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The MATA Certification Course
This is designed to provide martial arts instructors with universally recognized teaching methods. These modules were written by leading authorities in various fields such as Child Psychology and Motivation who are also black belts with years of martial arts experience.

Module 1 The Principles of an Authoritative Instructor
Unit 1 Introduction: What to Do vs What Not to Do  
Unit 2 Lesson 1: Four Keys to Giving Clear Directions  
Unit 3 Lesson 2: Setting And Maintaining a Standard for Conduct  - Preview  
Unit 4 Lesson 3: No Competition  
Unit 5 Lesson 4: No Rescues  
Unit 6 Lesson 5: False Praise  
Unit 7 Lesson 6: Name Question or Question Name?  
Unit 8 Lesson 7: Use Clear, Concise Language  
Unit 9 Lesson 8: Know and Use Your Natural Teaching Tools  
Unit 10 Lesson 9: Levels of Intervention  
Unit 11 EXAM: The Principles of an Authoritative Instructor  
Module 2 How Students Learn-The Science of Teaching
Unit 1 How Students Learn  
Unit 2 Lesson 1: The Three Stages Of Learning  
Unit 3 Lesson 2: Skill Explanations and Demonstrations  
Unit 4 Lesson 3: Other Factors for Demonstrating  
Unit 5 Lesson 4: Perfect Practice  
Unit 6 Lesson 5: What to Teach and When to Teach It  
Unit 7 Lesson 6: Class Structure  
Unit 8 Lesson 7: Teaching for Transfer  
Unit 9 Lesson 8: Two Types of Feedback  
Unit 10 Lesson 9: Instructor Feedback -- Skill Correction  
Unit 11 Lesson 10: Instructor Feedback — Motivating Students  
Unit 12 Lesson 11: Feedback: Self-Correct  
Unit 13 Lesson 12: How to Vary the Degree of Difficulty  
Unit 14 References  
Unit 15 EXAM: Module 2–How Students Learn  
Module 3 Curriculum Design
Unit 1 How to Structure Your Curriculum: Introduction  
Unit 2 Lesson 1 - Providing Instant Value  
Unit 3 Lesson 2 - Managing Expectations  
Unit 4 Lesson 3 - The Pyramid of Rank  
Unit 5 Lesson 4 - Defining What You Want for Your Students  
Unit 6 Lesson 5 - Less is Best  
Unit 7 EXAM: Module 3–How to Structure Curriculum  
Module 4 How to Increase Student Retention
Unit 1 How to Increase Student Retention  
Unit 2 Lesson 1: The Dungeon Dojo  
Unit 3 Lesson 2: People Are Busy  
Unit 4 Lesson 3: Why Students Get Bored  
Unit 5 EXAM: Module 4–How to Increase Retention  
Module 5 Principles of a Good Warm-Up
Unit 1 How to Conduct a Proper Warm-Up  
Unit 2 Lesson 1: What Is "Warming Up"?  
Unit 3 Lesson 2: The Purpose of Warming Up  
Unit 4 Lesson 3: Stretching  
Unit 5 Lesson 4: Calisthenics  
Unit 6 Lesson 5: Customizing Warm-Ups  
Unit 7 Lesson 6: Warm-Up Guidelines  
Unit 8 EXAM: Module 5–Proper Warmup  
Module 6 How to Teach Calisthenics Safely
Unit 1 Proper Execution of Calisthenics  
Unit 2 Lesson 1: Warm-Up Phase of Class and Calisthenics  
Unit 3 Lesson 2: Specificity and Progressive Overload  
Unit 4 Lesson 3: Safety Issues in Calisthenics  
Unit 5 Lesson 4: Key Points About Proper Use Of Calisthenics  
Unit 6 EXAM: M6–How to Teach Calisthenics  
Module 7 Proper Execution of Flexibility Exercises
Unit 1 Proper Execution of Flexibility Exercises  
Unit 2 Lesson 1: What is Flexibility?  
Unit 3 Lesson 2: Factors Limiting Flexibility  
Unit 4 Lesson 3: Types of Stretching  
Unit 5 Lesson 4: Stretching Guidelines  
Unit 6 Lesson 5: Flexibility Exercises  
Unit 7 Summary and References  
Unit 8 EXAM: M7–Flexibility  
Module 8 How to Conduct Cool Downs Safely
Unit 1 How to Conduct a Proper Cool-Down  
Unit 2 Lesson 1: What Is a Cool-Down?  
