A good friend of mine, who used to train alongside me, has requested that I train him a bit and help him "get back in to it." Although I have a lot of teaching experience, I in no way consider myself a sensei, and this will be the first time that I assume responsibility for a beginning karate-ka's development. I train only in classical Okinawan Karate methods, so that is what will be taught, i.e. kata based and from a self-preservation perspective.
I would appreciate any advice on teaching an adult karate. What would you focus on in the early stages of training? What kinds of skills would you focus on developing? How would you teach kata, and would you begin realistic applications early? Any tips would be great!