REPORTS TO: CHIEF INSTRUCTOR OR SCHOOL MANAGER

POSITION PURPOSE

To implement the missions and the goals of this school through the teaching of martial arts.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Guides students and prospective students through the various levels of curriculum introductory, group and private Lessons. Is skilled in performing and teaching levels of curriculum up to and including Black Belt levels. Maintains a high level of enthusiasm and positive reinforcement in the classroom.

Solicits prospective students both inside and outside of the school by distributing guest passes, asking for referrals and using other prospecting techniques approved by school; records prospect information on prospect cards and files cards in an orderly system;

Assists Admissions Director in following up on all prospects with effective telephone and mail contact to help them to join.

Assists Admissions Director in upgrading existing students to memberships of greater value by adding family members and converting Trial Memberships to Black Belt Club Memberships; conducts Progress Checks for prospective Black Belt Club Memberships.

Coordinates with Admissions Director to qualify prospective Black Belt Club students. Creates desire for all students to attain Black Belt levels.

Assists in keeping students and prospective students motivated throughout their lessons. Encourages students to maintain regular class attendance and regular practice at home. Knows all students by their first name.

a Has thorough understanding of criteria for student belt examinations; implements school requirements; fills out all necessary paperwork; meets daily, weekly, monthly. and quarterly instructing goals.

Prepares for, attends and participates in Staff Meetings; successfully masters concepts for effective Martial Arts instruction; continues to improve instructing techniques through additional training, role playing, studying of MATA videos and related material.

Completely masters the application of all instructional methods approved by the school.

Constantly evaluates instruction strategy to identify improvement areas. Strives to apply knowledge and application of all instructing skills in order improve measurable instructing performance, such as attendance percentage, number of examinees, retention and number of Black Belt candidates.

Maintains complete knowledge of school history, philosophy, and policies; maintains thorough knowledge of local and national industry trends; maintains thorough knowledge of competitors, including location, curriculum, tuition, and promotion strategies – including instructing techniques.

Maintains impeccable levels of personal physical fitness, attitude, and appearance. Must be advancing toward next rank in Martial Arts.

Assists in maintaining cleanliness and orderliness of school; maintains cleanliness and organization of classroom and locker rooms.

Influences other staff members to perform at their maximum capability; motivates and inspires co-workers.

Performs various other duties and assignments as necessary or required.

QUALIFICATIONS

At least 16 years of age; requires an outgoing personality with the ability to effectively communicate and inspire; must be Black Belt with previous teaching experience.

Requires a sincere interest in self-improvement and continuing education. Requires the ability to maintain a high level of enthusiasm on a daily basis and strong desire to help others reach their goals.

Requires the ability and desire to learn more about Martial Arts, interpersonal communication, and teaching techniques. Requires a personal commitment to living the principles of Black Belt Excellence and total and patient dedication to the progress of the student, regardless of age, gender or athletic ability.


John Graden
John Graden

John Graden is widely credited with leading the martial arts school business into the modern age. He is the founder of the first successful professional association and trade journal. MA Success editor John Corcoran first called him a “visionary” in 1995. Martial Arts World magazine dubbed him, The Teacher of Teachers. Mr. Graden’s leadership was recognized in many mainstream media outlets including a cover story on the Wall Street Journal, documentaries on A&E Network, and as a guest on the Dr. Oz Show and many others.