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Old 07-23-2011, 11:46 PM   #53
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Dojo: Aikido Alliance Australia Inc.
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Re: Teaching Aikido - Require Coaching Course?

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Daniel Lloyd wrote: View Post
Should all teachers/instructors of Aikido go through a coaching course?

And...

Should it be a requirement instead of just reaching green-black belt and taking the class?
In Australia the Government has stepped in and made it compulsory for all Martial Art Instructors to have a Coaching/Instructor accreditation certificate which is obtained by going through a government sanctioned course with an officially recognised Martial Art association. This is part of the process in cleaning up the martial arts industry within Australia to hopefully weed out the so called "cowboys". These are people who have no real qualifications, knowledge or experience, and are there to just to scam you and take your money.
Paul
Melbourne, Australia
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