The World Hankimuye Federation has five levels of teachers. These are:
- Assistant (from 3rd geup, red belt)
- Youth Trainer (from 1st dan)
- Trainer (from 2nd dan)
- Instructor (from 4th dan)
- National Instructor (from 5th dan)
- International Instructor (from 6th dan)
An assistant typically helps a trainer or instructor run the class. The assistant supports the teacher and can help individual student. Often an assistant is also the person on whom the teacher or instructor demonstrates the techniques. After the assistant has gained some experience he/she might be asked to take over parts of the class. The assistant might be asked to take care of the warming-up for example.
A Youth Trainer is someone who teaches the classes for color belts to kids up to the age of 15. You can become a Youth Trainer when you have 1st degree. You should at least have been an assistant for two years.
A Trainer is someone who teaches the classes for color belts. You can become a Trainer when you have 2nd degree. You should at least have been an assistant for two years or a trainer for one year.
An Instructor can run his own school and will teach student to all levels. An Instructor is someone with a 4th dan or higher. He should have been a Trainer for at least three years, teaching classes regularly.
A National Instructor is someone who teaches seminars at a national level and/or is someone who coaches Instructors to open their own schools. A National Instructor is someone with a 5th dan or higher. He should have been an Instructor for at least four years, teaching classes regularly.
An International Instructor is someone who teaches seminars at an international level and/or is someone who coaches interested parties in setting up an organization in other countries. An International Instructor is someone with a 6th dan or higher. He should have been a National Instructor for at least four years, teaching classes and seminars regularly.
If you are interested in becoming a teacher with our federation, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you meet the requirements. The price for a (Youth) Trainer exam is $50, the exam for Instructor costs $75, National and International Instructors pay $100. (Youth) Trainers and Instructors receive an official certificate.