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Martial Arts Teachers’ Certification Course

THE MARTIAL ARTS TEACHERS
PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

The MATA Certification was authored by 18 different veteran black belts who are also experts in their respective fields such as psychology, pedagogy, movement science, motivation, and communication.

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The Martial Arts Teachers’ Association (MATA)

Home of the MATA Martial Arts Instructor Certification Course

UNIVERSAL TRAINING FOR
PROFESSIONAL MARTIAL ARTS INSTRUCTORS

The MATA Martial Arts Instructor
Certification Program

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HIGH PROFILE SUPPORT FOR
THE MATA INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

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 came to one of the first certification classes and spoke to the class about the importance of the program.

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 attended the inaugural certification in Dallas at the prestigious Cooper Institute of Aerobic Research.

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.

SNEAK PEEK: MARTIAL ARTS  INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION EXAM

MATA Instructor Certification

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I'm already a black belt. Isn't that enough?
Answer from Martial Arts Teachers Association 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's the benefit of getting MATA certified?

Answer from Martial Arts Teachers Association Earning a certification accredited by the Martial Arts Teachers’ Association (MATA) shows that you walk the talk of continuous improvement. By your example, you show your students that you are committed to professional development as an instructor. You elevate yourself above the average “Black Belt Excellence” school. You deepen your understanding of instruction and leadership.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

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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 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 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 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

You can’t get this information anywhere else!

WHO IS THE INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION COURSE FOR?

Anyone Teaching Martial Arts

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.

Displaying and advertising your certification in your school and online will help you to build trust.

You 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.

This course will help your members to succeed.

HOW YOU CAN PROMOTE YOUR CERTIFICATION

Once you’ve graduated, here are some suggestions for capitalizing on this accomplishment.

  1. Send a press release to your local media. 
  2. Send us a testimonial and we’ll include your website link in every use of it. This will create authority traffic back to your website.
  3. Post your certificate on your website and social media sites.
  4. Add “MATA Martial Arts Certified Instructor” to your email signature.
  5. Include your certification in your bio.
  6. Include “MATA Martial Arts Certified Instructor” on your letterhead.
  7. Post the certificate on LinkedIn. According to LinkedIn, people who add their certifications to their LinkedIn profile see six times the average number of profile views, as well as getting contacted six times more! 
  8. Do a 60-second or less social media and website video explaining why you did this and what it means for your students and how it elevates you above other local schools.
  9. Incorporate your certification into your presentations. For instance, when someone asks you what you teach, answer with, “Our instructors are certified through the Martial Arts Teachers’ Association to teach “your style.”
  10. Frame and display your certificate in your school. “Duh!” :0)

TESTIMONIALS

WHAT GRADUATES SAY ABOUT THE MATA INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Andries Pruim

“I am continually looking for ways to improve my teaching and the MATA Instructor’s Certification is one of the finest and most updated courses an Instructor can take.”

Sidney Burns

“I wanted the best training for myself and my staff and MATA is a world class organization that I am proud to be a member of.”

Richard White

“I am continually looking for ways to improve my teaching and the MATA Instructor’s Certification is one of the finest and most updated courses an Instructor can take.”

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The entire course and final exam are online for your convenience.

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