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Shaping Training


 

What I mean in this title is the climax of each training. And the climax refers to that of tension and hardness, or psychological strain in training. For an instance; you will begin the training with warming up usually, which is not so hard. And then you will continue the next step that is little more hard, and then more next again. This increasement will go to a climax of a training, and students will feel hardness as time passes. And then after the climax the hardness will decrease and the whole training will finish by a warming up. This whole flow will keep some rhythmical change in training.

Do you like movie? Id like to make an analogy to film. I believe, for better motivation, the instructor should be like the director of a movie. If a movie were full of only information, it could not be an interesting one. You as a director should shape the overall frame of information or story, or the presentations of scenes. Like this, your training should be a movie. It must not be just full of information. You should shape its overall flow of each step. Just as the director should imagine what the audience will feel in each part of the movie so you should guess and follow up what your students feel in each step of training.

Some basic techniques of shaping training. You can input two climaxes in your training or will lead it with only one climax. In most cases three climaxes will scatter impression of students. If you train students in 1 hour it would be hard to input two climaxes with harmony. In the case of two hour lasting training, two climaxes will be better and easier.

If you think youve got a good format of one or two climaxes of training you can modify it little by little in each training as you feel at that time. In that case you can enjoy the training, not alone but with your students. But for that, you must first the basic pattern of climaxes in training.

You can see two basic graphs that illustrate basic pattern of hardness. It can be regarded as that of interestingness. The first one is of 2 hour pattern, and the next of 1 hour pattern. You can see how the hardness increase and decrease as time passes on in each case. To add some trivial comments, each case begins with warming up and ends with warming up, and the green line means the ending of beginning warming up and the begining of ending warmining up.

In the case of 1 hour pattern, you can see the begining warming up lasts only 10 minutes. Some instructors may think it is too short time. If you teach kids or very old people you must have to lengthen the time. But if you teach youngsters you should develope technique of arrangement of hard training that can be wel matched with only 10 minutes warmining up. If you increase the hardness of training smoothly and carefully after the begining warmining up you can prevent injures of your students even with only 10 minute warming up.

The next point of instruction: you can choose such training as is quite hard but somewhat static, that the training can still work as a sort of warming up.

Then why you should finish the warmining up so quickly? The long time warming ups, repeated often, can reduce the interestingness of training, and students will not be able to recognize how much they improved their ability. By contrary, the warming up is necessary on the other hand.

The well shaped training can impress students so that they make good use of their time, and the accompanied catharsis will motivate students.

The next point: you should shape not only one-day training but also several-dau training. For an instance, if you teach 5 days in a week(from Monday to Friday), you should not keep very hard training every day evenly. The entire pattern, I recommand, should follow that of the first graph. So you will try a little hard training on Monday, and increase it on Tuesday. On Wednesday you can reduce it. Instead you can explain something in detail with more precise correction of students' faults.(For that you need full or sufficient knowledge of Taekwondo) And on Thursday you should increase the density of training and the hardest day would be Friday. They will take a rest on Saturday and Sunday.

After holidays some students can have some difficulty to rebegin the hard training on Monday. It is another reason you'd better begin week training with somewhat loose training on Monday.

In each case you have to pay attention to what students feel each time each moment. You should be able to feel what your opponent feel in each moment to be a winner in Kyorugi. Likewise, You should be able to feel what they feel to be a good instructor. They belong to one way.

 
 

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