Black coat

A few days ago the black suit, cal­led Gi, was deli­ve­r­ed. Actual­ly I don’t real­ly care which Gi I wear for trai­ning, but in our Kem­po style the black coat from brown belt on is part of it. This is also a gre­at oppor­tu­ni­ty to give a short sum­ma­ry of the first “brown belt weeks”.


Alrea­dy a few weeks lon­ger Ella, Uwe and I form a team of trai­ners. Our “old” trai­ner Flo­ri­an stu­dies in Han­no­ver and has such unfa­vor­able lec­tu­re times that he hard­ly ever comes to the training.

Ella is also in the midd­le of her high school gra­dua­ti­on stress and will exchan­ge the cosy Kal­le­tal for the big, wide world in a few weeks. This is the fate of “pro­vin­cial clubs” that have to give up their young peop­le permanently.

That lea­ves UwSitzt noch etwas sperrig ...e and me. Qui­te a lot of respon­si­bi­li­ty, which I clear­ly feel des­pi­te my youth­ful 51 Len­ze. All of a sud­den, trai­ning is no lon­ger vol­un­ta­ry but com­pul­so­ry. You no lon­ger par­ti­ci­pa­te in the trai­ning and let the trai­ner “do the exer­ci­ses”, but try to moti­va­te and chal­len­ge the stu­dents yourself. Befo­re the first trai­ning ses­si­ons I real­ly had sta­ge fright. I / we don’t want our groups to get bored or overstrained.
Luck­i­ly, Uwe and I are not alo­ne eit­her, becau­se with Kim and Sabri­na we have two gre­at young Kem­po­ka in our ranks, who are alrea­dy actively sup­por­ting us, espe­cial­ly in children’s trai­ning. Thanks to both of you! Becau­se our kids group is our show­pie­ce at the moment. About 20 young chee­ky youngs­ters want to be fed twice a week with know­ledge about Kem­po. And with ani­ma­ti­on and games. A band of pre­d­a­tors with high standards!

Trai­ning con­tents, trai­ning list, exami­na­ti­on regu­la­ti­ons and group orga­ni­sa­ti­on — whe­re is my own trai­ning? For­tu­n­a­te­ly the­re is Wital­li, who you can visit in Müns­ter (now in Ham­burg) and who is (almost) always open for ques­ti­ons and comments.
Flo is just as hap­py to share his know­ledge, if his sche­du­le allows it.
And the­re are trai­ning cour­ses whe­re I can pick up qui­te a lot, which hope­ful­ly will help me a litt­le bit in mar­ti­al arts mys­elf. Becau­se one thing is clear: The fur­ther I get in mar­ti­al arts, the more doors open, the more diver­se and some­ti­mes con­fu­sing the pos­si­bi­li­ties become.

And the­re is also the tiny aspect of work and fami­ly, which des­pi­te all the enthu­si­asm for Kem­po and Co. are sim­ply much more important and also demand their time.

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