Teach Your Child How to Learn
I want to talk to you today about learning to create. Clearly, with everything that’s going on, the world is in a major shift right now, and our children’s futures are definitely going to be impacted. What we are focusing in on at the karate school is teaching the kids to create things, because that is where the future is going to be. People who are able to create will thrive in a world filled with A.I.
You are starting to see A.I. more and more. There is an article out where Elon Musk predicts that in the next five years, A.I. is going to be at the foundation of everything that we do. So we will know in five years, how right he was, but we definitely know it is starting. It is creeping into our lives more and more, and it’s progressing faster. We want to do is be able to teach the kids to create. For the longest time, martial arts has always been about memorization and learning how to memorize a set movement, and then practicing that over and over again, and eventually, a student would develop discipline because of that practice.
Everything is being turned upside down now. What we are teaching now is teaching the kids to be able to create, and through our Dojo Genius program, we have a lot of games we can play with the kids to help them. We have been teaching the kids how to create patterns. So instead of memorizing and telling them, we will show them hit number one, hit number two, and hit number three. Here is a pattern, and then we ask them, “How else could you do it?” Then we ask them, “And what’s another way you could do it?” Now go create. For example, here is a good assignment for you. How many different ways can you draw a square? This type of excecise teaches mental flexibility.
Being able to have mental flexibilty is important for jobs in the future. Kentucky Fried Chicken has plans of being fully automated within the next two or three years. So a lot of jobs, high school kids, will be gone. When we were young, we started at fast-food restaurants and those types of things, but those jobs aren’t going to exist.
What are the kids going to do today who are seven, eight, or nine years old, that are going to need a job in four or five years when robots or A.I. are doing all of the menial tasks. Do you think kids are lazy now? Well, what is going to happen five years from now when the jobs that they could have had don’t exist anymore? We want to focus on a lot of things about teaching the kids to be able to think for themselves, and to be able to see patterns, and then be able to create new things and stay ahead of A.I. It’s not going to be the Terminator scenario, but it is definitely going to negatively impact a lot of people. Opher Bryer, our coach is predicting up to 80% of the population is going to be caught by surprise.
When it comes to the A.I. revolution, we want the kids to be in the top 20%. That is why we are on the leading edge of this learning, and starting to teach this to the kids now. It is going to help them be successful. This isn’t something to learn four or five or 10 years from now, the things we are teaching today are going to help the kids this month when they go back to school, they are going to be able to learn a whole lot of new concepts are going to be able to see things they are going to be able to think faster. There are a lot of benefits to that are going to help them. It’s not about memorization, That is the other thing. I know when we were in school, you had to memorize history and all the dates and everything. Today you’ve got Google, so you don’t necessarily have to memorize all of these facts because you can just check on the computer and get the answer right away. This is what we are talking about, about, a shift in the process and the mindset. This is exactly why, unfortunately, schools are not going to help. We have to create something for the kids now so that we can get them prepared for that future.
Being able to learn and see patterns, create things, and then transfer them to other areas is going to be a huge thing in the coming months and years.