Just recently I have found myself in a position where my personal circumstances are such that I am possibly in a position to start teaching. I have only spent time up to now helping out in sessions and always get positive feedback and have decided that I would like to try taking my own classes. I really enjoy sharing what I know and helping others, and feel that now is the time to make a go of it. I feel I am old enough and mature enough to be serious about teaching, and have 17 years consistent training to support me.
What I would like to know though, is how did you start teaching, what worked for you and what pitfalls did you have to overcome on the way? And is it really possible to make it a full time commitment? Right now I can think of nothing better than following a career in something I love doing. I have had a short career in the military, and I am currently working in a supermarket and don't feel happy doing any of that. Ultimately, I would love to work for myself and just wondered what your thoughts are on pursuing martial arts as a career.
I know it won't happen overnight, but a little kick start in the right direction would be much appreciated.