Hi, I’m Mike Payne, owner of the Martial Arts
Academy, speaking on behalf of Expert Village. I will cover the topic of what to look for
in a martial arts school. In our staff training, I’m constantly telling the instructors that
discipline in the class is very important. It is also important that the kids feel that
the instructors really care about them. I tell the instructors that the kids need to
feel loved. The school has to be a positive place in their lives. For some kids, this
may be the only place, where they feel that someone really cares about them as a person.
I think that this is very important. I also tell the instructors that there is no down-time.
I do not want the students sitting around getting bored. There are some schools where
the students will sit on the floor and watch one of the other students perform their activities.
However, we strive at our school to have no downtime