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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 Your Yellow Belt 

Before you can teach something, you first have to study and master it as a practitioner. To be able to enroll in the Krav Maga Instructor Certification program you must...

Hold a minimum of black belt in another style and at least a yellow-belt rank in the Global Martial Arts University (GMAU) Krav Maga student course
Hold at least a green-belt rank in the GMAU Krav Maga student course.

Step 2 - Enroll in the Krav Maga Instructor Certification

When you're ranked at least yellow belt or higher in our GMAU Krav Maga student course, you can enroll in the instructor course.
You will 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 Final Exam Online Or In Person

When you complete the CMAT lessons and exam and the Krav Instructor Level 1 lessons and assignments, you'll be ready to take the final exam.

Dan Gador, GMAA Leader, Israel

Michael South, CMAT & Master Krav Maga Instructor

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

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

Example Krav Classes and Mock Teaching

The Krav Instructor course includes full example classes and mock teaching samples. You'll not just be taught "theory" but you'll also get to see the ideas in action.

Interactive Discussions with Your Peers

The Discussion Board assignments will get your mind going while giving you a place to discuss concepts with your peers.

100% Online and Self-Paced

This program is much more detailed than your average weekend instructor seminar! And by taking it online you'll go through the lessons, assignments, and exams at your own pace.

Feedback Directly from Your Grading Instuctor

After submitting your assignments and exams, you'll receive direct feedback and guidance from your own CMAT instructor.

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What You'll 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 Student 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. He now runs the GMAU full-time, working with students and instructors around the world. He also runs a small private academy with a limited enrollment in his own custom-built dojo.

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 reach out to us if you don't see your questions answered, below!

Can anyone enroll in the Krav Maga Instructor Certification program?

Yes. Anyone can enroll into the course in order to learn from the lessons. But, you cannot complete the assignments and final exam unless you meet the requirements to be certified.

What rank must I hold to become a Certified Krav Maga Instructor?

You must hold a minimum of black belt in another style, and at least a yellow belt rank in the GMAU Krav Maga student course. -or- At least a green belt rank in the GMAU Krav Maga student 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 could complete the course. There will be time for receiving feedback, interacting, etc. Most candidates will complete the course in around 3-4 months.

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

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

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

By completing your final exam online, you will 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 will still be qualified to teach krav maga, but by taking your exam in-person, you will also be recognized as an official location for the GMAA.

When can I begin testing and ranking my own students?

After passing the Krav Instructor Level 1 exam, you are qualified to train and rank your students up to yellow belt. Once you are qualified and ready, you can then do the Krav Instructor Level 2 exam (which is included in this same course), after passing that level, you would be qualified to rank your students up to orange belt. And, you will continue to do this, until you earn your black belt in krav as a student, and then reach level 6 as an instructor. All of this can be done through this course.

Are there any monthly or annual fees?

No. Unliked most Krav Maga associations who charge a large monthly licensing fee, we do not have any ongoing fees. You are simply required to maintain an active GMAU Krav Maga student membership, so that you can continue your own student training and ranking.There are not monthly or yearly instructor fees. 


Choose Your Plan

Enroll at a fraction of the cost of local/traditional certification, with an unparalleled guarantee.


One Payment

Instant access to the course

All future course updates included

Instructor support, grading, and feedback

CMAT plaque certificate (upon completion)

CMAT patch (upon completion)

CMAT digital logo insignia (upon completion)

Listing on the association website
(upon completion)

One-Time Payment of $1495


6 Payments

Instant access to the course

All future course updates included

Instructor support, grading, and feedback

CMAT plaque certificate (upon completion) 

CMAT patch (upon completion) 

CMAT digital logo insignia (upon completion) 

Listing on the association website
(upon completion) 

6 Monthly Payments of $249

About the Global Martial Arts University

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

About the Global Martial Arts Association

The GMAA is a non-political body that 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's right, everyone wins.

Hear From a Real Krav-Instructor Graduate

"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 in our Global Martial Arts University courses, with dozens of training centers around the globe. This is your opportunity to grow with us as we raise the standards of Krav Maga instruction and increase our positive impact with everyone we come into contact.

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