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MATA Instructor Certification

Martial Arts Teachers' Association
5.0
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Jennifer Morris Hart
Jennifer Morris Hart
2021-02-15T20:23:08+0000
A very thorough course which every school owner and instructor should take. So much detail is covered about running a... studio, coaching and instructing students. Well worth it!read more
Mike Weaver
Mike Weaver
2020-12-04T22:07:51+0000
I just finished my teaching certification course. I found it to be very well written and covers a broad range of... information, possibly more than the average instructor would ever think of. I feel for me it’s much more valuable than a rank certificate. Every instructor should take this course.read more
Brian Duffy
Brian Duffy
2020-12-02T00:34:39+0000
I have used John Graden's advice and consultation for 3 decades now...starting with my purchase of his book Black Belt... Marketing back in the early 90's, to my membership in NAPMA (which he founded), and then to my membership in MATA. Other martial arts business consultants and groups have come and gone but John's common sense and practical advice has been a consistent voice for the studio owner to turn to for almost 30 years now. I highly recommend his organization.read more
Timothy Robertson
Timothy Robertson
2020-10-27T15:45:39+0000
MATA stays on the cutting edge of the Martial Arts and Self-Defense Industries and continues to provide the best up to... date resources, training and information to Martial Arts school owners worldwide. As a career self-defense professional and Martial Arts instructor for over 40 years, MATA has helped me take my business to levels that I could have reached with other similar organizations. If you are an Instructor you owe it to your self to join MATA. You Don't Know What You Don't Know !read more
Terri Bowerman
Terri Bowerman
2020-04-04T13:50:14+0000
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Dan Kennedy
Dan Kennedy
2020-03-10T15:45:17+0000
I have a long history with John Graden... If you are not a member of MATA, I would point you in that direction without... reservation. Join MATA at your first opportunity, You'll be glad you did.read more
Karina Daly Gramesty
Karina Daly Gramesty
2020-01-14T17:13:10+0000
I am grateful for how thorough and thoughtful this certification process was. It is comprehensive and taught me about... how to run a successful martial arts school with integrity and confidence. Thank you!read more
Paul Korchak
Paul Korchak
2020-01-07T02:19:34+0000
John Graden's proven methods helped me grow my martial arts school to one of the largest in Ohio. His wisdom,... sincerity, and integrity is why I would continue to seek his advise in the field!read more
Michael Buelow
Michael Buelow
2020-01-03T06:18:49+0000
Taking the MATA Certification Exam taught me a great deal. It gave me the confidence to begin my teaching career. It... also assures potential clients that I have been vetted by a national organization. I highly recommend it.read more
Kailen Pirro
Kailen Pirro
2020-01-02T23:41:46+0000
I can't imagine running a Martial Arts school without having my staff certified through MATA! Simply knowing that my... instructors have been through the rigors of the course, ensures that there is integrity behind what we teach to our students. THANK YOU for your continued pursuit of excellence John Graden, and for your guidance!read more
Leon Myburgh
Leon Myburgh
2019-03-27T05:50:34+0000
Excellent content relating to all things martial arts and self-defense. The information you receive is not about how to... fight but about how to run a successfull school and business which is excellent.read more
Akron Martialarts
Akron Martialarts
2018-12-18T21:33:28+0000
Mr. Graden has been very generous with passing on knowledge to help you grow your Martial Arts School and giving you... many tools to help with your growth as an Instructor.read more
Lois Skidmore
Lois Skidmore
2018-11-25T06:01:14+0000
This site has a wealth of information about running a school, teaching drills, the latest industry news. 5 stars from... me.read more
John Chung
John Chung
2018-03-29T02:10:08+0000
GM Rick D. Stanford
GM Rick D. Stanford
2017-08-02T22:24:02+0000
Regis Lima
Regis Lima
2017-07-10T17:24:31+0000
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