Instructor Certification

Overview

Our programs include detailed physical training, lectures and opportunities for attendees to teach, plan and execute mock lessons. The key is to instruct participants so they can deliver a well-integrated defensive tactics program to their agencies and department(s).

Attendees who successfully complete the program become certified Krav Maga Worldwide™ Law Enforcement Agency Instructors for their respective departments on the material covered and tested. Certification is for a two-year period and entitles officers to instruct all sworn members of their agency in the specific Krav Maga training modules listed on their certificate.

The law enforcement program has been organized into five (5) Instructor Certification Programs, or Series. In addition to the training areas/modules, each Series may contain one or more of the following informative lectures:

1. The Transfer of Knowledge – The basics of teaching safety in training
2. Warm-up and Basic Stretching Principles
3. Dealing With A Violent Confrontation – Improving our ability to function under stress
4. Series of lectures on the technical aspects of the self defense exercises
5. Training Methods
6. Report Writing – As related to documenting use-of-force incidents
7. How to Conduct A Realistic Defensive Tactics Course Without Creating I.O.D./ “Workman’s Comp” Problems

Pricing

Course Price Course Length
Series I $700 / person 5 Days
Series II $500 / person 4 Days
Series III $500 / person 4 Days
Series IV $500 / person 4 Days
Series V $500 / person 4 Days

PLEASE NOTE: These courses (Series) do not need to be taken in consecutive order. Series 1 is the only pre-requisite for any of the other Series.

*If your agency has particular budget requirements, please feel free to call us to discuss them. (All prices are subject to change without notice.)

Hosting A Program

If you, or your agency, would like to host a program at your facility we would be happy to build a customized course to meet your needs. Please contact us at 310-477-9977 or email us at forcetraining@kravmaga.com for more information.

Attending A Program

If you are interested in attending a course or seminar please view our schedule of courses. We offer a variety of courses throughout the year at locations all around the world. If you do not see a course listed in your area please contact us and let us know. We will work on setting one up close by.

Please note that all law enforcement instructor certification courses are open to sworn law enforcement officers only and require agency approval to attend.

If you have any questions please contact us by phone at 310-477-9977 or email us at forcetraining@kravmaga.com.

Instructors

The Krav Maga Worldwide™ Force Training Division is comprised of instructors that are highly experienced in training law enforcement and military personnel. Many of our instructors are active-duty officers in charge of their agency’s defensive tactics program.

The U.S. Chief Instructor for Krav Maga Worldwide™, Mr. Darren R. Levine, is a Senior Deputy District Attorney for the County of Los Angeles’s Crimes Against Peace Officers Section (C.A.P.O.S.), a special unit dedicated to prosecuting violent crimes. Mr. Levine is one of the highest ranked Krav Maga instructors in the world. Mr. Levine has published and lectured extensively on the topic of police use-of-force and training polices for American law enforcement, and has taught Krav Maga extensively to U.S. local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and the military. He has also worked with many of the world’s top anti-terrorist and special operations units.

The Krav Maga Worldwide™ Force Training Division staff is eminently well qualified to offer testimony on relevant use-of-force issues.

Defensive Tactics

Introduction

The Krav Maga Worldwide™ Force Training Division is dedicated to the advancement of defensive tactics training for law enforcement and military personnel. Krav Maga, originally developed in Israel, is the official system of self-defense employed by the Israeli Defense Forces, the Israeli National and Military Police, as well as Israeli Special Operations and Security units.

Cognizant of different use-of-force standards between Israel and the United States, important steps were taken by the Krav Maga Worldwide™ Force Training Division to refine and adapt Krav Maga in order to develop an effective, comprehensive and appropriate defensive tactics system for the needs of American law enforcement and military. Keenly aware of use-of-force issues facing law enforcement, the Force Training Division gathered top authorities in the use-of-force field, including deputy district attorneys, police liability defense lawyers, police administrators, as well as top defensive tactics instructors to create an effective system for the street that is based upon sound legal principles.

Krav Maga emerged in an environment where extreme violence, mostly of a political nature, was common. It has had ample opportunity to be tested and improved under real-life conditions, proving itself to be an ideal means of defending one’s self in the face of life threatening danger. No defensive tactics system in the world is more street and battle-tested than Krav Maga.

