First time teaching in the Academy. I was absolutely thrilled to get the opportunity. My instructor was out of town this weekend and me and another purple belt were the highest grades available. So I took the white belts and the other lad took the colour belts as he is my senior. He did offer to swap because I have more no-gi experience but I was happy to teach white belts which by the way is easily the more difficult of the two! My friend got away with a few techniques and half an hour of rolling. I had to teach for 45 minutes and be super careful because all the white belts are more prone to injuring each other I got the experienced white belts to roll with everyone else whilst my group did lots of positional stuff and had one free roll. They knew how anxious I was about injuries so they kept themselves very well behaved and everyone had a good class. It was really exciting to take part. Really hoping to get on to the rota for teaching Sunday classes. I'm so buzzing! Easily one of the proudest moments in my martial arts career!