Later in life im planning on opening a self defense academy. My school will not so much focus on a specific style but just the most effective and realistic techniques there are. The curriculum will be very similar to a Krav Maga curriculum. As realistic as possible! I really want to be involved my community, doing demo’s at city gatherings and getting involved with local law enforcement agencies. I will also try to be involved on the internet, offering service through online tutorials. I know just like any business that you have to walk before you can run. I will probably start off teaching at YMCA’s, colleges, high schools and so on. So for anybody with some experience what advice would you give me. And do you think that my school will be successful business wise with teaching only effective self defense and not a style (or at least for now, maybe I will teach some style later in the future as well as just self defense). Thanks for any advise, I need as much info as possible!
P.S The reason why I don’t want to teach a specific style is because I dont want to create a curriculum that is limited to a style’s specific principles. Either do I want to spend to much time on kata’s or forms. I want to teach my students the most effective self defense in the most realistic and modern matter.
Jim R I never said i want to teach martial arts. I want to teach a program that is intended towards people that want to learn self defense immediatly. Look at krav maga or the system the military uses, thats what I aim for. Whats so wrong with that?
Also if you read the first sentence of my paragraph it says later in my life. I know im not ready yet. I just like to think ahead. Im still in highschool lol.