What are the Requirements to Become a Martial Arts Instructor? Instructors / By Joel Williams / May 19, 2021 May 20, 2021 / Certified, Get Certified, Instructor, Martial Arts, Teacher Want to be a Martial Arts Instructor? Earning a black belt is just a start. To be an effective instructor, you need to know how to teach. This blog post discusses the ins-and-outs of martial arts instruction and how you can reach that goal.