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Old 04-22-2005, 09:11 AM   #12
ruthmc
Dojo: Wokingham Aikido
Location: Reading, UK
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 393
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Re: Teaching the names of techniques.

I agree that it is a good idea to repeat the name of the technique a few times while practising.

At my previous club we had mostly beginners, so sensei printed out the names of the basic steps, attacks and techniques and stuck the appropriate ones on the wall during each class. Students were also given a printout of the Japanese names with an English explanation on an A4 sheet to take home. Those who read them learned the names of the techniques. Those who didn't.. didn't.

Ruth
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