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I get quite a few requests asking whether I can connect a gym to a qualified instructor to teach in Southeast Asia. Most of whom will provide housing, salary and limited transportation funds. Thankfully I've managed to help a few teams here and there but wouldn't it be great if I had a database of instructors from anywhere in the world that would be interested in teaching abroad, particularly in Southeast Asia where I'm based.
I could be opening myself up to a massive headache but I'm willing to give this a shot. So here's what I'm thinking to do.
INSTRUCTOR WHO WANTS TO TEACH ABROAD
1. E-mail me your full resume which should include the following.
b. belt rank, lineage, brief teaching/competition history
I. must show official record of rank and achievements
c. countries of preference to teach in (if any)
d. basic requirements (salary, housing, transportation)
e. any added skills that you would like to include (judo, striking arts, yoga, nutrition, S&C)
f. contact info (e-mail, phone, mailing address)
* include "BJJ RESUME" in the subject title of your e-mail
I will confirm that I've received this information and keep it in my database. When academies approach me I will share the profiles that best fit the requirements so it would be good if you remain open in your requirements but maintain a realistic perspective on what's possible.
ACADEMIES/GYMS LOOKING FOR AN INSTRUCTOR
1. E-mail me a full outline of what you're looking for in an instructor:
a. preferred rank
b. salary + benefits (housing, transportation, privates)
c. number of classes (hours) per week
d. name/link of your academy
e. general level of school/students (new and all white belts, shark tank)
f. length of contract (3-6 months, 1-year, etc)
I take no fee on making a match between instructor and academy, I just ask that you support and promote the blog when appropriate. Obrigado!