Has anyone else had this experience? I'm seeking advice. My son just turned four in December '16. I only recently got parental rights and the right to see him. His mother's family raise him to never be rough or do anything even remotely violent, like football, tee ball or especially dodge ball or martial arts.
As a result, he doesn't understand that he's supposed to do take downs or mount etc. and ends up getting taken down or, as he did once, just immediately lie on his back when the other kid comes towards him. I've been trying to get rougher with him and work with him at home, but it's like he cant grasp the concept of fighting. Unfortunately, he is only able to go to BJJ once a week when I have him.
Do you think he will eventually catch on? Any advice. I took martial arts for many years when I was young and enjoyed it and I want him to enjoy it also. But more importantly I want him to learn to fight back and not be a complete push over. Thanks!