- knowledge of teaching and the ability to design courses
- excellent verbal communication skills
- the ability to teach pupils how to do something
- customer service skills
- leadership skills
- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
- the ability to work on your own
- the ability to create the best conditions for learning or teaching new things
- the ability to come up with new ways of doing things
- to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
Your day-to-day duties may include:
- preparing lesson plans
- demonstrating warm ups, skills training, and physical conditioning
- coaching students
- developing individual training programmes
- observing and assessing students, and giving them feedback
- developing and practising your own skills
- taking responsibility for the health and safety of students
- promoting your classes
You may need to wear a uniform.
You could work in a creative studio or at a fitness centre.
Your working environment may be physically demanding.
With experience, and a senior instructor award, you could set up your own school or association.
You can find out more about becoming a martial arts instructor from UK Coaching.Data from National Careers Service.