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Why Teach at LeeHan?

Share your knowledge and experience.  Empower your students to discover & spend more time learning what they love.

1. Teach motivated students

Work with students who have chosen to be in your class.

2. Simple lesson plans

We do our best to simplify the class management, so you can focus on crafting the class experience.

3. Earn money flexibly

Teach classes at LeeHan and Schools and get higher pay.

​LeeHan is the largest provider of high-quality, interactive classes for K-12, in the Chicago land area. We also work with schools and districts significantly expand their elective course catalog and support capacity.


LeeHan does not require formal teaching credentials.  We believe that many adults can offer quality learning experiences based on their expertise and interests.  We do, however, have several requirements, detailed below.  Instructors need to fulfill these requirements to become and to remain a teacher at LeeHan:

  • You must have one or more expertise or passion that you will base your classes around.

  • You must meet our community standards, including prompt, professional communication with families, students, partners, & the LeeHan team. 

  • You must observe our class policy, including the policy that LeeHan classes are secular and objective.

  • You must have a good command of written and spoken English.

  • You must pass a background check and also complete MRT/CFS689/CANTS 22, Child sexual abuse awareness, & NDA.


Steps to Apply

You’ll need to take the following steps to become an approved instructor at LeeHan.
1. Familiarize yourself with LeeHan
First, understand the basics of teaching at LeeHan. Check out the online resources at

Consult articles throughout the online resources.  We also have a Facebook & YouTube channel for prospective teachers.

2. Complete your Background Check
Next, you will need to begin your background check (CFS689 & CANTS 22 forms attached). These are performed by the Department of Children and Family Services, and they’re secure and private. Once your background check clears, you can officially join our community of instructors!  (you may be rejected or terminated based on an unacceptable background check).

3. Complete Required Trainings

Once your background check clears, you will need to complete the required trainings,

Mandated Reporter Training (MRT), Child Sexual Abuse Prevention & Education, Quiz, and Curriculum Requirements.   You must provide us your Certificate of Completion of MRT prior to your arrival at LeeHan.  Here are the links to do the on-line trainings:

How to start, manage, and end class

Weekly exercise plans

Taekwondo curriculum requirements

  • Class Management (the form attached above).

These trainings cover our Class Policies, Curriculum/Exercise Plans/Topics, Safety, and Privacy, which will prepare you to teach your first LeeHan class.

  • Application Form (the form attached above).  Please complete each section in the form, and attach your picture ID and certificate.

4. Complete your public teacher profile

You’ll be prompted next to complete your public teacher profile, which families can view on our site to learn more about you.  Introduce yourself to students, their families, partners, and team members (What is your family’s approach to learning?).  Here’s an example of a complete teacher profile for reference.

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NAME: Master Lee

I am passionate about teaching Taekwondo and Hapkido to children and adults. I've participated in many competitions and traveled with my university's demonstration team training and performing in a variety of locations.  After all i fell in love with TaeKwonDo and other Martial Arts, i started to pursue my Bachelor's degree at the Yong-In University majoring in Taekwondo and Total Martial Arts, earning my degree in 2006.  I also hold a total of 17th degrees in Korean Martial Arts Taekwondo and Hapkido and also Japanese Martial Arts Judo.  I not only teach them the intricate skills of martial arts but models patience and compassion in my care for my students

ABOUT ME: She was born in Seoul, South Korea, the second of four children.  She didn't start Martial Arts at a very young age because she was athletic in all kinds of sports and competed with her elementary school's track team.  The coach at the school she graduated from wanted her to go to a competitive physical education school, but she didn't.  At that moment, she thought she would not pursue sports in her life and that was a difficult decision to part from her team friends.
When she was 12 years old, she went to a Tae Kwon Do Dojang to visit her friends which inspired her to make a goal to become a Woman Master.  She began attending a Tae Kwon Do school named Chungho in Soeul, South Korea.  Her Grand Master's name was Tae-Hyung Kwon.  She participated in many competitions in form and sparring and traveled with her university's demonstration team training and performing in a variety of locations.
After all she fell in love with Tae Kwon Do and other Martial Arts, she started to pursue her Bachelor's degree at Yong-In University majoring in Total Martial Arts, earning her degree in 2006.  She currently hold total 17th degree in Korean Martial Arts Taekwondo and Hapkido and also Japanese Martial Arts Judo.  Hyo Min Lee shares her love for Tae Kwon Do with children, teenagers, and parents.  She not only teaches them the intricate skills of martial arts but models patience and compassion in her care for her students.

