Kick with the Smile: Teaching

Kick with the Smile: Teaching

Teaching what I have learned in Taekwondo has been such a fun and rewarding experience. Shortly after my injury I was limited to what I could actually do in class. I wanted to participate somehow and my instructor then had me teach the younger students in the smaller room across the hall. I was excited and nervous all that same time I didn’t know what I wanted to do first but I followed the similar teaching style my instructors taught me and it seemed to go smoothly. I had highest ranking student demonstrate the kicks and techniques as I instructed. I kept the lesson going by keeping the students moving. My favorite part was seeing the younger students progression in the lesson. From sloppy hand techniques to crisp and sharply delivered hand techniques. As I taught I learned my patience level and ways to hold the students attention.  I learned my own teaching style and ways to critique and give feed back to students. Receiving encouragement from my instructors, I did the same to the students I taught. To kick higher, jump and land lighter and over all keep a focused mindset. I wouldn’t trade that time for anything. I learned so much. It always brought a smile to my face seeing I was making a difference for students there.

Hope you enjoyed this weeks Kick with the smile blog! I post these blogs every Tuesday!

Keep keeping and smiling!- TJ Banski

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