Requirements – Assistant Instructor Status

The final step before become an instructor.

Minimum Requirements:

1 – 18 Years Old (Junior Assistant Instructor is for those under 18 and meet the other requirements)
2 – First Degree Black Belt
3 – Documented assisting in classes for 60 hours as a Trainee Instructor
4 – Train as a student in at least two classes per week
5 – Attend black belt and special training classes
6 – Assist with special functions
7 – Assist with two classes a week.  Be able to lead with instructor present

Submit a ten page thesis broken down by:

Page 1 Cover Sheet with “Assistant Instructor Thesis” in Arial 24pt on top.  Then, in Arial 14pt, list your name, rank, birth date, & current date
Page 2-4 will be on how to teach a beginner class
Page 5-7 will be on what to do with a student that is struggling
Page 8-10 will be on your goals as a martial artist and general life goals.
Page 11 will be chart of dates & times you’ve assisted teaching

Other than cover page, thesis is to be done in single space Arial 12pt font skipping a line between indented paragraphs.  Each section should start out with a heading.  So the top of page two will have “Teaching A Beginner Class.”  The instructors will be paying attention to how you handle these instructions to see if you’re ready for this next level.

During test day, you must know and demonstrate all curriculum.

Once you’ve successfully passed all the above requirements, you will be formally introduced, presented with instructor’s uniform, and promoted at the following promotional ceremony.

As a recap, make sure you fulfill 1-7 listed above.  Turn in thesis and take physical exam.