My son started off making decent progress. Then his progress kind of faded to disinterest. It looks like laziness but there is a huge difference between laziness and disinterest. Actually scratch that. I think laziness is a symptom of disinterest.
Anyway one day recently my son turned to me and said, and I quote, 'we mostly just kick the air'.
He is right. And now I have a problem. As his dad, while I don't want to impose martial arts on him, I don't want him to think that's all there is. But to convince him to try other clubs is a challenge and a gamble because firstly, he thinks martial art is about kicking air and secondly because if I take him to other clubs, unless we strike gold on the first attempt, I'm just going to reinforce his belief.
So I thought about getting some basic equipment and practicing some basic stuff at home. No air kicking. Maybe a bit of pad work, maybe some break fall and rolls. But whatever I do, it has to be fun. And it has to break through his belief that it's all about fighting the breeze.
Any suggestions or tips?