Krav Maga is more popular right now than ever before. We support that wholeheartedly, but if you’re new to Krav Maga, a certified instructor needs to be the one showing you the ropes. Krav Maga certification by Krav Maga Worldwide is an important factor in determining if your trainer is legitimate, and really knows what they’re trying to teach.

Read on to learn exactly why you should be learning Krav Maga from the pros who know at Krav Maga WorldWide.

Not All Krav Maga Instructors are Equal

Making sure your Krav Maga instructor is certified is of vital importance because, as the popularity of Krav Maga rises, there’s also been an equally unfortunate rise in grifters trying to make a quick buck off people who don’t do their research.

Anyone with two working fists and a DVD library of Steven Segal movies can claim to show you the ropes for defending yourself, but instructor certification for Krav Maga isn’t an easy thing to come by. In fact, at Krav Maga Worldwide, we get lots of trainers who walk in looking for work as a certified Krav Maga instructor and walk out with their tail between their legs.

It’s sadly typical to see trainers that convert from other self-defense styles who think they can wing it when learning how to master and teach Krav Maga, and then end up washing out of our basic first-level training. Krav Maga is an intuitive self-defense system, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy or simple.

The dynamic subtleties of the system end up putting a lot of would-be coaches out to pasture. That’s why it’s so important to work with a Krav Maga instructor that’s been certified: you want to know you’re training under someone who’s been put through the wringer and passed out the other side with flying colors.

What Sets Krav Maga Worldwide Apart?

Krav Maga Worldwide was founded by a man who wanted to bring this powerful self-defense practice to the United States, and wanted to do it right. Darren Levine trained for years under the creator of Krav Maga, Imi Lichtenfeld. Darren has been a certified Krav Maga instructor for U.S. military and law enforcement since 1987. He’s a man of incredible expertise and exacting standards, and getting your Krav Maga instructor certification under his auspices is no easy feat.

Krav Maga Worldwide teaches with comparable standards to the Israel Defense Force, and we make sure every single one of our instructors knows the form inside and out. A certified Krav Maga instructor isn’t just going to teach you how to pull off devastating strikes and grapples: they pass on knowledge about the practice of situational awareness, how to minimize injury yourself, and even how to deescalate a potential conflict before you find it necessary to put your self-defense training into action. A true master of the form is a mentor in matters both physical and mental, and that’s the sort of training you can only expect from Krav Maga Worldwide.

How to Get Started

So now that you know why training with a certified Krav Maga instructor from Krav Maga Worldwide is the way to go, you might be wondering where you should begin with learning this self-defense system for yourself. Luckily, we have many resources to help you get off on the right foot.

We have a huge number of specialized programs that will help you get exactly what you want out of our facilities. Whether you’re primarily interested in getting fit, keeping yourself and your family safe, or bringing your skills into action, we have a certified Krav Maga instructor on-site that can help you achieve your goals. We even have a children’s program that will help your little ones build confidence and learn the values they need to make it through the rougher parts of life.

Our Krav Maga instructor certification is thorough enough that we’ve been cleared to teach self-defense to police and military personnel, so if you work in law enforcement there’s never been a better time to find a certified Krav Maga instructor who can help you stop suspects and be more effective in the line of duty.

We also have a store that features all the gear you need to get the most out of your training sessions. Finally, browse our index of instructors to find the trainer who’ll be able to help you reach the height of your potential.

If all that sounds good to you, you can use our location finder to locate a training facility near you and link up with a certified Krav Maga instructor today.

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If you have a story about a great experience you had learning Krav Maga at Krav Maga WorldWide—or a lousy experience training with a different gym that didn’t know what they were doing—leave us a comment below and tell us all about it. And if you have any questions about our qualifications that we didn’t answer here, take a look at our FAQ or shoot us an email and we’ll be happy to fill you in.

You don’t want to train with anyone but the finest certified Krav Maga instructor you can find, so visit a Krav Maga WorldWide center near you today and see for yourself the quality training that comes with our Krav Maga instructor certification.

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