Instructors Course


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The IKM NY Instructor Certification Program dates for 2014 are January 31st through February 9th (CIC1), May 23rd through June 1st in Austin, Texas (CIC1). CIC part II is scheduled for  June 20st – 29th at the IKM NY studio in New York City.

Any qualified and interested candidate for this program may register through IKMNY to enroll in this course to receive the International CIC 1 and International CIC 2 certifications.

This is a 20-day course that is split into two parts.

Each part is 10 days, 8 hours a day, with 2 seminars in each part geared towards a specific part of the International Krav Maga syllabus.

Current students of Krav Maga with a minimum of 2-years of experience and who are interested in being certified to teach or candidates with 3-years of martial arts training who do not have an IKMNY training center in their area should consider applying for the course.

Becoming a certified instructor can open countless doors and opportunities both personally and professionally. This is a serious certification program and is the only course offered in the U.S. by the respected leader and source of Krav Maga methodology and techniques, Gabi Noah.

Gabi Noah has made Krav Maga what it is today and is one of the most respected instructors and trainers world-wide. He will be coming to the United States from Israel to offer this in-depth training and certification. Other schools offer “certification” programs that are far shorter and less comprehensive and are not taught by the recognized leader in Krav Maga.

This is the only opportunity to learn face to face from the source of Krav Maga.
Krav Maga as a discipline is continuously evolving because it is based on real world situations. When the techniques are modified and adapted, and shared across the International Krav Maga network, Gabi Noah is the source of these changes.

This course is the first step in entering the international community of Krav Maga instructors and trainers. As you advance as an instructor you will be eligible for annual training conferences in Israel. In passing and committing to this certification process you will become part of this larger worldwide network.

For more information on the program, or to apply, click here.

General Course Information

  • All aspects of self defense are covered, such as hand-to-hand defenses, weapon defenses, third party protection, ground fighting, the various principles of the Krav Maga method and more.
  • Upon completion of each part, there is an exam to test your Krav Maga and teaching skills. Participating in CIC2 depends on your CIC1 test score.
  • We ensure that our instructors are not only great trainers, but have a special personality as well. We believe that teaching self defense requires a great deal of social responsibility. Therefore, we conduct a personal interview as a part of the conditions to join the course.
  • All Instructor Certificates will be signed by Gabi Noah, head of Gabi Noah International Krav Maga, and one of the world’s best Krav Maga instructors.
  • Course graduates may join the IKM local branch and begin to operate according to the IKM regulations.

Why IKM?

  • Get your training with the best instructor, teaching the best program for instructors!
  • Get all the answers to your questions from the source of Krav Maga! Gabi Noah will be answering your questions and comments!
  • Be the first to join intensive and authentic training that has never been available in the USA before!
  • Gain access to ongoing updates, further education and testing.
  • Practice teaching and training methods.

Who Can Attend the Course?

If you qualify for any of the following.

  • You have proven experience of at least 3 years in martial arts or 2 years of Krav Maga training (short test for level assessment is required).
  • You are a martial arts instructor (regardless of style).
  • You are a student who wants to take training to a different level.
  • You are a student who does not have access to an instructor in their geographical area.
  • You belong to law enforcement / military personnel and want to provide more realistic training for yourself or your agency.
  • You are a security professional looking for an intensive program.
  • No criminal record.
  • Approval from the local IKM director (Tsahi Shemesh) or Gabi Noah.
  • High motivation – is a requirement!!! Improvement doesn’t just happen!.
  • Medical declaration from primary physician.