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  •  Increase your revenue with new students
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Learn how to become a certified krav maga instructor and

teach your own official classes.

Step 1 -Enroll as an Official GMAU Krav Maga Student and Earn Rank 

Before you can teach something, you first have to master it. To be accepted into the Krav Maga Instructor Certification program you must...

- Hold a black belt in another martial-art style AND at least a yellow belt in the Global Martial Arts University (GMAU) Krav Maga student course
- Hold at least a green belt in the GMAU Krav Maga student course.

Step 2 -Enroll in the Krav Maga Instructor Certification Program

When you're ranked at least yellow belt or higher in our GMAU Krav Maga student course, you can enroll in the instructor course.

In the Krav Maga Instructor Certification program, you'll first complete the Certified Martial Arts Teacher (CMAT) lessons and exam. After that, you'll work through the Krav Instructor Level 1 lessons and assignments.

Step 3 - Take The Level 1 Instructor Exam Online

Or In-Person

When you complete the CMAT course AND the Krav Instructor Level 1 lessons and assignments, you'll be ready to take the Krav Maga Instructor Certification - Level 1 final exam. You'll then be certified to teach and rank your own Krav Maga students to the yellow-belt level.

Later, as you earn higher ranks in GMAU Krav Maga and pass the more advanced Krav Instructor levels (there are 6 levels) through this program, you'll be qualified to assign higher belt ranks to your Krav students.

Dan Gador, GMAA Leader, Israel

Michael South, CMAT & Master Krav Maga Instructor

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Instructor Certification course.

The Entire CMAT™ (Certified Martial Arts Teacher) Course is Included

The entire CMAT course and exam ( $1195 value) is included with your Krav Instructor program enrollment. By completing the CMAT course, you'll have a comprehensive and practical foundation in place to help you to successfully teach any style of martial arts.

Example Krav Classes and Mock Teaching

The course includes full example classes and mock teaching examples. You will not just be taught "theory", but can see these ideas in action.

Interactive Discussions with Your Peers

The Discussion Board assignments will get your mind running, and give you a place to discuss your thoughts and new concepts with your peers.

100% Online and Self-Paced

This is so much more detailed than your average weekend instructor seminar. By offering it online, you can go through the lessons, assignments, and exams at your own pace

Feedback Directly from Your Grading Instuctor

After submitting assignments and exams, you will receive feedback and guidance directly from your own CMAT instructor.

Watch How the Course Works

GMAU has been teaching Martial Arts online since 2008.

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What Will i Learn?

Your Krav Instructor experience will challenge you, push you, and open you up to a

world of knowledge and best practices.


  • Why Do You Teach?
  • Studying vs. Teaching Martial Arts
  • Qualities of a Great Teacher
  • Communication
  • Career or Hobby?


  • 6 Stuscdent Needs
  • Defining Student Success
  • Stages of Teaching
  • Teaching vs. Drilling
  • Correcting


  • Programs
  • Organizing Curriculum
  • Class Outline
  • Class Plans
  • Warm Ups & Stretches
  • Class Formations


  • Working with Different Ages
  • Listening Positions
  • Anchors
  • Black Belt Skill Drills
  • Mat Chat 
  • Example Kids Class


  • Different Examination Systems
  • Grading Rubric
  • Exam Feedback
  • Mock Grading Assignment


  • Pricing
  • Timeless Marketing
  • WOW Customer Service
  • New Student Experience

Drills & Best Practices

  • Disguising Repetition
  • Different Drill Types
  • Example Drills
  • Assignment and Feedback

Technique Guides

  • Preemptively Answer Questions
  • Safety in Training
  • Drilling and Setting Up
  • Teaching Variations

About The Instructors

Michael Hodge


About Michael

Michael Hodge began his teaching career in 2004, teaching at his dad's community karate dojo. Upon turning 18, he took over the small school, and moved to a new location. While teaching at his school, he also developed the martial arts style Ultimate Bo, and the initial distance training programs that have evolved into the GMAU. His school grew from 30 to 200 students in a little more than a year, and was featured in the magazine MASUCCESS as a top school in the nation. 

Dustin Koppel


About Dustin

Dustin Koppel has been involved training, competing, and teaching martial arts for more than a decade. He began with Krav Maga and Muay Thai Kickboxing. Two years later he got involved with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. As a competitor, he has won kickboxing championships in the light and super heavyweight categories. Currently, he runs a top martial arts school in Tennessee, along with training his global Krav Maga distance training students. He is also the creator of "BJJ Solo" a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fitness program, and "Top Roller" a BJJ competition circuit.

