Well, I got to teach the last half hour of our class the other day as Sensei had to go to work. Ive taught a little before, when my instructor has been present and always found it scary but fun, this was no diffferent. He told me I had to teach techniques with a universal principle behind them, so I racked my brain for what to do.
Eventually I decided that there was little point in me teaching techniques as Im only copying on a basic level what ive been shown by people far more qaulified than I. So I remembered Jun saying on here that he teaches ukemi/uke classes from time to time, and saying as we had mostly people who have difficulty with ukemi that night I thought it would be a good thing to teach.
So off the op of my head what I did was to show how an advanced student would flip out of Shihonage and then how a less experianced person would normally get out of it.
So I had everyone go slowly and uke had to learn how to turn their body out of it and then tori would drop to one knee as they cut down and let uke forward roll out of shihonage. This seemed to be a sucess cos they all mamanged and we even got one person breakfalling out of it (which i was very happy about
Then we did a kokyu which involved rolling/flipping over the bokken as it cuts the leg. I related this to our standard kokyu nage and had people practise that next. Then with the help of one of my fellow nikkyu's we showed the ukemi for uchi matter (spelling) a judo throw, which i related to turning out of tenchinage into a flip.
It all seemed to go quite smoothly and i think everyone had fun, next time I get to teach I want to continue this train of thought and I was wondering if any of you guys had any ideas or suggestions? Thanks for reading!