Private lessons are the quickest way of learning martial arts, as your instructor will be able to focus their attention entirely on you and focus on the skills and strategies you need to develop.
I take it to another level as an instructor, and work with my students to develop lesson plans specifically tailored to their needs. I find this results in a much more focused and detailed lesson that the student gains much more out of, with the bonus that they get to take home the lesson plan as notes to remind them of what they have learned.
Private lessons work well for both new students that want to build a solid base in the martial arts, or for experienced black belts that are having trouble in certain areas of their game. I have worked with all sorts of people, young and old, big and small, and can tailor my lesson plans to fit their body type and limitations accordingly.
Here are some of the benefits of taking private lessons:
Before each lesson, a lesson plan is made based on the material student wishes to learn. This is something that the student and I discuss beforehand in our initial consultation, so I can understand their needs and focus on the areas they wish to seek improvement on. This lesson plan will cover everything that will be taught during the lesson, and given to student after class.
Following a unique instruction process that has been perfected in the Freestyle Fighting Academy, each technique is demonstrated, explained in detail, and then broken down to avoid common mistakes by students. My goal is not only for the student to be able to execute the technique smoothly, but to understand how it works. Many students are mimicking techniques instead of performing them.
Drilling is where 90% of skill development is achieved, and making sure that the technique is reproduced with proper form is important for the technique to be learned properly. In addition, drills will be demonstrated that can be done outside of the lesson so that the student can progress without supervision.
Sparring is an essential part of the feedback process in martial arts. Sparring with a master instructor is a great way of being evaluated, and will allow for the instructor to know which areas the student needs assistance in developing.
The most important lessons in the martial arts are not about fancy submissions, impressive throws, or anything like that. They are the concepts or principles of the martial arts that apply to all areas of life. Understanding these concepts will not only increase your skill with your physical body, but also with you mind and allow you to get a better understanding of the martial arts.
Reframing what you learned in your own words is a vital part of the learning process. At the end of your lesson, you will have the opportunity to take notes and go through the lesson step-by-step while it is fresh in your mind.
When you find yourself getting stuck in your martial arts journey, having an instructor such as myself to be able to troubleshoot your game can be a godsend. Whether it is by doing a sparring session with the student to exploit a hole in their game, or by reviewing video of a previous competition or training session, I can help close those holes and make your game bulletproof.
Where Do I Offer Private Lessons?
I currently reside in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, and offer private lessons in the area. Also, when I travel for seminars and training camps, I may make myself available to do private lessons in the host town as well.
If you are a local in Las Vegas, then you will have the best access to me, and can schedule lessons on a regular schedule. I recommend at least twice a week for new students to be able to develop a base in the martial arts, while those that just need a tune up here and there can accelerate progress with just once a week.
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