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Ways to help develop a culture of learning at your BJJ school
- Recognize improvement and accomplishments
- Keep trying new things (everyone, the teacher and student)
- Have a system of teaching and order to the class
- Don’t teach, help students learn
- Experience vs being taught- we learn more from experience (people learn more in the field than at school)
- Enjoyment- improves performance, and learning
- Promoting positive peer relationships
- Get on the mat with your students- you might feel things that you cannot see
- Have students figure out answers to their own questions (with your help) positional spar. Give them to tools to learn on their own.
- Trial and error
- Answer and encourage “Why” questions. “why do you grab his leg like that?”
- Mistakes and Failure are ok, this is how people learn
Making leaders at your BJJ School
- Funny but, not a way to be a leader
- How can everyone have a leadership role?
- Answer your student’s questions- This will encourage other students to help lower belts. Be an example of a good student/instructor
- Help build people’s confidence with real and honest feedback
- Positive attitude- Toward the training, and about the people
- Be Passionate (don’t just show up and go through the motions)
- Care about your training partners, (Learn names of new people, Get to know their life off the mat)
- Have students show techniques they are performing well
- The Meme about the birds crapping on each other Sucks!
- It’s about PEOPLE!- Dr Carol A. Johnson example “I know that I am no more well educated, no smarter, no richer, no braver than any of you. You have everything you need. Everything you need to go and to serve and to help those who are poor, ill, injured, hurting, forgotten. You just need to do it. And you will find that the rewards that you receive are far greater than the things you sacrifice to do so. You are already so blessed, and you can be further blessed. I have been around the block a few times and I think I know what really matters in this world." 1. Relationships, not things. 2. What we do for others, not for ourselves. 3. What we do for eternity, for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.”-Carol A. Johnson, MD 2012 Kansas Humanitarian Award recipient
Quote of the week: "If you are tired, don't show me" Ken Primola
Article of the week: "It Takes A Very Steady Hand, Or Foot" Dirty White Belt
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