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Old 05-28-2014, 11:55 AM   #5
Location: Massachusetts
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 3,184
Re: teaching as a student

Have these kids seen this technique before?

How old are the kids?

How long is the class?

My reason for asking: with the typical group of kids in an aikido class (and the typical class length), you won't get very far introducing a brand new technique. You are more likely to succeed if you teach something that they "know" already, but done in a different way -- for example, with a different opening or different footwork, or from a different attack. Not only you are more likely to succeed, but you will be teaching them something more fundamental and more important than a new waza.
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