I had a great week teaching basics of unarmed combat to International Ivy Summer program at the Pingry School in Short Hills, NJ. Nothing gets you excited about the power of theater and performing to liberate the individual quite like seeing 10 yeart olds throw jabs and right crosses at each other. "Nice knap, Malcolm! did you see that head snap?"
My best two fighters in the group were the two girls, taller than all the boys and maybe better listeners. On family day, I knew they nailed their timing when the first slap had such a perfect knap and head reaction combo that the young lady's uncle had to turn his head and look away the technique was so convincing.