The grandmaster from Japan was in town. My kids were in a training seminar by the red belt guru.
The guru taught the class some great techniques of Kubudo. Then asked children to pick a partner of their size for practicing the defense technique.
Everything went good with the elder one. He has a black belt – and found a pairing black belt and the training went smooth.
The younger one has reached to a brown belt. Things went even better with him. His partner child didn’t understand that it was to be practiced turn-by-turn. So he always attacked – and the younger one had fun defending – and practicing – for full two hours. At the end he had almost mastered the technique!
He was all happy!
I asked him: “Did not your partner understand that he should take turns?”
“Doesn’t look like!”
“Did you not ask him?”
“Yes, I asked for his phone number for partnering next time! Where am I going to get someone like him?“