I recently interviewed my friend, training partner, black belt, and school owner Ritchie Yip. The main theme of our discussion was the art and science of teaching martial arts, including how to teach students with different learning styles and experience levels. Not every student learns the same way, and a good teacher knows how to adapt his material and curriculum to help students of all learning styles.
It’s sad that instructors (and aspiring instructors) often don’t know this stuff. They’d have happier students, better students, and bigger schools if they did.
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Ritchie Yip is a BJJ blackbelt who owns Infighting MMA in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Visit infighting.ca for more information about his Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, kickboxing and conditioning bootcamp programs.