What does my course fee include?
Your course fee includes:
9 days of training in a small group environment
Your first years teaching certificate
A detailed guide of each and every USP technique on DVD
A bank of training drills
Marketing material including images and logos and YouTube channel
Instructors only forum
Access to the founder of USP for support and technical questions
What will I be able to offer as an Instructor?
Once you become an Instructor, you will be qualified to teach regular group classes, personal tuition and seminars. You will be able to offer your students access to regular assessments and to training materials and apparel, enabling you to provide a good quality and professionally run club for your students.
How can I develop after the course?
You will have access to regular seminars and annual Instructor Only CPD training as well as support and materials to enable you to train at home / with other Instructors / your own students.
Will I have to pay an annual / monthly fee to be allowed to teach USP?
The ONLY OBLIGATION you have is to attend a minimum of 1 Refresher session per year to maintain your skill level and qualification and these sessions are very reasonably priced.
What happens after I have qualified?
After you have successfully qualified and provided you stay qualified, you will thereafter be supported with marketing advice, technical queries, regular CPD, assessments for your students, assistance in lesson planning and club set up.
What happens if I fail an assessment?
Assessments are important - not only to make sure we turn out good quality Instructors, but to give you credibility and confidence in your own skill. They also give you an early indication of what you need to work on to develop yourself fully.
Should you fail your Technical assessment at the beginning of part 2, you will be allowed to complete the rest of your part 2 training, but not be licenced to teach until you have achieved the required standard. There are regular re-assessments throughout the year at a cost of £25.
Should you fail to meet the standard for your Instructing and Coaching section of training, you will be allowed to re-attend the next available Part 2 free of charge (only one free re-attendance is available per delegate).
How can you train an Instructor in ONLY 9 days when it takes years to be a Black Belt?
USP is a self-protection system, NOT a Martial Art and it is designed to be passed on quickly and effectively, having no superfluous technique to learn. It's also based on principles, so you don't need to learn lots of variations.
Law Enforcement and Military communities train Instructors in similar periods of time and their students have to rely on their training to survive.
We require relevant experience as a pre-requisite in order to have a good foundation in combatives.
However, we also recognise that you want to achieve a very high standard in your training.
Therefore, to reduce attendance time, you will be given a step by step DVD for each and every technique to facilitate training at home for the weeks between each part of the course. You will already have learnt the techniques to a good standard whilst attending the first part of the course but this method allows you to consolidate techniques before assessments, giving you a firm foundation in USP.
Do I have to be super-fit?
You will have to be able to complete the training, some of which can be physically demanding BUT this is a self-defence course, not a fitness class or a fighter's gym. Your training will NOT be padded out with useless drills to make you think you've got your money's worth.
I have already trained in USP - do I have to do the whole course?
This is because knowing the technique is one thing, but knowing how and why the technique should be taught is only achieved by attending the course.
However, those students who are already qualified to Level 3 or above, will receive £250 discount - paying just £500. (£150 non refundable deposit secures your place) speak to your Instructor for details.
What is USP?
Our website has a wealth of information about USP, but should you require more, don't hesitate to contact us.