Welcome to AikiWeb Aikido Information
AikiWeb: The Source for Aikido Information
AikiWeb's principal purpose is to serve the Internet community as a repository and dissemination point for aikido information.

aikido articles


dojo search
image gallery
links directory

book reviews
video reviews
dvd reviews
equip. reviews


rss feeds

Follow us on

Home > AikiWeb Aikido Forums
Go Back   AikiWeb Aikido Forums > Teaching

Hello and thank you for visiting AikiWeb, the world's most active online Aikido community! This site is home to over 22,000 aikido practitioners from around the world and covers a wide range of aikido topics including techniques, philosophy, history, humor, beginner issues, the marketplace, and more.

If you wish to join in the discussions or use the other advanced features available, you will need to register first. Registration is absolutely free and takes only a few minutes to complete so sign up today!

Thread Tools
Old 06-17-2011, 02:45 AM   #51
Tim Ruijs
Tim Ruijs's Avatar
Dojo: Makato/Netherlands
Location: Netherlands - Leusden
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 451
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...

Last edited by Tim Ruijs : 06-17-2011 at 02:47 AM.

In a real fight:
* If you make a bad decision, you die.
* If you don't decide anything, you die.
Aikido teaches you how to decide.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2011, 05:21 AM   #52
Dojo: Templegate Dojo, bristol & Bristol North Aikido Dojo
Location: Bristol
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 646
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.


  Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2011, 11:46 PM   #53
Dojo: Aikido Alliance Australia Inc.
Location: Melbourne
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 60
Re: Teaching Aikido - Require Coaching Course?

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


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.
Melbourne, Australia
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2011, 10:19 PM   #54
Dojo: Brisbane Aikido Republic
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 298
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?


  Reply With Quote

Please visit our sponsor:

Doran-sensei in VA, Mar. 4-6, 2016 - Doran-sensei at Aikido of Northern VA, 3/4-6/16. All ranks & affiliations.


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Correlation of Aikido and Daito-Ryu Waza John Driscoll Columns 28 08-04-2013 06:01 PM
What exactly is an independent dojo? David Yap General 64 11-14-2011 03:05 PM
Transmission, Inheritance, Emulation 10 Peter Goldsbury Columns 200 02-04-2009 07:45 AM
AikiWeb Raffle for Mary Heiny Sensei akiy General 68 05-27-2008 11:37 AM
Omoto-kyo Theology senshincenter Spiritual 77 12-04-2005 10:50 PM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:20 AM.

vBulletin Copyright © 2000-2015 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited
Copyright 1997-2015 AikiWeb and its Authors, All Rights Reserved.
For questions and comments about this website:
Send E-mail
plainlaid-picaresque outchasing-protistan explicantia-altarage seaford-stellionate