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The MATA Martial Arts Instructor Certification Program.

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Elevate Your Position

Rise Above the Competition

The world of martial arts is extremely competitive. You have so many schools all offering a similar benefits and competing to gain new students. How can one instructor stand out and differentiate from the crowd? By taking the extra step to rise above the competition and increase your professional education and standing in your community.

Belts are Not Enough

Because today's student body ranges from very young child to seniors, the professional instructor needs much more than just a black belt to be an effective teacher.

Experience You Can Trust

The world of martial arts is extremely competitive. You have so many schools all offering a similar benefits and competing to gain new students. How can one instructor stand out and differentiate from the crowd? By taking the extra step to rise above the competition and increase your professional education and standing in your community.

Why Certification?

The instructor certification from the MATA will build upon everything you have learned as a martial artist. Your knowledge will expand, and you will learn a whole host of advanced teaching skills and tactics.

You’ll learn how to work with children and parents. You’ll reduce risk and increase retention. Most of all, you will increase your professional standing in the eyes of your current student body and your community.

FAQ

What's the benefit of getting MATA Certified? +

Earning a certification accredited by the Martial Arts Teachers’ Association (MATA) shows you are committed to professional development as an instructor.

I'm already a black belt. Isn't that enough? +

Earning a black belt typically means you’ve passed a test that demonstrates that you can remember and execute the techniques of your martial arts style.

A black belt does not mean that you have been trained in how to teach that style or any other. Teaching is both an art and science that most martial arts instructors are never taught.

What do I get upon successful completion of the course? +

All successful graduates receive a beautiful, professionally designed 11 x 17 certificate that you can proudly display along with window decals and a badge you can display on your website.

Is there a final exam? If so, does it cost more? +

Our Instructor Certification Exam is delivered during the course. As you complete each Module, you will have to successfully pass that Modules' exam. Once you've finished all modules and exams, you have completed the MATA Instructor Certification program and you qualify to receive your certification.

How long does certification last? Do I need to renew every year? +

Your certification will remain active for two calendar years from the date you pass the exam. Once your certification expires, you can renew at the lower rate of $99.

What score do I need to pass? +

A score of 75% or above is a passing grade.

What happens if I do not pass? +

If you do not pass you can take as many exam retakes as you need for free.

Who designed your courses? +

We are proud of the fact that all material and exams have been created by a team of contributors holding the highest academic and martial arts accreditations.

How long does it take to receive my results? +

We are pleased to provide our clients with free instant test grading, test results and certification.

When do I get my certificate? +

Upon successful completion, we'll send you your 11 x 17 certificate along with some other items that will help you display your certification in your school and online.

Course Versions

The MATA Instructor Certification Program is designed to provide you with the knowledge required to work with today’s diverse student body regardless of your style.

Aside from the benefits this certification will bring to your students, it is also extremely convenient to take. The certification test is taken online. You do not have to take time away from your school. Study and take the certification where you want and when you want.

Course Preview

The MATA Instructor Certification Program is designed to provide you with the knowledge required to work with today’s diverse student body regardless of your style.

Aside from the benefits this certification will bring to your students, it is also extremely convenient to take. The certification test is taken online. You do not have to take time away from your school. Study and take the certification where you want and when you want.

Module 1 The Principles of an Authoritative Instructor
Module and exam requiring 75% to pass.
Unit 1 Introduction: The Principles of an Authoritative Instructor
Unit 2 Lesson 1: Four Keys to Giving Clear Directions
Unit 3 Lesson 2: Setting And Maintaining a Standard for Conduct
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: Concise Language
Unit 9 Lesson 8: Know and Use Your Tools
Unit 10 Lesson 9: Levels of Intervention
Unit 11 EXAM: The Principles of an Authoritative Instructor

Who are the Contributors?

The MATA Certification Modules are based upon work by contributing experts in various fields ranging from Child Psychology to Law. Each expert is also a practicing martial artist with many years of experience. This combination of the highest academic standards through the filter of the martial arts instructor experience makes the MATA Certification truly unique.

The MATA Certification Contributing Experts

Chris Sutton

Chris’ extensive martial arts training as well as his law enforcement experience dealing with real criminals have given him highly unique insights into the reality of self-defense. Chris has used this expertise to create the acclaimed C.O.B.R.A.™ reality-based self-defense system, as well as influencing his other martial arts programs, fitness programs & books.

