Teacher Training

For Modern Times And Beyond

Self-Paced Online Course

 

Instructor

Lia Suzuki Sensei

6th dan Aikikai

Aikido Kenkyukai International USA

"I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn."

Albert Einstein

 

What You'll Learn In This Course

Module 1

The 3 Golden Rules of Teaching

There are 3 Golden Rules of teaching martial arts. Once you have learned and embodied these, your work will get much easier, your students will make more progress, and you'll be reminded of why you became a teacher in the first place.

Module 2

The 4 Pillars of My Teaching Philosophy

How much to push students, how much to explain, how to support them and motivate them... These are some of the questions that will be answered in this second module.

Module 3

Building Dojo Community - How and Why

I'll be sharing ways that you can build community and why it's important. Once you've adopted these practices, your dojo membership retention will become solid, and you'll see an increase in new students, as well.

Module 4

Teaching Kids

Any instructor who has taught even one kids class realizes that teaching kids is very different from teaching adults. I'll share some things that have helped me grow my youth program to 50+ kids at any given time.

Module 5

Teacher Burnout

Teacher burnout is certainly real. In this module, we take a look at contributing factors and how you can avoid them, as well as steps you can take to alleviate burnout when it has been unavoidable.

Module 6

How Young Instructors Can Navigate the Aging Aikido Culture

From what to look for in an instructor, applying for deshi programs, doing extended dojo stays for deepened study, in this module, we recognize the challenges for young Aikido-ka and present some ways to successfully navigate this landscape and create your own Aikido future.

Module 7

How to Build Dojo Membership

Many instructors are also dojo owners. In addition to striving to become a better teacher, they must also make sure the dojo is sustainable financially. In this module, I'll share ways that I've built my dojo's membership over the years and give you tools to take your first steps to having a financially stable dojo.

Module 8

How to Know When You're Ready

There are some people who will feel that they are not ready to teach yet, no matter how much experience and expertise they have. And there are others who feel ready, even though they're just starting their own Aikido training.

This module will give you clear checkpoints to know if you're ready or not and if not, what you can do to prepare yourself.

Program Content Description

Presentation Videos for Each Module

When you sign up for the course, you will receive instant access to module presentation videos.

Replays of live Q&A sessions from past courses

Past, recorded Q&A sessions with Lia Sensei are a great way to help you to better understand each module's theme, as well as gain insights from other students from around the world.

Teacher Training For Modern Times And Beyond on the go via our Mobile App!

You can access all your course lesson videos and downloads on your computer. Or you can access your lesson materials on the go via your mobile device, with the Kajabi app.

The mobile app gives you full access to the program content for viewing or listening at your convenience.

Your Instructor:

Lia Suzuki Sensei

6th dan, Aikikai

Lia Suzuki Sensei is a senior student of Yoshinobu Takeda Shihan and National Director and Founder of Aikido Kenkyukai International USA.

For nearly 10 years, she lived and trained intensively under Takeda Shihan in Japan. Suzuki Sensei's experience in Japan also gave her the opportunity to train with the late Yamaguchi Sensei and other notable masters.

She currently is based in Los Angeles, and directly oversees several dojos in her network in the USA and the UK. Suzuki Sensei travels extensively throughout the world, teaching at dojos outside of her affiliation, as well.

Her mission is to foster inclusion in the Aikido world, rather than division, and to increase Aikido’s popularity among youth and those in their 20's and 30's.

Clips from the course

 
 

Why now?

If you're an experienced instructor, with your own dojo, as yourself what has excited you about having a dojo and teaching? What has annoyed you?

Ask yourself: "What's my new vision?"

Or if you have never taught a class, but would like to become an instructor someday, you can gain tremendous value from this course.

Whatever your situation, join now so you can be confident in your teaching and bring your vision to life, to create a thriving and vibrant dojo community!

What people are saying...

"Thank you once again for the wonderful course and continued support, it means a lot to me and Míriam, I now have a ton of material to go through, I will continue to study them and make adjustments on my Aikido, Dojo and Teaching.

I've been making adjustments to my teaching style and community building and I can already see good results. The kids class structure together with the classes you have uploaded are of great help as well."

Rafael Tonani, Instructor

Saõ Carlos, Brazil

“I completed Teacher Training Level 1 with Lia Suzuki Sensei in Jan 2016. It was a valuable training that prepared me thoroughly for teaching my own classes. The course included practical teaching time with children, teens, and adults which included feedback sessions to review teaching methodology and learning. I also got to see all aspects of dojo operation and learn how to manage a dojo efficiently with the use of technology. And I found the opportunity to work closely with a 6th Dan AKI teacher and learn more about AKI Aikido and philosophy a great experience. Highly recommended if you want to accelerate your path into teaching."

