Trainee Instructor Course

The International Wing Chun Academy's popular Trainee Instructor Course is your chance to take your Wing Chun to the next level while learning professional leadership and coaching skills.

The Trainee Instructor Course is open to all students of the Academy who have achieved Advanced Grade 2 standard or above.

Trainee Instructors, also known as Sihing (male) or Sijie (female), are denoted by a red sash worn around the waist.

Graduates of the Trainee Instructor Course at Sydney HQ in Autumn 2016

 

October 2016 Course Dates

Sydney HQ - Evening Course

The next evening Trainee Instructor Course will commence on Tuesday the 11th of October 2016 and will be conducted by Senior Instructor Tristan Fung. Classes will run on Tuesday nights from 8:15pm to 9:45pm for 9 weeks from the commencement date.

Sydney HQ - Daytime Course

The next morning Trainee Instructor Course will commence on Tuesday the 18th of October 2016 and will be conducted by Senior Instructor Michael Amiet. Classes will run on Tuesday afternoons from 1:15pm to 2:45pm for 9 weeks from the commencement date.

Apply Now

There is a capacity limit of 10 students for each course and places book out fast. Enrolment is by application only. Please contact Sydney HQ for an application form.

 

Course Overview

The Trainee Instructor Course was originally developed by the Academy's founder, Grandmaster Jim Fung, and has been kept up to date with the latest industry knowledge by the Academy's experienced instructors.

Through an intensive 9-week course, you will learn about topics such as:

  • The history and development of Wing Chun and the Academy
  • The role of the martial arts instructor
  • Ethical behaviour of martial arts instructors
  • Leadership and communication skills
  • Injury prevention in martial arts
  • Conducting safe and effective exercise
  • Grandmaster Jim Fung's unique training programme and teaching methods

By the end of the course, you will have acquired excellent skills in Wing Chun theory and practical martial arts instruction.

 

Benefits of Becoming a Trainee Instructor

Once you've completed the Trainee Instructor Course, you may be offered the opportunity to teach at a Headquarters or Suburban Branch of the International Wing Chun Academy.

Through teaching at the Academy, you will gain:

  • Up to a 60% subsidy of your training fees in exchange for assisting with classes*
  • Invaluable teaching experience under Australia's martial arts industry leader
  • The potential to gain a broader and deeper understanding of the Wing Chun system through teaching
  • The opportunity to train under the expert guidance of the Academy's Senior and Chief Instructors through the Academy's Senior Classes

*Appointment to a teaching role is subject to roster availability and at the Academy's sole discretion.

 

Course Duration

The Trainee Instructor Course is taught over a 9-week period, which includes 2 weeks of exams. Classes are held once a week and last for 90 minutes each.

The course is designed to be completed while you continue to attend your regular Wing Chun classes and progress through the Grading System of Grandmaster Jim Fung's Wing Chun Kung Fu®.

 

Assessments

During the course, you will be required to undergo a number of theoretical and practical assessments to ensure that you meet the high standards required of Instructors at the Academy.

The course entails the following assessments:

  • A 10-minute multiple choice Quiz in Week 5 - worth 10%
  • Theory Exam (2 hours) conducted in Week 7 - worth 45%
  • Practical Exam (2 hours) conducted in Week 8 - worth 45%

These assessments will make up your total course mark.

 

Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate from the Trainee Instructor Course, you must:

  • Attend at least 80% of classes
  • Achieve a minimum total course mark of 60%
  • Complete an Apply First Aid course with, or possess a current First Aid certificate issued by, a registered provider (approx $100 to $120; not included in the Trainee Instructor Course fee)
  • Complete a 'Working with Children' check (available free of charge)

Graduation is held in Week 9 of the course. Upon graduation, you will be presented with a certificate and a copy of your assessment results.

 

Practical Experience Period

Following graduation, you will need to complete a 9-week 'Practical Experience Period' which involves teaching one Wing Chun class per week under the mentorship of a qualified Instructor.

Once you have completed your Practical Experience Period, you will be award a red sash and be deemed a fully qualified Trainee Instructor of the Academy.

 

Tuition Fees

Course Course Fee*
Trainee Instructor Course (2016) $349

*Course fees are in Australian dollars and include GST.

 

Advancing to Instructor Rank

In order to advance to Instructor rank (blue sash), you must:

  • Complete the Trainee Instructor Course
  • Regularly teach Wing Chun classes at the Academy
  • Regularly attend Senior Classes at the Academy - you must have attended at least 10 Senior Classes as a Level 1 to be eligible for promotion to Instructor rank
  • Achieve Level 1 standard of Grandmaster Jim Fung's Wing Chun Kung Fu®
  • Pass an unannounced skill-review conducted by an Academy Instructor while you teach a class (free of charge)

Once you become an Instructor of the Academy, you will gain:

  • Up to a 100% subsidy of your training fees in exchange for teaching classes*
  • Invaluable teaching experience under Australia's martial arts industry leader
  • The potential to gain a broader and deeper understanding of the Wing Chun system through teaching
  • The opportunity to train under the expert guidance of the Academy's Senior and Chief Instructors through the Academy's Senior Classes
  • The opportunity to apply to open an Affiliated School through the Academy's Affiliated Schools Programme

*Appointment to a teaching role is subject to roster availability and at the Academy's sole discretion.

 

Enrol Now!

The Trainee Instructor Course is conducted up to two times a year at Sydney HQ. Contact us to apply for the next Trainee Instructor Course!