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Seeking Zanshin: Blood, Sweat, Tears & Aikikai Blog Tools Rating: Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 02-24-2005 10:53 PM
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One small gal + a dojo full of big guys = tons o' fun
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In General Adapting to a New Teaching Style Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #117 New 04-03-2004 09:17 AM
...all I can say is, thank goodness this won't be all the time.

On Last Night's Menu:

Appetizer - Katadori Nikkyo (Suwari Waza)
Main Course - Katatedori Iriminage
Dessert - Katatedori Kokyunage

Each technique was broken down into about 3 to four parts from start to finish, and each of these parts were in turn broken down so that we (in pairs) could, perform them to a count of two or three.

PROS:
- It's easier for newbies to get the order of the footwork and other movements down, especially with a technique that is new to them.
- I'm guessing that it also makes it easier for Sensei to make (and for students to understand) corrections, especially as things happen.

CONS:
- Since everything was broken down into segments, it was far too easy to get into the habit of moving in a broken-down, segmented fashion, even after we had brought it all together and tried to do the techniques with continuity.
- Folks like me who love the feeling of flow and blending with dynamic energy hate all the starting and stopping. Things just feel stunted.

SWEAT FACTOR:
Minimal. I didn't really feel like I earned my drink afterwards. I'd rate it one and a half cups of water out of five.
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