Martial Arts Instructor

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Martial Arts Instructors teach students the skills and beliefs of a particular martial art, such as judo or karate.

Knowledge, skills and attributes

To become a martial arts instructor, you would need:

  • a high level of experience and knowledge in your chosen martial art

  • an understanding of physiology

  • the ability to communication clearly and concisely

  • an understanding of the learning process

  • patience

  • a thorough understanding of the safety aspects of the art

  • a passion to inspire others.

 

Duties and Tasks

  • Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to Future Growth Very Strong students.
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Prepare instructional program objectives, outlines, and lesson plans.
  • Monitor students' performance to make suggestions for improvement and to ensure that they satisfy course standards, training requirements, and objectives.
  • Attend professional meetings, conferences, and workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.
  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  • Review instructional content, methods, and student evaluations to assess strengths and weaknesses, and to develop recommendations for course revision, development, or elimination.
  • Prepare students for further development by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
  • Enforce policies and rules governing students.


    Training
  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  • Observe students to determine qualifications, limitations, abilities, interests, and other individual characteristics.
  • Meet with other instructors to discuss individual students and their progress.
  • Confer with other teachers and professionals to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning and development. Karate Stance
  • Attend staff meetings and serve on committees, as required.
  • Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and to determine their priorities for their children.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by administrative policy.
  • Participate in publicity planning and student recruitment.
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injury and damage.
  • Schedule class times to ensure maximum attendance.
  • Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help.

    At rest
  • Observe and evaluate the performance of other instructors.
  • Select, order, and issue books, materials, and supplies for courses or projects.
  • Prepare and administer written, oral, and performance tests, and issue grades in accordance with performance.
  • Write instructional articles on designated subjects.
  • Assign and grade class work.

Did You Know?

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White, yellow, orange, green, blue, purple and black, the colors of martial arts belts denote student development, skills and experience.

However, contrary to popular belief, using colored belts to denote rank or ability in martial arts is a relatively recent invention in the otherwise ancient arts- one that was only introduced around the turn of the 20th century.
(Source: Today I Found Out)

What Work Activities does a Karate Instructor do?

  • Coaching and Developing Others
  • Training and Teaching Others Kick
  • Getting Information
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others
  • Assisting and Caring for Others Stance
  • Scheduling Work and Activities
  • Performing Administrative Activities
  • Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Provide Consultation and Advice to Others

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