Martial Arts & Self-Defense Instructor - Part Time

City Colleges of Chicago
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Aug 24, 2023


Consider joining Kennedy-King College's Continuing Education Department as a Martial Arts & Self-Defense Instructor. The ideal candidate will focus on students learning and practicing martial arts and self-defense techniques that can be used in unexpected situations. Martial Arts & Self-Defense Instructor will explain and demonstrate the techniques and then guide students as they practice these new skills until they can use them effectively.

  • Teaching Martial Arts & Self-Defense to students ranging from beginning students to advanced students.
  • Knowledge of best practices for conducting martial arts classes.
  • Provide quality instruction to students
  • Establish and follow a format that allows students to progress in learning
  • Give physical, written, and verbal tests to students
  • Participate in the presentation of rank and certifications
  • Lead students in public presentations including demonstrations, recitals, and seminars
  • Exercise safety awareness and practices.
  • Follows and enforces department policies, rules and regulations while maintaining a friendly attitude.
  • Leads group through warmups, stretches, skills focus, and sparring.
  • Ensure that the class attendees are satisfied with the lessons.
  • Begin and end class on time.
  • Accurately record class participation and collect participants' surveys at the end of each class.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • One or more years of experience teaching self-defense, martial arts, specifically Kung Fu.
  • Valid CPR card is required.
  • Certified rank of Instructor or higher
  • Knowledge of hand-to-hand combat and self-defense techniques
  • Physically capable of teaching martial arts and self-defense
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to communicate with diverse group of staff and students required.
  • Experience with a diverse, multi-lingual student population is desired, as is a commitment to the open access mission of the community college.
  • Must be able to collaborate with participants individually and in groups, using various demonstration methods.
  • Must communicate professionally and have a positive attitude at all times.
We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
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