Michael South


About Michael

Michael South holds black belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Krav Maga, Tae Kwon Do, and Hapkido. He is the founder of National Martial Arts, one of the premier schools in Oklahoma, with 300 active students. He is also the founder of the NJJA (National Jiu Jitsu Association), where he consults and leads member schools to new levels of success in their teaching, coaching, and business standards. 

Dan Gador

GMAA Leadership Board Member

About Gador

Dan Gador currently holds the rank of 3rd Dan Black Belt in Full-Contact Krav Maga. He has been training in Krav Maga for over 20 years, from the age of 10, and has been instructing for over 17 years. Gador has trained and was certified in Israel, the birthplace of Krav Maga, and currently operates a Martial Arts school in Israel. Gador believes and teaches the values of non-violence, respect and integrity as he aims to better the world – one pupil at a time.

Commonly Asked Questions

Please feel free to reach out to us if you don't see your question below!

Can anyone enroll in the Krav Maga Instructor Certification program?

Yes. Anyone can enroll in the program to learn from its lessons. But you can't complete the assignments and final exam unless you meet the requirements to be certified.

What rank must I have to be able to enroll in the program?

- You must hold a black belt in another martial-art style AND at least a yellow belt in the GMAU Krav Maga student course
- You must hold at least a green belt in the GMAU Krav Maga student course.

When can I begin testing and ranking my own Krav Maga students?

After passing the Krav Maga Instructor Certification - Level 1 exam, you'll be qualified to train and rank your Krav Maga students up to yellow belt. When you're qualified in Level 1 and ready to progress, you can then take the Krav Instructor Certification - Level 2 exam (which is included in this same course). After passing the Level 2 exam, you'll be qualified to rank your students up to orange belt. You'll continue to do this progression until you earn your black belt in GMAU Krav Maga as a student and ultimately earn Level 6 as an instructor. All of this can be done through this course.

How long does it take to complete the course and exam?

This is a self-paced course, so the more time you dedicate to going through the modules, assignments and exams, the faster you'll complete the course. There will be time for receiving feedback, interacting, etc. Most candidates complete Level 1 instructor certification in about 3 to 4 months.

Can I retake an exam if I don't pass?

Yes. There's no additional fee if you don't pass an assingment or exam. We uphold high standards, and it's very possible that you'll be asked to make corrections or re-submit certain assignments and tests as you complete the course.

Does becoming a Certified Krav Maga Instructor make me an official instructor of the Global Martial Arts Association?

By completing your final exam online, you'll be issued a Krav Maga Instructor Certification. To also be considered an official member school of the GMAA, you must take your final exam in person. Either way you take your final exam (online or in-person), you'll still be qualified to teach Krav Maga. But by taking your exam in person you'll also be recognized as an official GMAA location.

Are there any monthly or annual fees?

No. Unliked most Krav Maga associations who charge high monthly licensing fees, we don't charge any ongoing fees. You're simply required to maintain an active GMAU Krav Maga student membership so you can continue your own student training and ranking. There are no monthly or yearly instructor fees. 


Choose Your Plan

Fraction of the cost of a local/traditional certification and an unparalleled guarantee.


One Payment

Instant access to the course

All future course updates included

Instructor support, grading, and feedback

(Upon Completion) CMAT Plaque Certificate

(Upon Completion) CMAT patch

(Upon Completion) CMAT digital logo insignia

(Upon Completion) Listed on the

association website


6 Payments

Instant access to the course

All future course updates included

Instructor support, grading, and feedback

(Upon Completion) CMAT Plaque Certificate

(Upon Completion) CMAT patch

(Upon Completion) CMAT digital logo insignia

(Upon Completion) Listed on the

association website

About the Global Martial Arts University

The GMAU is a world-leading online martial arts universities. Since 2008, we have been creating innovative courses that challenge students to become high-level martial artists, all through distance training. With thousands of student from around the world, the GMAU is one of the leading institutions and options for learning at home.

About the Global Martial Arts Association

The GMAA is a non-political body which was created to unite the world of martial arts. Our core values revolve around transparency, doing what is for the best and highest good of all, and maintaining high standards. When we do what is right, everyone wins.

What Our Students

are Saying

"We really enjoyed the training and Mr. Koppel is an excellent instructor with a great personality. We really enjoyed his teaching style and he really made us work hard to earn the certification which we greatly appreciate."

Leon Myburgh
GMAA Krav Maga Level 1


More martial artists are becoming certified and aligning with our global association every month. We have thousands of students training via our Global Martial Arts University courses, and dozens of training centers around the globe. This is your opportunity to grow with us as we raise the standads of krav maga instruction and increase our positive impact through all whom we come in contact.

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