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Self-Defense Instructor Course

El HaLev along with its sister organization ESD Global are the leading non-profit organizations for training and qualifying Empowerment Self-Defense instructors. The demand for instructors locally and globally is steadily rising, and ESD instruction is now a career that can worked at full time and internationally. 


If you live outside Israel, you can find out how to become an Empowerment Self-Defense instructor here.  


If you live in Israel, keep reading, as El HaLev’s Self-Defense instructor course trains and qualifies dozens of instructors locally every year. 


In September 2012 El HaLev was given an official status recognized by the Israeli ministry of sport and culture as a training school for basic martial-arts instructors. El HaLev training program graduates receive a certificate enabling them to instruct self-defense as legally required. 


El HaLev has two training tracks for teaching ESD instructors: 

1. A course for training in basic martial arts instruction 

2. An expansion course for instructing ESD for those holding a “Basic Martial Arts Instructor” certificate 

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“A professional course that provides tools for myself and for others that I can pass on. Interesting and educational.”


"An amazing course, the team is professional but approachable and supportive and full of heart. There’s an amazing atmosphere. Doing work that is a calling.”

“The path of martial arts is a path I did with myself as part of developing spiritually, mentally and physically. This course was another level in this development and enabled me the opportunity to pay it forward.” 


“The course provided me a lot and was a professional training as well. I learned from every moment and it is well structures. A lot of thought and professionalism went behind this. There’s no wasting time!” 

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