Chris Darnelle (Swimming & Martial Arts:TaeKwonDo - Karate(TangSooDo))
I have an high aptitude and humble mindset. I have loved martial arts, swimming, and other various activities that I do since I have been a child. I currently teach under my head instructor, but I'm willing to give you the same experience as the students I currently teach and all I ask is focus, attention, and effort and with time and patience. What you learn will grow and become part of your life forever as it has become for me.
Been in martial arts for 20 years now, 2nd degree Black Belt TaeKwonDo, 1st Degree Tang Soo Do, I have won many competitions, about 8 years of teaching and I'm a very young instructor.
Email me at [email protected]
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Contact Number 313-701-5942.( please state who you are, give me details why you are calling and the purpose or your purpose for wanting to learn, also be respectful with an attitude willing to learn.)
Well, I mean I want to provide and give a life experience that the students won't forget and always remember. When they grow, I grow along with them. When they are enthusiastic and are into what they are learning and they are seeing results for themselves. It drives me to be a better teacher I can for them and to help them get to that next level.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Every student is different and learns differently ar their own pace, skill, comprehension, and capabilities. So, it is a varied answer depending on the degree of understanding and results based on the student.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
3rd degree Black Belt
Very proficient understanding
Self-Defense/Competition Sparring/Forms are my specialty
Mutiple trophies I have won
15 years in this art
Tang Soo Do:
1st Degree black belt
Sparring/Forms/ Self-Defense are my specialty
18 years in this particular art form
Proficient and knowledgeable
20 years of experience
Level 5 trained swimmer
Know All Strokes
Very proficient in knowledge and skill in the water
Varsity Swim Team in high school, DeLaSalle
Recreational swim club competitions
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Yes, but I understand people have things in their life they go through. So I will try my best to accomodate everyone at a fair rate. Just don't try to take advantage of my understanding.
How did you get started teaching?
Through my instructors
What types of students have you worked with?
All students from little kids, to teenagers, to adults, boys and girls, and the handicapped.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
Can't really name none right now
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Ask as many questions as you can and see what is their philosophy of teaching and how that translates and supposed to build and grow on a student during the whole learning process. Ask as well, why are they passionate themselves about what they do.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
That is a broad question which varies.
But, the most important question a student should ask is what are they trying to gain or benefit from a particular activity.
Are they doing and wanting to learn for the right reasons or differently.
Be honest with yourself because any high intensity activity requires dedication, heart, the will, and ambition to learn and grow with it so it becomes second nature. It is meant to be challenging and not easy.
If you think it's meant to be easy it's not for you. At the end of the day it's not really about the money, but you have to know that you want it. Otherwise you are wasting your time as well as the instructor, expert, teacher, etc.
Food for thought