How to Become a Martial Arts Instructor

To become a martial arts instructor, you will not need a to meet any educational requirements beyond a high school diploma or equivalent, but an associate or bachelor’s degree in business can be very helpful, especially if you want to open your own dojo or training center. Most martial arts styles have a national association that sets out the skills and qualifications for becoming an instructor and continuing education training. You must first achieve mastery in your chosen style, usually indicated by black belt rank. You can then pursue the national certification for instructors in your style.