SWAT TEAM BENCHMARKS
In order to be eligible, students must demonstrate the potential to excel at the following qualities, which we will aim to measure through our program application and possibly followed by an interview with your instructor or SWAT Team Leader:
These 8 Swat Team Benchmarks offer an in-depth look at natural leadership abilities as well as offer an assessment of skills developed through SWAT Team training.
By setting a baseline of strengths and opportunities, we are able to identify what skills may need to be developed and help students build upon them as they progress in the program.
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 are also meant to 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 primary benefits of the SWAT Team program is the regular opportunity to apply learned skills to actual leadership experiences. You will begin by acting as a support specialist in classes by monitoring students, holding targets, and demonstrating activities under the guidance of a SWAT Team Coach.
During these hands on training classes, you will gain insightful feedback from the SWAT Team coaches to help gradually improve your leadership abilities and open up more opportunities in the SWAT Team ranks.
WEEKLY CLASSROOM TRAINING
The weekly classroom training is both inspiring and interactive.
Each class begins with a group discussion about the previous weeks experience, followed by instruction on a specific leadership or teaching skill.
Periodic certifications include active learning utilizing leadership drills and seminars led by child and adolescent development experts. These certifications allow SWAT Team Members to move up in rank and unlock new levels of training!
SWAT Team Ranks Include:
- Support Specialist
- Junior Instructor (under 14)
- Trainee Instructor (14+)
- Assistant Instructor
- SWAT Team Leader
- Program Director
Each meeting always ends with a collaborative team building discussion that puts an emphasis on “playing like leaders.” and sets a leadership focus for the coming week.
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!
HOW TO JOIN THE SWAT TEAM PROGRAM:
Our basic training program is designed to help you make a commitment to yourself – BBC is designed for those who have taken that commitment to a higher level, which makes them very personal programs. Because they are personal, the only person you can really let down in those programs is yourself.
That’s not the case on this team.
Our SWAT Team program is about making a commitment to our dojo and our students – which means WE will be counting on you!
Are you ready to make that commitment?
- Review the SWAT Team application below.
- 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!