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For martial arts schools

Trauma-Informed Instructor Course

Become a certified trauma-informed instructor and help your community stay safe through growth-oriented instruction. 

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This course provides a foundational understanding of trauma and equips instructors to support students experiencing trauma responses. By teaching in a trauma-informed manner, instructors can enhance retention, improve the learning experience for all students, prevent re-traumatization, and empower and support students going through trauma.

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Benefits for School Owners

Improved Student Retention

Learn how to create a safe and supportive environment for students, leading to higher retention rates and increased loyalty to your martial arts school.

Reduce Liability

Learn how to create a safe and supportive environment for students, leading to higher retention rates and increased loyalty to your martial arts school.

Enhanced Learning Experience

By implementing trauma-informed teaching techniques, you'll optimize the learning process for all students, ensuring they grasp techniques faster and progress more effectively.

Positive Word-of-Mouth

Providing a trauma-sensitive environment will create positive word-of-mouth marketing, as students and parents appreciate the caring and supportive atmosphere you cultivate.

Attract New Students

Set your martial arts school apart by offering trauma-informed classes, appealing to a wider audience and demonstrating your commitment to inclusivity and student well-being.

New Programs

Create new programs for groups in your area, such as women's programs or work with trauma recovery networks in your area and set yourself apart as the trauma-informed self-defense expert.

The Victor Certification is revolutionizing the way self-defense, martial arts, and fighting is taught. 


Designed by self-defense experts, therapists, and educational specialists, this training is the new standard in martial arts instruction.  Set your students up for success by gaining the education and skills to be a part of the solution in helping individuals heal and reclaim their power after experiences of violence and traumatization. 


But...trauma-informed instruction is good for ALL students, regardless of their experiences. 

Our Victor Certification helps you to create a psychologically safe and supportive environment for all students. Our expert instructors are experienced in trauma sensitivity and utilize techniques that foster healing, empowerment, resilience, and post-traumatic growth. The skills taught in this course helps you to retain students by creating a learning environment that promotes growth, not barriers. Help your students want to continue training, even when it gets tough. 

It's intimidating to walk into a gym to learn.  Don't add to it. Get Victor Certified today.



Benefits for Students

Safe and Inclusive Environment

Students will feel safe and accepted, knowing that their emotional well-being is a priority in your martial arts school.

Build Resilience

Teach students valuable life skills to cope with adversity, building resilience that extends beyond the training mat.

Empowering Growth

Empower students to overcome their past traumas, fostering personal growth and building their self-confidence through martial arts training.

Sense of Community

Create a strong sense of community within your martial arts school, where students support and uplift each other, fostering a positive and encouraging training environment.

Individualized Support

Spot and support students experiencing trauma responses in a sensitive and personalized manner, showing them that their challenges are understood and supported.

Post-Traumatic Growth

Experience transformative personal growth as martial arts training, combined with trauma-informed teaching, enables students to rise above past traumas, fostering resilience, purpose, and a greater appreciation for life's possibilities.

About the Course

Welcome to our comprehensive trauma-informed instructor course that empowers instructors with the knowledge and skills to create a more inclusive and supportive learning environment. This dynamic course combines theoretical insights with practical application to enhance your teaching abilities and foster a stronger sense of community within your educational setting.


The program begins with an engaging 4-hour virtual class led by expert instructors, delving into core concepts and essential techniques. Following this, you'll participate in 4 additional 1-hour virtual supervision group sessions, providing personalized attention and addressing any questions or challenges you may encounter. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced instructor seeking to refine your expertise, our thoughtfully designed course caters to learners of all levels. Join us now to unlock your full potential in trauma-informed teaching and shape your future success. Secure your spot today!



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upcoming courses

The Victor Instructor Certification
The Victor Instructor Certification
Nov 07, 2023, 9:00 AM MST
Virtual Event
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