Member Since: 9/16/08
Keep in mind I'm not an intellectual, and have no background in education, physical education, etc. I was just wondering, for you coaches out there, what is the best way for a new grappler to learn the art. I've broken it down into two types just for simplicity.
Detailed instruction and careful follow up and guidance.
Brief but clear instructions with a focus on a couple of main points and little interaction from the coach.
The positive side of type 1 is a student gets to learn every aspect of how a technique works and they may be better at teaching it in the future. The positive side of type 2 is it allows a student to figure out the move in a way that best works for him and the lack of details prevents him from over thinking.
The negatives for type 1 is over thinking could be an issue and it may not let a student adapt while live rolling since they're always trying to get the technique perfect. The negative of type 2 is they they may never learn the fine details that make the move work and they end up lacing their technique with a lot of strength speed and cardio.
Thoughts? Sorry if this feels like rambling. I'm tired and jittery from coffee. :(