Dr. B. Ann Boyce, Ph D.

Associate Professor of Pedagogy at the University of Virginia.

A TKD black belt, Dr. Boyce has been studying martial arts for nearly 40 years.

Sarah Chung M.A

Master of Arts in Human Kinetics with a specialization in Sport Psychology - Performance Enhancement at the University of Ottawa.

Ms. Chung has been a world class TKD competitor since 1987.

Scot Conway, Esquire

Scot Conway is an attorney at law in California and the founder of Guardian Kempo Christian Martial Arts.

Dr. John J. Donohue, Ph. D.

Dr. Donohue holds a doctorat in anthropology with a research concentration in the cultural aspects of Japanese martial arts.

Dr. Don Korzekwa, Ph. D.

Don Korzekwa is a Licensed Psychologist and black belt living in Texas.

Dr. Michael Maliszewski, Ph. D.

Michael Maliszewski has his Ph. D. in psychology and created the largest behavioral medicine program in the world in Chicago. He has traveled the world studying martial arts of various styles.

 

Dr. Joseph J. Estwanick

Dr. Estwanick has vast experience as a boxing safety consultant and ringside physician for boxing and MMA contests for decades.

Joe Lewis

Joe Lewis is a legend in the history of American Karate. He began his training in 1968 and earned two black belts within 7 months. A world champion many times over, Joe Lewis passed away in 2012. His contributions live on.

John Graden

A protege' of Joe Lewis, John Graden is widely credited with leading the martial arts school business into the modern era. He is author of the best selling books on martial arts school success and founder of some of the most influential organizations in the martial arts.

Brian Tracy

The author of many bestselling books on personal and professional success, Brian Tracy is one of the world's premier speakers on the topics of leadership and success. He began training in the martial arts in 1964 in Montreal and has trained under six world champions in his career.

Dr. Willy Pieter, Ph. D.

Dr. Willy Pieter set up the certification program for TKD instructors i the Netherlands in 1980, which received government recognition. His background is in the ITF and the WTF.

Dr. Gianine Rosenblum, Ph. D.

Dr. Gianine Rosenblum received her masters and doctorate in psychology from Rutgers University and has been practicing martial arts since 1990.

Dr. Derenda Timmons Schubert, Ph. D.

Dr. Schubert is a licensed psychologist with a special in child and family issues. An active martial artist, she also served on the board for Martial Arts Fitness Center, Inc

Sharon B. Spalding, M. Ed.

Sharon Spalding is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as an Exercise Specialist. In 1995, sh designed the fitness program for the Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership.

Tom Thompson, M.A.

Tom Thompson holds a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology from the University of North Texas. Mr. Thompson also operated the Alpha Fitness Center in Dallas and has been training in martial arts since 1970.

Tim Rochford

Tim Rochford owns Empower Gyms in the Chicago area. He is certified by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

Registration

Payment for the MATA Certification is in two parts.

This provides you with a vested interest to complete the course and exams.

Payment One

Provides access to the course and exams.

Payment Two

Upon successful completion of the course and exams, we'll send you your certificate, window decal, and website badge along with a press release announcing your accomplishment that you can distribute to local media and on your website.

This is introductory pricing that will increase.

Current MATA-Members

This pricing is for current MATA members only. If you are not a MATA-Pro Member, you may join first to get this members' rate of two payments of $69. Otherwise, use the link to the right.

Payment 1: $69 to enroll and begin the course and exams.

Payment 2: $69 30-days later to receive your certificate, window decal, and website badge along with a press release announcing your accomplishment that you can distribute to local media and on your website.

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Non-Members

Payment 1: $99 to enroll and begin the course and exams. This includes 2 months of MATA membership. If you would like to continue, do nothing and we'll keep you active for $37 a month. Cancel anytime.

Payment 2: $99 to receive your certificate, window decal, and website badge along with a press release announcing your accomplishment that you can distribute to local media and on your website.

We'll send you a new link for the ongoing MATA membership after you finish the course and exams. You will not see this in your checkout.

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(b) Publish on the home page the fact an amendment will be made.

Should a court of competent jurisdiction rule this Amendment provision invalid, then this Amendment clause shall be terminated as part of this agreement. All amendments to the Terms shall be forward looking.