The International Combat Systema Association
You will find the full certification requirements for each practitioner level as well as a video that briefly introduces the requirements below.
The full video curriculum is available for purchase and download at kevinsecours.com:
Below are the levels of instructorship in Combat Systema required to be recognized as an affiliate of the International Combat Systema Association:
First Generation Instructors: Prior to 2012, instructors were certified according to a less specific and detailed curriculum. Ranks included only Instructor (those authorized to teach) and Senior Instructor (those who were more experienced within the style). As the association quickly grew, it became apparent that great specificity was required to ensure consistency and quality throughout affiliates.
Second Generation Instructors: Post 2012, instructors were certified according the current 6-tier techincal curriculum. The objective of the current curriculum is to ensure deeper and more balanced knowledge of the various domains of training, including wellness, self defense and combat psychology. Second generation instructors respect the following ranks:
In order for an affiliate to be recognized as an official training group, an affiliate must hold a basic level 1 certification and an "Instructor-in-Training" rank. This gives them
To be recognized as an instructor, a practitioner must hold a level 3 certification and an Instructor's rank.
To be recognized as a Full Instructor, a practitioner must hold a level 6 certification and have completed an additional "Instructor's Certification" covering advanced educational theory (Level 7-Training and Teaching Methodology").
Instructors are required to maintain rank by actively teaching and resubmitting summaries of their status, exploration and growth of the style. Please note that Full Instructor is the highest rank achievable in the current curriculum.
Practitioner Requirements Per Level
Practitioner Requirements Level 1