Due to it being the birthday of the instructor’s wife…no class will be held. Of course, all students are still welcome to go to the park at that designated time without me!
Once I have my TWO (that’s right..TWO) black belts trained to teach, my absence will be less noticeable.
To become an instructor, students must write a lesson plan, have it approved, and fully teach a class. After demonstrating to me, their ability to lead a successful class, I will make them an instructor. This would likewise mean a reduction in tuition for those individuals.
At which point, in my absence, those students will begin class, and instruct. This is the standard for nearly every martial arts club. I’ve been in several classes where my instructor is called away due to illness, or is missing entirely. At which point the lead student takes up the mantle and class goes on like normal.
This will NOT happen Friday, because I don’t have any instructors trained yet! But I want my two black belts especially to work on their lesson plans. Any red belts are more than welcome to become instructors as well. Write up a lesson plan, I’ll approve it, then you will teach a full class.
White belts, not so fast! It would take an extraordinary display of aptitude! If you are up for the challenge, go ahead and try. But you will be analyzed harshly.
Yes, TWO black belts now. I’m very proud of both, and each of them has their own unique approach to Taekwondo. K is particularly gifted with technique and academics of martial arts. N has developed an affinity for daring kicks and unparalleled nunchaku ability!