Hi everybody; I saw this new forum and I couldn't resist posting something that's been in the back of my head for a while. Most fencing instruction, at least most training for fencing instructors, seems to focus on 1 on 1 student-coach interactions. I know that's where I function by far the best. However, such situations are not always possible, and what I've been thinking about lately is a way to adapt private lessons to deal with small groups, maybe of 4 fencers. I've heard Mark Masters at FAP has a very cool system where he works with one kid at a time but the others have to mimic and pay attention to what's going on because he'll ask them questions or switch people to make them work, and I've also seen small groups handled by havign one student work the drill a few times, then the next, and so on and so forth, so that no one goes without coaching interaction for long.
I'm wondering if anyone can elaborate on either of those two (they're very similar) or has any other ways on making instruction of small groups a bit more personal and similar to a private lesson.