S.W.A.T. stands for “Special Winning Attitude Team.” The purpose of the SWAT program is to develop leaders and junior instructors. Any student in Leadership may “SWAT” classes. This means that they are in a lower level class to help teach and set a good example for the other students. While anyone can SWAT, not everyone is part of the “SWAT Team”. The students who are part of the SWAT Team are recognized by a SWAT patch on their uniforms. These students have completed a 3 month training course on how to properly communicate and engage their fellow students in class. By having students come to help teach, not only does it help them remember their lower belt curriculum, but it also builds their leadership skills and confidence in communicating with other people.