Teaching versus Painting
A painter does not start by completing the painting at one point and then moving to another point. The painter starts with a faint layout of the entire painting, adds bold colors to large areas, and then works down to the more subtle colors in small areas. As the painting nears completion, the painter steps back to view the painting as a whole and then makes changes where required. Sometimes highlights are added to accentuate certain areas to make the entire painting a work of art. Taekwondo teaching is similar to painting a canvas. The basics are taught, then major techniques are taught, and then the finer points of Taekwondo are stressed. Instructors sometimes need to step back and look at the overall performance of a student and make adjustments as needed. Instructors also need to look at each student individually and teach him or her things that will accentuate his or her individuality.
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