Regardless of the two-person drill, sometimes you have a partner who's certain he understands the drill, particularly when he's been doing it a while. Unfortunately, that's ... Not always true.
In my eyes, the absolute best things to do are:
- Ask the teacher for clarification on the drill
- Talk to the student about how the drill works
- Practice more until you understand the drill better as well
Sometimes, the teacher or the student aren't readily available, and the pace of the class doesn't always allow for questions. While these are issues that probably require addressing in their own right, I don't want to focus on these here.
Note - here we're talking about classes where there is minimal talking happening, and the juniors do not talk back to the seniors.
So - what is the best way to handle a partner who misunderstands the drill?