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Dojo Rat: The Paradox of the Yapping Master

by Takwann
Here is a classic example of what we might call "The Yapping Master". Probably nobody in the field of Traditional Chinese Martial Arts has produced more research material than Dr. Yang Jwing Ming. People all over the world, including myself have benefited from his dozens and dozens of books and videos, and he now has his own publishing house. His skill level and detailed analysis of Chinese Martial arts are unparalleled. But, I've had my second report of a student who was somewhat unsatisfied with his seminar presentation.

Muscle Memory - it's all in the mind!

by Takwann
When we are learning a new skill, say for instance a new kata or a new type of kick, your movements may be clumsy and jerky – not at all like your instructors movements. This is because your brain has not yet laid down a memory pattern for this movement. It hasn’t recruited the appropriate motor units in the muscle and developed new neuronal and synaptic connections that enhance communication between the muscle and the brain.

conscious competence learning model matrix- unconscious incompetence to unconscious competence

by Takwann
Here first is the 'conscious competence' learning model and matrix, and below other theories and models for personal learning and change. The earliest origins of the conscious competence theory are not entirely clear, although the US Gordon Training International organisation has certainly played a major role in defining it and and promoting its use (see the notes below about the conscious competence model origins).

Dare to Know!

by Takwann
You may be familiar with an essay that I wrote in 2008 on the topic of Respectful Irreverence as an approach to tactical training topics. I want to explore an underlying theme in more detail, the theme of Sapere Aude, “Dare to Know.” Originally, this Latin phrase was used to advise people to “trust their own reason.” Don’t take someone else’s word and don’t automatically doubt your own logic or impression of a situation. If something doesn’t make sense to you, figure it out. In this way, Sapere Aude ties in very well with the concept of Respectful Irreverence.

How Should You Practice After Training?

by Takwann
Once we finish a personal defense training class, a question that should remain in our minds is, “Where do I go from here?” We trainers almost universally say that you have to practice after a class to ingrain the skills you learned in order to achieve the unconscious competence necessary to prevail in a critical incident. In order to practice properly, you have to have a plan for it. The saying “Only perfect practice makes perfect” applies not only to the physical skills involved but also to the structure of what and how you practice.

The fruits that can’t be held « Dokodemo Diary

by Takwann
“(When you are silent,) you see it” or “You find it”. What struck me was that this “it” made it sound like a person experiences or practices silence and the result is immediate or even immediately visible. Of course, I think that it’s presumed by the speaker that it isn’t actually so simple. It’s just that the language is not sufficient so we rely on the presumption that the listener understands that there’s more beyond the words. Two things come up for me: one is the use and handling of form, in this case words or language; the other is the tendency, or danger, for people to not notice that they are handling a form at all.

Theoretical – Traditional « Dokodemo Diary

by Takwann
There are many ways of practicing including hard and soft approaches, training where injury never occurs or training with the idea that injuries sometimes occur since aikido is a budo. What is your opinion regarding this matter, Sensei?

Inspiring Leadership | Seth Sandler

by Takwann
"Leadership is setting a new direction or vision for a group that they follow. Management directs people/resources in a group according to principles or values that have already been established. Leadership combined with management sets a new direction and manages the resources to achieve it."

So you want to be a leader? | Seth Sandler

by Takwann
I went on a search to become a leader. I searched high and low. I spoke with authority, people listened, but alas, there was one who was wiser than I and they followed her. I sought to inspire confidence, but the crowd responded, "Why should we trust you?"


(Article) An empty head learns nothing « Dokodemo Diary

by Takwann
The idea that, in aikido, a new person needs to learn how to learn is paralleled by the above topic. If it’s really been shown based on study of artificial intelligence and cognitive science, then it’s almost silly to regard it as a novel insight tied to aikido. Yet, a trap that many seniors and teachers fall into is to try to teach people everything, indeed, spending very little time on the most elementary aspects and “moving on” to more advanced topics, considering them to be more practical, applicable, “real”, or possibly just more interesting. There is, on the other hand, a trend in some circles to strongly emphasize the elementary aspects, and implicitly de-emphasize, possibly creating a subtle taboo around, more advanced topics.

Fencing Criticism and Feedback for Dummies… | A Midsummer Night’s Blog

by Takwann
Any fencing teacher can watch a fencing match and provide valid criticism and feedback. Regardless of the quality of the fencing in question, how your criticism is delivered tells the world what kind of person you are. More specifically, they get a window into how you might treat your own student. If your goal is to humiliate and punish the student you are certainly welcome to say whatever you like, but I have a three-point system for delivering feedback based on my experiences training for the fencing master’s program.


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by ycc2106 & 6 others
LeWebPédagogique est la première plateforme de blogs de la communauté éducative. Nous permettons aux professeurs d’ouvrir gratuitement un blog sans publicité. Nos forums proposent à tous, parents, élèves et professeurs d’échanger autour de l’école, des programmes ou de trouver de l’aide. Nous produisons des vidéos pédagogiques ainsi que des quizzz ludo-éducatifs.


Lateral Thinking Problems - Preconceptions

by jlesage
The site poses problems in lateral or logical thinking, from easy to hard, with both hints and answers. Great party conversation and something kids will like.

Mojiti-video commentary software

by jlesage & 11 others
useful for teachers making clips to analyze in class; "personalize any video with your story. With visual spotlights, you can narrate your personal videos, add captions or subtitles, or comment on any scene."

Imagining the Internet

by jlesage & 1 other
popular site from Pew Internet Project; allows people to make predictions, read predictions from the 90s; nice for kids

Links to cultural studies syllabi

by jlesage
from the Cultural Studies L site, a listerv and a source of other resources as well

activelearning strategies

by jlesage
a philosophy of education that relies on simulations, role plays, real world activities; practical tips and bibliography

Please help me find movies that end with the main character dying. | Ask MetaFilter

by jlesage
It's a query that garnered 135 comments and added film titles within ten days. It lets me think MetaFilter might be fun for students, to craft media-related questions that would get lots of responses, simple queries like this one.

Adding meaning and value to information

by jlesage
what we do with information that might make it useful and desirable to others

Geography courses with websites Valparaiso University

by jlesage
Geography courses, both present and past, with exercises, links, bibliography. Also see Urban Studies and American Indian Studies. Understanding place as cultural should inform both fiction and non-fiction film.

What Can We Do With Flickr? on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

by jlesage
how to create hotspots with popup notes on Flickr. Very useful for image analysis and assignment requiring students to comment on social aspects or formal aspects of image; or to formally critique them.

American Studies Electronic Crossroads

by jlesage
large American Studies web portal, organized into Communities | Curriculum | Technology & Learning | Reference & Research

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