Craig Gallacher



Si Hing Craig Gallacher

Arts Taught

Cambridge Kung Fu Children's Instructor

Martial Arts Experience

Wing Chun Kung Fu and Escrima Weapons Concepts

Other Relevant Experience

Throughout my life I have found myself constantly drawn to the unpredictable, challenging, chaotic, creative, fun, satisfying, often tiring but genuinely rewarding world of working with children. So it's no surprise that my experience is based largely around working with the most inspiring members of our society, kids! Ever since I've been old enough to work I've been running birthday parties and day camps at my local leisure centre, looking after kids as a 'Snow Ranger' in ski resorts, spending summers working at a YMCA summer camp in America, teaching kids in a youth brass band and teaching kids Kung Fu, all of which I have loved. I have been lucky to work with some incredible teachers and leaders that have shown me better ways to inspire and interact with kids to bring out the best in each and every child. In the last two of my five summers in America I was proud to be the Assistant Camp Director, allowing me to gain huge experience in so many areas and in particular helping counselors work with kids. I now spend a lot of my time passing this experience on to our kids instructors so they can help the kids get the most out of our classes. My sporting life has seen me compete at club level in Swimming, at county level in Badminton and at regional level in Trampolining as well as training as a coach in Trampolining, Badminton and Basketball. Although my background isn't martial arts orientated, I have learnt a lot in my time as a lifeguard, security guard, self employed videographer and even as a paper boy that I hope to be able to pass on to the kids I work with. I have also recently started volunteering as a Special Constable for Cambridgeshire Constabulary, which has been an amazing way to give back to our community whilst gaining experience in dealing with all sorts of conflicts and challenging situations.

Profession

IT and Media Developer for Cambridge Kung Fu

Interests

I live a fast paced life taking any opportunity I have time for (I hate having nothing to do!). I enjoy being physically active so teaching the kids classes at Cambridge Kung Fu is perfect for me, alongside which I play badminton, swim whenever possible and, most importantly of all, try to get at least one ski holiday in each year. When I'm not out doing something active, I have a passion for audio and video production and all things technical.

Goals

My overall goal is to help every single child I work with to make the most of their youth and help prepare them for a happy and healthy life, whatever they choose to do as they grow up.

To achieve this I strive to help all of our incredible Kids Instructors to constantly develop increasingly successful ways of teaching our classes and ensure I do everything I can to help them enjoy their work as much as I do. This is with the view to make our classes the best possible children's activity in Cambridge from the perspective of both kids and parents.

On a personal level I aim to continue to pursue the things I enjoy and be proud of the fact that I always do my best.