Teacher Training

In Modern Times And Beyond

 

8-Week Online Course

Starts Sunday, January 16!

 

Instructor

Lia Suzuki Sensei

6th dan Aikikai

Aikido Kenkyukai International USA

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"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 8-Week 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

To Be Determined

This module will be custom-designed for this group. I'll listen to your feedback in our live sessions and via the comments section to determine the strongest remaining interest areas and pain points and then design our last module based on my findings.

Proper Body Alignment In Movement Via ZOOM Video Conference

All our course sessions take place on the Zoom video conference platform. Zoom is easy to use and a great way to train virtually with our global dojo community! 

All you need for joining the calls is a good internet connection and a camera on your laptop or desktop. It's a simple click of the Zoom link to join the conference call.

For mobile devices, all you need to do is download the Zoom App in the APP STORE, or on GOOGLE PLAY for Android devices.

Program Content Description

Weekly Presentation Videos for Each Module

During the 8-week course, you will receive  access to weekly presentation videos, based on the upcoming module theme.

Access will be granted several days before our live session, giving you time to view the presentation and prepare any questions you would like to ask during the live session.

Weekly Live Sessions w/ Lia Suzuki Sensei

For 8 Sundays, you will meet virtually with Lia Sensei and the other course members. This will be your chance to ask any questions you might have about the presentation video, or for that matter, other questions about teaching.

These live course sessions will take place on Sundays at the following time:

9:30am PST • 12:30pm EST • 18:30 UK • 19:30 CET • 20:30 IST

Private Online Community Group

As a course participant, you will gain access to my exclusive Teacher Training Online Community (Like a Facebook group. But better. 🙂)

This is your community forum where you can interact with other course members and me as you go through the weekly videos for the course.

In this interactive community forum you can post questions, share photos/videos, and stay in touch with your course community.

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

You can access all your course practice videos and downloads on your mobile devices via 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 Free Workshop

 
 

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Want to join the Waitlist?

Thank you for your interest in "Teacher Training 2021 And Beyond" online course.

If you'd like to be notified when registration opens for the next cycle, please enter your email address.

In the meantime, I'll send you a couple free downloads, "Tips for Teaching Zoom Classes or Hybrid Classes" and "The Three Golden Rules for Teaching Aikido."

*Make sure to check your email to confirm.

(If you don't see an email from me in your inbox, please check your spam folder, your "promotions" email tab, and any other email folders you have.)

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Why now?

Whether you're an experienced instructor, with a dojo that survived the pandemic lockdowns, or closed your dojo completely, but now are considering re-opening, now is the perfect time to re-assess and make a new vision as you rebuild and start anew.

What excited you about having a dojo and teaching? What annoyed you?

Ask yourself: "What's my new vision?"

Or even if you haven't ever taught a class, but would like to become an instructor someday, you can gain tremendous value from this course.

Whatever your situation, join us 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 Membership
  • 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
  • Unlimited access during the course to the recordings of the sessions and presentation videos
  • Access to my private Teacher Training Online Community (Like a Facebook group. But better. 🙂)
  • BONUS 1: Free Download - Instructors’ Guide for Teaching Virtually

Registration now closed.

Want to join the Waitlist?

Thank you for your interest in "Teacher Training 2021 And Beyond" online course.

If you'd like to be notified when registration opens for the next cycle, please enter your email address.

In the meantime, I'll send you a couple free downloads, "Tips for Teaching Zoom Classes or Hybrid Classes" and "The Three Golden Rules for Teaching Aikido."

*Make sure to check your email to confirm.

(If you don't see an email from me in your inbox, please check your spam folder, your "promotions" email tab, and any other email folders you have.)

Join the Waitlist

Teacher Training

In Modern Times And Beyond

 

8-Week Course Begins Sunday, Jan. 16th, 2022

Single Payment

$197

  • 8 Live, Interactive Teacher Training Sessions on Zoom with Lia Suzuki Sensei
  • 10-minute Q&A at the end of every class
  • 8 Prerecorded course presentation videos
  • Unlimited access during the course to the recordings of the sessions and presentation videos
  • Access to my exclusive Teacher Training Online Community (Like a Facebook group. But better. 🙂)
  • Downloadable Checklists and Guides
  • Access to a global community of Aikido-ka
  • BONUS: Free Download - Instructors’ Guide for Teaching Virtually
    • 10 Tips That Will Help You and Your Students Avoid “Zoom Fatigue”
    • Equipment Checklist for Virtual Teaching
Register Now

3 Monthly Payments

$79 per month

  • 8 Live, Interactive Teacher Training Sessions on Zoom with Lia Suzuki Sensei
  • 10-minute Q&A at the end of every class
  • 8 Prerecorded course presentation videos
  • Unlimited access during the course to the recordings of the sessions and presentation videos
  • Access to my exclusive Teacher Training Online Community (Like a Facebook group. But better. 🙂)
  • Downloadable Checklists and Guides
  • Access to a global community of Aikido-ka
  • BONUS: Free Download - Instructors’ Guide for Teaching Virtually
    • 10 Tips That Will Help You and Your Students Avoid “Zoom Fatigue”
    • Equipment Checklist for Virtual Teaching
Register Now