Things my instructors say

Be your own Sensei! Be aware of what you’re doing, listen to feedback, remember it, apply it. Don’t always wait for people to tell you what to correct. If you have a question, it’s great to ask it (my Sensei can tell you, I ask lots of questions), but also, think it through… why wouldContinue reading “Things my instructors say”

Mnemonics: part 1

Pat the dog, tickle the dog, good boy. This one is Sensei James’ device for the flowing hands in Bassai-dai. I’ve used it several times to teach lower grades this move and it has been quite effective! Oh, you’re sooo annoying! This one is mine for remembering the Japanese terms for footwork: oi ashi, yoriContinue reading “Mnemonics: part 1”