SWAT Team Benchmarks
In order to be eligible, you should demonstrate the potential to excel at the following qualities, which we will aim to measure through a program application which may be followed by an interview with your instructor:
These 8 Swat Team Benchmarks offer an in-depth look at your leadership abilities by assessing the skills developed through your SWAT Team training. By setting a baseline of strengths and opportunities, we can identify what skills may need to be developed and help you build upon them as you continue in the program. These SWAT Team Benchmarks are reevaluated often to help us track and plan growth for Swat Team Members.
THE SWAT TEAM EXPERIENCE
THE SWAT TEAM MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES:
Weekly hands on training, monthly leadership workshops, and annual certification seminars. This complete leadership experience helps mold our students into highly competent educators. These skills will also carry over outside of the dojo, where you will see your ability to make better and more informed choices at home and at work/school!
WEEKLY HANDS-ON TRAINING
One of the main values of the SWAT Team program is the regular opportunity to apply learned skills to actual leadership experiences. You will begin by acting as an assistant in classes by monitoring students, holding targets, and demonstrating activities.
During these hands on training classes, you will gain insightful feedback from the SWAT Team coaches to help gradually improve your leadership abilities.
The monthly workshops are both fun and interactive.
Each workshop begins with a group discussion utilizing a planner on a specific leadership or teaching skill. The second portion of the workshop includes active learning utilizing leadership drills. Each meeting always ends with a collaborative team building game that puts an emphasis on “playing like leaders.”
ANNUAL CERTIFICATION SEMINARS
Our annual events include more in-depth leadership training as it applies to hands-on training in the dojo. These events are essential for those SWAT Team members that aspire to take on a more prominent role as an instructor. Topics covered in these events include: equipment and student management, stages of development training, first-aid training, drill and classroom management, lesson plan creation, curriculum design and more!
HERE’S HOW TO JOIN THE SWAT TEAM PROGRAM:
- Review the SWAT Team application.
- Discuss with your family if joining the SWAT Team is something your family is ready to commit to.
- Submit your SWAT Team application.
- Schedule an interview with your instructor.
Are you ready?
If you’re passionate about sharing your experience and continuing in the martial arts tradition …
If you have aspirations to become a martial arts instructor, or even open up your own dojo someday …
Then this is the team for you!
However, you must also be in good standing at school (for our underage applicants), have your families support to take on such a commitment, and be of intermediate rank or higher in our Karate Programs.
Still sound like you? Review the program application below!