Leadership Training and Advanced Martial Arts Instruction
The Leadership Teams
(By instructor recommendation)
||7 years and under|
||8 – 15 years old|
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Exclusive Private Facebook Group
(Leadership team members and their parents)
Parents of our Junior Leadership and Junior Blackbelt Leadership Teams are invited to join a private Facebook group. This promotes more direct communication among team members and their families, a forum for program improvements and future development, and a direct line to Kaicho Ric Martin and the Authentic Martial Arts Instructor Team.
Monthly Leadership Development Themes
Every month a new Leadership Theme is taught to our Leadership Team members. It is never too early or too late to learn the positive qualities and benefits of becoming a leader. Earning a Blackbelt and becoming a leader are synonymous; they go hand in hand.
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Recognition Certificates presented by our instructors reinforce positive Leadership actions demonstrated by our Leadership Team members. Positive reinforcement and recognition are the corner stones of our leadership training and the overall Authentic Martial Arts school environment.
Monthly Leadership Nights
Every month our Leadership Teams meet for a special Leadership Night where specific leadership training is combined with specialized martial arts instruction. Leadership Nights build a strong sense of Comradery and pride among all of our team members.
Quarterly Leadership Seminars
Quarterly seminars provide more in depth lessons in leadership as well as significantly more time for martial arts. All three Leadership Teams attend the quarterly seminars together which allow students of all ages and belt ranks to experience a variety of different martial arts drills while they simultaneously form strong team bonds together.
Junior Instructor Training Program
Junior Instructor Training (JIT) provides an even more advanced opportunity for leadership development. JIT candidates are chosen through a selection process from our Leadership Teams. New JIT candidates begin as a class assistant. The next step is to qualify as an Assistant Instructor. From there our Instructor Leadership development process ultimately guides our JIT leaders upward to higher levels of responsibility and leadership as they meet the qualifications to become a Lead Instructor.
Certified Instructor Training Program
Certified Instructor Training (CIT) is the adult version of JIT. Top performing CIT and JIT leaders may become eligible for a paid instructor position with Authentic Martial Arts.
Martial Arts Competition: Competitor Training
Many students have the desire to challenge themselves in martial arts competition. Martial arts tournaments are safe, exciting, and a positive learning experience; win or lose. Competitors are taught how to prepare themselves with the most effective physical training strategies as well as the proper mindset to become a Champion in both competitive sports and in life.
Martial Arts Competition: Officials Training
Becoming a skilled tournament official is a great way to demonstrate leadership. High martial arts acumen, quick decision making, and team work are the primary attributes of a well-qualified JIT or CIT tournament official.
Traditional Weapons Instruction: Bo, Sai, Nunchaku, Gifwa, Eku
Traditional weapons bring a connection between our Leadership Teams and our martial arts roots in Okinawa, Japan. Historically, common farming tools were converted into weapons for self-defense, primarily for protection from oppressors carrying swords. Of course, traditional weapons are no longer used in this manner. However, a fascinating art form has been created around these historically important martial art inventions. There are a total of 5 weapons taught at Authentic Martial Arts. The weapons art is called: Kobudo.
Bully Prevention Training (BPT)
Bullying has become an epidemic. Bullying is best controlled through proper education, verbal bully prevention strategies, and physical self-defense tactics. Bullies typically prey on others perceived to be weaker, unpopular, or easy targets. The combination of good martial arts training with bully prevention training makes children “Bully Proof”.
Hyper Pro is an exciting modern approach to martial arts that is very appealing to children 8 to 18 years old. It combines traditional martial arts and Kobudo with acrobatic movements, gymnastics, and tumbling. The classes are challenging, but also very safe. There is a lot of opportunity for individual creativity and self-expression in Hyper Pro classes.
Mixed Martial Arts
Mixed Martial Arts combines karate, boxing, kickboxing, grappling, and wrestling all together. It is a fun and challenging workout that builds confidence by teaching self-defense through the use of techniques associated with a mixture of different martial art styles.
Demonstration Teams: Karate, Kobudo, Hyper Pro, and MMA
In the year 2000 Authentic Martial Arts established its’ first business partnership with Pinellas County Schools. Since then AMA has continued to be the primary sponsor of the “Commitment to Character” programs in almost all of our local elementary schools. AMA is also very active in the community. Instructors and students attend many school and community events throughout the year. Our Demonstration Teams have the opportunity to their share martial arts in public settings. In doing so they continue to build more and more self-confidence and also acquire the ability to represent themselves as community role models and leaders.
Leadership Team Discounts
Our leadership teams are the future of Authentic Martial Arts. Team members are provided with the highest level of training and are invited to unique events that inspire our teams, accelerate their martial arts skill development, and perfect their instructional abilities. Instructing martial arts is the best method to actually become a Leader after learning about leadership. Team members enjoy discounts to our martial arts events such as seminars, Authentic Martial Arts tournaments, specialized trainings, and private lessons.