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Old 01-02-2013, 01:35 PM   #84
sureshs
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Here is something I heard from a surfing coach last week about his philosophy of teaching:

Foundation + Flexibility

Teach the sound fundamentals of surfing (or else you could be limited to 1 minute of Stand Up Paddling before toppling over, like me) and give the flexibility to each student to evolve his own style.

I can imagine a tennis coach adopting this as a mission statement and trademarking "F&F Coaching."

Interestingly, the Surfing Channel program I was watching was showing a pro surf event on the Oahu North Shore, and two ex-surfers who were commentating ended up arguing whether a certain surfer was showing off his own style, or was it just the regular orthodox teaching that he was following!
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