At Hidden Dragon Karate-Do, we are extremely fortunate to have a group of exceptionally talented young people who not only excel in their own karate training, but who are also keen to share their expertise and knowledge with their peers. We have a strong Sempai (assistant instructor) team who dedicate time on a weekly basis to assist the instructor in the class.
At HDKD, we are keen to encourage our junior higher grades to undertake this responsible role, as it not only assists other students, but also the Sempais' own karate development and deeper understanding of technique. Other benefits of being a Sempai include improved communication skills, heightened self-confidence and increased self-esteem.
All of our Sempais take their responsibilities extremely seriously and they strive to be highly positive role models for all of our younger students. As well as assisting within weekly classes, the Sempai team also help out at student gradings and are part of the organisational team for the twice yearly HDKD tournaments.