Teaching martial arts is never about how fortunate the students are who learn from their instructor. Although some students aspire to progress into advanced programs such as Krav Maga, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Kali Silat, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, or MMA; it is the instructor who is the more fortunate to have the utmost faith and trust placed in them by their students. From time to time, however we need reminding that the true goal of anyone pursuing a martial path has more to do with the achievement of students rather than how an instructor led students to achieve those goals.
Often we discuss training without ego and how the important pieces of martial arts training have more to do with giving back than getting a workout. This needs to continually be reiterated by colleagues and students alike. Obviously a student wouldn’t approach an instructor and tell them they are teaching via ego over instruction.
Every single day at Elite Training Center we remind ourselves as instructors to consider the fortunate and positive side of whatever is happening. Our responsibility to students and ourselves is to live with integrity and never settle for anything less than the best.
Elite Training Center
1628 South Pacific Coast Highway,
Redondo Beach, CA 90277