Unit 3 Lesson 2: Modifications  
Unit 4 Lesson 3 Cool-Down Guidelines  
Unit 5 EXAM: M8–Cool Downs  
Module 9 How to Avoid Over-Training
Unit 1 Introduction: General Adaptation Syndrome  
Unit 2 Lesson 1: The Three Stages Of The General Adaptation Syndrome  
Unit 3 Lesson 2: Training Principles 1  
Unit 4 Lesson 3: Training Principles 2  
Unit 5 Lesson 4: Recovery and Detraining Effects: Recovery  
Unit 6 Lesson 5: Detraining Effects  
Unit 7 Lesson 6: Detraining Effects on Instructors  
Unit 8 Lesson 7: Ways to Help Offset Long-Term Detraining Effects  
Unit 9 EXAM: M9–Over-Training  
Module 10 How to Avoid Injury When Teaching Kicks
Unit 1 How to Teach Kicking Safely  
Unit 2 Lesson 1: Kicking Injuries  
Unit 3 Lesson 2: Training Methods to Minimize Injury  
Unit 4 Lesson 3 Advanced Kicking Techniques  
Unit 5 Lesson 4: Summary and References  
Unit 6 EXAM: M10–Kicking Safely  
Module 11 How to Teach Sparring
Unit 1 How to Teach Sparring  
Unit 2 Lesson 1: Limited Sparring Drills  
Unit 3 Lesson 2: Graduating to Head Contact  
Unit 4 Lesson 3: How to Teach Sparring by Joe Lewis (Video Lesson)  
Unit 5 EXAM: M11–How to Teach Sparring  
Module 12 Teaching According to Age Groups
Unit 1 Age Specific Teaching  
Unit 2 Lesson 1: How Children Process Information  
Unit 3 Lesson 2: Specific Age Groups: Preschoolers (Ages 4-6)  
Unit 4 Lesson 3: School Age (Ages 7-12)  
Unit 5 Lesson 4: Adolescent (Ages 13-17)  
Unit 6 Lesson 5: Adults (Ages 18+)  
Unit 7 Lesson 6: Piaget's Stages Of Cognitive Development  
Unit 8 Lesson 7: Kohlberg's Stages Of Moral Development  
Unit 9 Lesson 8: Memory  
Unit 10 Lesson 9: Tips for Teaching  
Unit 11 Lesson 10: Learning Styles  
Unit 12 Summary and References  
Unit 13 EXAM: M12–Teaching Age Groups  
Module 13 How to Create a Healthy Martial Arts Hierarchy
Unit 1 What is a Healthy Martial Arts Hierarchy?  
Unit 2 Lesson 1: Pitfalls and Abuses  
Unit 3 Lesson 2: Evaluating the Reasons for Hierarchy  
Unit 4 Lesson 3: Why Hierarchy?  
Unit 5 Lesson 4: The Problem with Superficial Responses  
Unit 6 Lesson 5: Tradition, Accomplishment and Functionality Revisited  
Unit 7 Lesson 6: A Healthy Hierarchy  
Unit 8 Lesson 7: Order and Safety.  
Unit 9 Lesson 8: Keeping Cool  
Unit 10 Lesson 9: Remaining Open  
Unit 11 Lesson 10: Pushing the Limit  
Unit 12 Lesson 11: Tips For the Instructor  
Unit 13 Lesson 12: Conclusion  
Unit 14 EXAM: M13–Hierarchy  
Module 14 The Power of Motivation And Charisma
Unit 1 The Power Of Motivation and Charisma by Brian Tracy  
Unit 2 Lesson 1: The Law of Attraction  
Unit 3 Lesson 2: The Power of Purpose  
Unit 4 Lesson 3: The Power of Self-Confidence  
Unit 5 Lesson 4: The Power of Enthusiasm  
Unit 6 Lesson 5: The Power of Excellence  
Unit 7 Lesson 6: The Power of Preparation  
Unit 8 Lesson 7: The Power of Self-Reliance  
Unit 9 Lesson 8: The Power of Image  
Unit 10 Lesson 9: The Power of Character  
Unit 11 Lesson 10: The Power of Self-Discipline  
Unit 12 Lesson 11: The Power of Extraordinary Performance  
Unit 13 Summary  
Unit 14 EXAM: M14–Charismatic Leadership  
Module 15 Considerations in Praise, Discipline, and Class Control
Unit 1 Lesson 1: What Is Discipline?  
Unit 2 Lesson 2: What Is the Role of Discipline in the Martial Arts School?  
