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Old 10-17-2008, 10:38 AM   #7
Dojo: Dale City Aikikai
Location: VA
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 393
Re: What do you REALLY want to teach?

If you are at public dojo, then you will always have this problem. You will never be able to teach the advanced stuff if you continously tailor the class towards the beginners. Unless the technique is too advanced for the majority of the students, then I think you should go ahead and teach what you had planned. Always teach the concepts of what you had planned, you are just planting seeds for those that just won't get it at that time. This is what my Sensei does and eventually I understand what he said much much later. I follow his lead on this when I teach class. At worst, you will just split the class between those who will understand it and they get the lesson plan and those who won't.
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