Monday, April 28, 2014
Drop and give me 50
That being said, I’m not a fan of “motivation by punishment.” I’m talking about the use of push-ups, sit ups, or other physical admonishments usually dished out for some infraction of the rules or a failure to remember some detail. Oh, I get the whole dual benefit thingy, i.e the reinforcement of some rule as well as the benefit of the physical exercise. I just don’t like the message.
I’m really against negative reinforcement, and I really don’t like the notion of physical conditioning as punishment. What message does that send to our kids? Martial arts training should be a positive rewarding experience, not boot camp for n’er do wells.