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Interski Tele clinic videos

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Interski Tele clinic videos

Postby chagerman » Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:14 pm

Thought the instructors in the room might find these interesting. The differences between the national approaches to tele instruction are pretty significant.

Lots of good tidbits for the rest of us as well.

The videos are all the work of Yas Kawasaki. His YouTube channel has a wealth of CANSI instructional material as well.

US Workshop
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l67chDvA ... ym8ZBPIz6d

German Workshop
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9kmeiHz ... ym8ZBPIz6d

Swiss Workshop
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgqFvWOT ... ym8ZBPIz6d

Norway Workshop
http://youtu.be/myGD54tQvvw
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Re: Interski Tele clinic videos

Postby Biff » Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:27 pm

chagerman wrote:Thought the instructors in the room might find these interesting. The differences between the national approaches to tele instruction are pretty significant.

Lots of good tidbits for the rest of us as well.

The videos are all the work of Yas Kawasaki. His YouTube channel has a wealth of CANSI instructional material as well.

US Workshop
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l67chDvA ... ym8ZBPIz6d

German Workshop
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9kmeiHz ... ym8ZBPIz6d

Swiss Workshop
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgqFvWOT ... ym8ZBPIz6d

Norway Workshop
http://youtu.be/myGD54tQvvw


Wow, great stuff!

Thanks.
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Re: Interski Tele clinic videos

Postby Brenda » Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:46 pm

Don't have the time right now to view them all, but I'm curious about the differences. Care to point out some of the more interesting?
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Re: Interski Tele clinic videos

Postby Yad » Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:57 pm

The instructor for the US workshop is Ross Matlock. I skied with him in Japan; he knows his stuff.

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Re: Interski Tele clinic videos

Postby chagerman » Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:45 pm

Brenda wrote:Don't have the time right now to view them all, but I'm curious about the differences. Care to point out some of the more interesting?


Caveat: I'm not an instructor, so you'll want some salt with this.

That out of the way, I should note that each group approached the workshop a little differently. The American and Swiss work shops focused primarily on explaining the national understanding of the turn and philosophy of instruction [cue argument], whereas the Germans and Norwegians went more for the straight up 'this is how we teach telemark' approach.

I found German approach the most unusual/interesting, perhaps because I wasn't expecting much in the way of innovation. Rather than taking an explicitly technical approach to positioning and movements, they adopt what might be called a 'play-based' approach, with emphasis on fun exercises/activities meant to instill certain body positions and patterns of movement.

The Norwegians did some of this as well, but their approach to instruction (and also the turn) seemed somewhat more traditional.

The Swiss workshop is the most technical of the four in terms of deconstructing aspects of the telemark turn under different dynamic conditions (complete with manual). Their overall philosophy seems similar to the USA (PSIA) approach, but I found the American presentation did a better job describing the 'Forest' since it spent less time on the 'trees'.

I'm interested to hear what the instructors in the room have to say once they've had a look at these videos.


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Re: Interski Tele clinic videos

Postby Grant » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:57 am

I would have never guessed the Germans would have a 'play based' system. I love it and will start using some of their 'green' techniques this season when teaching kids.
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Re: Interski Tele clinic videos

Postby chagerman » Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:41 pm

I know. I was expecting something relentlessly technical.
I should know better than to buy in to those stereotypes.
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