3.3 Structuring a Class Schedule

Successful Moo Duk Kwan Studio Ownership

3.3 Structuring a Class Schedule

 

You should have your class schedule published for the month, printed off in the studio and available online. The schedule should be kept up to date, refreshed, and assessed for its relevancy. You can show the types of classes each day, as well as what content is planned.

As you advance in experience as an instructor you will find yourself planning further ahead than the next class. You will find yourself planning for a whole week, a month, a testing cycle or even a year. When planning to teach students it often helps to look farther into the future and ask what do I need to teach not just this week but how do I make sure to cover everything between now and the students next test. A simple method is to divide training in Soo Bahk Do® into six sections. Then divide the week into two sections. Assign the sections of Soo Bahk Do® training as follows:

1. Moving basics

2. Kicks

3. Hyung

4. 1 step sparring

5. Self-Defense

6. Sparring

Then assign three of these to each half of the week. Change which three from week to week. As most student train twice a week if the week is divided between Monday and Tuesday in one half and Wednesday and Thursday in the second half with different subjects each day students over the course of the week. You can assign a theme for each week as well. If you choose you can also plan for a general intent to each subject in that week such as adding to a “2” in you calendar the words front leg or spin and jump you can plan to cover those types of kicks for that day. If you run more than 4 days of the week you can also plan to use extra days as rank specific classes, to cover specific areas needing emphasis or to cover areas in detail beyond the federation requirements. Using such calendar based planning you can make the job of making sure to cover all the needed subject matter over the long term while making classes interesting, fun and different each time and allowing the use of your own creativity. Look to the following examples of how to set up your own calendar.