I am in need of some advice. Here's the story. My sensei was invited to conduct a session at a Friendship Seminar (Aikikai, tomiki, yoseikan and aikibudo will be represented) in about 10 days time. He accepted but has subsequently injured his back and is unable to train and teach until he's healed. So he's asked me fill in for him and represent him at the Seminar (what is colloquially called in Ozland as "being dobbed in").
In and of itself no biggie because I sometimes have to take class at my dojo except that most of the dojos in Perth and their Chief Instructors will be at the Seminar to take sessions, do demonstrations and train while other instructors are doing their sessions.
These people will have a darn sight more experience than my 9 years and will be at least 3rd dan and above. While some of their students will have less experience than me I'm not sure that I can add any value to what these instructors already know.
I guess I can look upon this as a challenge and a wonderful opportunity. Frankly, it scares the living buhjeezus out of me despite a healthy dose of support and encouragement from my sensei and the convener of the Friendship Seminar who has his own dojo. I don't want to disappoint my sensei or his confidence in me but I don't want to screw up either.
Any advice on what I can do to make sure I don't make a fool of myself and put sensei in a bad light is welcomed and actively encouraged...please
Happy training all