BAB Coach Level 1 Course at Pinner Aikido Club London - July 2011
The course was organised by Kai Shin Kai Coach Liaison Officer Bob Salloway and run by Kai Shin Kai Coaching Officer/ BAB Coach Tutor Craig Hargreaves from Reading KSK.
The course content was both interesting and well presented, covering quite a range of topics including:
application of current coaching theory, effective communication, safety and "Duty of Care", lesson structure and progression, schemes of work and lesson plans, and the relevance of lesson content to the ability levels of the students.
The practical session, which is the final part of the course, will be held in two weeks time in Aylesbury at the same time as the KSK "1st Kyu and above" Aikido Day Course. It also promises to be an enlightening experience as we will get to put our homework to the test by teaching a group made up from at least half a dozen different KSK clubs.
Aikido is a modern Japanese Martial Art and is very different from disciplines such as Karate, Kick Boxing, Taekwondo, Kung Fu, MMA, BJJ, Kempo and Krav Maga where there is emphasis on kicking, punching or wrestling.
Aikido is an extremely efficient self defence (also as Self-Defence Women London) system utilising balance-taking and posture-breaking movements to achieve joint locks, pins and throws. It contains elements of Ju Jitsu, Kendo, Judo and other budo.
Aikido Classes are held every Tuesday and Wednesday evening at our Harrow dojo, and Thursday evening at our Pinner dojo in NW London. Pinner Aikido Club London is a part of the Kai Shin Kai International Traditional Aikido Association (KSK), which is a member of the Aikido Alliance.
Aikido is essentially a non-violent Martial art system that encourages the avoidance of confrontation and harmony with an aggressor. The classes are well attended with Aikido students always on the mat and aimed at all levels, from beginner to advanced but everyone is welcome to come along regardless of fitness or experience.
Our Aikido students work at their own pace during the training sessions and no one is forced into doing anything they are not comfortable with.
Pinner Aikido Club in London can help you achieve self-defense skills, self-esteem, confidence, and fitness. Most of all though, our classes are fun.
You do not have to be competitive or naturally athletic to take part in the Aikido class. Learning Aikido is about self-improvement and self-confidence.
Regardless of your size, body type and current level of physical ability or disability. If you are looking for a healthier, more confident way of life, then the modern art of Aikido may well be for you.