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Building a Lead Right from the Beginning

We’re about to kick off a new year, and can you believe it? It’s already almost 2019! I have always enjoyed the start of a new year. Last year’s in the rear-view mirror and only goals and opportunities lie ahead.

 

If you haven’t yet taken the time to decide what’s going to make 2019 worthwhile from a martial arts, teaching and business perspective, now is the time to do it before it’s too late. Get yourself and your team ready to avoid making this just a continuation of what has been done in the past. Instead, use it as a chance to do it the right way by clarifying your purpose and bringing your “A” game!

 

I remember back when I was competing in sport karate. The best scenario was to jump out front with a lead against your opponent. When I was able to start with the lead, I was able to “game-plan” the match on my terms. That means I wasn’t being forced by a time limit into being behind, which would require...

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How to Present a New Sparring Technique to Your Students

chris rappold Aug 09, 2018
 

When you’re teaching a new sparring technique to students, how do you present the form so students will understand and learn it efficiently?

Do you have them just practice it a few times and move on? Or do you have plan for when they’re ready to progress?

In today’s blog, Chris Rappold of Team Paul Mitchell Karate shows you the 3 stages of teaching a new sparring technique to students so you know exactly when the student is ready to move forward.

He calls it “The I Method”.

And he uses this methodology in all of his sparring classes.

This is just one of many instructional videos in Chris's new sparring curriculum, Retention Based Sparring.

So if you want to have better success in your sparring classes and you want your instruction to improve, watch the video today.

[NOTE: If you're struggling to find a sparring formula for classes in your school. Sign up for Retention Based Sparring and get the done-for-you curriculum today. Learn more here]

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