Quality of Voice
Some Taekwondo instructors are quiet and soft spoken, while others are loud and yell a lot, while most are somewhere in between the two extremes. It all depends on the personality of the instructor, how his or her instructor taught, and how his or her current instructor wants it to be. Some characteristics of soft spoken and loud instructors are as follows:
- Often find it difficult to be loud because it strains their voices, while loud instructors often find it difficult to be soft since they have naturally loud voices.
- Tend to give a lot of detailed instructions, while loud instructors tend to use short commands.
- May use loudness for emphasis, while loud instructors usually have to use softness for emphasis since they are already loud.
- May use loudness to show displeasure without expressing anger, while loud instructors must get even louder to express displeasure, which often comes across as anger.
- Often find it difficult to arouse enthusiasm in a class, while loud instructors tend to keep a class enthused.
- Tend to relay lots of facts and information, while loud instructors tend to be curt and to the point. Gichin Funakoshi, the father of karate, spend half of his instruction periods giving lectures.
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