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

Senior Instructor (Punong Taga Pagturo)

Certification Requirements
This certification level has been established for those practitioners who already hold Advanced Instructor's Certification and who have attained a minimum technical ranking of Black Belt 3rd Degree (Lakan/Dayang Tatlo) or above in the American Modern Arnis Associates. Candidates for this certification level must be widely recognized in the AMAA for their dedication to excellence and contributions to the growth and development of American Modern Arnis. Typically, Senior Instructor Candidates will be known for the high technical quality and ability of their students and for having developed at least five (5) students to the level of Black Belt/Advanced Instructor. At this level candidates will also be expected to have developed their own effective innovations to supplement and enhance traditional American Modern Arnis instructional methods and techniques. 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. Certification can only be granted by the American Modern Arnis Associates' Senior Teacher.

Responsibilities & Authority
Senior Instructors will be responsible for the guidance, supervision and training of lower ranked Trainers, Basic Instructors and Advanced Instructors and for establishing and maintaining the highest level of American Modern Arnis proficiency among them. Senior Instructors will also be responsible for serving on Black Belt Examination Boards for Trainer, Basic Instructor, Advanced Instructor and Senior Instructor candidates and for supporting and coordinating area American Modern Arnis Associates events. Senior Instructors may promote students and issue rank up to the level of Brown Belt (9th level/Likah Dalawa), 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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