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Change Direction

From 11/11/09:

Today Erik had a great drill to help white belts learn how to watch instructors on both sides of the room.  This skill allowed them to follow along on the white belt form.

 

With the students in a line facing the mirror and Erik on one side of the room and Jake on the other, they performed 3 jabs (with a small step) up, then one big step back.  

 

Each time they took a big step back they landed on the other side.  The learned to alternate feet and learned to alternate watching both instructors.  

 

At first some kids were perpetually backward, but by the end, they ace-d it.  That set the stage for learning the form with all it’s directional changing.

 
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Maria Young Ace Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (500) Independent Contractor providing the following services: Office Management, Bookkeeping, Web Design, Marketing and Instruction in Yoga and Martial Arts for children and adults. Black Belt, 4 year program, LockBoxing. Maria studied under Erik Lee and won Grand Champion at the Kuk Sool Tri-State Tournament in 2006. Experience Certified Yoga Instructor: 700 hour level. At Piedmont Yoga, Maria’s main instructors were Richard Rosen, Rodney Yee, and Clare Finn. To them she is eternally grateful. Richard Rosen, founder Piedmont Yoga Studio & editor of Yoga Journal says: “Among the 30...students Maria was always among the more assiduous and adept.  If you’re thinking of adding Yoga instruction to your program, then I highly recommend Maria for the job.” College: CSULB: B.A. English Literature, UC Berkeley: M.A. Comparative Literature