Your MATA Instructor Certification Course and Progress

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The Martial Arts Teachers’ Certification Course



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Module 1 The Principles of an Authoritative Instructor  
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
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: 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 – Value Delivery
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: 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
Unit 4 Lesson 3: Training Principles
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 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 Importance Of Motivation And Charisma  
Unit 1 The Power Of Motivation And Charisma
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: Key Elements for Encouraging Discipline in a Martial Arts Class
Unit 4 Lesson 4: Using Praise and Reward to Encourage Discipline
Unit 5 Lesson 5: Using Reinforcement Effectively
Unit 6 Lesson 6: The Difference Between Praise and Encouragement
Unit 7 Lesson 7: Encouraging Disciplined Behavior
Unit 8 Lesson 8 What to Do
Unit 9 Lesson 9 Four Keys to Giving Clear Directions
Unit 10 Lesson 10: Helping Students Internalize Discipline
Unit 11 Lesson 11: What Is Punishment?
Unit 12 Lesson 12: How Effective Is Punishment?
Unit 13 Lesson 13: When Is Punishment Useful?
Unit 14 Lesson 14: Acceptable Forms of Punishment
Unit 15 Lesson 15: Unacceptable Forms of Punishment in the Martial Arts Class
Unit 16 Lesson 16: Using Punishment Effectively
Unit 17 Lesson 17: Keys to Effective Punishment and References
Unit 18 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 Lesson 1 – 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 7 – Monitor Class for Safety
Unit 8 Lesson 6 – Rules of Engagement
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 Self-Defense and the Law
Unit 2 Lesson 1: The Five Elements of the Law of Self Defense
Unit 3 Lesson 2 – Your Right to Self-Defense
Unit 4 Lesson 3: Defense of Others
Unit 5 Lesson 4: Defense of Property
Unit 6 Lesson 5: Illegal Defense
Unit 7 Lesson 6: Violent Crimes
Unit 8 Lesson 7: Murder and Manslaughter
Unit 9 Lesson 8: Criminal Procedure
Unit 10 Lesson 9: Civil Law: Contract
Unit 11 Lesson 10: Torts
Unit 12 Lesson 11: Battery
Unit 13 Lesson 12: Assault
Unit 14 Lesson 13: Wrongful Death
Unit 15 Lesson 14: False Imprisonment
Unit 16 Lesson 15: Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
Unit 17 Lesson 16: Defamation
Unit 18 Lesson 17: 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

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