Friday, April 7, 2017

FACE-OFF FRIDAY: Ranks, Certification, and Teaching

It's FACE-OFF FRIDAY!

Today I'm interested in how your martial arts organization handles how their members become teachers.

Some styles have a very formal system to develop students into instructors.  You must reach (x) rank, you have to have so-much time instructing under the guidance of another instructor, you must go to such-and-such instructor course.   The idea is that there is/should be a certain level of quality control in those instructing in the art/style/organization.

Others are more informal, and don't have a specific process.  A person can teach when his or her instructor says they can, or, they just break off on their own and just start doing it.

So what do you think?   How does your school handle it?  Let us know...

HOW ARE INSTRUCTORS CERTIFIED IN YOUR MARTIAL ARTS SCHOOL, IF THEY ARE AT ALL?