Coaching/Instructor Training Programme

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Meridian Kung Fu (UK)Coaching programme curriculum

The Instructor Programme is a stepping stone process to becoming a Meridian Kung Fu Instructor and eventually running/owning your own branch. 
Only exemplary students are considered and must initially meet the following criteria:

  • Age 16+ years
  • Elite Programme Member
  • Exceptional attendance record

The Instructor programme has 6 Levels of progression
that are taught to recruits. All 6 must be competently achieved to obtain Probationary Instructor level. Coaching/management skills are taught in monthly 2 hour seminars at HQ under the guidance of experienced Instructor and business mentor Sifu Steve Carpenter. These sessions will be coupled with hands on training in actual classes once a week to develop the high level of skill required to become a Meridian Kung Fu (UK) Coach.


  • Basic class involvement duties during Sessions.
  • How to set up equipment.
  • How to prepare the training area.
  • How to run basic health and safety checks.
  • Observation of class structure


  • Introduction to coaching.
  • Basic coaching duties such as pad and drill training under strict supervision.
  • How to create rapport with individual students.
  • Assistance with warm ups


  • Class management systems.
  • How to maintain the class register and organise students before and after a training session.
  • How to keep order within the training area.
  • How to follow the curriculum.
  • Assistance with cool down.


  • Advanced Coaching skills.
  • How to coach small groups and how to maximise student participation.
  • How to make sessions enjoyable and effective.
  • How to run warm up and cool down.


  • Demonstration of coaching ability. Demonstration of the following:
  • Equipment set up.
  • Health and safety checks
  • Warm up
  • Small group curriculum training
  • Cool down


  • Branch management tuition on:
  • Economics
  • Marketing
  • Recruitment
  • Enrolment
  • Maintenance
  • CRB
  • Insurance
  • First Aid

Provisional Instructor status will be awarded on completion of level 6 subject to:

  • Holding minimum of Black Sash
  • DBS enhanced certification approved
  • First Aid qualified

On achievement of all the above Meridian Kung Fu (UK) will offer a zonal opportunity for new coaches to open a branch on a one year trial period. If all standards laid out in the Instructors handbook are met FULL INSTRUCTOR status will be awarded. Meridian Kung Fu(UK) are also able to provide a full time premises on a lease basis in any area of the UK should the Instructor require this.


There is NO CHARGE for this course and the incredible opportunity to train as qualified Meridian Kung Fu (UK) Coach but we accept a limited amount of new recruits each year and strict guidelines must be adhered to throughout the 4 year programme.
Coaching kit £60
Coaching manual £15
DBS £9