Becoming a Krav Maga Instructor

The Krav Maga Global (KMG) General Instructors Course (GIC) is world renowned as being the most comprehensive in Krav Maga education in the world today. The courses operate world-wide and are delivered by our highly experienced National & Global Team of Instructors.

During the course you will gain a deeper understanding of the KMG curriculum and how to teach Krav Maga to students, while also enhancing your own Krav Maga skills. Each part of the GIC will end with a skills test, which will enable you to gain feedback on your progress and to provide you with feedback, highlighting areas to work on and improve before the next phase of the course.

On successful completion of the 23 days of training, you will graduate from the course as a fully-certified KMG civilian instructor and will be awarded a graduate level diploma, if not already held, that reflects your skills and competency as a Krav Maga practitioner.

 

 

PREREQUISITES:

To be eligible to attend the GIC, a student requires one or more of the following:

  • Be a current KMG student with a grade of G1 or higher

  • 4 years or more experience in any other martial arts or self-defense system

  • Strong background in boxing or kickboxing or any other related fighting system

  • Military or Law Enforcement background

All candidates will be contacted by the National Team Manager, Tito Otero, for a pre-interview. This interview will be an assessment of your background experience and a get-to-know you screening. We will also request a short video of your basic striking abilities on pads, heavy bag and shadow boxing.

 


The 3 Phases of the General Instructor Course

 

Chief Instructor, Eyal Yanilov, giving one of many lectures during GIC 1.

Chief Instructor, Eyal Yanilov, giving one of many lectures during GIC 1.

GIC Part 1:

Length: 5 Days

During GIC Part 1, students will learn the fundamental skills required by a Krav Maga instructor. Each day of training will see students training the fundamental principles & techniques of the system, as well as getting an introduction into the process of how to teach a Krav Maga lesson the KMG way.

 

GIC Part 2:

Length: 9 Days

On successful completion of GIC Part 1, students will be eligible to progress to GIC part 2. During the 9 days you will learn the underlying principles of the system, how they relate to the techniques and continue to develop your own Krav Maga skills. Each day of training will see students learning and practicing new techniques and beginning to teach lessons to other students on the course, using the KMG lesson format.

An instructor candidate teaching his first KMG warm up to a class during his phase 1 of training in Katy, TX.

An instructor candidate teaching his first KMG warm up to a class during his phase 1 of training in Katy, TX.

The new graduates of GIC 3 in Vegas 2016. Two high level GIT instructors from Israel congratulate their success on their last day.

The new graduates of GIC 3 in Vegas 2016. Two high level GIT instructors from Israel congratulate their success on their last day.

GIC Part 3

Length: 9 Days

During the last 9 days of 23, you will continue to train and enhance your own skills in Krav Maga and improve your ability to deliver lessons. You will also learn more advanced techniques from the Graduate Level Curriculum. Finally, each student will be required to pass a teaching and skills assessment in order to graduate as a certified KMG Instructor.