The Karate Dad – Episodes 8 and 9

We’ve been training for a few months now and daddy is starting to get a little overconfident in this teaching and parenting abilities.  A 16-month-old Anders quickly brings him back down to planet Earth in episode 8. We had done several basic techniques, so I thought, why not try to start doing forms?  What was I thinking?!  ThisContinue reading “The Karate Dad – Episodes 8 and 9”

The Karate Dad – Episodes 6 and 7

Two for the price of one!  At around 15 months, Anders and I start to work on kicks by learning the different parts of the foot in Episode 6.  Afterwards, Anders gets a hold of some training equipment and partakes in some shenanigans in Episode 7. Obviously at only 15 months Anders does not have the coordination,Continue reading “The Karate Dad – Episodes 6 and 7”

The Karate Dad – Episode 5

In episode 5 of The Karate Dad, I attempt to work on some coordination drills with Anders.  At around 14 months old, Anders is still new to the whole walking thing.  The goal of this lesson was to improve some of his mobility skills as well as build some hand-eye coordination. In retrospect, this was a bitContinue reading “The Karate Dad – Episode 5”

The Karate Dad – Episode 4

In this episode, I attempt to teach Anders how to do the basic blocking techniques.  He is around 13 months old in this episode and it being only our 4th lesson, he is still taking it all in.  You can see he is getting a little more comfortable with his uniform on and being in the studioContinue reading “The Karate Dad – Episode 4”

The Karate Dad – Episode 3

In this episode, I start teaching Anders his first karate technique, the punch.  He is just over 12 months old in this episode and still quite new to our lessons.  He is still in the process of taking it all in.   Overall, the lesson was a success.  He did several punches with my assistance.  He allowed me to moveContinue reading “The Karate Dad – Episode 3”

The Karate Dad – Episode 2

In this episode, we attempt to go over our first class warmup.  At this time Anders was just over 12 months old.  In episode 1, we covered the bow in and bow out procedures, so this is the next part of a regular class to introduce him to. As in episode 1, it is all new toContinue reading “The Karate Dad – Episode 2”

The Karate Dad – Episode 1

Welcome to The Karate Dad!  Over the next several months and years, my goal is to document my son Anders’ journey in the martial arts.  The martial arts have been a large part of my life for as long as I can remember and want to share that with him.  As an instructor and studio owner, I willContinue reading “The Karate Dad – Episode 1”