John Salter: Martial Arts Elements And Concepts

John Salter: Martial Arts Elements And Concepts

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6 years in business

About this pro

The service I offer focuses on development of attributes, utilizing concepts and drills to help illuminate a path of self improvement. 

The core of what I offer is a blend of Martial arts taught from The Minnesota Kali Group, specifically Rick Faye.  The blend borrows elements from Kali, May Thai, Filipino boxing or Panantukan, Jun Fan Martial arts, as well as grappling and jiu jitsu.  At the Minnesota Kali Group, or MKG, there's always an underlying self defense lesson. I have been a regular instructor at the gym for the past 5 years and having been training at MKG and in Martial arts for 8 years.  

I'm comfortable with both individual as well as small groups.  Equipment will be required, depending on training goals.  

I love watching the moment the "light bulb" go on for a student.  Watching and helping people problem solve is fascinating.  

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Minneapolis, MN 55411
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

First we'll exchange information and talk about training goals.  After the initial verbal consultation, we'll then have a trial 30 minute lesson to see if we work well together.  

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have been training in the areas that I teach since 2009 and received my instructorship under Guro Rick Faye in 2012.  

My training is ongoing and always will be.  

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

The standard rate is $60 an hour, with a cap on 4 students, as a private lesson.  The cost can be shared (for example: 2 students would pay $30 each). 

Families are welcome!!!

Any more would be a small group class and the pricing will depend on attendance and material covered.  That discussion would be held directly. 

How did you get started teaching?

I love helping people overcome challenges and accomplish goals.  I'm out to make the world a better place.  

What types of students have you worked with?

Primarily adults and a little time with children (4 years old and up)

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Make sure they're encouraging fun.  You learn more when you're relaxed and having fun.  

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

The biggest question a future Martial artist should ask themselves is:

Why do you want to start?  

The next one is: 

What are your training goals? 

Chances are really good you'll find what you're looking for in your Martial arts training, but chances are even better that you'll find more than you could ever imagine.