AMAA Trainer, Instructor & Teacher Certification
Requirements, Responsibilities & Authority

Advanced Instructor (Abante Taga Pagturo)

Certification Requirements
This certification level has been established for those practitioners who already hold Basic Instructor's Certification and who have attained a minimum technical ranking of Black Belt 1st Degree (Lakan/Dayang Isa) or above in the American Modern Arnis Associates. The practitioner must be recommended by a certified American Modern Arnis Black Belt Instructor holding a minimum rank of Advanced Instructor in order to be considered as a candidate for certification. The candidate must be examined by the American Modern Arnis Associates' Senior Teacher who will be a member of an optional four (4) person Black Belt Examination Board, not to include the candidate's instructor. The candidate will be expected to have a sound understanding of and the ability to effectively apply and instruct others in the basic and advanced principles and philosophies of American Modern Arnis as required for the technical level of Black Belt 1st Degree. Certification can only be granted by the American Modern Arnis Associates' Senior Teacher.

Responsibilities & Authority
Advanced Instructors will be responsible for the guidance, supervision and training of lower ranked Trainers and Basic Instructors. Advanced Instructors will also be responsible for serving on Black Belt Examination Boards for Trainer, Basic Instructor and Advanced Instructor candidates. Advanced Instructors may promote students and issue rank up to the level of Brown Belt (7th level/Likah) and recommend candidates for promotion to a Black Belt level which is one (1) below their own technical rank and recommend candidates for Instructor Certification. Black Belt promotions and Instructor Certifications can only be granted by the American Modern Arnis Associates' Senior Teacher.


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