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Old 05-11-2009, 02:25 PM   #14
Phil Van Treese
Dojo: Tampa Judo and Aikido Dojo, Tampa, Fl
Location: Tampa, Florida
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 176
Re: What do you REALLY want to teach?

Sometimes, instead of me teaching my class, I will have the students get a partner and show me what they have learned---from the beginning. I will call out techniques and they do them. I am, sometimes, surprised at what they have forgotten. Therefore, I know where I have to go. Sort of like an "inventory." It works quite well. For example I will have them show me 5-6 different entries for Irimi Nage, Shiho Nage etc!!! It does get interesting. It also makes them aware of what they have to work on. It's a good tool for learning and understanding. Try it sometime. YOU might be surprised.
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