3.4 Dynamics of Running Class

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3.4 Dynamics of Running Class

It’s important to remember that each student will either be encouraged to continue training or discouraged from training longer after each class. There is no neutral position for the student at the conclusion of class. You and your assistant instructors have one shot for each student in a class – you need to make the most of it. Students want an exciting class. You and your assistant instructors have to be dynamic and motivating, otherwise your school will fail. Your students should be dripping with sweat after each class. You should refer to the PCA concepts described in the Kyo Sa and Sa Bom manuals as foundational materials. The Soo Bahk Do Institute has a Model Class instruction video which should be viewed regularly to reinforce the instruction concepts. As a high level summary, there are a few key points that will help you to be dynamic:

* Start on time and finish on time – Keeping an eye on the clock helps you to maintain a sense of urgency

* Plan the class ahead of time and stick to the plan

* Start the class with a smile on your face

* You need to project your voice and ki hap as you would want to class to perform

* Keep the class moving – minimize how much you talk

* Maintain an air of professionalism and confident (Moo Geh – heaviness)

* Be creative in your class structure and exercises

* Have the class perform physical strengthening exercises to finish off every class – push ups, leap frogs, squats, crunches, etc.

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