I hope I am not abusing this forum, and I hope these Q's are in context to the way Tony wants this to run. Please let me know if I am out of context or being a pain.
Well speaking of "Experiments" I wonder if I have made a mistake. Let me paint the picture for you. I was doing some LARD's with my students. I do not wish to make many "Murphy Moments" so I was just asking them to react to when they are being hit, they are not being hit, just pretending. This is with the Kenpo I have been teaching them. I am scared at this point to go over board, but I feel I just may have anyway.
The striker has to react as if he/she is being hit(BAGBG)this is all at 1/4 speed. I was trying to show them what really happens and they will have to adjust, move forward ect. Instead of the static drills we have always been doing.
Well it backfired. Some did get it, but most felt frustrated. I explained why to them and I got lots of lip service. As I watched, they kept going back to the static drill format. I would stop the class or pair and go over it again. I could see the frustration in their faces.
I was then reminded of a story told at the seminar in which a school owner just about lost his school after going to a seminar. And I got scared and moved on to another drill, and it was a static one. They where happy.
But one student (the oldest one I might add) confronted me after and was asking Q's. He was very interested in the concept. So I did get my result, just not on a grander level.
So do I continue these types of glimpses? I wonder if I should ask them which ones they want to work on, allowing for both to transpire at the same time. I am 50/50, and caught in my FEAR loop. What do you, or anyone else think? These are pre-teens sorry for not explaining earlier.