Professional Martial Arts Instructor Certification

Our martial arts instructor certification was authored by 20+ veteran martial arts instructors who are also experts in their respective fields such as psychology, pedagogy, movement science, motivation, and communication.

Rise above the competition while increasing enrollments and retention with our martial arts instructor certification.

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How to Become a Martial Arts Instructor

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Section I: The Science of Teaching

1. How to Teach Martial Arts Skills by Dr. Ann Boyce, Ph. D.

2. How to Structure Your Curriculum by John Graden

3. How to Reduce Student Drop Out by John Graden

Section III: Psychology

12. Teaching Strategies by Age Group by Dr. Derenda Timmons Schubert, Ph. D.

13. How to Instill a Sense of Purpose in Your Students by Joe Lewis

14. How to Create a Healthy Hierarchy System by John Donohue, Ph.D.

15. The Power of Motivation and Charisma by Brian Tracy

16. Discipline, Praise, and Punishment by Gianine D. Rosenblum, Ph.D.

17. Teaching Character Skills Responsibly by Scot Conway, Esquire

18. Teaching Students with ADHD byDr. Derenda Timmons Schubert, Ph. D.

19. Working with Parents by Dr. Don Korzekwa, Ph. D.

Section II: Physiology

4. How to Conduct a Proper Warm-Up by Sarah Chung, M.A.

5. The Proper Execution of Calisthenics by Sharon B. Spalding, M. Ed.

6. The Proper Execution of  Flexibility Exercises by Tom. Thompson M.S.

7. How to Conduct a Proper Cool-Down by Sarah Chung, M.A.

8. Understanding General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS) by Willy Pieter, Ph.D.

9. How to Teach Kicking Safely by Tim Niiler, M.S.

10. How to Teach Self-Defense Safely by Tim Rockford

11. How to Sparring by John Graden

Section IV: Risk Management

20. Crash Course in Law by Scot Conway, Esquire

21. Avoiding Negligence by Scot Conway, Esquire

22. Use and Maintenance of Equipment by Scot Conway, Esquire

23. Proper Use of Student Instructors by Scot Conway, Esquire

24. How to Avoid Sexual Harassment Liability by Scot Conway, Esquire

25. School Layout to Minimize Risk by Scot Conway, Esquire

26. Water for Student Safety by Scot Conway, Esquire

27. Proper Use of Release Forms by Scott Conway, Esquire

Who is the Martial Arts Instructor

Certification Course For?

Martial Arts Teachers

If you are planning to open a martial arts school or class, this is MUST TRAINING for you.

How to Teach Martial Arts was NOT part of your black belt test.

Martial Arts School Owners

Current martial arts school owners seeking to train their staff in the best practices for teaching.

Show that you care enough about your students to have your staff trained professionally.

Martial Arts Organizations

Martial arts organizations seeking to provide members with the best educational options.

If you run a martial arts organization, you must provide more value than just rank advancement and recognition.

High Praise For our

Martial Arts Instructor Certification Program

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger

“I’m very happy to see martial arts instructors are creating higher educational standards for safety and professionalism. It’s the right idea at the right time.”

Chuck Norris

Chuck Norris

Chuck Norris lives in the Dallas, TX area. He came to one of the first certification classes and spoke to the class about the importance of the program.

Joe Lewis

Joe Lewis

Not only was Joe Lewis a contributor to the instructor certification manual and course, he flew to Dallas to take the course in person to show his support.

Bill “Superfoot” Wallace

Bill “Superfoot” Wallace

Bill “Superfoot” Wallace attended the inaugural certification in Dallas at the prestigious Cooper Institute of Aerobic Research.

Jhoon Rhee

Jhoon Rhee

“I’m impressed with the certification program that John Graden created. No one has ever done something like this before.”

Dr. Kenneth Cooper

The Cooper Institute of Aerobic Research hosted the course and included it in their course catelog. Dr. Cooper is also the personal physician to the Bush family.

"Very well written..."

"How to operate with integrity..."

"Helped grow my school..."

"Gave me my confidence to begin my teaching career."

"This is a MUST have for any instructor"

"Off the charts!"

For all levels of experience...

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