The first step is to figure out if you are interested in teaching KM to kids. Some people know it because they have previous experience with teaching kids. If you are uncertain, and want to know, a simple solution will be to join some kid’s lessons and assist KMG kids instructor(s). If working with the kids left you with “I want to do it again” feeling, you are in the path of becoming a kids instructor.
The KMG manual for training self-defense to kids is considered the most extensive program available. The program covers all aspects of training kids, from physical and technical aspect, the educational aspect (how to control yourself, methods and tactics to prevent violent, how to function under stress etc.), simulation training – both mentally and physically, and many more elements regarding the kids program. Joining the growing family of KMG kids instructors offer you the opportunity to evolve first as a person and second as a KM instructor.
To summarize this blog post, here is an event that happened to one of our 15 years old students during school holidays.
“One of my classmates was approaching me shouting at me, claiming that I had talked “shit” about his girlfriend (which I never did…). I tried to calm him down saying that “I didn’t”, but he was loosing it trying to hit my head. I defended the strike with a 360° and pushed him back to create distance. He came towards me again, kicking a football style kick towards my thigh, I blocked him exactly as in Krav Maga training, he collapse to the ground shouting with pain and that was it, the end of the event. Every body around saw that I was defending myself and trying not to harm him.”
This is exactly what we teach our students: Be alert, act correctly, try to de-escalate, make minimum damage, and defend yourself all the time…
Be safe everyone,
Wishing you a successful future!