Here is a list of tenets that will guide our school and instructors through 2014 and beyond:
1. Our instructors must always be learning
We will constantly strive to learn new material, and to learn improved ways of teaching old material. We must consistently train with OUR instructors to ensure that we are bringing the best martial arts that we can to Timonium, Towson, Cockeysville, etc. Each class will be better than the last, because each day our instructors know more than they did the day before.
2. New equipment
You may have already noticed some of the new equipment around the dojo (padded training tools, grappling buddies, new bags, etc.), but that is merely the tip of the iceberg, my friends. We will always provide our students with the most effective, innovative, and safest equipment available. This will further revolutionize our training and help our students to have fun, while staying safe.
3. Keep class sizes manageable
Class quality will always be more important to us than size. A nice sized class is a lot of fun due to the energy and excitement levels, but we do not want our students packed in like sardines. Some of the earlier classes were getting to be quite crammed, and adding a new youth class on Fridays seems to have helped spread things out a great deal. We've also added a new Teen class on Tuesdays. Additionally, several of our talented teen students are approaching the rank of Black Belt, and look to be making fine instructors. We plan on bringing more instructors onto our staff in the near future, which will further help to maintain a low student-teacher ratio. Each student deserves the individual attention that will take him or her to the next level!
In summary, you can always expect each class to be better than the last, because our class is fully committed to Kaizen (a term I first heard when attending Towson University), or “constant and never-ending improvement!”