Full Instructors

Associate Instructors


Affiliate Instructors

Certified Blade Instructors

There are 5 levels in the Instructor Program

Affiliate Instructor – An accomplished student of who has displayed the skills, understanding, and character to earn a recommendation as a source of training in DFA Kali.  Affiliate Instructors are typically experienced certified instructors of other martial arts systems, have gone through the DFA Kali Online Course and have received the Online Certification, but have not been tested by video or in person by a certified instructor of DFA Kali.  At their discretion, they may include as much or as little of the DFA Kali curriculum as they wish in their teaching; however, they are considered a source of accurate and reliable information for the DFA Kali system.

Associate Instructor – A practitioner who has successfully video tested for proficiency in DFA Kali up to Level 9 (the equivalent of a black belt) and has displayed the knowledge, understanding, and ability to teach the system accurately and faithfully.  These instructors, though not restricted in their teaching, are capable of presenting their DFA Kali in its original form without signification deviation.

Assistant Instructor – A practitioner who has successfully tested in person for proficiency in DFA Kali up to Level 9 (the equivalent of a level 1 black belt) An Assistant Instructor may promote students up to their own level.

Full Instructor – A practitioner who has successfully tested in person for proficiency in DFA Kali up to Level 9 (the equivalent of a 2nd level black belt) AND has completed the DFA Instructor Training Program and has thoroughly mastered both the physical skills and teaching methodology of the system.  A Full Instructor may promote students up to their own level.
(Need to pass Assistant or Associate Instructor level first)

Master Instructor – A practitioner who has received Full Instructor rankings in all of the DFA Kali subsystems (hand to hand, joint locking, dumog, single stick, double stick, knife, karambit, gun).  A Master Instructor is capable of teaching the complete DFA Kali curriculum and may promote students to the level of Full Instructor. Master Instructor is a level above 4th degree 

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