If you are starting from zero, or if you want to review your technique from the beginning I suggest you follow the following canoe lessons in sequence.

The educational progression that I propose to you is designed to make kayaking easier and fun. According to your discipline, I propose a different list of lessons.

 

Whitewater kayaking

Sea kayaking

Touring and recreational kayaking

White water kayaking course 

White water kayking is not immediately intuitive and quick learning. As soon as you get on these kayaks, the boat does not go straight and it is difficult to control. For this reason I propose a series of lessons that start with the basics of the technique in order to make the learning process much easier. I advise you to carefully follow the first lessons and invest a little energy to learn the basic strokes well. Only by doing so will you be able to set the basis for a solid learning process.

I also remind you that no online lesson can replace a good kayak course. There are many notions of safety and management of a river descent that can only be learned by experiencing expert canoeists. 

  1. How to get on and off the kayak
  2. How to turn the kayak - circular stroke
  3. How to push the kayak - the power stroke
  4. The rudder stroke 
  5. The brace stroke 
  6. Paddling technique
  7. Eskimo - fundamental maneuver for the whitewater
  8. Enter eddie and current
  9. How to paddle in the waves
  10. How to make the boof
  11. How to turn the kayak with the draw stroke
  12. Signals in the river - communicate with the group

Sea kayaking course

If your goal is to go on the sea, I propose some lessons that could be useful for learning the basic techniques. However I suggest you visit a club or an association that holds courses and organizes trips. There is a lot to learn about navigation in the sea and safety.

  1. How to get on and off the kayak
  2. How to turn the kayak - circular stroke
  3. Paddling technique
  4. The brace stroke 
  5. How to paddle in the waves

Touring and recreational kayaking course

If you want to use the canoe to go to the lake or in still waters you can follow the following lessons that will help you to paddle correctly:

  1. How to get on and off the kayak
  2. How to turn the kayak - circular stroke
  3. Paddling technique

 

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