Martial Arts Instructor

Position Description -Martial Arts Instructor

Overview:

Training in the martial arts is a fun and effective way to build fitness and develop discipline, self-confidence, and perseverance.  Villari Martial Arts instructors work with children and adults of all ages to teach fighting and self-defense techniques and to develop character in their students.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide instruction on age/level-appropriate techniques.
  • Foster self-discipline, self-control and respect within the Dojo and lobby at all times.
    Supervise students to ensure that interactions remain safe at all times.
  • Encourage the use of the Three Rules, not just at the studio but also at home and at school.
  • Assist in keeping students and prospective students motivated throughout their lessons. Encourage students to maintain regular class attendance and regular practice at home. Know all students by their first name.
  • Prepare for, attend, and participate in the Villari Instructor Community; successfully master concepts for effective Martial Arts instruction; continue to improve instructional techniques through additional training.
  • Master the application of all instructional methods approved by the school.
  • Participate, support, and help recruit community events such as demonstrations, parades, after-school & daycare programs, parades, and trade shows.
  • Participate in and support both regional and studio events such as tournaments, clinics, graduations, camps, and camaraderie events.
  • Inform students about their progress and constructively encourage their ongoing skill mastery.

Requirements:

  • Physically agile.
  • A competitive spirit.
  • Outstanding verbal communication skills with the capacity to command attention and respect.  Be strict but encourage fun.
  • Respectful, supportive, and fair approach to teaching.
  • Passionate about the Martial Arts, self-development, and the development of others.
  • Able to correctly demonstrate the techniques and teach them to students in a safe way.
  • Instructors must know (or demonstrate the ability to learn) the history, traditions, and values of the Martial Arts so that they can pass these on to their students.
  • Instructors should be available before and after class to speak with students, answer questions, and make sure students are on track to reach their goals.
  • Maintain a level of personal physical fitness, attitude, and appearance commensurate with the responsibilities of the position.
  • Assist in maintaining cleanliness and orderliness of school; maintains cleanliness and organization of dojo.
  • Influence other staff members to perform at their maximum capability; motivate and inspire co-workers.
  • Perform various other duties and assignments as necessary or required.
  • Able to satisfactorily pass a background check.
    Must maintain positive and professional communications with both students and parents, conversations should be about the student and their progress. Avoid discussions about politics, sports, religion, etc.
  • Instructors must have a positive, solution-oriented personality.
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