Hello to all from CQC Academy in Ann Arbor Mi

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  1. cqcacademy

    cqcacademy Initiate

    Hello I just joined this forum to connect with other martial artist from around the world. I am a new instructor and would like to get tips from some of you that have been doing his for a while.
  3. Alice Okasan

    Alice Okasan Disciple

  4. MattCMMA

    MattCMMA Master

    Welcome to the forum. What kind of Martial Art(s) do you instruct?
  5. Bad Karma

    Bad Karma Warrior Monk

    Hello and welcome from Tennessee
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  6. DeeD

    DeeD Nak Muay

    Hi welcome :)
  7. cqcacademy

    cqcacademy Initiate

    Thank you
    I have a question for instructors: What are some of the things you use keep students motivated?
  8. cqcacademy

    cqcacademy Initiate

    I Instruct Silat, Judo and a blended style of self defense that pulls from my background in Hapkido, Silat/Kali, and Judo.
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  9. RJ Clark

    RJ Clark Tree Ninja Staff Member

    Your own positive attitude and enthusiasm are the start and it will be contagious to the students.
    Shake things up as well to keep it fresh. One day you can walk in and say "OK, today is all Judo randori day" or all weapons sparring, MMA day, etc. Sometimes it's good to just do nothing but allow them to attempt to apply everything they've learned without dissecting every move they make - let them do that themselves.
    Set up "field trips" for training. That can be as simple as self-defense training in the parking lot around the cars and making that the defense scenarios for a good dose of reality-based training. Train in the park or woods to be inspired by nature. If you typically wear a gi then you should quite often have them wear "street" clothes for training as there're never going to get in a fight with someone wearing a gi on the street and they probably will never be wearing theirs while out and about. So it's a bit ridiculous to train people to defend themselves while wearing a gi and going barefoot all the time:rolleyes:
    Hopefully this helps and gives you some stuff to think about(y)
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  10. cqcacademy

    cqcacademy Initiate

    Thank you those are wonderful ideas. I will be using them to keep my students engaged.
  11. SifuPhil

    SifuPhil Lucky Cat Is Lucky

    Welcome to the board, CQC. (y)

    When I was running my schools I used a mixture of shame, insults and torture.

    It seemed to work. :devil:
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  12. RJ Clark

    RJ Clark Tree Ninja Staff Member

    So you definitely ARE old school. If you were a "hard" style I would be racking my brain to think whether or not you were one of my instructors way back when...haha!
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  13. SifuPhil

    SifuPhil Lucky Cat Is Lucky

    They say that the essence of good comedy is basing it upon reality.

    Well, what I said, although I meant it as a joke, still had a bit of reality in it. I would switch into a totally different persona when I was teaching - one that thought nothing of shaming or insulting the students in order to get a rise out of them, to get their fighting spirit fired up.

    The torture? Well ... without going into detail, studying Taijiquan is itself torture ... o_O
  14. cqcacademy

    cqcacademy Initiate

    I guess you need to be aware of what each student needs to be motivated. Some people need that torturous drill sergeant to stay motivated other need gentle coaxing.
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  15. Bad Karma

    Bad Karma Warrior Monk

    Curriculum. It's all about the curriculum. I don't have a 30 minute "lil dragons" class because I can keep my students attention span with what I have to teach. Aside from the physical aspect, there are plenty of things to explain on the mental side as well. It's not just about keeping them moving. You have to keep them thinking as well.
  16. damon

    damon Initiate

    and that u do
  17. Sneaker

    Sneaker Warrior Monk

    Welcome Sir.

    I was in that strict tae kwon do class, I can see my instructor was disappointed because he kept correcting my mistakes, so yes I did used a mixture of shame, insults and torture (in my head) while I do keep my best positive attitude to move up fast and hard correction to satisfy my grandmaster and myself as well. I failed one belt testing (yes it is disappointed, learned and got over it) and skipped one ranking belt up (this is awesome feeling and hard work does paid off) ... It seemed to working very well ... Students needs to know "failure does not mean you sucks" it is how you learn from it and you can do that in life (Mistakes, obviously, show us what needs improving. Without mistakes, how would we know what we had to work on ? ... Learning from your own mistakes is smart, learning from others mistakes is wise and do not forget how to apply continuously) as well as nobody is perfect, but to keep excel, surpass, exceed, transcend, outdo, outstrip and show superiority to yourself ONLY ... That is NOT cocky or "I am better than you" attitude ... this will leads to peaceful lifestyle :)

    I guess I am old school student, too. as well ... I love it because it WORKS ! Old school teaching may scares students but it will get them on the right track faster and I need more of that constantly for myself :)

    Best of all, show improvement, keep sweating and cherish it.
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