The learning path:
starting martial art and Judo training for many different reasons at
in their life and under different circumstances. While some schools can
the luxury of grouping students by background (mostly in kids’
often you’ll have at the same time on tatami variety of people with
common other the desire to be your student. The differences in physical
skills and reasons for coming into Judo class makes personalization
of training the key to your success as instructor.
for instructor it’s critical to understand difference between Judo
Judo, and Judo (and self-defense) coaching.
is a process of occurring and improving physical and mental skills in
performing any particular set of activities. In case of Judo it’s
performing Judo techniques under adverse conditions (the “real-life”
scenario) when basic knowledge of those techniques already exists.
Training is covering improvement of physical coordination, muscle
memory, and special and general physical conditioning needed to raise
successes rate in execution of a particular technique or success in a
specific tactical scenario.
of Judo is a process of passing the Knowledge
of Judo to the next generation of martial artists in all its
complexity. Not every Judo instructor and, even less so, self-defense
instructor (running for-profit club) engaged in Teaching.
More often instructions are limited to training
is a process of creation of personalized technical set and personalized
trigger events and control points that raise student’s over-all Judo
and/or self-defense performance.
understand the differences and applicability of those three
activities can be make-it-or-break-it
for individual instructor’s success and student retention.
What is Training?
Training vs. Learning
Goals of Teaching
and methods of Coaching
target="_parent">Training in self-defense: Is it oxymoron?
target="_parent">Teaching of self-defense? Coaching in
target="_parent">Sport training for self-defense?
Judo training for self-defense. Gi or no Gi?
relativism: is “Part” can be better then “Whole”?
What is ‘crown technique’?
Do you need one?
Physical skills in martial arts and
Demonstrations, pictures, and imagery
What is optimal training schedule? Class
One-on-one training: its place and
How many techniques should I learn in a
class? In a session?
right and wrong