Taught A No-Gi Class Last Night

Discussion in 'Brazilian Jiu Jitsu' started by Pretty In Pink, Oct 6, 2018.

  1. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Moved on MAP 2017 Gold Award

    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!
  2. Aegis

    Aegis River Guardian Admin Supporter

    Awesome to hear! Teaching is very rewarding - I find that the more I teach the more ways I find to refine my own techniques.
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  3. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    Happy for you, man :)
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  4. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

    That's great to read! Teaching adds a whole new perspective and extra observational skills on techniques.

    Nice going :)

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  5. aikiMac

    aikiMac aikido + boxing = very good Moderator Supporter

    Sweet, man! That you would even be asked to do it means that you're coming along well in your training! ::applause:: I remember covering for the instructor once. It is fun. :D
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  6. Simon

    Simon Administrator Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    It's strange, as sometimes you think, "I don't know what I'm going to teach, as I know nothing".

    Other times you'll rattle on for hours on the smallest of details.
  7. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Moved on MAP 2017 Gold Award

    The great thing about BJJ is the amount of techniques gives you a lot of options and variations. The downside is picking something that's a) safer for white belts and b) easier to do. I did get caught out for a minute when I realised I was ahead of time. Luckily I remembered the lock flow from the week before and espoused some of the finer details I had asked about myself last week.
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  8. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    Well done, sir!
  9. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    I train under my Instructor on a Sunday morning. Bits of his class often appear in my lessons during the following week :D
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  10. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Moved on MAP 2017 Gold Award

    It's all just fighting at the end of the day.
  11. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    There's nothing quite like trying to teach something to make you really look at a technique and properly understand it.
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