The Superbike-Coach Cornering School program is extremely popular. We have riders coming from all over the United States and some students even coming from overseas. That riders are taking Day 1, and that they are coming back for Days 2 & 3 says a lot about it, too. Spreading the Days out over a longer (but oversee-able) period of time makes sense in multiple ways:
- It’s less overwhelming for the student
- The student has a decent amount of time before the next Day for track time and to work on drills.
- The Days follow a logical subject order. So, the student efficiently builds up to the next class.
- Taking plenty of time between Days helps to mentally settle and fine tune subjects before moving on
- And, it allows me to see if a student is ready to attack the next step or if they need more help.
This class offers a full spectrum of cornering—from A to Z. Needless to say, we’re welcoming all types/levels of riders to this program. But, we often get emails from riders who are trying to find a way around taking “Day 1”. Which, is often incorrectly seen as the “beginner level”, especially by the more experienced rider- who can’t seem to grasp the deeper value of the class as a whole. They tend to see these classes superficially—but more on this later.
So, take the typical track rider who fits in this scenario pretty well… On the top of his/her wish list is the subject of “Body Positioning”. They’ll ask “Can’t you teach me just that?” or they’ll say “I suck at counter-steering. But I don’t want to do the other subjects!” This is when my logic kicks in and says… “But, if you don’t have THIS subject down, then you can’t be very good at all the other stuff, can ya?!”
In fact, once this rider gets into the class, some of subjects are not even known. Or they have been wrongly taught in the copying process used by other riding schools. Which, actually means that you should not try to skip subjects and try to just grab the one skill you think you might need—like candy in a damn store. You actually hurt yourself because you’re skipping out on something extremely powerful.
Cuz’… I can help you put your mindset in the right place. I teach you how to keep ego and emotions in check. I know about the mental state of a rider (maybe more than anyone else). Even if you lack confidence, you don’t need to be ashamed of it. I will change the way you look at things, which often goes way beyond riding bikes. I can help change your attitude to help you do things you might not have thought you’d been capable of—on the track and off. I’m not just teaching skills. I’m teaching a PHILOSOPHY.
So how about we look at it as what it is…a ‘complete working system’. Because to try to get a single piece of candy makes no sense, when you could actually, one day, OWN THE DAMN CANDY STORE!!!
Headcoach Can Akkaya, Superbike-Coach Corp
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