Pattern Training Before Pan Ams
June 10, 2012
Sometimes it’s really hard for kids to remember patterns if they are visual learners and they need to ‘see’ the direction that they are supposed to be going in a sequence.
Today we had a breakthrough….I showed a junior belt the diagram of their pattern with tape on the floor. As soon as he could ‘see’ where he was supposed to go he could suddenly remember the pattern
For an additional visual aide, I filmed him doing his pattern since we often think we are moving differently than we actually are
After 2 hours of coaching I was able to work on my own patterns with Mr. Lynch and Mr. LeGrow. Now that the OFSAA track meet is over I can spend this week really concentrating on TKD until the tournament.
We are all competing next week so we all want to perfect our patterns as much as possible. It’s great to work with other people who love patterns as much as I do