Golden Age Karate: teen martial artist keeps seniors fit during pandemic

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July 9, 2020

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Golden Age Karate: teen martial artist keeps seniors fit during pandemic

Country

United States

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July 9, 2020

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Jeff Wall is 15 years old. He is also a Tang Soo Do martial artist. Before corona, Jeff taught karate to seniors at a local nursing home. To help his senior students keep fit during the pandemic, Jeff continued his Golden Age Karate programme online.

With social distancing and shelter-in-place orders, Jeff was unable to continue regular karate classes after the start of the pandemic. Knowing how much the classes mean to his “super nanas” and “super grandpas”, he started posting videos on YouTube.
 

Isolation
 

His karate classes serve several purposes. Learning new karate moves or breathing is a great way to keep fit and healthy. In addition, it takes away the boredom and loneliness among isolated seniors. In this regard, online classes work almost as well as face to face classes.
 

Since taking his classes online, Jeff’s audience has grown considerably – encompassing not just seniors, but students from all other age groups as well. To date, nearly 900 people subscribed to his channel, and his best-viewed video reached over 1,200 views.
 

Love notes
 

According to Jeff, the transition to online classes only has not led to any major problems. Despite that, he’s looking forward to continuing regular classes again. His students miss him, and he misses them. To let them know they are in his thoughts, the young karate teacher also sent a large number of beautifully decorated “love notes” to all his senior students.
 

Looking for a way to keep fit during times of lockdown and quarantine? Follow Jeff on YouTube and Instagram! His summer holidays have just started, and Jeff is looking forward to using the time off to expand the content on his social media channels.

 

Social media:

Instagram: Golden Age Karate
YouTube: Golden Age Karate

If you want to keep fit, you can join in at any age!

Join Jeff's karate sessions