Courses, Gradings
& Instructor Training
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 more¦..

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.

To become a Cobra Self Defence Instructor you will have to meet the
following criteria : -
> Minimum of 1st Dan
* 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 and be accredited on file, however certification will not be issued
until 1st Dan is achieved.

Contact Us
Telephone: 07909 673894
Cobra Martial Arts Association Main Website: www.cmaa.co.uk