These requirements are points to consider, but the absence of a requirement should not be a deal breaker. You may still take action to attain the requirement, or there may be ways to counter the deficit by using other resources. In addition, meeting all the requirements will not guarantee success.
- Black Belt. To open a Taekwondo school, you should have a certified back belt. However, since there are no laws, licenses, or requirements that govern who may open a martial art school; you do not need any legitimate or illegitimate belt to open a school. As a general rule, due to the experience required, a third or fourth degree black belt should be the minimum belt required.
- Teaching Experience. As in other occupations, being a good technician and being a good teacher are two separate skill groups. Just because you are good at doing something does not mean you will be able to teach others to do it. You should have taught classes in your instructor's school for a few years and have experience in what it takes to attract and keep students. You could learn on the job at you new school, but that may be costly. Learning from others who have already been through the process is the better way. New students will quickly be able to determine your experience and teaching abilities and, if they are not impressed, they will just as quickly leave.
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