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whistlekick Martial Arts Radio

Apr 8, 2024

In this episode, Sensei Greta Genovese shares her martial arts journey and the challenges she faced as a female martial artist. She discusses her experience in opening a martial arts school and the growth she has experienced as an instructor. Sensei Genovese emphasizes the importance of teaching with a balance of strictness and playfulness, and encourages adults to start martial arts at any age. She also shares her perspective on personal growth and the continuous learning process in martial arts.

*Teaching martial arts requires a balance of strictness and playfulness to keep students engaged and motivated.
*Age should not be a barrier to starting martial arts, as it offers physical and psychological benefits at any stage of life.
*Personal growth in martial arts comes from continuous learning and challenging oneself.
*Opening a martial arts school can be a rewarding experience, but it requires dedication and the ability to adapt to different students' needs.
*As an instructor, it is important to focus on students' strengths and not be overly picky about their mistakes.

00:00 Introduction and Sponsor
00:30 Introduction to Sensei Greta Genovese
06:10 Opening a Martial Arts School
10:41 Teaching Martial Arts and Challenges
14:06 Experience in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
24:05 Genovese's Perspective on Personal Growth
27:40 Balancing Strictness and Playfulness in Teaching
29:43 Encouraging Adults to Start Martial Arts
38:00 Challenges of Teaching Your Own Child
41:24 Keeping Yourself Challenged as an Instructor
45:02 Message to Potential Martial Arts Students

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