Instructor Certification

 

Robert Spiegel gives first ever Tier 1 Certification to Lee Morrison a tough as nails student, teacher, and body guard from the UK.

Robert Spiegel gives first ever Tier 1 Certification to Lee Morrison a tough as nails student, teacher, and body guard from the UK.

Certification Programs are available for the Charles Nelson Self-Defense System.

There are 3 tiers of certification courses available:

Tier 1 — Self-Defense Instructor Grade
Tier 2 — Instructor Grade
Tier 3 — Master Instructor Grade

The requirements for the Tier 1 Basic Self-Defense Instructors Grade are as follows:
Click here to download the CNSDS Tier 1 Syllabus – Lessons 1-10.

  • Complete a minimum of the basic 18 self-defense lessons or equivalent distance training
  • Pass the written, oral and hands on self-defense tests in person
  • Submit at least 2 letters of recommendation regarding your character and standing in the community from either a law enforcement officer, military or martial arts instructor.
  • Join the CNSDS Instructors Alliance.
  • Attend a one day seminar retreat per year for recertification.

The requirements for Tier 2 Instructor are as follows:

  • Complete Tier 1 and Tier 2 Instructor requirements and remain in good standing in the CNSD Instructors Alliance for at least 6 months.
  • Attending a yearly recertification seminar.
  • Provide quarterly written updates on training and instruction of CNSD System.

The Requirements for a Tier 3 Master Instructor are as follows:

  • Complete Tiers 1, 2 and 3 training and remain in good standing in the CNSD Instructor alliance for 1 year.
  • Attend yearly recertification seminar
  • Attend yearly Master Instructors meeting and dinner.

Distance Training through an interactive video course is in development and will be available in July 2007. Testing is still required in person at our world headquarters in Woodbridge NJ.

Tier 1 – Basic Instructors Course

  • Unorthodox fighting stances
  • Basic Foot Work
  • Basic hand techniques
  • Swivel Punch
  • Basic kicks
  • Striking areas
  • Attack patterns
  • Axe Foot Kick/Sweep
  • The right and wrong way to apply Straight, Reverse and Japanese Double Arm Bars
  • Basic Escort holds for Law enforcement
  • Basic Escort Holds for Bouncers
  • Basic Pinches and dirty fighting
  • Basic Self-defense for woman and children
  • Basic Self-defense for the handicapped
  • Basic Self-defense from a chair, subway or car

Defense against:

  • Hook and straight punch
  • Uppercut
  • Hammer blow
  • Kicks
  • Full Nelson
  • Front side and rear head locks
  • Front, side and rear chokes
  • Forearm to throat
  • Front grab and chokes
  • Football or wrestling tackle
  • Pushes and shoves

Weapons Defenses:

  • Knife to throat from front, side and back
  • Fencer’s Knife thrust
  • Overhead knife thrust
  • Knife slash
  • Underhand slash
  • Basic Gun Defense
  • Defense against baseball bat, club or umbrella
  • Unconventional weapons defense

Psychology:

  • Intimidation and fear
  • Fighting in low light
  • Fighting while injured
  • How to recognize a violent situation before it escalates

Tier 2 – Advanced Instructor Grade

  • Tier 1 Course Review
  • Escort holds for Law enforcement 2
  • Escort Holds for Bouncers 2
  • Pinches and dirty fighting 2
  • Self-defense for woman and children 2
  • Self-defense for the handicapped 2
  • Self-defense from a chair, subway or car 2
  • Coming to the aid of mugging victim (Gun, knife and unarmed attacks)
  • Self -defense from an ATM Machine
  • Attack patterns for 2 opponents
  • Application of Axe Foot Kick/Sweep from various attack patterns
  • Intimidation and fear 2
  • Fighting in low light 2
  • Knife defense 2
  • Baseball Bat 2
  • Gun Defenses 2
  • More dirty fighting
  • Fighting from the ground

Tier 3 – Master Teacher Grade

  • Review of Tier 1 and 2 Courses
  • Escort holds for Law enforcement 3
  • Escort Holds for Bouncers 3
  • Dirty fighting 3
  • Self-defense for woman and children 3
  • Self-defense for the handicapped 3
  • Self-defense from a chair, subway or car 3
  • Defense against a bear hug with multiple attackers armed and unarmed
  • Multiple Weapons Defense
  • Self-defense outdoors
  • Using unconventional weapons
  • Self-defense against a street fighter
  • Self-defense against a large opponent
  • Offensive use of weapons
  • Situation attacks