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SWAT Leadership Program

At Shire Martial Arts, we often hear positive comments from parents and students about the wonderful impact the Shire Martial Arts Team has had on them and their family.
We have had great success in developing staff because we always try to start out with our students who are good people.
We then put these students through a vigorous, intensive, and non-ending training designed to help make them the best teachers, the best martial artists, and the best people they can be.
In 2009 after a great deal of thought and planning, the Special Winning Attitude Team or ‘SWAT’ Leadership Program was created as a biannual program.
This program is the first step of our staff development. It’s been designed to challenge the skills of a select group of our students who we feel can benefit from SWAT training.

The program runs for 8 weeks outside of our normal training times. It takes commitment, focus and perseverance to become a SWAT graduate. Just like in life.
The program’s emphasis is on enhancing qualities that are often overlooked in traditional education such as:
a) Communication and leadership skills
b) Proper teaching procedures
c) Highly developed martial arts techniques (physical and mental)
There are several stages in the SWAT Program:
Stage 1: Beginners or entry level
Stage 2: Intermediate
Stage 3 Advanced
Stage 3 graduates then move on to be our SWAT Program presenters.
'STORM' Employment Program
Graduates of the SWAT Program are eligible to join our employment program which is called STORM (Special Team Of Role Models).
Applications for the STORM program are generally accepted immediately after the completion of a SWAT program. Interested graduates have a few days to download, complete and submit their application to be a part of our STORM program.
Submissions that have been completed correctly and on time are filed. When a new vacancy comes up for the STORM program, we interview the SWAT graduate canditates We consider their performance as students. We look at their attendance, attitude, being responsible, willingness to learn and commitment to excellence.
The next step for potential STORM applicant tis to try some on the job training. We look at their punctuality and enthusiasm. If successful, they must sign a work place agreement and a code of conduct. We then issue them with a Shire Martial Arts team uniform and put them on our payroll for a probationary period.
SWAT qualified students (past and present) who wish to apply for the STORM Employment Program, can download an application form here. Applications must be completed correctly and handed into the SMA admin desk by Thursday 19 December 2019.
Who Is Suitable For This Course?
As you can appreciate this is a wonderful opportunity for a young person who hasn’t had any work experience or is new to being a part of a high functioning team.
It’s also a great opportunity for adults, as we help them develop a whole new skill set that can be applied in many other areas of their life.
Completing the SWAT program is the first step of this journey. As our previous graduates have demonstrated, the potential long term benefits that can be derived from these programs can be life changing.
SWAT applications are currently closed
Introduction to the SWAT Program (part1)
Introduction to the SWAT Program (part2)
SWAT Program info & testimonials circa 2015
SWAT Program action & testimonials circa 2011