Meet Olga, she is 9. Since I started working in the Ballroom, her parents have put faith in my ability to coach. It is a great responsibility to nurture a young person. I had to be sure that the lessons I teach impact her values in a positive way and do not contradict with those taught by the parents. I came to a realisation that the ultimate lessons lie in focus, attention, concentration and the differences between these I had to define clearly to myself. Climbing is just a tool to teach higher order skills, and a great tool it is due to its complexity. However there is only one body a climber concentrates on deeply, I employed the knowledge I had of martial arts to have her observe movement from a third perspective. Perfection of movement over difficulty of it.
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