Class Notes – December 8, 2009

David D. ran class in my absence …

Attendance: It was an honor to train with guest Guro Ervin Quintin from IMPACT Athletes (Sayoc Virginia Beach Training Group), as well as, having Austin T. observe the class. Others that were present included, Mark, Brian and Calder (a.k.a. Tre).Announcement: As a reminder, students were informed about the upcoming holiday gift exchanged slated for December 22, 2009.Objectives of the class:The objectives of the class are to train the students how to:Define self-determination as goal for self assessing their personal training progress.Illustrate an employable method that allow the student to practice on their ownDemonstrate how to create a personal training station.Assessment CriterionThe purpose of the criterion is to measure how well the student acquired their skills and knowledge. Therefore, the area where the student is assessed is their abilities. Their abilities, for instance, to demonstrate correct position of hand placement according to Sayoc kali standards, within the context of a simulated classroom. This training assessment criterion is based on Bloom’s Taxonomy: an overview – Benjamin S. Bloom following areas of proficiency:Learning outcomes:At the end of the class the student is expected, within the context of a supported classroom situation, to demonstrate how to create an opening with intent to access their targets.Assessment method:At the end of the training session, observed by the facilitator, the student will demonstrate correct hand placement in blade on blade and the true left hand in the class situation to promote behavioral change.Threshold assessment criteria:The student will adequately be equipped to evaluate the effectiveness and the consequences of their actions (getting cut), as well as self-assess their methods for improving their habitual performance. Otherwise, their experiences are ineffective to bring about the desired intent.Class activities:Class started off with a brief explanation of self-determination from a rhetorical perspective as a goal each student sets in order to evaluate their personal progress. Self-determination meaning to cause personal change with purpose and intent. Self-determination as a measurable objective for self assessment, explains the importance of coming to class with an objective to make the most of the training experience.Several rhetorical questions were briefly raised as examples to help the student self-assess their workout, they included:What is your goal today when you train?What do you intend to accomplish today that you did not achieve last week?How do you know if you accomplish you goal?Are your skills better this week than last week?What is the purpose behind each movement?What are your standards for measuring your progress?Why do the Tuhon’s in the Sayoc system, as well as, Dr. Bob move the way they do?These were used as examples of high standards. in addition, examples from the 3 of 9 DVD.I demonstrated to class, how I constructed my personal work station, in addition, I explained my work ethic when I am away from class. Student were taught, how to create a personal work station.The 3 of 9 was covered, in particular, the section on double blade on blade and the true left hand. Throughout the drill, emphasis was placed on the importance of precision and correct movement as standard.David P Davis

Great job as always, David!


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