Throughout high school and undergraduate studies, I have tried to achieve academic excellence, improve my athletic abilities and become a better employee at a law firm. Although several experiences have shaped me as an individual, I believe that wrestling set the foundation for most of my improvements and accomplishments. I first started practicing wrestling when I was six years old and competing when I was nine. Although I was training four times a week, I failed to win anything for several years. I became less confident in my abilities, but I did not give up on the sport. I wanted to prove to myself that I can compete for medals with other athletes. Poor performances motivated me to work harder in practices, spectate older wrestlers and exercise
While I enjoy participating in various hobbies, one of the hobbies I’ve found the most meaningful is an activity I’ve taken up more recently, Jiu-Jitsu. I’d started Jiu-Jitsu around the August of 2016. My father had encouraged me to try out my first lesson as it would help me learn self-defense and respect. There was a place advertising for a free first class, Tracy's Karate. I participated in my first lesson in the first week of August. The senseis (teachers) and other students there were all so helpful, supportive and respectful. I’d known almost instantly I wanted to sign up. Several months into attending classes weekly, my practice paid off and I was promoted a belt in Jiu-Jitsu. Currently, I am still attending classes and hope to do so
So, most people have great memories right? Mine are marching band memories. Marching band started with my sister. My mom and my sister inspired me to do sports in the first place. It was either marching band or volleyball. Which I believe marching band was for the best. I'm working up to the things that my sister accomplished. My music has helped me develop my life, my values, and my goals.
My time on the mat was not always that of heart break. Going through elementary I never had a losing season, let alone a season where I lost more than five matches. In fifth and sixth grade I took place in NYWA and Gopher State. Gopher State is a tournament for the top wrestlers in Minnesota and all the states surrounding it. That was some of the hardest wrestling I have ever encountered. I placed in the top six at NYWA and not placing at Gopher state unfortunately. The summer before my junior year I went to multiple wrestling camps costing thousands of dollars and lasting weeks in time. And when it came time to vote for captains I just knew I was going to get it. The night before the coach told us who was going to be awarded captain
I have done Mixed Martial Arts at Leading Edge Martial Arts for the past eight years and I have been a first degree black belt for two years. My black belt is a major accomplishment because less than one percent of all students make it as far as the black belt test and it represents years of committed dedication and hard work.
Imagine working, traing your whole life to finally get to that 1 fight. Imagine getting to that one night, fight night.. Image winning that fight that you have trained for your whole life. Then imagine getting your title stripped away. I was punished for what I believed in. I was on the top of the world, I was the athlete of century, but that all changed in the blink of and eye.
Much of my life has been influenced by the sport of wresting. My father is the head wrestling coach of the high school I attend; my whole life I have watched the sport, and spent time with his past teams. In the fifth grade I told my father that I no longer wanted to continue wrestling; we made a deal that when I reached high school I would join the team and if I still felt that wrestling was not a sport I wanted to pursue, I could quit again and end my career. When I entered high school, my brother had already been attending the same school and wrestling for my dad on the school team, so adapting to high school and high school sports was more simple for me than other students. The winter of my freshman year I was, as I had promised my father, out for the wrestling team.
After reading the article by Farag, Tullai-McGuinesss, & Anthony (2009), I will reflect upon my experiences in a leadership role dealing with various different age groups through numerous situations. The discussion will include the generation I generally identify with, with whom I tend to work best with, and how this affects my unit. I will also reflect on the author's conclusions and recommendations and how they will likely affect my area of practice.
Bottom line, the age separation between the teacher and student should not negatively impact the instructor’s ability to educate the student. Moreover, teacher-student age separation should not hinder an educator’s ability to establish and maintain ethos. This paper will provide a brief background of non-traditional aged students, discuss the positive aspects of having older students in a collegiate classroom, how to establish ethos between the young teacher and the older student, provide personal experiences, and present final conclusions. Ultimately, the purpose of this paper is to examine and evaluate how young teachers can establish ethos when educating students who are older.
Of all the memories, one stands out as creating the largest impact on me. The very last time I took the floor with my longtime teammates constantly replays like a movie in my mind. I can still hear the BOOM of the floor during our warm ups. With my coach’s voice in the background as loud as ever, I vividly remember the feeling of layers of chalk coating my hands and legs. I knew the challenge of competing for
Admittedly I’m not the best wrestler, but my hard work ethic and determination is what makes me exceptional. At the 2015 regionals I lost my first match of the tournament which really brought my spirits down quite a lot. Going into my second match I knew if I lost my season would be done, and sectionals would be out of question for me. I ran out onto the mat, my heart is pounding through my chest. I didn’t want to let my parents and coaches down again. The match started and instinctively I grabbed my opponent’s leg and pinned him in 23 seconds. Winning this match put me into the finals for third place. When I ran onto the match for the finals match my heart dropped when I saw the guy who beat me come out to wrestle me. This meant I had to wrestle the guy that beat me to get into sectionals. The match started and he took me down, so I
The words strong and me don’t go in sentences together. I have no arm muscles can barely lift anything so, no I don’t lift bro. So it might be surprising to hear that I am in fact a black belt in karate. The day that I asked our teacher if I should share my story about being in karate I was taken back when she asked if it was a part of who I was because I kinda just grew up with it. It didn’t phase me that It didn't seem like I did karate. I mean when you think about it I am a skinny small weak girly female who comes off more as a dancer if you ask me. I did dance too but it wasn't really the same as karate. In our dojo I met so many friends and we were almost like family as opposed to dance where I was among intimidating strangers.
The samurai was considered as a Clan. The samurai committed suicide if they were defeated, but disagreed. The samurai were considered as Bushi, Buke or Buddha. By the end of the 12th century, samurai became almost entirely anonymous with bushi. While the samurai were numbered less than 10% of the Japan's population so Samurai was a small but powerful part of Japan. Japan has a history that dates back thousands and thousands of years ago and was founded as in the martial arts that can be learned by children to adults.The Samurai were accorded special status after 1600. They alone had the village of wearing two swords, they married only among their own class, and they passed their own class, and they passed their privileges on to their child.
500 years ago, the human race and 42 alien races worked together to form The Gliese 581 Games*, a sports competition where alien species can compete side by side. Today is the first day of events. Everything in Mark’s life has led up to this moment.
Through this sport, I have experienced pain, sacrifice, adversity, and success. Experience to these feelings which are, in my opinion, the spirit of being in karate has allowed me to truly appreciate life.