Each course is an opportunity to bring together a group of people with a shared passion who would otherwise rarely get to discuss the very thing they have in common. My aim as a tutor is to facilitate open discussion, sharing of ideas, broadening of horizons, pushing of envelopes and a host of other catchphrases that all mean... get people talking about what they love to do and sharing great ideas with one another. This simple process is changing how we teach Taekwon-Do. It's no longer just about teaching, the imparting of knowledge and information, but rather a holistic approach to the development of people through the medium of a martial art and sport. The tutor must stand up, speak up and then (and most importantly) shut up to let the genius that's in the room flow. I'd like to share here one of the games created for the development of agility in 6-8 year olds, created with 7 minutes of planning by Mrs. Fiona Gallagher Payet and Mr. Gerry Mooney. It's just one example of what people can come up with when the level of challenge is appropriate and the enthusiasm for the task is just right!
Well done to all participants and to Master Wheatley (who was the other TAB Tutor on this course) on your work this past weekend!