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Staff Development Instructor Tips

A Quick Checklist for Teaching Young Children

By Kovar Systems

The following is a checklist you and your martial arts instructors can use to help grade your performance when teaching young children. Give it a try after your next class:

  • I understand the difference between fun and being funny. And I made class fun.
  • I was excited that the kids followed along and I was not overly picky about good form.
  • I had an older, more experienced student demonstrate the moves.
  • I disguised repetition by changing the drills often.
  • I praised my students’ effort, encouraged participation, and celebrated their victories.
  • I was in awe of each child and made a big deal over the effort they gave, regardless of how they did.
  • I reminded my students that they win whenever they give it their all and do their best.
  • I helped each student to set goals and I gave them constant feedback.

For more tips and techniques in teaching martial arts for all ages, find out how to become a part of The Satori Alliance. Visit www.thesatorialliance.com today for more information on how to join the association. We offer non-style specific training and certification for instructors to help them run the best classes possible.


by Kovar Systems