|That's me teaching a way to get into shiho nage (sorry about the blur)|
Here's the weird part. Because I've been helping rebrand the system, I was asked to help teach the seminar. There were mainly three of us teaching. It's not that I didn't know the material, or that I haven't taught before, but there were people who WAY out rank me on the jujutsu side. I kept asking myself, "Why are they listening to me?.. They have been doing this longer than I have." Now I've been doing Chendokan for over 11 years now, so its not like I'm a beginner, but still. Halfway through the seminar, one of the jujutsu people, whom I respect a lot, came up to me and complimented me on how my aikido has improved. It was an unexpected compliment. It was overall a very good was just kind of a sureal experience, being asked to teach at a seminar.
Anybody else had similar thoughts teaching their first seminar? Let me know about it in the comments.