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Old 05-01-2009, 11:30 AM   #11
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Re: Suggestions for assisting instructors?

I remember the first few times I taught, when I was about to show something.... I had somehow stepped into what our dojo liked to call "The Hole". All the sudden, any and all knowledge I had gained mysteriously dissapeared making me feel like a lost beginner all over again. I have found that it gets easier with time. Your sensei wouldn't have you teach something if they didn't think you were capable of teaching it, so take that confidence with you. I have also found that words sometimes are lost and that the movement and demonstrations are actually better absorbed.... especially for the new people as they are still working on the basics and aren't ready to focus on the finer points yet. Best of luck and remember it truly does get easier in time. Pretty soon, you will feel right at home up there!
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