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Thinking of Becoming a Krav Maga Instructor?


  • Are you passionate about teaching, training, and learning?
  • Do you have good foundations in combat, striking, and fitness?
  • Do you invest time in training and learning to improve yourself?
  • Are you good at both interpersonal communication and speaking in front of a crowd?
  • Is it important for you to help people and improve their lives?

Then start your journey with Krav Maga Global (KMG), the elite Krav Maga training provider in the world today. More than learning self-defense and fighting, KMG's goal is to create smart, passionate, and skillful Instructors who have a deep understanding of the system and a heart for teaching students and serving their communities.

KMG instructors learn our unique and time-tested training system, to ensure our students receive the highest level of knowledge, education and experience available today.

KMG instructors are also given opportunities to improve themselves, deepen their knowledge, and upgrade their skills over their lifetimes. As an organization, KMG ensures that support and opportunities for growth are made available to its instructors, so that they can constantly improve their schools and grow their student base.

To learn more about KMG and Eyal Yanilov please click here.


What is Krav Maga Global's General Instructor Course (GIC)?

KMG’s Krav Maga General Instructor Course (GIC) is renowned for being the most comprehensive program for civilian Krav Maga Instructors. This Instructor Course produces top-shelf instructors who can effectively train different types of people, regardless of size, age, or starting fitness ability, to be able to use the system for their personal protection and well-being.

The course operates worldwide and is delivered by our highly experienced Global Instructor Team (GIT). The main certification course lasts a total of 180 hours (about 24 days), and is divided into two or three phases. It is designed to develop physical Krav Maga skills as well as the ability to teach others through a comprehensive coaching program. The course concludes with technical, teaching, and physical conditioning exams.

Successful completion of the course is dependent on meeting specific criteria at the end of each phase, as well as passing the final test of physical skills and teaching abilities. The successful candidate will receive a Graduate Grade in Krav Maga and a General Instructor Certification under Krav Maga Global (KMG), authorized by KMG Chief Instructor, Eyal Yanilov.

In addition to the GIC, the Pre-GIC training program will be provided for all qualified applicants. The Pre-GIC is designed to solidify both foundational learning in Krav Maga, as well as hone teaching ability, which is critical to becoming a KMG Instructor. The Pre-GIC program will be a combination of in-person training, feedback, and access to training materials, and starts about 6 months before the GIC. In-person training will be provided in selected cities in mainland China.

What is covered in the Pre-GIC and GIC?

The material that is covered in the General Instructor Course (GIC) and Pre-GIC is vast. There is theory, practice, techniques, tactics, training methods, and much more. Below are just some of the things that are covered:

  • Learning and understanding all the different techniques and how to teach them
  • Understanding how to teach new techniques and repeat previously learned techniques in a progressive yet interesting manner
  • Planning and delivering interesting and constructive lessons
  • Understanding and applying KMG's system of educating and coaching students
  • Effectively leading, controlling, correcting and handling both small and large groups of students
  • Helping and handling different types of people with different backgrounds and abilities
  • Answering different types of questions that you will encounter in class honestly and effectively

In addition, as previously mentioned, KMG Instructors are required to transfer the values of KMG to their students. Krav Maga is a system, but it is also a weapon, and should be used correctly. If an Instructor does not focus on the values of when and how to use it, they may be educating aggressive, harmful people who lack the self-control and can cause unnecessary damage to others and put themselves in great risks, including a jail sentence.

What happens after passing the GIC?

KMG is an elite Krav Maga training provider, focusing on developing and nurturing passionate Krav Maga instructors. Beyond testing and certification, we provide real support for our Instructors in terms of teaching, training, and skills development, as well as marketing and school development.

Junior Instructor Year. Passing KMG's General Instructor Course (GIC) is not the end, but the beginning of your journey as a Krav Maga educator. In the first year after passing the GIC, newly-graduated Instructors are considered Junior Instructors under KMG. For most, this will be time spent starting up KMG programs in their own schools. During this period, KMG's China headquarters will be checking in on Instructors, including observing their classes and giving feedback as necessary. KMG's China team will work with newly-graduated instructors on improving their classes, problem-solving both technique and teaching issues, and working on school development.

KMG Active Instructor Program. All successful GIC graduates must be a part of the KMG Active Instructor Program to maintain their status as KMG affiliates. Fees for the program are minimal and reasonable, and allow free or discounted access to Instructor opportunities. Below are some of the opportunities and requirements for instructors who are in the Active Instructor Program:

  1. Instructor Updates. All of KMG's Instructors are required to attend instructor updates annually. This ensures that all KMG instructors maintain the same quality of teaching and techniques, and also provides growth and new ideas that will keep their classes fresh and interesting.
  2. Seminars and Events. KMG Instructors will have access to seminars and events organized by KMG's China headquarters.
  3. Grading and Ranking Opportunities. Although there is no hard requirement for Grading after the GIC, we highly encourage Instructors to train and aim for the next level in Krav Maga. Krav Maga is a lifelong journey, and we are constantly improving and learning. KMG will provide instructors with both training opportunities as well as local gradings conducted by KMG's International Team.
  4. School Development Training. Includes media training, first-aid training, school management, communication skills and development, etc. In running a school, these skills are important to maintaining membership and promoting a strong local community.
  5. And Much More... KMG also provides training materials for Instructors only, sample class plans, marketing and seminar support, apparel and merchandise support, and other tools for growth and development.