Unit 3 Lesson 3: Using Praise and Reward to Encourage Discipline  
Unit 4 Lesson 4: Key Elements for Encouraging Discipline in a Martial Arts Class  
Unit 5 Lesson 5: Using Reinforcement Effectively  
Unit 6 Lesson 6: The Difference Between Praise and Encouragement  
Unit 7 Lesson 8: What to Do vs What Not to Do  
Unit 8 Lesson 9 Four Keys to Giving Clear Directions  
Unit 9 Lesson 10: Helping Students Internalize Discipline  
Unit 10 Lesson 11: What Is Punishment?  
Unit 11 Lesson 12: How Effective Is Punishment?  
Unit 12 Lesson 13: When Is Punishment Useful?  
Unit 13 Lesson 14: Acceptable Forms of Punishment  
Unit 14 Lesson 15: Unacceptable Forms of Punishment in the Martial Arts Class  
Unit 15 Lesson 16: Using Punishment Effectively  
Unit 16 Lesson 17: Keys to Effective Punishment and References  
Unit 17 EXAM: M15–Praise and Punishment  
Module 16 How to Teach Life Skills
Unit 1 Teaching Life Skills  
Unit 2 Lesson 1: Be a Role Model  
Unit 3 Lesson 2: The Difference between Showing and Telling  
Unit 4 Lesson 3: The Mistake of Telling the Wrong Stories  
Unit 5 Lesson 4: How to Teach Life Skills  
Unit 6 Lesson 5: Formulating Character-Trait Lessons  
Unit 7 Lesson 6: Teaching Character Traits to Adults  
Unit 8 Lesson 7: Is It Even My Job?  
Unit 9 Lesson 8: The Case for Morality  
Unit 10 EXAM: M16–Teaching Life Skills  
Module 17 Teaching Children With Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Unit 1 Teaching Children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder  
Unit 2 Lesson 1: ADHD Definition  
Unit 3 Lesson 2: Symptoms of ADHD  
Unit 4 Lesson 3: Diagnosis and Treatment  
Unit 5 Lesson 4: Prognosis  
Unit 6 Lesson 5: Teaching Strategies  
Unit 7 Lesson 6: Four Basic Teaching Strategies For ADHD Children  
Unit 8 EXAM: M17–Teaching ADHD Students  
Module 18 Working with Parents
Unit 1 Working with the Parents Of Students  
Unit 2 Lesson 1: Establishing the Relationship  
Unit 3 Lesson 2: Responding to Questions and Concerns  
Unit 4 Lesson 3: Gathering Relevant Information  
Unit 5 Lesson 4: Responding to Expectations Related to Problem Behaviors  
Unit 6 Lesson 5: Maintaining the Relationship  
Unit 7 Lesson 6: The Rarely Seen Parents  
Unit 8 Lesson 7: The Highly Involved Parents  
Unit 9 Lesson 8: Concerns about Belt-Rank Promotion  
Unit 10 Lesson 9: Creating Opportunities for Communication  
Unit 11 Lesson 10: Summary  
Unit 12 EXAM: M18–Working with Parents  
Module 19 How to Teach Self-Defense Safely
Unit 1 Introduction - How to Teach Self-Defense Safely  
Unit 2 Lesson 1 - Considerations for Student Safety  
Unit 3 Lesson 2 - The Rules of Engagement  
Unit 4 Lesson 3 - Equipment Safety for Students and Bad Guys  
Unit 5 Lesson 4 - Dealing with Body Types  
Unit 6 Lesson 5 - Dealing with Personalities  
Unit 7 Lesson 6 - Monitor Class for Safety  
Unit 8 Lesson 7 - Communicate the Limits of What Can Be Done  
Unit 9 Lesson 8 - Active Adrenaline, Tone, and Intensity  
Unit 10 Lesson 9 - The Word for Stop!  
