TEACHING ON THE MAT Part two

 DEALING WITH UNWANTED “HELP” Written by Ania Small In the first part of this article, I defined teaching on the mat, or “helping”, as offering verbal or non-verbal suggestions to a training partner, when you are not a teacher of the class, and when you are not asked...

TEACHING ON THE MAT part one

UNWANTED “HELP” ON THE MAT PART ONE By Ania Small As a woman training a martial art, I’ve been on the receiving end of teaching, or what I will also call here “helping” on the mat, many times. I will define it as offering verbal or non-verbal suggestions...