Requirements for Application to the GIC (and Pre-GIC)

Acceptance into the GIC and Pre-GIC is through application to KMG China and authorization from the China director.

  Minimum Training and Teaching Experience:

Category 1: Current KMG practitioners

  • At least two years of regular Krav Maga training and a P4 minimum grade, preferably with a score of 90% and above
  • Letter of recommendation from a current KMG Instructor (letter should be both a skill and character reference, indicating applicant is in abidance of the KMG Student Code of Conduct as well as local school rules)
  • Display strong understanding of the principles of Krav Maga, and what makes it different from martial arts or combat sports
  • Bonus attributes: 1) Experience assisting in KM classes, under supervision of certified KMG Instructor; 2) Teaching qualification in other sports or industries; 3) Additional combat sports or martial arts experience (apart from Krav Maga)

Category 2: Krav Maga instructors from other Krav Maga systems who wish to convert to KMG

  • Must have at least 4 years experience in Krav Maga, with at least 2 years of teaching experience. KMG will only consider applicants from internationally-recognized organizations with similar curriculums and standards to KMG. For applicants whose experience in Krav Maga is with a smaller organization or whose curriculum differs vastly from KMG's, you may try to apply under the Category 3.
  • Display strong understanding of the principles of Krav Maga, the history of Krav Maga, and what makes it different from martial arts or combat sports.
  • Bonus attributes: Additional combat sports or martial arts experience (apart from Krav Maga)

Category 3: Non-KM practitioners with significant experience in other martial arts or combat sports, or have combat training from military or law enforcement service.

  • Minimum four years' experience in another martial art or combat sports with excellent striking skills, or at least two years' experience with combat training from military or law enforcement service.
  • Demonstrable teaching experience, or has a recognized teaching qualification in his or her martial art or combat sport, or has served as a combat instructor in the unit he or she has served in.
  • Letter of recommendation from your martial arts/combat sports instructor/unit head (letter should be a skill and character reference, as well as a reference of teaching ability)
  • Bonus attributes: Display knowledge of Krav Maga, its history, its application, and what makes it different from martial arts or combat sports.

  Personal Attributes:

  • At least 25 years of age at the time of application
  • Good physical condition and general fitness
  • A clean criminal record
  • The ability to fund the course in full

  Preferred Attributes:

  • Has both physical intelligence and strong comprehension skills, which allows him or her to quickly adapt, learn, and retain skills, and understand principles behind what is being taught
  • Has a strong passion for teaching and changing people's lives
  • Has good communication and body language skills for teaching
  • Is a person of integrity, showing respect, discipline, honesty, patience, humility and honor in all he or she does.
  • Has strong emotional intelligence, and is able to take correction well and constantly seeks to improve
  • Is a team player who values both his personal growth and the growth of others
  • University graduate holding a bachelor's degree.

Pre-GIC and GIC Total Fee:
35,000 RMB

What does this fee include?
GIC Part 1 and 2 (total of 24 days), the main training and testing period in Beijing
Pre-GIC training for 6 months, a preparation program which consists of in-person training and lectures, and video-based homework and personal feedback
Access to an Instructor Training Weekend, exclusively for GIC candidates

Please note:

  1. Following the approval of this application, you will be requested to make a down payment of 50% of the course fee in order to reserve your place.
  2. Only KMG GITs and Country-Level Instructors directly approved by Eyal will be conducting the training and testing. As per requirement, KMG China's pricing is regulated by KMG HQ and is in line with international prices to ensure that no price abuse occurs for localized testing.
  3. Pricing does not include transport, accommodation, or meals during the entire training and testing period.

Training and Testing Schedule


Pre-GIC In-Person Training Dates and Locations (Tentative):
FROM OCT 2017 - MAR 2018

BEIJING Every 3rd Sat.
CHENGDU Every 3rd Sun.
SHANGHAI Every 4th Sat.
SHENZHEN Every 4th Sun.

Note: Final locations will depend on the number of participants in the Pre-GIC per location. If one location does not meet the minimum number of participants, location will be cancelled before the Pre-GIC starts and participants for this location can choose to refund without penalty. Changes to dates may also occur depending on weather conditions, national holidays, or other factors beyond our control. KMG will arrange make-up sessions should cancellations occur.

Beijing Training Weekend (Tentative):
January 6, 2017
KMG is providing this additional training opportunity in Beijing to all Pre-GIC participants as a bonus. This is not required but is offered to all Pre-GIC participants and is highly recommended.

GIC DATES & LOCATION:
GIC Part 1:
April 20 - May 1, 2018
GIC Part 2 (Tentative):
June 27 - July 8, 2018
Location:Beijing, China

I'm ready! I want to apply for the Pre-GIC and GIC.
What should I do next?

Great! We're glad to have you onboard. Click on the button below to take you to the application procedure page. You'll find detailed instructions on how to submit your application and what to do if you have any problems.

GIC Application Guide