Self Defence Instructor Training

Many Martial Arts Instructors teach self-defence as part of their syllabus within their clubs.

The problem comes when the instructor tries to teach the same techniques to members of the public who do not attend regular martial arts classes so do not have the experience or time to practice, what can seem to them as, quite
complicated techniques. In addition there is the law, reasonable force, 3rd party perception, CCTV and what constitutes the use of a pre-emptive strike to consider.

Being of Black Belt Instructor status may mean a person can teach Martial Arts classes, however it does not mean that they can teach public self defence outside of their normal club environment regardless of how many years training they have had.

Cobra Self Defence run courses so that instructors can add to their existing skills which will then enable them to be better 'public' CMAA certified Self Defence Instructors.

Certification carries a 2 year tenure and is then renewed by either:
a. Running regular public self defence classes as a full member of the CMAA.
OR
b. Attending a Cobra Self Defence Instructor training course every 2 years.

To become a Cobra Self Defence Instructor you will have to meet the following criteria : -
> Minimum of  Black belt * (or equivalent) in your chosen style
> Must run or assist in the running of a martial arts club
* Assistant Instructors graded to 4th KYU/KUP and over may also take the course however certification will not be valid until Black Belt (or equivalent) is achieved.

Self Defence Courses


Cobra Self Defence courses are open to everyone and are run at regular intervals through out the year.

Each CMAA certified instructor teaches their own syllabus so although the teaching methods will be the same you are guaranteed to receive instruction on different physical methods from each Instructor.

Courses cover subjects such as: -
# The law, reasonable force and perception
# Effective blocking/covering
# Use of effective Striking
# Nerve points
# Break away techniques
# Grab and restrain
# Take-downs
# Ground defence
# Disarming and moreĀ¦..


Contact Us
Telephone: 07909 673894
Email: cmaauk@hotmail.com
Cobra Martial Arts Association Main Website: www.cmaa.co.uk