*Wolf Brigade SME status requires renewal through continuous training in the years after achieving the SME. These members passed our SME for their chosen category, though their current SME status is ‘inactive’
In our brand of training, we believe that being an athlete/participant is a necessary precursor to being a quality instructor. Although there are expert instructors in many fields that either cannot or do not ‘Do’, that is not what we ‘do’. We believe that in the fields of fitness, strength & conditioning, and martial arts the best instructors and coaches are those that have an intimate physical and mental relationship with all the material they are teaching. Anything short of that, we feel, does not best serve the athlete/trainee/client.
There has to be background and substance behind the method, explanation, and execution. Immersion, repetition, exhaustion, and comprehension; then instruction. And… repeat.
Recognition as an Instructor by Wolf Brigade standards requires demonstration of physical skill and proficiency, deep positional familiarity, and thorough conceptual understanding. In short, expert-level comprehension of each movement in the chosen syllabus, and the ability to apply both movement and concept in widely varied conditions and to all skill levels.
Cost is $250 per category for both Athlete and Instructor SME recognition.
Evaluation takes 2-3 hours and must be scheduled and paid for at least 14 days in advance. Cancellation fee is 50%. Preparation can be checked, and evaluation can be completed in person or via Skype.
Upon successful completion, your profile will be added to our list of Subject Matter Experts, documentation presented, with references available upon request (for instructors), and other tokens of recognition issued.