Karate Instructors should be ideal 空手先生が理想的 (アイデアル)であるべき by Myint Kywe 先生

Karate Instructors should be ideal
空手先生が理想的 (アイデアル)であるべき

Do you know KATA criteria at karate tournaments!

空手先生 Myint Kywe
ဆိုရွိကိ ကရာေတးအသင္း နည္းျပခ်ဳပ္ 
ဦးျမင့္ၾကြယ္ ( ၿမိဳ ႔မ ျမင့္ၾကြယ္ )
首席先生  Soshiki Karate (松濤館 空手)

KATA criteria at karate tournaments
1. Systematic demonstration of the true Kata meaning.
2. Understanding of the techniques being used (applied BUNKAI for Kumite).
3. Correct timing, rhythm, speed, power and balance.  
4. Correct focus of power (KIME). Kime is the focus of your technique, the placing of all your power and concentration into a single point of space-time and completing your technique with focus and power.
5. Correct focus of attention (Chakugan) and concentration. Chakugan is the correct focus of your attention, looking at your opponent (different styles teach different places on your opponent's body to watch, i.e. chest, third eye, etc.), or where your opponent should be if you are practicing individual kata, to be able to see all of his movements.

6. Correct stances (Dachi) with proper tension in the legs, and feet flat on the floor.
7. Correct body shifting (Tai-Sabaki).
8. Proper tension in the abdomen (HARA) and no bobbing (no bounce their head up and down ) up and down of the hips when moving.
9. Correct patterns of movements (KIHON) of the style being demonstrated.
10. The performance should also be evaluated with a view to discerning other points such as the difficulty of the Kata presented. Synchronization is very important in team KATA, not considered to be an external cue. Synchronization is very important concept in the kata.
Synchronization is the coordination of events to operate a system in unison (simultaneous performance). An external cue is a cue that comes from a body movement.

You need to understand such as linear velocity, centripetal acceleration, centripetal force, centrifugal force, kinetic energy, angular speed, centre of gravity, stability control, direction of movement, motion, Ki (), Kiai (気合) etc. Ki is the essential energy; mood; heart; mind; spirit; feelings. Kiai is a Japanese term used in martial arts for the short yell or shout uttered when performing an attacking move.

About Karate teaching job

Teaching is an important and well regarded profession within our community in karate and all people from all walks of life find it a professionally and personally rewarding career choice.

It is a unique profession because everyone has been in a karate school setting and seen teachers or instructors in action, even if just as a student. But do you really know what teachers do, what is teaching job, where teachers work and what kinds of teachers there are?

Instructor responsibilities

What teachers / Instructors should know and be able to do.
While the principal provides educational leadership in karate for his pupils and sets the general direction and ethos for all staff, students and community members, teachers play a key role in delivery of quality education to students including:

·       planning, preparing and delivering effective teaching and learning programs for every student in allocated classes and/or groups
·       establishing and maintaining a supportive school environment
·       contributing to the development and implementation of the school objectives and school planning
·       assisting with the principal or chief instructor

·       study with students of different ages and abilities
·       prepare lessons and teaching materials
·       assess student progress
·       engage with parents and guardians
·       work with colleagues in school  and in professional teams
·       are involved in extra curricula activities, school excursions and performances
·       continue in lifelong learning, ability development and skill in karate.
·       abide by all rules, regulations

Qualities of a good instructor

Teaching is a career that provides challenges, excitement, personal reward and a chance to encourage and support others to achieve their goals. There are some personal qualities and skills that make someone a good teacher (instructor).

These include:

·       being good at explaining things to others
·       being a people person and enjoy studying with a wide range of people
·       enthusiasm in teaching job
·       having a best knowledge in particular subject areas
·       being a good time manager
·       ability to teach in a team as well as using your own initiative
·       keeping your forgiveness
·       keeping your honesty
·       keeping your Humility
·       be hospitalized
·       don't be arrogant
·       don't be belligerent
·       read the books, think and discussion with other and do

·       having patience and a good sense of humour (the quality of being amusing)
·       being fair-minded and open- minded
·       Understanding of the role of the school and value of karate
·       Understanding that being a “great teacher” is a constant struggle to always improve.
·       Know what you teach and how to teach. “First, and most necessary of all ... he must know what he teaches and how he teaches.

Good teachers know that by listening to and working with colleagues, parents, other professionals and community members that they can inspire students and improve their learning. Even though an instructor may be able to deliver the lesson adequately enough to cover the essential points to achieve the objectives, the fact that the instructor has only rudimentary knowledge of the subject area may be exposed and adversely affect the student’s capacity for learning. Like what you teach. If you enjoy the subject matter, it will be easy to teach, and your teaching style will be more motivated, energetic, and effective.

We try to impress a thing on others. We may do it by words or by deeds. But the effect in both cases is not the same. We may give advice to others to do certain things. We may speak of many noble qualities. We may tell people that they should acquire those qualities. It may or may not have effect. But if we have those qualities ourselves, our advice will be more effective. An orator may ask the people to sacrifice their lives for the good of the country. His inspiring speech may produce some effect but it does not last long. If the orator himself does what he preaches, people will have faith in what he says.

If he sacrifices his life for the good of the school or job, others will follow him.

Thus an example is more effective than thousands of words of advice. If a man does not practice what he preaches, his precepts will not carry value.

Teachers may advice their pupils to be good, skillful and virtuous. If the teachers themselves are not good, skillful and virtuous, the pupils cannot be expected to be good, skillful and virtuous. They will follow the examples of their teachers.

A teacher can have greater influence over the students if he himself practices what he preaches to them.

Practice a virtue yourself and then teaches others to follow your example. He did it himself and so he had so much influence over the people.

Be careful not to blame your lack of enthusiasm on the teaching job. How many books do you read in your lifetime?
All Karate Instructors should be IDEAL and GOOD example.