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KMG Instructor Membership Subscription Contract

Agreement Contents

This Agreement is between

K.M.G - Krav Maga Global Ltd, a company registered in Israel with company number 514408558 whose registered office is 21 Hankin Street, 6092000 Kadima, Israel (“KMG-HQ”)





The parties hereby agree as follows:


  1. K.M.G - Krav Maga Global Ltd is an international organization established under the laws of Israel and founded for the promotion of and education in Krav Maga and Personal Safety and Security.
  2. The Instructor is an individual who successfully completed a KMG certification program and was awarded an instructor diploma.
  3. The objective of the present Agreement is to govern the rights and obligations of the Instructor as a Professional Member of the Organization.

Subject Matter

  1. By becoming a member of the KMG Instructor community, you commit to following the current KMG Codes and guidelines, instructing Krav Maga exclusively according to the KMG curriculum. You will utilize the official KMG certification program, including passports, patches, and diplomas, for the graduation and certification of your trainees. Adhere to territorial guidelines, refrain from offering Krav Maga from competing organizations, and avoid direct competition with fellow KMG members in terms of territory, students, and staff. Fulfill your membership obligations by paying membership fees and maintaining a good standing within the organization. Finally, ensure proper usage of the KMG logo in accordance with the KMG Brand Guidelines.
  2. The Instructor is subject to possible further country-specific conditions and must have his/her active instructor activity approved by the respective Director/Representative or KMG-HQ.
    1. The Instructor is not allowed to offer services in the protected territory of a KMG School Owner without the consent of the respective SO.
    2. The Instructor must not target trainees of other KMG Schools or KMG Instructors for any training activities, classes, or seminars.
  3. The Instructor is prohibited from teaching Krav Maga in any country other than his/her home country without the prior written approval of KMG-HQ and the respective KMG-Country.
  4. With this Agreement, the Instructor does not become an employee of KMG-HQ and remains responsible and liable for his/her actions.
  5. The Instructor Membership does not include insurance. We strongly recommend that the Instructor informs himself/herself about the legal requirements of his/her country and acts accordingly.

Membership Benefits

  1. As a valued member of the KMG Instructor community, you will enjoy the following benefits:
    1. Access to KMG Codes and guidelines.
    2. Use of the official KMG certification program (passports, patches, and diplomas) for trainee graduation and certification. Separate requirements and rules for examiners apply to the level certification of trainees.
    3. Exclusively instruct Krav Maga according to the KMG curriculum.
    4. Access to KMG-HQ online platform(s) with professional content and videos.
    5. Access to physical and online instructor updates, instructor level certification, and further education programs.
    6. Participation in local and international KMG-HQ events at a discounted fee.
    7. Discounted prices for KMG apparel, products, and merchandise sold by KMG-HQ.
    8. Use of the KMG logo for promotional purposes (as per the KMG Brand Guide).

Term of the Agreement

  1. This Agreement is concluded for an indefinite period of time from its conclusion.
  2. The Agreement may be terminated in writing by either party at the end of each calendar year by observing a notice period of 1 month. Additionally, the membership can also be terminated by the Instructor through cancellation in his/her online membership account, subject to the completion of any outstanding payment obligations for the respective year.
  3. KMG-HQ may terminate the agreement for good cause with immediate effect in the following or similar cases:
    1. Repeated violations of the Agreement;
    2. Violation of an essential provision of this Framework Agreement by the Instructor and failure to remedy such violation within a reasonable time period given by the Organization, but in any case no more than 14 days. No remedy period shall be granted if such violation cannot be remedied or the granting of a grace period is unreasonable taking into account the type or severity of the violation;
    3. If the Instructor, despite having been given notice in writing and a grace period of at least 14 days, is in default with any of its payment obligations, particularly the membership fee or the license fee, by more than two months;
    4. Violation of the Organization’s statutes and codes by the Instructor;
    5. Objection to a change of the Organization’s statutes and codes;
    6. Infringement of third-party rights by actions of the Instructor.