Nick Barnett, Coach

United Kingdom

What you'll get from this course:

  • Fundamentals of teaching
    • My 3 Golden Rules of Teaching
    • The 4 Pillars of My Teaching Philosophy
  • How to build dojo community
  • How to increase dojo membership
  • How to teach kids
  • How to avoid "teacher burnout"
  • How young instructors can navigate the aging aikido culture
  • How to know when you're ready to start teaching
  • How to attract people in their 20's and 30's
  • How to approach etiquette with younger generations
  • Tips for teaching virtual classes and hybrid classes
  • Lifetime access to the course
  • Downloadable worksheets for each module
  • BONUS 1: Solutions for teaching virtually
  • BONUS 2: Youth handbook with testing techniques and other info
  • BONUS 3: Back to Different - The New World of Hybrid Classes

Take advantage of these special bundles.

Basic Bundle

$97

$143 Value

  • 8 Lesson presentation videos
  • 8 Recorded live Q&A sessions from the archives
  • Unlimited lifetime access
  • Downloadable PDF worksheets and guides for each module 
  • BONUS 1: Bonus Module - "Solutions for Teaching Virtually"
  • BONUS 2: Download - Youth Handbook with testing techniques and other info
  • BONUS 3: Bonus Module - "Back to Different: The New World of Hybrid Classes"
  • BONUS 4: E-Book Transcript "The Teacher", Interview with Lia Suzuki Sensei ($5.99 value)
  • BONUS 5: "Courtesy & Manners In Budo" self-paced course with Hideo Numata Sensei ($67 value)
  • BONUS 6How to Build Dojo Membership In Modern Times & Beyond self-paced course. ($197 value)
  • BONUS 7Proper Body Alignment in Movement self-paced course. ($97 value)
  • BONUS 8: 30-minute video critique. Submit a video of one of your classes for a private critique from me and action steps for progress. ($150 Value)
  • BONUS 9: One 90-minute consulting session. Whether you have questions about your training, dojo business and management, or teaching, my time is yours in this complimentary 90-minute session. ($375 Value)
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Essential Bundle

$297

$498 Value

  • 8 Lesson presentation videos
  • 8 Recorded live Q&A sessions from the archives
  • Unlimited lifetime access
  • Downloadable PDF worksheets and guides for each module 
  • BONUS 1: Bonus Module - "Solutions for Teaching Virtually"
  • BONUS 2: Download - Youth Handbook with testing techniques and other info
  • BONUS 3: Bonus Module - "Back to Different: The New World of Hybrid Classes"
  • BONUS 4: E-Book Transcript "The Teacher", Interview with Lia Suzuki Sensei ($5.99 value)
  • BONUS 5: "Courtesy & Manners In Budo" self-paced course with Hideo Numata Sensei ($67 value)
  • BONUS 6: How to Build Dojo Membership In Modern Times & Beyond self-paced course. ($197 value)
  • BONUS 7: Proper Body Alignment in Movement self-paced course. ($97 value)
  • BONUS 8: 30-minute video critique. Submit a video of one of your classes for a private critique from me and action steps for progress. ($150 Value)
  • BONUS 9: One 90-minute consulting session. Whether you have questions about your training, dojo business and management, or teaching, my time is yours in this complimentary 90-minute session. ($375 Value)
Register Now

Premium Bundle

$497

$1023 Value

  • 8 Lesson presentation videos
  • 8 Recorded live Q&A sessions from the archives
  • Unlimited lifetime access
  • Downloadable PDF worksheets and guides for each module 
  • BONUS 1: Bonus Module - "Solutions for Teaching Virtually"
  • BONUS 2: Download - Youth Handbook with testing techniques and other info
  • BONUS 3: Bonus Module - "Back to Different: The New World of Hybrid Classes"
  • BONUS 4: E-Book Transcript "The Teacher", Interview with Lia Suzuki Sensei ($5.99 value)
  • BONUS 5: "Courtesy & Manners In Budo" self-paced course with Hideo Numata Sensei ($67 value)
  • BONUS 6: How to Build Dojo Membership In Modern Times & Beyond self-paced course. ($197 value)
  • BONUS 7: Proper Body Alignment in Movement self-paced course. ($97 value)
  • BONUS 8: 30-minute video critique. Submit a video of one of your classes for a private critique from me and action steps for progress. ($150 Value)
  • BONUS 9: One 90-minute consulting session. Whether you have questions about your training, dojo business and management, or teaching, my time is yours in this complimentary 90-minute session. ($375 Value)
Register Now