If you are unable to get to a teacher to learn the Erle
Montaigue system, or you want some instruction and advice directly from Eli, we
now have a distance video learning program.
It is highly recommended that all wtba members/instructors have their training looked at by Eli at least once a year.
Of course if your main teacher is a wtba senior than this is not so important.
A senior instructor will notice things in your training that could really boost your way up the ladder.
If you only train via the videos and maybe get to a workshop once a year, then getting into this distance learning will really push your training forward.
Whether it's once a week, month, or even just once a year, it will really bring you out of the dark, you can even become an instructor like this.
The beauty is you can film yourself when ever you have the time, send it off, and wait for your corrections, no need to schedule a class time.
To take full advantage of this involves you learning what you want from our MTG
videos, then having your training corrected via video.
1. You choose a form or training method to work on; if you are unsure where to start you can simply ask Eli for advice on this.
2. You then make a short video of yourself training; this can be filmed with any device such as a smart phone. You can either just perform the thing you want corrected, or you can ask questions as well in the video.
3. Upload the video to either YouTube as an unlisted video (this is preferred) or to an online storage like DropBox, then send the link to the video along with the payment. PLEASE NOTE if you are sending the video via anything other than YouTube, you need to make the file small, no more than 1MB per minute. If you upload to YouTube is does not matter what size it is as Eli can select the viewing size in YouTube. This is due to Eli now living on the road permanently, so all the internet usage is via mobile and costs a lot more than home internet.
4. Eli will look over your video, mark down your errors, and then make a personal video explaining and showing in detail what you need to do to improve and send this back to you.
Eli will focus on your most major errors first, he will fit in as many corrections as he can in the time you have paid for, if he only has time to correct half of the video you have sent, then you can pay for another lesson to get the rest done.
When you have corrected these, you can make another video with your improved level of skill, then Eli will look at the more subtle errors in your form and start to give you advice on where you are going even if there are no technical errors, by advising you how to advance your training etc.
Confused how much time to buy?
How much form Eli can correct in a set amount of time will depend on how good your form is, but as a rough guide you would need at least 60 minutes to have the first third of the taiji form corrected.
If you send say the first third to be corrected, but Eli can only get through half of it in the time you've paid for, then you can simply work with that, and then when you want you can pay for another lesson to have the rest looked at.
Do not be confused to think these prices are higher than a private class with Eli in person, as there is a lot more than 60 minutes of work that goes into a 60 minute video, Eli has to first watch your video, each part a few times to look over in detail what you're doing.