ESKA’s Karate Leadership Programme offers our Black Belts of programme of personal development after Black Belt in addition to ESKA’s usual offerings.
The programme allows Leaders to provide support to the Senior Instructors during classes and develops them into potential future instructors.
|Monday 6th February 2023||6:30 pm – 8:00 pm|
|Monday 6th March 2023||6:30 pm – 8:00 pm|
|Monday 3rd April 2023||6:30 pm – 8:00 pm|
|Monday 15th May 2023||6:30 pm – 8:00 pm|
|Monday 12th June 2023||6:30 pm – 8:00 pm|
|No session in July||No session in July|
|Monday 7th August 2023||6:00 pm – 7:30 pm|
|Monday 4th September 2023||6:30 pm – 8:00 pm|
|Monday 2nd October 2023||6:30 pm – 8:00 pm|
|Monday 6th November 2023||6:30 pm – 8:00 pm|
Accountable leaders lay a path for other students to follow and are answerable for accomplishing a goal or assignment. Our leaders own what they need to do and what they need to get other people to do.
Altruism and Empathy
Altruistic leadership is defined as the guiding of others with the goal of improving their well-being or emotional state.
Ambitious leaders are focused on performance because they continuously want to reach higher levels for themselves and their fellow students.
An approachable Leader makes students feel comfortable and at ease. People at ease can work together, connect, and communicate without fear of retribution. Approachable Leaders listen attentively, more than they speak.
Assertive leaders respect themselves, require respect from others, and respect everyone they work with and teach at all levels. Those who use an Assertive Leadership style know that productive relationships entail give and take. Assertive instructors seek win-win solutions.
Attention to Detail
Attention to detail is a crucial skill for leaders because it is a source of insight. Observation and paying attention to small details is paramount if we are to read someone correctly and to understand the mood of other students.
Charismatic leadership is defined by a leader who uses his or her communication skills, persuasiveness, and charm to influence students. Charismatic leaders, given their ability to connect with students on a deep level.
Leaders work as a team with senior instructors, sharing and implementation of ideas and training concepts.
Leaders must communicate the core messages related to ESKA’s culture and core values. These messages are of a significant importance to our students and their parents.
Self-empowerment makes you more confident and puts you in control of your Karate development. Leaders also empower others to feel more confident and in control of their Karate development.
Goal-setting is a good way to get things done either by yourself or with your students. When people see that they can achieve targeted results, they become more confident in their ability to pursue and achieve future results.
A happy leader is more inclined to look for ways to enable his or her students to find their own happiness in what they do, to achieve personal satisfaction in their efforts, and in turn contribute to team success.
Leaders motivate and inspire others to achieve success by sharing their own knowledge, attitude, philosophy and strategy.
Integrity and Honesty
Integrity in leaders refers to being honest, trustworthy, and reliable. Leaders with integrity act in accordance with their words and own up to their mistakes, as opposed to hiding them, blaming others, or making excuses.
Leaders are committed to the Leadership Programme and its goals.
Leaders set high standards of accountability for themselves and their behaviours, becoming the sort of person others can get behind and support.
By becoming more self-aware, and subsequently recognising their strengths, weaknesses and hidden biases, Leaders gain the trust of other members — and increase their own credibility. In addition to helping Leaders develop professionally, self-awareness also helps them have a positive impact on the student body.
Leaders support their lower grade students, encourage teamwork, pay attention to members’ relationship and show commitment to those students. This will help students overcome the challenges they encounter.
A Leader is expected to train regularly (at least once a week) to ensure their own standards are maintained. They must try and attend all ESKA and TSKUK events to ensure continued self-development and progression in their Karate and must actively engage with the programme.
All Karate Leaders must arrive at the Dojo 15 minutes before the class starts to communicate with the senior instructor about their lesson plan and welcome students to the class. Leaders must play a supportive role between the ESKA instructors and students. They will communicate with students to support their development and be available after the class to offer feedback to the students.
ESKA Leadership Programme
You can download our full Leadership Programme HERE.