Dirk Taylor

Dirk T.

Coral Springs, FL
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I teach kickboxing and muy thai techniques

About Dirk T.

Mr.Taylor Chief Instructor
Our Martial Arts Program came together under the branch of Taylor Academy of the Arts Summer Program which instilled in students a sense of family and a concentration in the Arts. Taylor Academy of the Arts and Taylor Summer Music program have been hosting campers since 2012.The Founder having been a certified Broward County Teacher for the last 20 years has taught in Public schools and was aware of the deficit in arts programs across school districts. He decided to create solution. At Taylor Academy of the Arts, our mission is to impact as many people positively with our programs and instill character, integrity and values. Our school and camp is most specifically design to give young people and families a 360 learning experience in the Arts.

Mr. T's expertise and career tenure has been related to classroom management, meetings, certifications programs and continuing education classes as well as documentation of incidents, accidents and curriculum. He has also evaluated students in tests and portfolios and arranged seasoned performances. Mr. T. has also supervised after school program groups and instructed students in group and one on one. settings. Mr. T. says, “I gladly welcome the opportunity to be a part of TakeLessons.com. TakeLessons.com is a company that seeks to empower individuals and allow them the opportunity to cultivate their talents and gifts in a real world atmosphere.”

*** Lesson Details ***
I am generally an easy-going individual with high expectations for my students, but realistic ones. I try to cultivate a relaxed atmosphere in my lesson time in order to give the student the opportunity to express themselves better. High pressure situations are often a detriment to growth when placed in a learning environment. Students will have enough pressure when they perform whether they place it on themselves or others do. I not only train my students to deal with their abilities. I try to inspire them with belief in their own ability to succeed within themselves.

I expect three things from students.

1) That they have the right attitude to accomplish their goals

2) They are prepared to learn the material taught to them and practice

3) They enjoy the lesson and have learned something different from the time they started the lesson.

Three things that students can expect from me.

1) I will always encourage them to succeed in their talents

2) I will do my best to point them in right direction.

3) I will expect them to progress forward each lesson.

After 3 to 6 Months students will have confidence in their ability to demonstrate their abilities in front of family and friends.
Students will be " concert ready" to share their gifts with the public.
Students will have the ability to teach themselves new things while still being guided by a teacher who will cultivate their progress.
Students will be able to complete forms, spar,defend themselves, and control their temperament

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would expect students to have an open area to be able to learn in a safe environment with a lot of room for range of motion

*** Specialties ***
Tae Kwon Do, Kickboxing, Muy Thai, Karate, Kung fu


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Excellent teacher

Posted Mar 2, 2012

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