Leadership Training

Advance your own martial arts training by means of sharing our art with others!

The SKH Quest Instructor Development Program is a series of courses that teach you the ability to present lessons from the To-Shin Do curriculum effectively and consistently at all SKH Quest To-Shin Do Affiliate Schools.

A series of distinctive crests designate the attainment level of each SKH Quest To-Shin Do Instructor Corps member, and are worn in place of the standard To-Shin Do crest over the heart on the left front panel of the martial arts do-gi training jacket.

coachCOACHES support Instructors who present up-beat and inspiring To-Shin Do classes. Learning how to encourage others is the first step towards Instructor licensing. To qualify as To-Shin Do Coach, you must be at least Blue & White Belt, be at least 16 years old, and complete the Coaching Seminar under supervision of an SKH Quest Center To-Shin Do Senior Instructor.

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trainerTRAINERS assist Instructors by presenting drills, exercises, and individual instruction in To-Shin Do classes. To qualify as To-Shin Do TRAINER, you must be at least Red & White Belt, at least 16 years old, and complete a course of workshops and lessons under direction of an SKH Quest To-Shin Do Senior Instructor. TRAINERS are registered with SKH Quest Hombu Dojo, and receive e-mail updates from Stephen & Rumiko Hayes and Senior Instructors.

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InstructorINSTRUCTORS are qualified to deliver a great training experience to a variety of age and experience groups. To qualify as a To-Shin Do Instructor, you must be at least Brown & White Belt, at least 18 years old, serve as TRAINER for 6 months, and complete a course of workshops and lessons under direction of a To-Shin Do Senior Instructor. INSTRUCTORS are licensed by SKH Quest Headquarters, and receive e-mail updates from Stephen & Rumiko Hayes and Senior Instructors.

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SeniorInstructorSENIOR INSTRUCTORS train and supervise Instructor Corps members to deliver classes in SKH Quest To-Shin Do Affiliate Schools. To qualify as To-Shin Do SENIOR INSTRUCTOR, you must be at least 2nd Degree Black Belt, at least 18 years old, serve as INSTRUCTOR for 1 year, and complete a course of workshops and lessons under direction of Stephen & Rumiko Hayes and SKH Quest headquarters staff.

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MasterInstructorMASTER INSTRUCTORS are SKH Quest To-Shin Do Affiliate School owners 5th Degree and higher, recognized by Stephen & Rumiko Hayes for significant contributions in promoting SKH Quest To-Shin Do. The solid gold crest designates the wearer as role model who embodies the highest qualities strived for by all To-Shin Do Coaches, Trainers, Instructors, and Senior Instructors.

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HombuShihanHOMBU SHIHANS are SKH Quest To-Shin Do master instructors 5th Degree and higher, authorized by Stephen & Rumiko Hayes to represent the To-Shin Do Kasumi-An Hombu in teaching the authentic curriculum techniques and methods in workshops and seminars around the world. The solid platinum crest designates the Hombu Shihan as role model who embodies the highest of ideals that characterize SKH Quest To-Shin Do.