I assist martial artists of all levels in improving upon the techniques in their art by analyzing their movements and offering adjustments,as well as teaching them the biomechanical principles common to their art.
I also offer both a primer to the basic physical principles inherent in all martial arts, and instruction of the principles of soecific martial arts upon request.
I enjoy seeing students progress. Watching someone learn and grow in a skill that both refines them as a person and helps them to better their health is very rewarding.
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Everything starts with a little interview. I want to know certain things before proceeding with any specific lesson plan. I want to know the students experience level, reasons for training and expectation of the traininng outcome, among other things. I also need to know the students physical fitness, comfort level and willingness or unwillingness to endure a certain (minor to slightly moderate) level of pain. Once i know these things I can begin assigning the student to the most effective program for them, or if they are set on a specific one, i can customize it to fit their preferences.
I have training in various martial arts, including boxing, taekwondo, certain styles of karate, and others. My most important education comes through my reading and research into the physics and biomechanics of martial arts and the different and similar ways that each martial art teaches practitioners to generate and apply force.
My flat rate is $25 plus travel. If you pay for 3 classes up front, I will take 5% off. If you pay for 10, I take 15% off.
My vital points class is $100 per hour.
Each class is an hour, and there is a $10 fee for every 30 extra minutes, but not a minute under. That means I will give you 29 minutes free of charge, in case im long winded, or you want to get a few more repetitions or questions in.
I started teaching as a way to surround myself with competent martial artists. I had taught friends and family from time to time so that they'd be able to defend themselves. But when I joined an mma gym that had a lot of students, but an often absent instructor, i took it upon myself to teach some of the newer fighters the basics so that I would be able to have people who could help advance me in my own training.
I've worked with all age groups and genders, but most of my experience is with young children, older women, and male twenty somethings who are interested in competetive fighting.
Ask questions. What I offer is a fundamentally strong foundation. If you are less concerned with an individual style and more on becoming proficient at fighting, then that is what i can help you most with.
If youre looking to others for that sort of advice, you need to ask probing questions.
Ask a potential instructor to demonstrate a technique. Then ask him why its done that way, how it works, and what makes it different from another similar technique. Then ask him what skills that you can take from that technique and transfer into others. His answers should be clear and sensible, no "you just do it", no " youll understand in time", And no, esoteric analogies, unless they are to support a concrete explanation. If they know, then they will tell you. If not then move on. When picking a martial arts teacher its hard to separate the wheat from the chaff. Another thing i would recommend would be asking an experienced martial artist that you know to come with you and assess that teacher.
The questions i stated above should be sufficient. Outside of that, any questiions should be thought up on the spot, so as to give your teacher a good feel for your perception of martial arts. A good teacher will want to know yoir subconscious perceptions of martial arts training, sparring, street fighting etc.