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.
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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.
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:
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.
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:
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
Category 2: Krav Maga instructors from other Krav Maga systems who wish to convert to KMG
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.
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
Pre-GIC In-Person Training Dates and Locations (Tentative)：
FROM OCT 2017 - MAR 2018
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