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Old 06-17-2011, 02:45 AM   #51
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Re: Teaching Aikido - Require Coaching Course?

require coaching course...

To my feeling teaching is integral part of your Aikido practise. First imitate the exercises, next understand and finally learn how to pass them on. How do you learn to teach? Simply try and understand why your teacher does the things the way he does. Again, imitate, understand and finally find your own way to teach.

Off course not everyone will follow this path, but those driven to learn Aikido very likely end up teaching Aikido.
It is two sides of the same thing, like the palm of your hand and the back of your hand, like mountains and valleys. One cannot exist without the other (they define eachother, ying yang).

In the Netherlands one can follow courses to attain teacher grades. Other teachers have defined a curriculum you must learn and prove to have mastered in order to receive the grade. However, I do not support such a system where teachers from different styles judge me. The only relevant appreciation is that of my teacher. But others may feel different about this...

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Old 06-17-2011, 05:21 AM   #52
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Re: Teaching Aikido - Require Coaching Course?

Do you need to have a coaching qualification to teach Aikido...no,

Would education or training help create an environment where learning is possible? ...perhaps.

Does ability and knowledge about aikido automatically mean that you know about bullying? child protection? Lesson plans? motivation of high achievers v motivation of low achievers? different learning styles?

Maybe....but I wouldn't bet on it myself.

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Old 07-23-2011, 11:46 PM   #53
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Re: Teaching Aikido - Require Coaching Course?

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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.
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Old 07-24-2011, 10:19 PM   #54
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Re: Teaching Aikido - Require Coaching Course?

hi Paul,
I thought this was a voluntary banding together of schools taking place? Granted many council and state run facilities require such certification...
Can you say more?

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dan

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