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Created 08 November 2018

Updated 09 November 2018

STATUS: Now accepting applicants

Are you crazy about karate?


Our well-established traditional karate school in East London is looking for a passionate and reliable individual who can take up the role of 'Karate Class Assistant'. The right candidate will also serve as a karate apprentice and therefore will be willing to learn the Japanese style of Shito Ryu karate, regardless of previous background. Classes are generally on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

The assistant must have a confident and outgoing personality and enjoy working with children. The right candidate must be very reliable, have a clean criminal record and live within reasonable commuting distance from East London. Full training, equipment and support will be provided. Please see below for the minimum criteria and the many exciting benefits.

Minimum requirements

  • 18yrs old

  • 1 yr karate training

  • Green Belt

The Ideal Candidate;

  • Firstly and most importantly, you must be very passionate about martial arts and LEARNING.

  • Have a good command of English and have the right to work in the UK.

  • Be presentable and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Enjoy working with children.

  • Must not have a criminal record.

  • Must for the foreseeable future, live in East London or a reasonable distance away.

Class Schedule;

Typically they start between 6pm - 6:30pm.

  • Monday evening, 1hr: Assistant Urgently Needed

  • Tuesday evening, 1hr: Assistant desired, but depends on rank.

  • Wednesday evening, 1hr: Assistant Urgently Needed

  • Saturday morning, 1 - 2hrs: Assistant desired, but depends on rank.

What you will receive

  • Minimum £12-£15/hr as an assistant lower than black belt. Hourly rate increases as you go up in rank. This would rise to £25/hr after achieving black belt.

  • £300 Sign-on Bonus: You’ll receive this bonus after you have completed initial training (4 - 10wks).

  • Travel Bonuses for training trips to Japan: With this bonus scheme you can expect to earn the full cost of airfare to Japan in 6 - 12 months.

  • Free gradings and private one-on-one training to accelerate your progress.

  • Free uniforms, training equipment & training weapons.

  • You will receive an Instructor’s Certificate on completion of the coach training program at Black Belt.

  • Free seminars in the UK, Europe & Japan.

  • Student & Instructor Manuals, and access to Japanese karate books and DVDs.

  • You will train with senior Okinawan and Japanese karate masters.

  • Certificate in First Aid.

  • Certificate in Safeguarding and Protecting Children

  • Free DBS Check (formerly CRB).

  • [Optional] Additional opportunity to get paid work experience and CV references in the following roles;  Club Secretary, Media Officer, Club Treasurer.

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QUESTION: There is a new student in the class, 4 years old. He is always speaking when the teacher is speaking. He has poor focus and even distracts others with silly antics. What do you think is the BEST approach to this situation?

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Because of the volume interest we may not be able to respond to all applicants. Rest assured however, that your application will be carefully reviewed.

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