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Learning is not a Team Sport

May 15, 2018


I’ve been teaching in one way, shape or form for over 25 years now. I can honestly say that “The student who masters a subject on his own learns more”. When I’m teaching SYSTEMA at FightClub to the kids I try my best to give them time to practice with there partners. The demonstrations or examples I give are referenced as ‘ideas’ or ‘concepts’. I’m constantly talking about them being creative. Real-world problems need creative solutions. There is a part of us all that really likes set techniques, hard rules, and facts, but teaching from these places has a ceiling. I try to remove any ceilings when I teach. I believe all children should reach for the stars.

Learning is not a team sport. Learning is an activity that involves solely the student and the knowledge. Everything or everyone else that may become involved in this process is essentially superfluous—and is potentially harmful as a distraction from the fundamental process.

This self—mastery usually does not happen automatically, but it can be learned by almost any student with correct study rules and a good study environment.

While the subject matter, can be mastered with or without a teacher, the student who masters it without a teacher learns something more. He/she learns to teach themselves.

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