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5 Day Certified Self Defence Instructor Course

5 Day Certified Self Defence Instructor Course

Only £300.00 Per Person, For A 25 Hour Course (5 x 5hr, including 5 X 1 Hour Lunch Breaks)

about this course

This Course Is Taught By Our Most Experienced Instructors & You Will Also Receive A Free Training Manual: “Complete Krav Maga” & 30 Days Free School Membership Which Starts From The Same Date As Your Respective Course Start.


We start every course day at 9:00 and finish between 13:30  – 14:00  (dependent on how long a lunch break the group collectively decides to take).


Choose your course dates below. Please note that phase 1 is London, phase 2 Chichester. You can contact us if you need to change dates

Choose your course dates below.

You can Contact Us if you need to change your Phase 2 dates


Course Locations

Southbank Health & Fitness Club | 124-130 Wandsworth Rd, London SW8 2LD, UK

The Old Dojo, New Park Community Centre  |  New Park Road, Chichester, PO19 7XY, UK

Further Information

The 5 day intensive self defence instructor course is a unique training experience that runs over 2 phases of 3 and then 2 days duration providing participants with an opportunity to become registered self defence instructors with a leading UK Krav Maga / Self Defence organisation.

This course totals 5 days of 4 hours+ tuition per day, equalling over 20 hours of in-house training + another 30+ hours of free school membership to reinforce techniques taught or even practice your teaching under the guidance of the main class instructor.

So, all in, and assuming you could make the free group classes you would receive a total of over 50 hours training.


The course offers enormous flexibility in regards to dates for training, in that we run the 3 day training section once a month and the 2 day teaching section bi-monthly.

This has been done deliberately so that applicants could be given more choice and flexibility in regards to timings in relation to their own personal & work commitments as well as a choice of time between the 2 phases should they feel they needed more time practising the techniques for example.

We would, however, recommend that you try to do phase 2 as close to phase 1 as possible as if you leave it too long between phases, you may find that you are rusty with the techniques & theory taught to you during the 3 day phase.

Phase 2 can also be taken as a private training option if the dates shown do not work with your diary (there would be a supplemental charge based on our normal private training rates)


What happens during each phase of the training?

The 3 day phase…

Here’s where your training begins….

You will have the opportunity to experience first hand our hugely popular and highly successful three day self defence course.

Essentially you will be both student and trainee Self Defence Instructor and through both observation and ‘PLENTY’ of hands-on participation, get a feel for what it takes to run a successful course.

Please be aware that other participants may not necessarily be training to become instructors, so we ask that you be patient (as this is something you will encounter daily as an instructor).

The 2 day phase…

The teaching phase consists of practising teaching the techniques taught to you in phase 1 to your peers and possibly some students from BAKM itself.

You will also be taught to understand & extol the differences between sport orientated martial arts & self defence and learn to draw up lesson plans, make adaptations to techniques and break techniques down for ease of assimilation.

You will also be taught the teaching, practical execution and physical training methodology that is unique to the British Academy of Krav Maga and be given advice in regards to setting up, marketing and promotion of your own course.

What happens after the course?

After completing the second phase you will also be eligible for entry to our Krav Maga Instructor Course (a further 5 days of training) and will also receive a BAKM grade commiserate with the ability and knowledge that you showed during your course.

You will be certified as a qualified BAKM self defence instructor and with the appropriate first aid, and insurance you will be able to run your own self defence courses going forward.

Do I need to be fit to do this course?

Not at all, as this course is designed for any individual no matter what their fitness level as teaching self defence isn’t necessarily about being an MMA type of person or professional fighter for that matter (but having martial arts or combative experience will obviously help!).

What clothing or equipment do I need?

Besides a notebook and pen you will need your normal gym gear, a sweat towel, snacks and a bottle of mineral water to keep yourself hydrated whilst training.

16oz to 20oz boxing gloves, sparring MMA gloves, boxing wraps, a groin protector, shin guard, mouth guard and flat soled style trainers or even better wrestling shoes are also recommended.

Can I get a refund, change my course date, upgrade ?

If you book a course and cannot make it then we can offer you an alternative date if the one you booked does not suit for whatever reason. You just need to let us know which alternative date/s suit and we can make the change.

We will not, however, refund a course unless the request is over 28 days before the course start date.

If you want to upgrade the YES.  If we have spaces we will calculate the cost, invoice & collect payment accordingly if this is what you wish to do. Just let us know.