My Martial Arts

I have been trying to write a blog about my Martial Arts as an introduction for you all and I am really struggling. I have so much I would like…

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Coach Education

Sometimes as a coach in any sport it’s easy to feel like a nag, constantly reminding students to ‘bend their knee’ or ‘pull their hand back’ or ‘grip the uniform differently’ or whatever is specific to a particular sport.

The focus of Sunday’s monthly coaching meeting  was how to create effective and fun new ways to develop skills without seeming like we are nagging. Sharing experiences and knowledge of Gymnastics, Judo, Tennis, Karate, Tai Chi, Teaching in academic situations and discussing how we can relate this experience to Andragogy and Pedagogy.

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Kata Course report

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We recently ran a Kata class for members, it focussed upon a number of key Kata, split by grade and ability and the key principles and concepts within each. Heian…

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Too tired to train?

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The winter nights are here now. It's cold outside. You've got a good book. A warm cup of coffee. You feel tired from work. There's a good movie on TV.…

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