Instructor Registration

Instructor Registration  

It is now compulsory that Martial Arts Instructors, particularly those dealing with children and young adults up to 18yrs, are able to demonstrate that they have appropriate qualifications, criminal records checks and insurance. Classic Coaching has worked with Shi Kon Martial Arts to establish an Instructor Register for its member Associations and is an approved provider of these services. An annual certificate will be produced for each instructor confirming their current status in the areas listed below. Shi Kon will also be available as a contact point and reference provider for prospective employers / hall managers / Local Authorities etc.

The Register will record:

Current Professional Indemnity Insurance

Facility providers such as Schools are now requiring a minimum of £5m cover. This is the amount recommended.

Shi Kon offers a Martial Guard policy which registered Instructors can join.  Details of the Policy are here – Policy Details.doc and the Proposal Form is here – Insurance Proposal Form

Coaching Qualifications

Required to cover as a minimum:

  • Principles of safe and effective coaching
  • Health & Safety
  • Administration
  • Protecting children and young people from abuse

Disclosure and Barring Service (Formerly CRB) Check

Enhanced DBS Check carried out by a recognised body with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Shi Kon recommends that DBS Checks are renewed annually and will send you a reminder and a new form to complete when your current check is about to expire.  At the moment, it is not possible to apply for a DBS Check on-line. You will need to complete a new form and resubmit original proofs of identity each time.

Assistant Instructors eg those under supervision whilst teaching are eligible for a "Volunteer" check. All other Instructors need to get a "Professional" check.

Instructor Grade

Awarded within the guidelines of Shi Kon and/or the appropriate Governing Body.

Shi Kon is happy to accept and record suitable evidence produced by individual instructors, for example a coaching qualification that meets or exceeds the requirements listed in 2 above. However, if you are unable to produce any or all of these items, Classic Coaching can provide them on a “mix and match” basis.

Instructor Certification

Instructors can provide evidence of the above 4 items together with a small administrative fee (which is included in the premium for Insurance cover) to receive a certificate confirming registration. Each of these areas will have an expiry date and will require evidence of renewal after the appropriate time i.e. Professional Indemnity Insurance must be renewed each year. We will database the information and issue reminders to each Instructor as renewal dates become due.

Professional Indemnity Insurance

Martial Guard policy with Towry Law.

The cover offers up to £5m per incident on a claims occurring basis which includes a Run Off Policy

The premium is £112 to pay by Paypal click on the button below:

Details of the Policy are here – Policy Details

The Proposal Form is here – Insurance Proposal Form

Disclosure and Barring Service (Formerly CRB) Check

We now use an "Umbrella Body" to organise DBS Enhanced checks for Shi Kon members.

This is Cobra Martial Arts Association (CMAA)

The new contact is Andy Morrell. 

Tel: 07909 673894

Fees – £20 for Volunteers, £64 or Professionals

See Instructor Registration section above for definitions of "Volunteer" and "Professional".

Details of the documents which are acceptable to prove identity are shown here – CRB Document List

Instructions on how to complete the form are shown here – Completion Instructions