Instructing is a privilege at United Kempo Karate Schools. It is our theory that you've never really mastered a task until you've taught it to someone else. Our instructors have honed their skills to the point where they have been invited to teach others what they have learned. Each instructor brings their own unique abilities to the mat. At UKKS, students will find a diversity of instructors in the way that they teach.
We take the training of our Instructors very seriously at United Kempo Karate Schools. Each prospective instructor must pass a thorough background check. Instructors must be willing to attend training that teaches them the different methods by which people learn and how to recognize different learning styles. Before Instructors are invited to train others, they are observed in their everyday lives. They must be able to set a proper example and lead students in a proper manner.
Before instructor training begins, prospective instructors must sign the Instructor Code of Ethics. They will be held to these ideals by Shifu Mattocks. All instructors start as an Instructor Trainee and move through a series of instructor levels, commensurate with experience. With each level, an instructor takes on more responsibility and has the ability to teach higher ranks. There are five ranks in all ranging from Instructor Trainee to Master Instructor.
If any student would like to express an interest in someday becoming an instructor, please see Shifu Mattocks.