What Makes Krav Maga Different?

Krav Maga is not another police defensive tactics system based on traditional martial arts approaches. It is a modern, reality-based method of training characterized by coherent and logical thinking that builds up easy, natural and practical techniques featuring simple movements of the human body. Because the Krav Maga system is well-integrated, common defensive principles apply to a variety of attack scenarios. Thus, the system can be learned in a relatively short period of instruction. The techniques are easy to retain and can be performed under stress.

Law Enforcement / Military Applications

The Krav Maga system has received international recognition as an innovative and highly practical defensive tactics system ideally suited for law enforcement and military. According to personnel who have undergone Krav Maga Worldwide™ Instructor Certification Training, the most important and striking characteristics of the system are:

EFFICIENT TRAINING PERIOD. Personnel attain a high level of proficiency in a short period of time. The program is easy to learn and easy to teach.

RETENTION OF TRAINING. Because the system is based upon common principles and natural/instinctive movements, personnel are able to retain the techniques with minimal review and retaining them under stress.

PRACTICAL TECHNIQUES. The core emphasis of Krav Maga is on effectiveness and simplicity. This real-world system provides realistic defenses against a variety of aggressive attacks, whether the assailant is armed or unarmed.

PERFORMANCE UNDER STRESS. Training methods unique to the Krav Maga Worldwide™ system provide reality-based training designed to improve the operator’s emotional and physical response to danger. These training methods develop the ability to identify threats at the earliest stages, react without hesitation, and escalate or de-escalate with the appropriate level(s) of force.

USE-OF-FORCE ISSUES. Krav Maga enables operators to deal with the most violent offenders they encounter, while remaining acutely aware of reasonable use-of-force and civil liability issues facing law enforcement and military personnel.

These are all crucial factors that must be considered in the development of any defensive tactics program. Krav Maga is particularly relevant to modern-day law enforcement because most agencies cannot afford the luxury of prolonged training courses for their personnel. Krav Maga is quick, effective and both easily learned and retained.

Instructor Course

The objective of the proposed training programs is to instruct participants in practical self-defense techniques and principals that can be readily utilized as the need for defensive tactics and subject control arises. The key is to instruct participants so they can deliver a well-intergrated self-defense program to their unit or agency.

The system is designed so that an isolated principle may apply to many potential attacks/scenarios. It is because of this approach that personnel reach a high-level of proficiency in a relatively short training period. Krav Maga is a modern program characterized by a logical approach to self-defense. It is an easy-to-perform, natural, and practical system featuring simple movements to the human body. The approach will permit an operator to respond quickly and appropriately to stop the problem and take safe control of the situation.

The ultimate goal is to keep the operator safe from harm and to give him/her the confidence and security to perform their duties effectively. Course curriculum is designed to prevent injury to the individual and limit injury to the unruly subject as well.

For more information or to register for a course, please contact us at the following address:

Krav Maga Worldwide Force Training Division
11500 W. Olympic Blvd. Suite 545
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 477-9977 (310) 477-9722 Fax
forcetraining@kravmaga.com

Course Descriptions

Programs of Instruction

SERIES I (5 Days)

- Combatives (Personal Weapons)
- Self-Defense
- Handgun Retention (In the Holster, Out of the Holster, Standing and On the Ground)
- Defensive Tactics Against Threats With A Handgun (to include hostage situations)
- Lectures

SERIES II (4 Days)

- Advanced Combatives & Self-Defense
- Defensive Tactics Against Threats With A Shotgun/Rifle/SMG
- Weapon Retention – Impact Weapon and Shotgun/Rifle/SMG
- Lectures

SERIES III (4 Days)

- Advanced Combatives & Self-Defense
- Defensive Tactics Against Edged Weapon Threats (to include hostage situations)
- Defensive Tactics Against Edged Weapon Attacks
- Lectures

SERIES IV (4 Days)

- Advanced Combatives & Self-Defense
- Defensive Tactics Against Attacks With A Blunt Weapon
- Arrest & Control/Officer Safety Tactics
- Searching and Handcuffing
- Lectures

SERIES V (4 Days)

- Advanced Combatives & Self-Defense
- Weapon Retention
- Ground Fighting (Law Enforcement Applications)
- Lectures