GIC Frequently Asked Questions
The KMG GIC is a 23-day training course split into 3 parts – 9 days for Part 1, 9 days for Part 2 and 5 days for Part 3. Instructor candidates need to complete all three Parts and successfully pass a skills and teaching exam at the end of GIC Part 3 to become a fully certified civilian instructor under KMG.
Q: Who is eligible to attend the GIC?
A: Prerequisites (one or more of the following and must be approved by KMG):
- KMG student G1 or above
- 4 years or more experience in any other martial arts or self-defense system
- Strong background in boxing, Muay Thai or kickboxing or any other related fighting system
- Military or Law Enforcement background
Q: When do I have to become an “Active Instructor”?
A: It is required to be an Active Instructor only after successfully completing the GIC Part 3. Upon graduation, the new instructor will get 3 complimentary months of membership, but will have to set up a payment plan with KMG-USA starting on month 4.
Q: Can I call myself a KMG Instructor after GIC Part 1?
A: No. After GIC 1, you will be considered as an instructor candidate. You are not officially a KMG Instructor until you successfully complete the GIC Part 3.
Q: Can I call myself a KMG Instructor after GIC Part 2?
A: No. After GIC 2, you will be considered as an instructor candidate. You are not officially a KMG Instructor until you successfully complete the GIC Part 3.
Q: What can I teach after completing the GIC Part 1? GIC Part 2?
A: After completing the GIC 1 you can teach P1 and P2 material, but only under the supervision of a fully certified instructor. After completing the GIC Part 2, you can teach up to P3 material, again, but only under the supervision of a fully certified instructor.
In the situations where there is no certified instructor in the area (a new school in a new location, for example), please contact HQ for assistance.
Q: I’m already a G3 when completing the GIC Part 3. Can I test for my G4?
A: No. The physical test at the end of the GIC Part 3 is a skills test for the successful completion of the course, not a rank test. If the participant is not already ranked in KMG (or is in the Practitioner levels) upon passing the skills test, they will be awarded a Graduate 1 rank (or in rare circumstances a Graduate 2 rank).
Q: I’m already an Active Instructor, can I join the GIC 3 skills test for my next rank exam?
A: No. The physical test at the end of the GIC Part 3 is a skills test for the successful completion of the course, not a rank test.
Q: What is the timeframe for completing the GIC?
A: You have 12-18 months after the GIC 1 to complete the GIC 2. You will have 12-18 months after the GIC Part 2 to complete the Part 3. If more than 18 months has passed since the completion of GIC 1, you will need to complete the course again. If more than 18 months has passed since the completion of GIC 2, you will need to complete the GIC Part 2 again. If more than 36 months has passed since the completion of the GIC 2, you will need to complete both GIC 1 and GIC 2 again.
Q: What is the conversion course?
A: The conversion course is an option for instructors from other Krav Maga organizations to become KMG instructors. It is 9 days and, unless we have a full course of conversion participants, will coincide with a GIC 3. Depending on how many days of instructor training they had in their previous organization, they may be eligible for the conversion course or may be asked to start with the GIC 1 or 2. Example: Passed Phase A at KMW (5 days) – would be asked to do full GIC; Passed Phase C at KMW (15 days) – would be eligible for conversion course.
Q: Can I self-certify my own instructors?
A: Absolutely not. Certifying instructors is the sole domain of KMG.