SWAT students (Superior Winning Attitude Team) assist with lower ranked classes and lead by setting a positive example.
Students are eligible to receive a nomination to join the SWAT team once they reach age 8 and earn a minimum rank of camo belt. SWAT students must commit to helping with at least one class weekly and one tournament yearly.
SWAT students are distinguished with big blue stars worn on the collar of their uniform. One blue star is earned for every 10 classes students assist with.
Leadership students begin to take on additional responsibilities requiring efforts in planning and preparation, organization, teamwork, and communication. These students have the opportunity to take more challenging leadership roles in areas such as class planning, judging tournaments and testings, and event planning.
SWAT students are eligible to receive a nomination to join Leadership once they’ve earned 10 SWAT stars (students must assist with a minimum of 100 classes). All students, regardless of age, must be a Camo belt or higher.
Leadership students are distinguished with a red, white, and blue collar worn on their uniform.
Trainee Instructor Program
Teens and adults who join the trainee instructor program build a solid foundation in class management skills, taekwondo curriculum, and tournament rules and regulations. These students commit to assisting with weekly classes, regional or in-school tournaments, private lessons, and other events.
Leadership students are eligible to join the trainee instructor program once they have completed 100 volunteer hours, reached a minimum age of thirteen, and are training in the teen / adult classes. All students (teen and adult) must demonstrate knowledge of Taekwondo material for their rank and below.
Trainee instructors are distinguished with a red collar on their uniform.
Instructor Development Program
Students who wish to become certified instructors may further their training by attending regional certification camps. Each certification level requires 100 hours of teaching, background check, CPR certification, as well as demonstrated knowledge of Taekwondo curriculum and life skills.
There are three levels of certification. Level 1 instructors wear a red/black collar. Level 2 instructors wear a red/black/red collar. Level 3 (certified) instructors are distinguished with a solid black collar.