5 Day Certified Self Defence Instructor Course

5 Day Certified Self Defence Instructor Course

Only £600.00 Per Person, For over 26 hours training over a 5 day period leading to a recognised qualification

About This Course

The 5 day intensive self defence instructor course is a unique training experience providing the participant with an opportunity to become registered Self Defence Instructor with a leading UK Krav Maga / Self Defence organisation.


We start every Self Defence Instructor Course on the Sunday at 14:00 and every other day after this at 9:00 expecting to finish between 16:00 – 16:30 except on the last day when you will finish around 14:00.

Course Locations

LONDON: Southbank Health & Fitness Club | 124-130 Wandsworth Rd, London SW8 2LD, UK
Nearest Tube Station is Vauxhall

CHESTER: Roger Gracie Academy, Garden Lane, Chester CH1 4EN

Choose your course dates below.


Further Information

The 5 day intensive self defence instructor course is a unique training experience providing the participant with an opportunity to become registered Self Defence Instructor with a leading UK Krav Maga / Self Defence organisation.

This course averages out to 5 days of 5 hours + tuition per day, equalling over 25 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.


This course is run the course on a bi-monthly basis so that should a participant be injured or unable to take a particular section of a course due to work commitments for example, that they may re-attend another course (up to re-attending a maximum of 2 courses) at a later date.

This course can also be taken as a private training option if the dates shown do not work with your diary (please note that pricing for private training would obviously be based on our normal private training rates)


What happens during the course?

Day 1. Here’s where your training begins..

After registration and course orientation we start you off on some basic self defence techniques and cover some self defence theory.  The first day is about easing you in and getting to know each other – so nothing too stressful on this day.

Days 2, 3 & 4. Putting it into practice…

You will now 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 instructor and through participation, observation and hands-on participation, get a feel for what it takes to run a successful course.

You will always be 1 step ahead of the course though as you will have had the courtesy of getting to know what we plan to teach the day before as essentially the itinerary for our SD course is given and practised by you the day before. So on the Sunday you will have gone through the theory, practise and techniques for the Monday and so on..

Day 5, Teaching practice, marketing & certification…     

After recapping day 4, you will now teach some of the techniques taught to you to your peers and possibly some students from our school.  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 before being taught the teaching, practical execution and physical training methodology that is unique to the British Academy of Krav Maga before finally receiving your certificate and advice in regards to setting up, marketing and promoting your own course or 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.

What clothing or equipment do I need?

Besides a notebook and pen for the theory aspects you will need the following:

  • Snacks to keep you going & water to keep you hydrated.
  • A sweat towel (as you will perspire now and then)
  • A personal first aid kit (you are training to be an instructor after all)
  • 16oz to 20oz boxing gloves
  • Sparring style MMA gloves
  • Boxing bandages / wraps (or quick to put) on gel wraps
  • A groin protector
  • Shin guards, head guard & mouth guard
  • Flat soled style trainers or even better a pair of wrestling shoes
  • Spare T shirts & deodorant
  • Normal Running Trainers
  • Loose fitting track suit bottoms (kick boxing style trousers)

Can I get a refund, change my course date if I cannot make the course?

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.

Can I upgrade to any other courses whilst on my respective course?

YES! If we have spaces we will calculate the cost, invoice and collect payment accordingly.  If this is what you wish to do, just let us know.