T AGREE WITH YOU, SO THE CHEES DOES NOT STAND ALONE.

putri Fri 28-Sep-12 17:15:48

I agree with Redskyatnight. I wasn't in Karate but Hwa Rang Do (a Korean martial art) and well, the instructor was shouty and "mean". While I only lasted a year, I just didn't like it, the instructor was friends of ours and outside of class, he's just the nicest guy (not shouty/mean).

In this case, I'd have to see this instructor for myself to determine whether he is evil or not. I mean not every instructor can be like Mr Miyagi and even he was "mean" smile

redskyatnight Fri 28-Sep-12 14:46:25

The instructor was "evil"?? I'm in two minds really - I agree you don't want your child taught by someone who is totally unsympathetic or mistreats the children , but karate is very stuctured and quite "shouty" - so perhaps it was the unfamiliarity you mostly found shocking.

DS cried his eyes out the first time he went to karate (he was scared by the shouting and the not knowing what to do and the instructor kind of expects the beginners to follow everyone else rather than giving them specific instruction). DH swore he was never going again, but DS begged to be able to. 18 months later he is still loving it.

Which I guess leads on to ... do the children want to do it?

comp07 Thu 27-Sep-12 18:55:06

Hi All,
Just joined and I need advise, so here is the thing. My son is best friends with a boy who lives across the street from me. Last week so called friend said " Oh I know Karatee Club for the kids. Sooooo We took our son and the Instructer was evil "shouted and had 4 kids crying and as you can imagine we left. She has let her sons still go because she said they are wild and need the strickness. She said kids are to pampered today. I don't agree and feel this is not what children or parents expect when going to a stranger to teach children.

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