Thursday, August 23, 2012

Teaching Traditional Martial Arts The Chayon Ryu Way

Teaching Traditional Martial Arts the Chayon Ryu Way
Grandmaster Kim Soo
Founder Chayon-Ryu International Martial Arts Association
In Chayon Ryu, we teach traditional martial arts. We do not however teach them the way they were originally taught. Originally, traditional martial arts were taught in very much the same way that soldiers are taught and trained in the military. The instructors were mean, impatient and tried to intimidate and scare the students with their strength and knowledge. They would push the students hard enough physically as to cause injury and pain. This process culled out all but a few that could endure the physical, verbal and psychological abuse.

A Chayon Ryu instructors duty is teach with kindness and compassion. He should be humble. His job is to help people, to improve their lives through teaching them Chayon Ryu. A class should be fun, effective and safe. No student should be nervous about an instructor being impatient or overbearing. The Dojang should be a place where students feel welcome and comfortable.
Chayon Ryu is for the long-term health and longevity of all who train, not just a select few. Teaching in this manner will not only improve the lives of those being taught but will improve the lives of those teaching as well.

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