Sample Martial Arts Resume
RAYMOND H. WILLIAMS
(555) 123-4567, firstname.lastname@example.org 453 Hollow Blvd. Hartford, CT 06095
"Raymond Williams has enriched the lives of many students at the Hartford Institute of Martial Arts and remains
the most respected instructor in the city."
Hank Lewis Jr.
Head Director and Founder - Hartford
Institute of Martial Arts
- Experienced in training Wing Chun, Capoeira, Taekwondo, and Karate
- A practiced knowledge of instruction to a diverse range of age groups
- Fluent in English, Japanese, and Korean
- Management in martial arts companies and institutions
2009-PresentHartford Institute of Martial Arts, Hartford Connecticut
- Trained intermediate and advance level classes in a variety of martial arts techniques
- Taught unarmed defense via demonstration and hands-on training
- Advanced students techniques with sparring, knee-lock, chokes, and throw to appropriately equip them in the art
of self defense
- Highlighted the importance of meditation and respect in each class
- Developed tests to promote students to the next level belt after a positive evaluation of their performance
2008International Martial Arts Federation
, ThailandFirst degree
black belt, Taekwondo
2006University of Connecticut
, Storrs, ConnecticutBS Secondary
, GPA 3.5
AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
- “Employee of the Year” Hartford Institute of Martial Arts 2010, 2012
- “Sensei” International Martial Arts Federation, Thailand 2008
- “Student Teacher of the Year” Hartford High School 2006
- Raised $21,320 for the anti-bullying campaign “Stand Up” 2004
Sample Martial Arts Resume
A career in martial arts revolves almost entirely around the unique ability to train others and share knowledge.
Thus, it is important to write a resume that briefly details any experience with hands-on training, detailing the
specific levels they’ve worked with. It is also important to discuss teaching practices and methods, as well as other
skills taught in the classroom. Like any resume, you will want to list education (both academic as well as any direct
certifications/credentials that relate to martial arts) and accreditation on the resume as well as teaching experience.
Since martial arts instructors are known for being prepared, it is important that your resume reflects the same. Only
include on the resume what is important for the employer to know, and include most recent achievements at the top. By
including a concise resume which highlights your skills and ability to transfer those skills, employers will be more
likely to bring you in for an interview.
- Be sure to reflect strongly on your ability to teach others as well as any training you may have in martial arts
Adding a quote can be a great way of personalizing your resume, assuming it comes from a credible source and
reflects positively on your martial arts skills and attitude
The Awards/Achievements section will be important for this particular resume, as it provides an opportunity
to shine in relations to community service and other related projects you may have worked on
This sample resume is part of the InternationalStudent.com Resume Writing Center.