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07-24-2006, 18:30
For those of you who didn't know, I opened a martial arts school here in town. It's been a tough year but today it was all worth while. The summer kids went to a multi-school tournament and kicked ass.

We took 10 kids to complete with about 60 or 70 others. They came away with 2 division champions, 3 first places, 4 second and 4 thirds; all ages 7 to 11. One of the first places was for sparring, his first time, just taking ringside direction.

Kinda makes it all worthwhile.

07-24-2006, 18:31
Much congratulations Kyo! Well done!

07-24-2006, 18:57
Congrats Kyo, to you and the kids!

The Reaper
07-24-2006, 19:11


07-24-2006, 19:34
Congrats Kyo !

Goggles Pizano
07-24-2006, 19:37
Oustanding work Kyo! Congrats to the kids!

Jack Moroney (RIP)
07-24-2006, 19:42
Now that is absolutely outstanding-great job. Congratulations to you and the kids!

07-24-2006, 20:24
You know....after reading this thread and looking at your avatar....it's giving ME motivation to go and read the stickies.....AGAIN !!!!:eek:

Congrats to you and your Little Tigers, BTW.

x SF med
07-24-2006, 20:28
OUTSTANDING!!!! +10, no gig pit, and you get H2O from the Instructor's blister bag (yup, the one with the cold water, with ice) and the first shower at MacKall (yup, the only hot, well, warm, one).

Bill Harsey
07-25-2006, 00:20
Good job Kyo!
Tell the kids we said so too.

07-25-2006, 02:16
Ausgezeichnet Kyo..............

07-25-2006, 03:01
That's fantastic, Kyo !

Congratulations to both you and your students !

07-25-2006, 04:10
That is excellent, Kyo!

07-25-2006, 12:36
Congrats to you and the kids, Kyo!

Roguish Lawyer
07-25-2006, 12:37

07-25-2006, 13:11
Excellent........... congratulations.

07-25-2006, 13:23
Great job brother!

07-25-2006, 13:24
Good on ya, Kyo!

07-25-2006, 17:36

07-25-2006, 19:02
Congrats, it is always great to see your hard work come to fruition. Of course, the kids had a good Master!!;)

07-26-2006, 06:22
I passed on the good words. Maybe I can find a clip or 2 to post

07-26-2006, 09:35
Congratulations to you and the kids!

09-15-2006, 10:33
Congrats to you and the kids Kyobanim!

2 years ago I was headed down the path of owning my own school. My kids BJJ instructor was having a tough time keeping things afloat (bad location), so a business partner and I were in the process of taking over. The location was poor, and my instructor didn't think it was a sound decision. My instructor requires a Brown belt or better to certify a student to teach BJJ (~8 yrs), my business partner would've been required for the BJJ program, whereas we would collaborate on the Muay Thai, and Self Defense program (a mix of kali, muay thai, jkd & jiu jitz) . Either one of us backing out pretty much put the deal in jeopardy. I continued teaching private Muay Thai lessons, and that was pretty much that.

I share in your enthusiasm to teach kids. We had a great time working with the kids. My kids school won The NAGA - Atlanta kids division school trophy, we had some studs that brought home golds, silvers and bronzes in no-gi as well as gi tournaments.

Anyhow, good luck. It's very risky and I wish you all the best.