Saturday, October 16, 2010

in search of the perfect forward stroke and some other stuff too

 Today Ben gave his forward stroke class. We began on the grass with the basic theory of how to sit, hold a paddle and the dynamics of the stroke

Helen on the other hand took advantage of the sunshine

Ben`s explanations and demos are pretty clear and exact, leaving you in no doubt of what you need to do to get it right
both on and off the water

at the end of the day we all got to see ourselves on the video with an analysis of the good the bad and the ugly.

Ben uses video for teaching and its a great tool

while we were working hard, the other group were having some fun and games on the water

ahoy there


Lee said...

Iwas suppose to go get instruction from helen in thunder bay but couldnt make it. How was her instruction?

Unknown said...

Absolutely fantastic, her lessons were great, and she can spot our mistakes and correct them like a brain surgeon. everybody loved her classes.If you get another chance grab it.

avital said...

She is very generous in sherring her knowledg, doing it with respect and love to paddling and paddlers as well. Love her lessons.

Silbs said...

Ben is one of the best and most innovative teachers I've ever witnessed...and I have told him so. I bet all you guys are doing torso rotation better now :)

Unknown said...

It was a great experience for me to be in Bens classes, both from the point of view of learning how to paddle and also learning how he teaches. you are 100% right silbs. and I`m writing this while rotating my whole body to the left.