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I'm just getting over an intense weekend.
Twenty odd members of White Rose Aikikai took their CL1 coaching course with the British Aikido Board this weekend at Dewsbury. Saturday - This was the 'class room' component of the course with a lot of information to digest, coaching styles and methods of teaching - how to get your point across...a lot of food for thought.
Homework was to design a 12 lesson (6 week) Aikido course
with a detailed 2 lesson plan. Sunday - This was the practical part of the course, teaching from one of your lesson plans for 15mins.
I had planned to teach basic morote dori - but was thrown a bit of a 'curve ball' when i was asked to teach the warm ups after the short lunch break, anyway all went well.
I think what i mostly received from the course (apart from the technical information and chance to teach the class) was the warm camaraderie, friendship and support on the mat.
My thanks to Sensei Frank Burlingham for delivering the course and putting up with us all.
Thanks to Sensei Riley for organising the course, and most of all to all fellow students and friends for a memorable weekend.