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Things That Make Kids Laugh Out Loud

Fomr 11/7/09:

Most of Erik’s students laugh when he’s able to blurt out yet another rhyme in class, but it wasn’t until our latest group of black belts gave him a Memory Book with special quotes that it dawned on me that someone should be taking note. 


On a wrist lock technique remembered by Olivia B.

“When you turn the faucet and the sprinklers come on, then you know it worked.”


Instructing two girls to practice:

“Mai Mai and Maisie…Hurry up and amaze me!”


On how to do a punching drill:

“Punch for the beak but don’t make it leak.”


On a pressure point move:

“Six Shooters!” which isn’t obvious unless you know the move, but I wanted to remember it.


More as I hear them.


Pictured above is one of SBN’s students who is testing for black belt.  She is the coolest, most graceful, & humble kid you would ever want to meet.  Endlessly gentle with her little brother and effortlessly calm and collected when helping in class she is a mere ten years old.  Look at that face!  Ancient Wisdom that could Knock your Teeth in if you deserved it.  Keep going kid.




Maria Young Ace Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (500) Independent Contractor providing the following services: Office Management, Bookkeeping, Web Design, Marketing and Instruction in Yoga and Martial Arts for children and adults. Black Belt, 4 year program, LockBoxing. Maria studied under Erik Lee and won Grand Champion at the Kuk Sool Tri-State Tournament in 2006. Experience Certified Yoga Instructor: 700 hour level. At Piedmont Yoga, Maria’s main instructors were Richard Rosen, Rodney Yee, and Clare Finn. To them she is eternally grateful. Richard Rosen, founder Piedmont Yoga Studio & editor of Yoga Journal says: “Among the 30...students Maria was always among the more assiduous and adept.  If you’re thinking of adding Yoga instruction to your program, then I highly recommend Maria for the job.” College: CSULB: B.A. English Literature, UC Berkeley: M.A. Comparative Literature