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Five steps to become a great martial arts teacher

Five steps to become a great martial arts teacher

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  1. GOldManKarate - Old Man Karaterow up – You probably can’t be a great teacher if you’re too young. Yes, you may be a hot shot in the dojo, but just because you can do a backspin kick does not mean you can teach it.
  2. Train hard – It takes thousands of hours of focused work to achieve mastery. You must be able to perform the foundation skills before you can teach them.
  3. Continue your education – Some people learn to teach early in life. That’s probably not you. Go find someone to teach you how to teach.
  4. Practice teaching – You must spend time in front of the class and with individuals to hone your skills. Keep working at it and continually seek others to help you.
  5. Humility – Once you think you have completed all the above steps, start over and do them again.
By | 2017-05-10T11:47:07+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Teaching|5 Comments

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  1. Jerome Barber, Ed. D. March 28, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Excellent synopsis of the right way to become a highly skilled martial arts instructor, as well as a student of life.

    • OMK March 28, 2017 at 7:31 pm

      Thanks, Dr. J

      I’ve been reading the Tao lately and working to simplify my life. The student of life is pertinent in many ways.

  2. S Sandone March 28, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    Be caring and selfless

  3. Gilles L Dube' March 29, 2017 at 8:09 am

    The one thing about teaching , we never stop learning. We need to empty the mind & soul. As we make mistakes , don’t a big deal about it. We need to respect the lower ranks just the lower ranks need to respect us . We can also learn something from a student & share that with the rest of class or students. Share what learned in life as life itself is short.

  4. Michelangelo Nigro March 29, 2017 at 8:10 am

    That’s the way to be better

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