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Posted: 9/20/2021 5:12:11 PM EDT
As shooters, students and customers, it is important to understand WHY you are selecting a training company / instructor or coach. Ask yourself the following questions: Why are taking training in the first place? What are you trying to learn? Why did you choose this particular training company? Why are you going to listen to these specific instructors?
Ok, so why do we at FFT teach?
The foremost and most common reason FFT instructors teach, is the chance to positively impact the lives of our students. Enable our students to protect themselves and others around them. We want to help people become safe, competent shooters. To enable our students to achieve a true understanding of their chosen shooting platform and become the best shooter possible. None of the FFT instructors chose this career for the money. There is no such thing as rich instructors. It’s not a money thing, it’s a calling… to help others. If we can help just one person survive a lethal confrontation, save a mother, father, brother or daughter…then that’s what it’s all about. Being the best we can, helping others, serving our community and doing it in an honorable, honest and straightforward way.
Why train with FFT?
In class we remind our students to never be shy in asking the instructors WHY? If the instructor has not fully explained the WHY, then ASK… Everything you are taught, you should fully understand the logic, facts, physics and history of that subject. That’s our job… to teach you those. The Oxford dictionary defines TEACH as “1. Impart knowledge to or instruct (someone) as to how to do something. 2. Cause (someone) to learn or understand something by example or experience.” TEACHING is very different from just DOING or demonstrating. A good instructor does not just “instruct” with a “do it this way” he / she teaches you, explains why do it this way, why not the other way, where this came from, how it came about, who uses it… etc… We are teachers, we are educators! We cut out the fluff, less of the opinions and more of the facts!
Why FFT instructors?
No one just shows up and just teaches a FFT curriculum course. All FFT instructors (regardless of their background, history and qualifications) have to go through the FFT Instructor training program. First they need to go through as a student (at least 3 times), then they go through as an assistant (at least 3 times) then they get to teach with oversight of the director of training….then and only then (if signed off by the director of training) are they allowed to teach that one curriculum. This process goes for EACH and every one of our FFT courses. It’s the FFT way of doing things.
We currently have nine instructors on staff along with other specialist adjunct instructors that we bring in as needed. Our personnel are without doubt our greatest assets. Certified and insured, military, law enforcement, security and first responder veterans. Our teams are made up of professional subject matter experts. Most have in depth operational experience from multiple nations. Our instructors have trained local, state, federal, and foreign law enforcement, security and military personnel.
Who is FFT anyway?
Florida Firearms Training LLC is a fully licensed and insured professional firearms training company with an average of 4,000 – 6,000 students going through our courses every year. Based out Of Okeechobee Florida. All of our course outlines are documented and proprietary, taught by the book and certificated. Our training modules are based on our own building block, crawl, walk, run concept.
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