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Old 05-12-2009, 06:52 AM   #16
Dojo: Messores Sensei (Largo, Fl.)
Location: Florida
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 1,267
Re: What do you REALLY want to teach?

Phil Van Treese wrote: View Post
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.
I like this very much.

Phil, you doing any seminars these days? Really enjoyed that one you did on chokes years ago (before I moved away from the Tampa Bay area...)

Don J. Modesto
St. Petersburg, Florida
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