Contact Details, Names, and Use of Logo

  1. The Instructor must ensure that the address and contact details given to KMG-HQ and KMG-Country are always up-to-date.
  2. If the Instructor uses or wishes to use the words ‘Krav Maga Global’ and/or ‘KMG’ within their business title, this must be approved by KMG-HQ prior to any marketing material being produced or the registration of the business or individual.
  3. The Instructor may use the KMG logo in accordance with the currently valid version of the KMG Brand Guide for the following – and only for the following:
    1. Promoting his/her Krav Maga activities online, on fliers, posters, business cards, and other printed material that are not in conflict with the KMG Instructor Membership Agreement and the KMG Brand Guide.
    2. Any changes to the design or text of the logo are not permitted. The currently applicable logos can be found in the KMG Brand Guide.

KMG Passports, Certificates, Diplomas, and Apparel

  1. KMG Passports, level patches, certificates, diplomas, KMG uniforms, apparel, and merchandise must be acquired from KMG-HQ or KMG-Country.
  2. KMG-HQ must provide the Instructor with merchandise, apparel, and training equipment at a reduced price.

KMG Activities, Certification(s), Curriculum, Students

  1. The Instructor must ensure that he/she is in possession of a valid KMG instructor diploma for the audience he/she is instructing (e.g. General, Women, Kids), and that he/she teaches per the KMG guidelines and the KMG curriculum.
  2. The Instructor must ensure that he/she is regularly updated and fit for their job.
  3. The Instructor may not in any way provide the services of other Krav Maga organizations.
  4. KMG-HQ and/or KMG-Country will provide the Instructor with the current professional materials from KMG.
  5. KMG-HQ will grant the Instructor access to the instructor section on its online platform(s) with professional content.
  6. The Instructor may participate in local and international KMG-HQ events for a discounted fee.
  7. The Instructor is limited to teaching students who are no more than one level below his/her own KMG level.
  8. In cases where the Instructor is part of a team of higher-leveled instructors, he/she can teach higher-leveled students if they are regularly supervised by the senior instructors.
  9. The Instructor is prohibited from teaching criminals and/or people, groups, or organizations with criminal ties.
    1. The Instructor is obligated – to the best of his/her knowledge and data protection rights – to stay informed about any of the Instructor’s trainees’ problematic backgrounds.
    2. The Instructor shall ask the trainee for a current Criminal Record if appropriate and if the Instructor suspects the trainee to have a criminal background.
  10. The Instructor may not on his/her own initiative engage in working with military units or police units without the prior written consent of KMG-HQ.
  11. If employed by the Police or the Military, the Instructor may teach his/her colleagues the material that he/she has been certified to teach.

Instructors Training, Testing, and Re-Certification

  1. The Instructor shall keep himself/herself up to date on the current KMG material through his/her training and further education.
  2. The Instructor is obliged to be re-certified by participating in annual Instructor Updates.
    Instructor Updates are offered by KMG-HQ and/or KMG-Country in physical form, and through online updates, workshops, and courses.
    c. KMG-HQ can introduce a credit point system to further define the minimum requirement for successful re-certification for the Instructor's home country.
  3. KMG-HQ supports the Instructor in his/her further development through regular level test options.
    1. Instructors can only be tested by designated high-level instructors and coaches with prior notice.
    2. Instructors must have an active KMG Instructor Membership, a valid KMG Passport, and have met all re-certification requirements to be tested.
    3. Instructors must provide approval for testing by KMG-Country or respectively KMG-HQ.
    4. Before admission to a level test, general minimum requirements (e.g. waiting times, minimum hours of training) according to KMG regulations and level test manuals must be met.

Business Support and Marketing

  1. KMG-HQ and KMG-Country will provide the Instructor with the current professional materials from KMG.
  2. KMG-HQ and KMG-Country will publicize the Instructor in national and international advertising where applicable, on the official KMG website, on social media, in newsletters, and in reply to inquiries received that relate to the locality within the Instructor’s geographical location.
  3. The Instructor can present himself/herself to the general public as an active KMG Instructor.
  4. KMG-HQ is obligated to refer potential clients/students to the Instructor if the Instructor's activities are the nearest to the client’s home, and are suitable to the client's
  5. In case of conflicts between two Instructors/School Owners (SO) in relation to Krav Maga activities, KMG-HQ will help the parties to come to a suited solution. If no solution can be reached, KMG-HQ will make the final decision.


