The Karate Shrimp Podcast

#4 - A Better Way to Coach in Martial Arts

October 15, 2022 Sabrina Bliem Episode 4
The Karate Shrimp Podcast
#4 - A Better Way to Coach in Martial Arts
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Show Notes

In this episode we look at two different coaching styles: coach- or teacher-centered, and student-centered. The first one we are all familiar with; the teacher who makes it very clear that they are in charge, who wants to be seen as an expert, and who expects their students to “do as I say because I said so.” This style of teaching might work well for some students, but is rather ineffective for many others. In contrast, a student-centered style seems to encourage a much better relationship between teacher and student, as we will discuss in this talk. Join me in an exploration of how this second teaching style can be far more effective in strengthening the ties between martial arts instructor and student, and in making all of us stronger as martial artists.


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