What People are Saying About Our Swat Classes
I LOVE SWAT!
My life has truly begun to change for the better, and SWAT has been a major part of what has helped to keep me focused and on track with working towards accomplishing my goals and being the best individual I can be, not just for myself, but for other as well.
The lessons I have learned in SWAT are truly something EVERYONE needs to learn. I will really miss the feeling of the messages "sinking in" and getting chills in almost every class, if not a few times in a single class.
Now that SWAT classes have come to an end, it is time to put my newly acquired knowledge and skills to work, both in and out of the training center. I will 100% take advantage of this wonderful opportunity again in the future, and I encourage EVERYONE to also take advantage of it! SWAT has truly been a gift.
Thank you Mr. Fariborz.
First off. Thank you very much for putting the leadership program day all together. I have never been to such a well organized thought out program . I never looked at the clock, that's how much I enjoyed it. Breaking down certain critereria and getting a better understanding of how we think and act was pretty amazing. I beleive that day help me in a way that if I was told to teach a class that I could. I know I need more instruction but, I do know I could fake it untill I make it.
I loved it! I could feel your presence in away that made me think that's how I would like to be( confident, ready for what ever comes). I also have to work on my counter to kicks and punches. Meaning, do more roundhouse defense drills so I can feel more comfortable when I do spar. Also, after sparring I always try to anyalize what I did and should of done. But, it helped alot when you critique me on my punches and why I was not getting in because I was not stepping in. I need to fine that comfort zone where I am relaxed enough to react to what is coming toward me. The whole day was amazing and you Mr. Fariborz and Mr. Robert are very good at speaking where you keep it so fresh. Awesome!!!
Thank you for including me.
Okay, back in business. Thank you sir. I am really enjoying the SWAT content - not only for it"s applications within TKC but as it applies to life. I am in virtually every aspect of my life starting anew right now, and I"m finding that it helps with new relationships and new beginnings as well as those I"ve had for years. Thank you for everything you"ve given me over the years.
SWAT has been a wonderful experience. From the very beginning Master Fariborz takes the SWAT participants in his able hands and carefully leads them through a series of lessons designed to foster not only leadership qualities in the dojo, but greater confidence, teaching abilities, and personal integrity in the broader world beyond the studio walls. Taking SWAT is a must, not only for those who wish to become assistant instructors or full instructors at TKC, but for anyone who wishes to learn how to more dynamically participate in the thrilling game called Life.
My daughter and I have been students at TKC since beginning of 2006. We both tested for and received our 1st degree black belts in September of 2009. As I progressed in ranks from white belt to black, I would always imagine what it would be like to assist or even teach some classes myself, once I had high enough ranking. Then I found out about the SWAT program, which I thought was just a basic training for students interested in assisting and teaching. I knew that signing up for the SWAT program meant committing for 12 weeks of classes on Saturdays and putting extra hours at the studio with assisting some of the classes. So, I was always hesitant to sign up because of my familys hectic weekends. Finally, January of 2011 seemed like a good opportunity to enlist in the program since my family had no set plans for the next few months. My daughter, Nicolette, also was interested and very eager to join. SWAT proved to be much more than I had thought. I have to admit that the main reason for wanting to sign up for SWAT was my belief that the program would help me get over my fear and anxiety of public speaking and teach me to exude more self-confidence and control when confronted with a group of people. I wanted to gain these abilities not only for my personal life but also to help me with advancing my professional career. I believed SWAT would be a great program to test myself because I would see some of the SWAT graduates at the studio on a daily basis. Some of these graduates had started at TKC around the same time I had, and they were team mates for the 1st degree black belt. I saw how the program had transformed these students (some teen-agers) into more confident, responsible, and respectful individuals and overall better persons. I am almost finished with the program and will be taking the final test soon.
I have to admit that I never thought that the program would encompass so much that, on the surface, has very little to do with teaching martial arts and a great deal to do with improving oneself as an individual and as a productive and positive member of the society. The many lessons taught in the program, if applied and practiced regularly, teach not only self-confidence, public presentation, and how to run a great martial arts class, but higher qualities of patience, understanding, compassion, respect, time-management, and how to WIN. I am extremely happy to have the opportunity to go through the program, and even happier that my 11-year-old daughter got the chance to do it as well. I am certain that whatever we take away from this class, no matter how small, we will be better for it.