Are Instructor Training Programs Necessary For BJJ?

Photo: Renzo Gracie Rockland

Instructors are, without a doubt, the most important part of any martial art. After all, it is through them that the art is passed down from their instructors to their students. When you have a bad instructor, you’re going to have mostly bad students.

Public school teachers in virtually every nation and every state in the United States are required to complete some teacher training. Why shouldn’t martial arts instructors also do some training? Don’t their students, who pay for classes with their hard-earned money, deserve it?

In this video, Professor Ryan Young talks about the training his school’s instructors go through.

Should all instructors have to go through instructor training before they start teaching?


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