Gone are the days that one would have to travel outside of Canada to other countries to become certified to teach Krav Maga. Today there are literally hundreds of organizations throughout the world that are certifying people to teach and train in Krav Maga. At KMAC we strive to become the industry leader in Canada for Instructor certification and service delivery. Not only do graduates of our program become eligible to teach others Krav Maga, Martial Arts school owners and fitness centres can become official KMC affiliate schools.
Participants of the KMAC Instructor certification program are held to the highest of standards in order to maintain quality control of the association. Two main criteria are closely examined throughout the certification process:
1) Physical Fitness Testing
You cannot be qualified to be a KMAC Instructor unless you meet the rigorous demands of our physical fitness testing. This is NOT a “one off” weekend course. It is expected that you, as the Instructor maintain an acceptable level of physical fitness so that you can properly execute the techniques, as well as properly teach and demo to your students.
Throughout each Instructor certification course, your level of physical fitness will continually be put through a series of fitness tests, situational stress training and exhaustion drills that stimulate real life scenarios. After your certification weekend is over, you will be required to teach at your home location and maintain your level of physical fitness. Once you are called back to KMAC Head Quarters, you will again be examined and tested to an even higher standard as you move through the various levels of our certification courses. Failure to maintain your physical fitness and technical ability will lead to the expiration of your teaching certifications. Again, it must be stressed that at KMAC we are the Industry leaders. In order to maintain this level of service delivery to our students, we must hold our instructors to the highest possible standard.
2) Mock Teaching and Individual Ability Assessment
Under the watchful eye of KMAC Expert level instructors, you will be required to mock teach the techniques that you are being certified on. Helpful advice will be given to assist you as you develop and grow into an aspiring top level instructor. Expert level instructors always make time to work with you. We want to help make the most of your strongest attributes as a teacher and help address and correct your weaker areas. Each of our certified instructors is assigned their own file during the life of their teaching career with us. As you move through the system, your file will be referenced to determine your growth as an instructor.
When you are back at your home location, you may contact our Expert level Instructors at anytime for assistance, consulting and advice. We are here to help you be the best Instructor possible. You will always have KMAC as your “go-to” resource for assistance.