a good friend of mine has been asked to take over a 'submission wrestling' class but he has a competition of his own coming up soon and doesnt want to wreck his chances of putting in his best performance..
I reckon that it maybe good for him as he will get to revisit and analyse all of the basics again, maybe in even greater detail so that he can tell his potential pupils all about the positions and submissions..he seems to think other wise and that it may infringe upon his prep time..
thought i would throw it out there and see what do u guys think as i know that there are more than a few people on here that competes and teaches..
I think he's over thinking this a little.
Tell him to put on a gi NOW
I think it depends on a few factors including how much time he can dedicate to training and also who would be in the class. If his training time is limited then I understand his concerns that he may not get the amount of work in he needs to be at his best. If time is no issues, and he would have some good guys to push him whilst rolling then I think it could be benefical. I've been in a similar situation and teaching the techniques does help you analyse and learn the little details but I do have a lot of hours allocated for training time.
"My game improved a ton since I started teaching"-Ed Herman
Gary 'Smiler' Turner
Got told a long time back by a really good coach that there's three steps to learning.
1. To be taught.
2. To practice.
3. To teach
thanks smiler..nice words of wisdom..
will pass that on..