Martial Arts Instructor

Location: Puyallup, WA (302 43rd Ave SE)

Job Description


Starting Wage:  $13.01+ per hour, depending on qualifications
Hours:  Part time, up to 25 hours per week


Responsible for the instruction of Martial Arts classes for Children and Adults of all ages.  Provides a quality experience to children and parents focused on YMCA core values: caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.




  • Create lesson plans to ensure skill progression for all ages advancing in belt levels.
  • Plan and communicate belt-testing event to promote students within the class.
  • Plan and prepare skill progression specific to martial arts for each class.


  • Instruct martial arts skill progression for all ages advancing in belt levels.
  • Ensure students are using proper form and structure.
  • Responsible for martial arts students’ supervision and safety.



  • Accurately track class attendance.
  • Provide parent communication through daily connections, orientations and class overviews.
  • Complete skill evaluations for each student in class and keep skill cards up to date for class selection and progression awards.

Financial Development and Philanthropy:

  • Meet performance measurement through annual giving, major gifts, and/or endowment by telling the Y story and raising charitable dollars to fulfill our mission.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
  • Occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Must frequently lift or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift or move a higher amount.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Occasionally may need to plan and participate in programming outdoors. 




  • Minimum 18 years of age.
  • High school graduate or equivalent preferred.
  • Six months or more of related experience preferred.
  • Martial Arts Instructors must demonstrate competence through completion of appropriate training sanctioned by a recognized Martial Arts National Governing Body.
  • Positive attitude and previous experience with children and adults and diverse populations.
  • CPR, First Aid, AED certifications preferred.
  • Complete online Child Abuse Prevention training on first day.  Complete other online and in-person training as required.