Become a Certified Instructor

Certified Nelson System Instructors are an important part of continuing the teachings of master of street self-defense and World War II combatives, Charles Nelson. We get regular inquiries for training from Wales to Washington, from China to the Middle East. Many of our prospective students are unable to come to us, and need a Certified Instructor based closer to them. For serious candidates, this is a great opportunity to not only expand your self-defense knowledge and practice to include more advanced techniques, but to complete a rigorous and well-respected program enabling you to train your own students in the Nelson System.

What is Needed to be Considered for Instructor Certification

Lee Morrison earns his Tier One Instructor Certification from Robert Spiegel. Morrison is based in the United Kingdom.
  • Completion of a minimum of the basic 10 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

Benefits Enjoyed by Certified Instructors

As a Certified Nelson System Instructor you will be listed as such on our website, allowing students to reach you for their training needs. You will also be listed as a Certified Instructor on all future monthly Bite of the Mongoose membership newsletters. Instructors also receive personal discounts on our products and training seminars. Finally, we can begin offering you continuing self-defense education, including Tier 2 and Tier 3 Certifications, once you attain the basic Tier 1 Instructor Certification level of expertise.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AND READ THE TIER ONE INSTRUCTOR’S SYLLABUS

Certified Nelson System Instructors are an important part of continuing the teachings of master of street self-defense and World War II combatives, Charles Nelson. We get regular inquiries for training from Wales to Washington, from China to the Middle East. Many of our prospective students are unable to come to us, and need a Certified Instructor based closer to them. For serious candidates, this is a great opportunity to not only expand your self-defense knowledge and practice to include more advanced techniques, but to complete a rigorous and well-respected program enabling you to train your own students in the Nelson System.

What is Needed to be Considered for Instructor Certification

  • Completion of a minimum of the basic 10 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
Lee Morrison earns his Tier One Instructor Certification from Robert Spiegel. Morrison is based in the United Kingdom.

Benefits Enjoyed by Certified Instructors

As a Certified Nelson System Instructor you will be listed as such on our website, allowing students to reach you for their training needs. You will also be listed as a Certified Instructor on all future monthly Bite of the Mongoose membership newsletters. Instructors also receive personal discounts on our products and training seminars. Finally, we can begin offering you continuing self-defense education, including Tier 2 and Tier 3 Certifications, once you attain the basic Tier 1 Instructor Certification level of expertise.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AND READ THE TIER ONE INSTRUCTOR’S SYLLABUS