There is much to learn about being an effective and encouraging martial arts instructor. We have amassed a number of articles and tools that instructors may find quite useful. Many of these skills and tools apply directly to current or aspiring Tensoku Ryu instructors, but any martial arts instructor can find innumerable useful skills, tools, and bits of knowledge that they will find useful.
We have divided this information into a series of topic and categories each of which contains several articles you may wish to explore. Within each category the articles are listed in alphabetical order.
Training to be an Instructor
If you are an experienced martial arts instructor, or an experienced martial artist who would like to become a martial arts instructor, and like what you read on this site ...Read More
Like it or not you will become a role model for your students and perhaps others in the Dojo. How you move, behave, dress, and practice will be noticed and ...Read More
You would think that the primary responsibility of a martial arts instructor would be to ensure students learn their respective martial art to the best of their ability. While that is, ...Read More
When students learn a new Kata they go through several predictable stages of learning. You can use these stages to gauge the progress of your student and to let them ...Read More
You will often discover new ways of moving when you begin to teach a new white belt student. They are always full of surprises, and are a very fruitful source ...Read More
When you are teaching classes that require some level of conditioning you may find it useful to have a variety of different exercises to employ. This makes classes more interesting and ...Read More
Each rank in the Tensoku Ryu hierarchy of belt rankings has an associated student manual. Students are responsible for understanding everything in the manual, whether the student elects to acquire ...Read More
We require that every weapon brought into or used in a Dojo must be inspected and approved before it can be employed in any way. This is strictly an effort ...Read More
We have several levels of certification used to ensure people and institutions are authorized to perform specific tasks or enjoy certain privileges. Some of these certifications are informal, while many ...Read More
Within Tensoku Ryu we have a great deal of both flexibility and standardization in the uniforms we wear. This page establishes our standards for uniforms, our expected levels of maintenance, ...Read More