Entry Level Selt-Study Course: Ten Laws of Instruction
Martial Arts instructors are key players in building a successful Martial Arts school. They touch the lives of your students more so than any other staff within your business. This quality time can set a strong foundation for program growth, increased income, and most important, member retention. When you consider an instructor’s impact on member experience, the need for a set of rules, regulations, or laws comes into full focus.
As the Martial Arts industry grows, especially in the children’s market, the pool of well-trained instructors does not appear to be keeping pace. This imbalance means that school owners are faced with a greater demand for classes, but fewer instructors to cover them. Shortages often lead to desperate hiring practices, which means that the overall success of the school is left on the shoulders of unqualified instructors.
With that said, the importance of proper training, ongoing education, and regular evaluations should never be underestimated. In this course, we are going to cover the 10 Laws of Instruction that many successful schools use as the primary tool for instructors to follow each and every class. These laws will become the cornerstone of your instructors’ training and will prove to be a key element to your school’s overall success!
Melody Johnson has over 25 years of experience in childhood development as it relates to sports, coaching, and parenting. She has re-defined the children’s sports, camps, and after-school market with innovative age-specific curriculums and drills known as SKILLZ, which are currently utilized in over 1k children’s facilities in over 2 dozen countries.
In addition, she is a high-demand consultant on topics associated with child development, teaching, and parenting. This includes resources such as SKILLZ University, the Certified Pediatric Ninja Specialist program, and seminar presentations.
Melody was recently on the Tennis Channel’s ‘Think About It’ podcast where former 1st place tennis star Victoria Azarenka interviewed her about child development and how important it is to sports. She was recognized as one of the top influences in children’s sports and extra-curricular activities.
Melody coaches her son’s flag football team, making it to the championships every season and was the first female coach to win a championship title in her leagues 30+ season history. She also holds a 7th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo under Grandmaster (Super) Dan Anderson, 5th Degree Black Belt in the ATA, and has an ATA World Champion title in forms. She lives with her family in St. Petersburg, Florida.