Unit 11 Lesson 10 - Alternate Targets to Reduce Risk of Injury  
Unit 12 Lesson 11 - Safety Tips for Firearm Related Drills  
Unit 13 EXAM: M19–How To Teach Self-Defense Safely  
Module 20 An Overview of Law for a Martial Arts School
Unit 1 Lesson 1: Disclaimer: Self-Defense and the Law  
Unit 2 Lesson 2: The Five Elements of the Law of Self Defense  
Unit 3 Lesson 3 - Your Right to Self-Defense  
Unit 4 Lesson 4: Defense of Others  
Unit 5 Lesson 5: Defense of Property  
Unit 6 Lesson 6: Illegal Defense  
Unit 7 Lesson 7: Violent Crimes  
Unit 8 Lesson 8: Murder and Manslaughter  
Unit 9 Lesson 9: Criminal Procedure  
Unit 10 Lesson 10: Civil Law: Contract  
Unit 11 Lesson 11: Torts  
Unit 12 Lesson 12: Battery  
Unit 13 Lesson 13: Assault  
Unit 14 Lesson 14: Wrongful Death  
Unit 15 Lesson 15: False Imprisonment  
Unit 16 Lesson 16: Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress  
Unit 17 Lesson 17: Defamation  
Unit 18 Lesson 18: Misrepresentation  
Unit 19 EXAM: M20–An Overview of Law for a Martial Arts School  
Module 21 How to Avoid Negligence and Liability
Unit 1 Avoiding Negligence  
Unit 2 Lesson 1: Avoiding Accidents  
Unit 3 Lesson 2: Some Common Training-Area Dangers  
Unit 4 Lesson 3: Safety of the Training Equipment  
Unit 5 Lesson 4: Safety of the Training Techniques  
Unit 6 Lesson 5: The Best Defense Is a Good Defense  
Unit 7 Lesson 6: What If It Really Is Your Fault?  
Unit 8 EXAM: M21–How to Avoid Negligence and Liability Course  
Module 22 Considerations When Using Assistant Instructors
Unit 1 Lesson 1: The $25,000 Volunteers  
Unit 2 Lesson 2: Defending Against the State  
Unit 3 Lesson 3: Use of Black Belts  
Unit 4 Lesson 4: Owner Liability for Instructor Conduct  
Unit 5 Lesson 5: Leaving Minors in Charge  
Unit 6 Lesson 6: Protecting the Students  
Unit 7 Lesson 7: A Note to Student Instructors  
Unit 8 Lesson 8: Proper Use of Student Instructors  
Unit 9 EXAM: M22–The Proper Use of Student Instructors  
Module 23 Sexual Harassment Liability
Unit 1 Lesson 1: Introduction  
Unit 2 Lesson 2: Problems  
Unit 3 Lesson 3: Defining Sexual Harassment  
Unit 4 Lesson 4: Sexual Harassment and the Law  
Unit 5 Lesson 5: Sexual Battery  
Unit 6 Lesson 6: Child Molestation  
Unit 7 Lesson 7: Changing-Room Abuses  
Unit 8 Lesson 8: Minors  
Unit 9 Lesson 9: Disasters Waiting to Happen  
Unit 10 Lesson 10: General Guidelines To Avoid Problems  
Unit 11 EXAM: M23–How To Avoid Sexual Harassment Liability  
Module 24 The Importance of Safety Equipment
Unit 1 Lesson 1: The Use and Maintenance of Safety Equipment  
Unit 2 Lesson 2: Use of Training Aids and Safety Equipment  
Unit 3 Lesson 3: Safety Measures for Unsafe Lessons  
Unit 4 Lesson 4: Maintenance of Safety Equipment  
Unit 5 Lesson 5: Sparring  
Unit 6 EXAM: M24–The Use And Maintenance of Safety Equipment  
Module 25 The Proper Use of Injury Waiver Forms
Unit 1 The Proper Use Of Release Forms  
Unit 2 Lesson 1: When to Get a Form Signed  
Unit 3 Lesson 2: Who Signs?  
Unit 4 Lesson 3: Who Gets Copies?  
Unit 5 Lesson 4: What About Loss?  
Unit 6 Lesson 5: Content of a Sample Form  
Unit 7 Lesson 6: Signatures and Initials  
Unit 8 Lesson 7: Authority to Treat  
Unit 9 Lesson 8: Advisory of Rights and Responsibilities  
Unit 10 Lesson 9: Assumption of Responsibilities and Risk  
Unit 11 Lesson 10: Notice of Physical Contact  
Unit 12 Lesson 11: Consent to Physical Contact  
Unit 13 Lesson 12: Indemnification by Parents  
Unit 14 Lesson 13: Arbitration Clause  
Unit 15 Lesson 14: Severability  
Unit 16 Lesson 15: Durability  
Unit 17 Lesson 16: How to Handle the Terror of the Forms  
Unit 18 Sample Release Form  
Unit 19 EXAM: M25–The Proper Use of Injury Release Forms  
Module 26 How to Teach Sparring by Joe Lewis
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