Thursday, July 15, 2010

A Compliment

I covered another teacher's class last night. Normally I teach only on Monday night, Black Belt Prep, Adult Beginner and Adult Intermediate. Mondays are Techniques days and Wednesday are Forms days. I don't teach on Wednesdays. My teacher told me that at the beginning of the next five week cycle, I would be teaching Long Form Three from scratch, to the new students in the Black Belt Prep class. Now, this is a big deal. Normally he teaches them the form. The assistant teachers (like myself) might review it, but not teach it from scratch.

The fact that he wants me to teach it from scratch means he is showing incredible confidence in me. I have to live up to that. I cannot show any doubt or hesitation teaching this Form. I am going to OWN this Form. I am going to write it out and also use my nephew and son as human test subjects for teaching. I have three weeks to do this. I will OWN this Form. You can bet on that!

1 comment:

  1. Your nephew and your son? If you want some slower-witted students to test it on, I volunteer!!! Trust me, I will not have to be acting very hard to come up with the glazed over look and deer-in-the-headlight posture that comes with Long III!