  1. The Instructor shall pay KMG-HQ a membership fee. The fee is set by KMG-HQ and may be extended by KMG-Country (for additional services). The Instructor Membership fees are as follows:
    1. Option 1: Yearly Payment: EUR 189
    2. Option 2: Half-Yearly Payment: EUR 105 every 6 months
    3. Option 3: Quarterly Payment: EUR 60 every 3 months
  2. KMG-HQ will invoice all membership fees according to the chosen payment frequency.
  3. KMG-HQ may change the amount of fees at its own reasonable discretion in the future. In case the Instructor objects to a new schedule of fees within 14 days after notification by KMG-HQ, the Agreement shall expire after the end of the current period for which the Instructor has already paid its fees.
  4. The membership fee may also be paid by the KMG-Country or the School Owner on behalf of the Instructor. However, the respective Instructor is still required to fill out the registration form.
  5. The form of payment (e.g., credit card, PayPal) is indicated by KMG-HQ and may be subject to change. It is the responsibility of the Instructor to update any changes in the available payment options to ensure that fees can be collected through automated/recurring payment options.

Membership Cancellation

  1. You have the flexibility to cancel your membership anytime through your account settings or by sending an email to As it is a yearly membership, you will retain your membership benefits for the remainder of the term. However, if you have selected a payment option other than the yearly payment, you will need to complete the payment for the respective year.
  2. Please be aware that canceling your membership will result in the loss of all membership benefits, including access to the online member zone, listings in the KMG directory, the use of the KMG brand, access to further education, and other exclusive resources. We understand that circumstances may change, and while we regret to see you go, we are committed to supporting your Krav Maga journey and welcome you back at any time should you choose to rejoin the KMG Instructor Membership and meet all prerequisites.


  1. The Parties undertake to keep strictly confidential from third parties all information relating to this Agreement and confidential information or business secrets disclosed to the other Party under this Agreement, including any confidential information or business secrets disclosed by other members of the Organization. This shall not apply to disclosure which is required by applicable law or necessary in the course of legal defense. This point shall survive termination of this Agreement.

Final Provisions

  1. All codes, guidelines, and regulations referenced in this Agreement shall be deemed valid and applicable in their current version, as available and accessible on the official websites of K.M.G - Krav Maga Global Ltd (KMG). The parties acknowledge that any changes, updates, or revisions made to the referenced codes or regulations after the date of this Agreement shall automatically apply to this contract. It is the responsibility of the Instructor to regularly check and ensure compliance with the latest versions of the referred documents, which can be found on the KMG website.
  2. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Israel.
  3. The Instructor may neither transfer the whole Agreement nor single rights or obligations to a third party.
  4. No supplementary oral agreements have been made by the Parties.
  5. This Agreement may be amended or modified by KMG-HQ. KMG-HQ will provide the Instructor with written notice of any changes via email.
    1. The Instructor will have 14 days to review and acknowledge the suggested changes. Acknowledgment can be done by replying to the email sent by KMG-HQ.
    2. If the Instructor does not respond within the specified 14-day period, the changes will be considered accepted by the Instructor.
  6. In the event that any terms of this Agreement should be or become void, invalid, or unenforceable, the validity, legal effect, or enforceability of the remaining provisions hereof shall not be affected thereby. The void, invalid, or unenforceable provision shall be construed, supplemented, or replaced such that the commercial purpose intended by the void, invalid, or unenforceable term is achieved in the best possible manner. The foregoing shall also apply to any contractual gaps.

By signing below, the Parties acknowledge that they have read, understood, and agree to the terms and conditions of this KMG Instructor Membership Subscription Contract.


Codes, Standards, and Guidelines – a Code is a set of rules outlining the norms, rules, and responsibilities or proper practices of an individual or organization. Standards are the specifications of principles and procedures by which the organization assures that it provides high-quality products, services, or generally desirable outcomes. A guideline is a statement by which to determine a course of action. It aims to streamline particular processes according to a set routine or sound practice.

Director(s) or Representative(s) (RR) – the operational executive(s) responsible to support the administrative details in the Territory/Region/Country. The Representatives are nominated by KMG-HQ to act as the local representatives of KMG in the defined Territory/Region/Country. In consultation with KMG-HQ, they manage and support the local Instructors, business operations, and services of KMG.

Fee – refers to the mandatory membership fee set by KMG-HQ and KMG-Country.

