Our SFC instructors range from people-
* people who teach SFC material full time,
* people who have SFC classes inside their other school classes
* people who just build their resume from graduating another course.
I will never intrude on any of that. Whether they are doing the smartest thing is their business.
This is why there are smarter instructors to contact that might not be right in your immediate area! For example-
Lets say you live in San Francisco, CA....
Pete Smith is a basic instructor of the Knife Course. Pete Smith has his own Karate school. You want to learn about the knife and you call Pete Smith. Pete tells you, you must first sign up for his karate classes, buy a uniform, learn Japanese and well, jump through a lot of unrelated hoops you don't want to do.
Or, Johnny Johnson has a mixed martial arts school and his own knife course, based on mine, but he has some other things in it, like a little curved knife silat in it, cause he likes that ugly thing as a hobby. You will see the Congress material in that course, but other stuff too and you may not be fully happy.
You should instead call Keith Miller in Sacramento! No hoops. No other priorities that get in the way of what you want. Keith will work with you.
I love Pete Smith and Johnny Johnson, but they have lost a long-term customers. In time, they will loose many long-term students.
These are all things I will not and do not want to mandate or control.
Water seeks its own level. I would rather be a group of free people than some pompus king mandating strict rules. Not a healthy environment.
So, shop around the regional instructors. See what they saw and what they want you to do. See if they will do what you want.