Friday, January 22, 2010

Frankly my dear...

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...

I attended a seminar with a very high-ranked instructor who dropped this really interesting idea on the participants. He said that when his students complain about not understanding what they are doing, he tells them something to the effect of...
"I absolutely don't give a damn if you ever consciously understand what I'm teaching. I'm teaching your subconscious to protect you automatically in dangerous situations where your conscious mind can't."

I've thought about that one for a long time. What do you think are the pros and cons of this sort of teaching philosophy?
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Patrick Parker is a Christian, husband, father, martial arts teacher, Program Director for a Cardiac Rehab, and a Ph.D. Contact: or phone 601.248.7282 木蓮
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