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Old 11-22-2008, 06:14 PM   #11
Charlie Huff
Dojo: Charlotte Aikikai
Location: Charlotte, NC
Join Date: Mar 2003
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Re: Things to Tell Someone Working with a New Student

N+1: Beginners are probably going to be doing a bunch of stuff wrong but if you try to correct everything at once you'll get them confused and frustrated. Pick ONE thing to work on and let the rest go. When they get that ONE thing sorta right, pick something else and work on that. Repeat as needed.

Corollary: If you're not sure where to start, pick the thing that's most likely to get someone hurt.

We have met the enemy and he is us.
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