|Posted by Shihan Tatro on May 4, 2011 at 8:49 PM|
Probably the singe most rewarding moment for the traditiional karate teacher is when you finally see the "light go on" for the students.
Teaching the concepts of Muchimi, (rooting) Ki or meditation are difficult. Since they involve internal organs or concepts you can't as easily demonstrate these ideas. But, the experience karate teacher knows drills and tests that helps develop and prove/disprove these concepts. Using these drills does not guanantee immediate sucess. However, when the student does begin to understand or feel the technique, there's a certain "light" in his/her eye. That "light" is almost immediately followed by increased enthusiasm and improved technique. It's fun...and it's why I still teach.