Assistant Instructor Development Program
The Assistant Instructor Development Program (AIDP) is an ongoing program focused on developing and refining the skills of the next generation of Krav Maga instructors. The goal of the Assistant Instructor Development Program is to develop and train students to assist instructors in teaching a Krav Maga class, lead warm ups, attain a deeper and more thorough understanding of the Krav Maga system, safety in training and also begin to understand how it is taught. Many AIDP candidates go onto the Krav Maga Instructor Course so it is also a good opportunity to discover whether a full instructor course is right for them. The AIDP is ideally suited to those who want to become a Krav Maga instructor but are still working on their own P-level Krav Maga training.
The course is a called a development program because it is ongoing. It is not a one off certification course as a one off short course cannot teach you everything you need to know to help an instructor and students. It takes many months and even years of practice to ensure an AIDP is doing a thorough job. All AIDP must complete ongoing requirements in order to keep their AIDP certification.
The basic AIDP certification course is 8 weeks long. Candidates meet every weekend for 3 hour sessions over 8 weeks. Once these 8 weeks have been completed, all AIDP are then tested and assessed. If the AIDP candidate pass, they must then attend additional monthly 3 hour meetings and assist in a minimum of one class per week. In these sessions, we cover teaching techniques and philosophy for Krav Maga P1-P4. The course includes lectures, practical sessions, such as learning how to prepare and lead warm ups and effective teaching techniques. Those who satisfactorily complete the AIDP receive AIDP certification and the very best candidates assist in regular classes and Masterclasses.