Monday, January 14, 2013

5 Reasons I Love Teaching Krav Maga

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Confucious

Occasionally, people asks me why I teach Krav Maga self-defense.  After all, people like to know what motivates or inspires someone to pursue a certain vocation or calling.

Well, I am happy to say there are many reasons. Here are 5 of them.

  1. Infinitely Interesting:  There is always more to learn and more to teach.  I can't get bored!  
  2. Its Meaningful:  It is rewarding to help people become more confident, enjoy themselves in class, and learn some potentially life saving skills. 
  3. Great Students.  Self-defense is a brutal topic but the students who take are classes are not.  I have the pleasure of teaching people from all walks of life who are enthusiastic, intelligent, and respectful.  We don't attract maladjusted meatheads looking for a "fight club" - a great relief!
  4. It's Practical:  I love Krav Maga's focus on real life situations.  
  5. The International Krav Maga Federation, IKMF:  I have the opportunity to work with some of the best Krav Maga people in the world such as Avi Moyal, Amnon Darsa, Megan Kaddouch, - who continually innovate our programs and ensure instructors and students are provided with the best possible training.  Other instructors (locally and globally) are supportive and happy to assist with teaching or business advice.      

Yes, running a business can be stressful.  Yes, instructor training makes you wish you had a third lung. All small prices, however, for the privilege of teaching Krav Maga. 

Stay Safe,

Christopher Gagne
Lead Instructor, International Krav Maga FederationToronto

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