Doryoku Ryu Karate Jutsu
Plymouth| Exeter |Cornwall| Somerset |Torbay


All of our instructors must go through an instructor accreditation programme. This is to ensure that only the most suitable people become instructors and teach our classes. Karate instruction requires a multitude of skills. Ability and skill in Karate is paramount, but in order for our instructors to pass on what they know to our students they must:

  • #Have a passion for their art and be committed to their own training.
  • #Have the ability and skill to communicate and pass on information to students.
  • #Be able to run and organise specific classes for children and adults.
  • #Train students in our syllabus and help them to achieve their goals.
  • #Create and manage a safe and secure environment for students to train and learn.

The Doryoku Ryu Instructor Accreditation Programme. All of our instructors must:

  1. Have an Enhanced CRB check and be deemed a suitable person.
  2. Be insured and have professional indemnity insurance.
  3. Be first aid trained. This includes basic life support, injury prevention and the management of likely injuries that may happen in a martial art class. All Doryoku Ryu instructors and assistant instructors must complete a first aid course once a year.
  4. Have been made fully aware of and understand the club 'code of ethics' and expected behaviour in life and in the dojo.
  5. They must train once a week with a Senior instructor to ensure their own training is consistent and structured and that their teaching material remains fresh.

Only after these criteria have been fulfilled will an instructor certificate be awarded.
As well as this, all Doryoku Ryu Instructors and assistant instructors are also trained once a year on a class management course which includes the latest training in the areas of:

  • Health and safety.
  • Risk assessment.
  • Method statements.
  • Lesson Planning.
  • Student motivation.
  • Child Protection and Safe Guarding.
  • Anti Bullying.
  • Class and Student security.

Our instructor accreditation programme surpasses and exceeds the minimum criteria set down by Local government/council and Schools and education authorities.