Re: My observations on Krav Maga culture,it's growth and instructors.
The point is..I am not against instructors courses. Just because you know the system doesnt mean you can teach it. Though Imi himself said "when you are a green belt you are an instructor whether you like it or not" Meaning by that time you have seen a large chunk of the system and should be able to explain it to others. What is important though is your "time in". Yes the IDF instructor course is not that long built it taught to people who are already soldiers and have been trained already. Many Law Enforcement officers take certification courses to teach things to their departments that only take a day or two to learn but the person being certified already graduated the police academy and worked in the field.
The difference is in certifications and professional degrees. You can be certified rather easily to be a personal trainer(online,one test,etc) but you need to go to school to be a physical therapist. Sometimes I dont think KM instructors really understand what we do. People put there lives in our hands. We are teaching them what to do when they are in the most vulnerable positions in their lives..they could be raped,shot,stabbed,etc,etc. I would expect that the person training me for that extreme danger at least trained in the system before he entered an instructor course for at least a few years. Would you want your child operated on by a MD or someone who was CPR certified or even a paramedic?