iki krav maga instructor process

Thank you for your interest. I truly believe that we are offering the most up to date, current and effective Krav Maga training directly from Israel.

The Steps to becoming a certified, recognized Krav Maga Instructor.

1. Join IKI, Israel Krav International. Our membership dues are a fraction of that of other organizations.  Please do not take this as an indication that we are offering less, just the opposite. While standard membership dues (in the industry) run up to $1,200 per month, our first year dues are $360, yearly renewals $195 (current special $18 per month). 

To sign up, simply go to the following link. 

IKI Membership

There are several options for First Year Membership. Chose the one that suits your best and just click on that, and you are a member.

2. Once you are a member you will be allowed the use of the IKI logo for your school. You will also receive  your membership certificate in the mail. Please review this page, link below, for rules and regulations regarding use of the IKI logo.

IKI Instructors page. 

3. Upon joining, you will start receiving e mails with short, easy to follow, training clips. You can also request clips for specific situations, as you need them.

4. We have DVDs and Vimeos, modestly prices, it is highly recommended that you purchase these. It will greatly speed up your process of learning and becoming an instructor. 

5. There are two ways to go; if you are a beginner you will start by testing for colored belts, each belt test, which I review myself, costs starting at $35 for yellow belt. I review the clips you send me, make comments, corrections, and help you progress. If you are already an instructor in another style you can begin training for your "Apprentice instructor" test. The fee for this test is $160. (Most Krav Maga organizations charge between $3,000 and $5,000). It will include a sample of you performing IKI techniques (Please do not show us techniques you learned elsewhere) including gun, knife, stick and empty hand defenses.  Once you are an IKI Apprentice Instructor you will be listed on our site and can advertise yourself as such.

IKI Apprentice Instructor is not a full instructor or a Grand Master. It simply means that you have proven to me that you grasp what IKI is doing and that you are faithfully and accurately passing on IKI Krav Maga techniques. An IKI instructor certificate is not a license to teach what you had previously been teaching elsewhere. It is not a rubber stamp. Rather it indicates that you have proven to me that the techniques have been fully understood and appreciated by you, and that you have the ability to pass these on to your students. 

Rules for Instructors

The IKI logo is for the benefit of all IKI instructors but there are some rules we need to make clear. 

You May 

Print banners and business cards with the IKI logo.

Print stationary with the IKI logo.

Print invoices with the IKI logo.

Use the IKI logo for your website.  

Use the IKI logo for advertisement. 

Use the IKI logo your school, signs, billboards.

Use the IKI logo on student attendance certificates when Moshe Katz is invited to teach a seminars.

You may print special items for Moshe Katz's seminars. Please consult with us first. 

You May NOT

Print T shirts or other merchandise using the IKI Logo unless you have arranged this with the IKI administration - Head office (for a fee) 

Print diplomas or any certificates using the IKI logo. (other than for IKI seminars hosting Moshe Katz or with special approval of the IKI Head Office. 

Issue any ranks without the approval of Moshe Katz (each instructor level is entitled to promote up to a certain level). 

IKI logo on flyers 

Please do not place the IKI logo next to the logo of another international Krav Maga association unless you have received specific permission to do so from the IKI head office. 

i.e. You can and should place the IKI logo next to your own personal school logo (if you have one), but not next to some other international Krav Maga association's logo as this would imply IKI endorsement and thus create total confusion. When in doubt contact Moshe Katz directly. Each of you have a direct connection without intermediaries.  

Possible exceptions: Major martial arts events sponsored by several Krav Maga associations, this would make sense. 

Explanation: IKI has its own unique program and approach to Krav Maga self defense. If you have some  connection to some other Krav Maga organization (perhaps past ranks etc) and place both  logos on your flyers; this creates confusion. People will look and think, I guess IKI and IKWME (fictitious name) are the similar! I guess the techniques are all basically the same, I guess all Krav Maga styles are essentially the same thing.

However this is not true. IKI is different. Our goal at IKI is to establish the fact that we are different from all other Krav Maga associations.  

Some important clarifications about the instructor status

Instructor Status Clarification

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