5. Tell us your thoughts (please give us details)

  • Which days of the week do you have availability and how many hours a day?

  • Tell us your specialties in this field?

  • How should you deal with conflicts between team members, partners, students, and their families?

  • If you were an employer, how do you properly deal with employees who are habitually late and/or absent? and also how to prevent their negligence?

  • Tell us about importance of employee performance evaluation and how often?

  • Are you able to drive at least 1 hour for teaching in different locations?

  • What are your career goals in this field? and also where do you see yourself in 5 years?

  • Anything else we should communicate before starting?

6. You’re ready to go!

Hooray! You can now start teaching classes at LeeHan. 

You must have all documents, online trainings, profile, and questions completed and email them (avoid emailing each document each time) at prior to your first class. Since you are working directly with Children, you need to do the MRT/CFS689/CANTS 22, and Child sexual abuse awareness trainings.  Even though you might have already completed the one of them, we need the forms to show the department of children and family services and schools.



Melyssa Cordero, Master Han is an amazing taekwondo instructor! Very Amazing, inspiring, and patient!

Daniel Gould, LeeHan is amazing. My sons have not only improved in their physical health and strength, they've become more mindful and disciplined in good habits as well. Masters Lee and Han are wonderful instructors, and our family feels very fortunate to have them as teachers and role models to our kids.


Cynthia Odom, Lee Han Martial Arts is awesome they work with the children they serve and teach them discipline, respect, and encourage responsibility at home and school.

Stephanie NotSteph HR, We are newer with LeeHan but I have already seen my son coming out of his shell and being more confident when he speaks. Both masters are great with the kids and make learning fun! I would definitely recommend them everyone :)

Shawn Horn, Master Han and Master Lee are wonderful knowledgeable and patient instructors. We love coming here!


Pete F. Master Lee and Master Han are simply the best!  They have high expectations for their students and work tirelessly to ensure that each student does the best he or she can.  The program is rigorous and builds students' confidence and self-control.  And just as a important--everyone has a lot of fun! LeeHan Martial Arts is a first class organization.  I cannot offer a higher recommendation!.

Rebecca M. My husband and two teenage daughters started studying Taekwondo with LeeHan about 3 months ago.  I would highly recommend them to anyone at any age looking to study Taekwondo.  Master Lee and Master Han have such passion for teaching, and they embody the perfect combination of skills to use positivity to instill respect and focus into their students. When watching classes, I was immediately impressed when I observed the student/Master interactions. Master Lee and Master Han also get to know each student personally, as well as non-student family members (such as myself) who attend and observe. They genuinely care about each of their students. My kids have shown better respect and have more confidence, all while learning control and self-defense.

Master Han is internationally acclaimed and he is recognized by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as being part of a small percentage of individuals who has risen up to the very top of their field.  He has also served in Special Forces and served as the head coach at USA Taekwondo.  In addition to bei
ng recognized by the respected organizations, he has received major internationally recognized awards, similar to a Nobel Prize.


Currently only 1% of the instructors in the United States use the appropriate curriculum, teaching methods, and positive interactions of the martial arts.  Classes are taught under the direction of Masters Lee and Han.  LeeHan's teaching staff members are instructors who are part of the exclusive 1%.  

This consists of: Bachelor of Martial Arts & Physical Education and also MBA. 

Total of 17th degrees in Korean Martial Arts Taekwondo and Hapkido, Japanese Martial Arts Judo, and Chinese Martial Arts Sanda.


Learn more how LeeHan can expand teaching opportunities for you                                                                     ​


Becoming an Instructor at LeeHan

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