As of September 2022 group meets will be the usual method of instruction. This is a difficult choice, despite the benefits that come with group classes, but necessary in light of the demands of my other responsibilities. My day job is connected to battling the pandemic and the approval of the booster is keeping things extremely busy.
We will meet Sundays in a two hour block from 10am to 12pm at the PCC satellite in Newberg, Oregon.
The format of the class is traditional, that is, I will work with students in turn while the others work on selected drills and exercises. At present, we have a mixed weapon and mixed age class, and so most of the drills are designed to work across platform. Every class begins with a warm up and footwork drills before individual lessons commence.
At present I have limited time to run individual lessons. This said, I like to meet new students one on one first, in part to assess them if they’re experienced, and in part because most students feel less pressure without an audience, especially if they are new or younger. In some cases, I will travel to a person’s house or some location in between, especially if they have difficulty or responsibilities that make it too difficult to meet Sundays.
- lessons run 30 min. to 1 hr.
- lessons take place outside, masked, and as conditions with the pandemic allow
- payment: cash, venmo, paypal, or in trade (in the past I’ve taught lessons for books, home-brew, fresh produce, etc.)–call or email for rates
Location: most lessons are held Sundays at PCC Newberg. The area with a roof is small, but ample against harder rain; there is seating available too for parents/spectators.
Parents are always welcome to stay and watch.