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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

The Value of Mat Chats

What is a Mat Chat? For those of you unfamiliar with the term, it’s a wrap-up of the lessons at the end of class. Some schools, especially in children’s classes, call everyone together in a huddle (in a circle on one knee) on the MAT, while the instructor summarizes what they learned today in a short CHAT. Other schools have the students sit or lie down in meditation while the instructor summarizes what they learned today. It’s a simple way to use the old formula for education: Tell them what you are going to say, say it, then tell them what you said. I recommend that you use this formula

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Grandmaster Tim McCarthy
Grandmaster Tim McCarthy
is a martial arts educator with a master’s degree in education and a grandmaster rank in the martial arts. He has been instrumental in developing two industry-changing programs, plus has directed and been featured in hundreds of martial arts videos and webinars.

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