UMSF Instructor Training

UMSF Instructor Training

Instructors Training Overview
The UMSF has developed a comprehensive Instructor Development Curriculum for its members under the direction of the UMSF Education/Instructional Development Committee. This committee is composed of veteran martial artists/school owners, many with advanced degrees in areas such as biomedical science, physical therapy, athletic training, psychology, etc. The curriculum is composed of four structured levels of development. Each level expands on and enhances material taught in the previous levels and allows the instructor to develop to his full potential as a UMSF Instructor. This sequence of instruction may begin as early as Brown Belt and continues up through to 4th Degree Black Belt.

 

The first stage of development is the Assistant Instructor Course. This course focuses providing a solid background in the basics of martial science taught at White Belt. The three major components of this level are: 1) Basic Teaching Skills and Philosophies, 2) Sports Safety Training, and 3) The UMSF White Belt Curriculum.

The second stage of development is the Instructor Course. This course focuses providing a solid background in the materials of martial science taught at the Student Level (White Belt through Black-Brown Belt). The four major components of this level are: 1) Basic Kinesiology for Martial Science (Functional Anatomy, Biomechanics, Exercise/Sports Physiology, Motor Control/Learning, and Exercise/Sports psychology), 2) Teaching Skills and Philosophies for the Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Student, and Assistant Instructor Levels Instruction, 3) Strength and Conditioning for the Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Student Level, and 4) The UMSF Student Curriculum.

The third stage of development is the Chief Instructor Course. This course focuses providing a solid background in the materials of martial science taught at the 1st and 2nd Degree Black Belt Level. The four components of this level are: 1) Advanced Kinesiology for Martial Science (Functional Anatomy, Biomechanics, Exercise/Sports Physiology, Motor Control/Learning, and Exercise/Sports psychology), 2) Teaching Skills and Philosophies for the Lower Black Belt and Instructor Levels of Instruction, 3) Specialized Strength and Conditioning for the 1st and 2nd Degree Black Belt Level (including topics such as Palm Training), and 4) The UMSF 1st and 2nd Degree Black Belt Curriculum.

The fourth stage of development is the Master Instructor Course. This course focuses on providing a solid background in the materials of martial science taught at the 3rd and 4th Degree Black Belt Level and developing original material pertaining to martial science. The four components of this level are: 1) Original Kinesiology based Martial Science Research/Project, 2) Teaching Skills and Philosophies for the Upper Black Belt and Chief Instructor Levels of Instruction, 3) Specialized Strength and Conditioning for the 3rd and 4th Degree Black Belt Level (including topics such as Advanced Ki Development), and 4) The UMSF 3rd and 4th Degree Black Belt Curriculum.

Instruction of material beyond the first four stages is conducted individually at the UMSF Headquarters with Chief Master Instructor Marlin Sims and his staff. Instruction at this point is unique for each individual and allows development of specific skills and areas according to the interests and abilities of each Master Instructor.

Instructor Workshop 1

Area 1.1: Overview of Instructor Certification Process
Area 1.2: Functional Anatomy
Area 1.3: Basic Level Lesson Plans & Teaching Techniques
Area 1.4: Basic Level Martial Science Strength & Conditioning
Area 1.5: White & Yellow Belt Material & Principles
Area 1.6: Child Basic Level Practicum
Area 1.7: Adult Basic Level Practicum

Instructor Workshop 2

Area 2.1: Biomechanics
Area 2.2: Exercise Physiology
Area 2.3: Intermediate Level Lesson Plans & Teaching Techniques
Area 2.4: Intermediate Level Martial Science Strength & Conditioning
Area 2.5: Blue & Red Belt Material & Principles
Area 2.6: Child Intermediate Level Practicum
Area 2.7: Adult Intermediate Level Practicum

Instructor Workshop 3

Area 3.1: Motor Control & Learning
Area 3.2: Exercise/Sports Psychology
Area 3.3: Advanced Level Lesson Plans & Teaching Techniques
Area 3.4: Advanced Level Martial Science Strength & Conditioning
Area 3.5: Brown & Black Brown Belt Material & Principles
Area 3.6: Child Advanced Level Practicum
Area 3.7: Adult Advanced Level Practicum

Instructor Workshop 4

Area 4.1: Comprehensive Written Exam
Area 4.2: Comprehensive Practical Exam

Assistant Instructor Workshop

Area 1.1: Overview of Assistant Instructor Certification Process
Area 1.2: Basic Teaching Skills, Techniques & Philosophy
Area 1.3: American Red Cross Sports Safety Training
Area 1.4: Martial Arts Curriculum Overview
Area 1.5: White Belt Curriculum

Assistant Instructor Practicum

Area 2.1: Adult Group Instruction/Leadership
Area 2.2: Adult Individual Instruction/Leadership
Area 2.3: Child Group Instruction/Leadership
Area 2.4: Child Individual Instruction/Leadership