Instructor Update – this is a further education event that is open to active KMG Instructors. It can be conducted as a physical workshop or online event.

KMG Brand & Design Guide/Brand Guide – this guide ensures that the KMG brand image remains clear, consistent, and recognizable across all teams and communication channels. We encourage you to use it as a reference to present ourselves cohesively and professionally. Additionally, where indicated, the Brand Guide serves as a binding guideline to ensure our brand integrity is upheld.

KMG Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct – is a document that outlines the ethical and professional principles that govern decisions and behavior at KMG. It gives general outlines of how Professional Members should behave, as well as specific guidance for handling issues like harassment, safety, and conflicts of interest.

KMG Curriculum/Curriculum – the official list of techniques, tactics, and solutions provided by KMG for the different grades and courses.

KMG Instructor/Instructor – means an Instructor who holds a current KMG Instructor certificate and has an active KMG Instructor Membership.

KMG Instructor Membership – is a personal membership for KMG-certified instructors that provides a range of benefits, rights, and obligations as described in the document KMG Instructor Membership.

KMG Passport – is the trainees’ logbook, an entrance into the world of Krav Maga Global training. It documents all successful level tests, certifications, and participation in courses and events. Only authorized KMG representatives can add and write in the passport.

KMG Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy – this policy describes good practices for our organization to ensure our programs, operations, staff, and partners do not put children and vulnerable people at risk of harm. It also enables us to respond appropriately when concerns and incidents arise.

KMG School Owner Membership – is a business membership for schools/training providers which offer KMG-certified Krav Maga training. The Membership provides a range of benefits, rights, and obligations as described in the document KMG School Owner Membership.

KMG Social Media Policy – this is the code of conduct that provides guidelines for KMG Professional Members who post content on the Internet either as part of their job or as a private person.

KMG Student/Trainee – means any person who is a member of a club or school operated by a School Owner and who receives instruction in Krav Maga from a KMG Instructor.

KMG uniform/uniform – is the official training attire of KMG, comprising an official KMG pant and an official KMG t-shirt.

Krav Maga Global (KMG/Organization) – refers to the Krav Maga Global Organization represented by K.M.G - Krav Maga Global Ltd, and the services, materials, methods, and systems provided by KMG.

Krav Maga Global Headquarters (KMG-HQ) – means the world governing body, represented by K.M.G - Krav Maga Global Ltd, at present, headquartered in Israel; its management team, employees, staff members, and its services.

Logo – the KMG logo and all of its variations, the Krav Junior logo and all its variations.

Patches and Diplomas – in the KMG Curriculum, there are 5 Practitioner Levels, 5 Graduate Levels, and 5 Expert Levels. Upon successfully passing a level certification (level test), the trainee receives a specific diploma and a corresponding patch indicating their current level of achievement.

Personal Information – refers to information or an opinion (including information or an opinion forming part of a database), whether true or not, recorded in writing or spoken, about an individual whose identity is apparent or can be reasonably ascertained from the information or opinion.

Professional Member – means all persons and organizational units that take on a representative role within KMG. These include, for example, KMG Headquarters (KMG-HQ) with its staff members, Country Directors and Representatives with their staff members, Global and International Team of Instructors (GIT), International Coaches Team (ICT), National Team of Instructors (NT), School Owners (SO), Instructors.

School Owner (SO) – (also referred to as ‘Club Owner’ in other KMG documents) refers to an individual or group of individuals who own or operate their own training business or school in the Region providing instruction in Krav Maga (whether through private lessons only or regular classes) as part of its service offering.

Territorial Protection – the exclusive right to operate a Krav Maga Global affiliated school in a certain territory. The territory will be identified as a number of kilometers in any direction from the school address as defined by Google Maps from a linear measurement. The exact radius differs from geographic regions and is influenced by factors such as KMG development, infrastructure, and population. The designated territory of the SO is determined at the time of registration and the conclusion of the SO Membership. No Instructor is allowed to offer services without the consent of the SO within this territory.

Territory/Region/Country – the geographical area of which the School Owner of this agreement is located, residing, and operating a Krav Maga Global affiliated school, or the geographical area a Director or RR is appointed to.

Trade Mark – refers to trademarks owned by KMG-HQ, whether registered or unregistered.

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