Finding the right Krav Maga training school is no easy task. Your location will determine the options available to you. When it comes to Krav Maga training schools, it is okay to be selective when it comes to making the best choice. If you’ve begun narrowing down your choices, you may find it difficult to make the final decision. If you’re having trouble making the final cut, make sure you get these questions answered.
“What are my goals?”
The very first question you ask should be one that you ask yourself. Determine what your goals are before choosing a school. Is it to get into better shape? Is it to learn some essential self defense techniques? Is it to train for the military? Depending on your goal, you may find yourself picking a school based solely on your goal. For example, if you are training pre-military you’ll want to make sure you’re taking a class that will fulfill that goal.
“How long has this location been here?”
This is a good question to ask someone in charge of the training school you’re considering. It may seem inconsequential, but it would be in your best interest to go to a school that’s been up and running for more than a few months. A training center that is rooted and established will help you get started much more easily than a school that is still getting set up.
“Can I see your accreditations?”
Take a good look at the walls of the school you are considering attending. Is it adorned with multiple plaques, certificates, and accreditations? If you’re not seeing these displayed prominently on the walls, consider asking someone who works there if you can see their accreditations.
“Can I speak with a student and/or an instructor?”
Another great question to ask is whether you’d be able to speak with a student or class instructor. If you’re looking to get a feel for what attending a potential training school would be like, it’s best to speak to someone who attends or teaches class. If you’re talking to a student, ask them what they like best about the school and if there are any drawbacks. A good pros and cons conversation should help you make an informed decision. If you’re talking to an instructor, ask them what to expect from attending classes at the school, which should help make you feel more at ease.
“How does a school fit in with my daily routine?”
Another question to ask yourself when you are deciding between Krav Maga training schools is in regards to how a school fits in with your daily routine. Is one of the schools you are looking at over an hour away from home or work while another school is just fifteen minutes away? While quality of education is always more important than distance, you do want to make sure that you are choosing a school that will fit in with your daily routine. If your plan is to go straight from work to class, consider choosing a school that is close to work. The easier you can make attending classes fit into your daily routine, the more likely you are to continually attend classes.
Choosing between multiple Krav Maga training schools can be tough work, but armed with the right list of questions, you’ll be able to get the answers you need to make the right decision with no hesitation.