Specialty Certifications

MovNat Aquatics – A Specialty Certification Event

Seventy-five percent of the earth’s surface is covered with water. With water being the prominent feature of our environment, Aquatics training necessarily becomes a key component of the MovNat curriculum. MovNat is not only about moving safely and efficiently on land, but by necessity, in water, as well. Ultimately, Aquatics training is an essential survival skill, but it’s also just enjoyable and fun! The Aquatics Specialty Trainer Certification Workshop is designed to provide the MovNat Trainer, over the course of a weekend, with all of the necessary tools to teach even the most inexperienced student an array of swimming techniques and how to navigate unconventional aquatic scenarios safely and efficiently.

Techniques and practices covered include: 6 different strokes adapted to the circumstances and environment, free-diving techniques and breath-holding optimization, rescue techniques for cooperative, non-cooperative, and unconscious persons, moving objects in the water, at the surface, underwater and out of the water, search and recovery techniques, etc.
You’ll also learn practical tips to help people becoming more confident in the water, and how to make training sessions enjoyable regardless of the environment, the temperature, and the logistics. Applicable for small and large groups alike, this certification covers the tools, methodology, techniques and variations for MovNat in-water activities in pools, lakes, rivers or oceans.

The MovNat Aquatics certification course is taught by Vic Verdier, MovNat Master Instructor. Vic has more than 18 years of experience teaching and helping people in and around the water as a Free Diving Instructor, Scuba Diving instructor, Lifeguard, & Swim Coach.

The workshop is accessible to all, regardless of experience. People who are not Level 1 MovNat Trainers can also participate in this workshop!

However the requirements to get certified as a MovNat Aquatics Specialty Trainer are:
to be certified as a Level 1 MovNat Trainer
to have a CPR/1st Aid/AED certificate (less than 2 years),
to pass the MovNat Aquatics test (rescue scenario, breathe holding for 1.5 minutes, teaching assignment, etc)
to be comfortable in the water (i.e., being able to swim at least 300m/yards and tread water for at least 5 minutes)


NO AQUATICS WORKSHOPS CURRENTLY SCHEDULED


MovNat Combatives – A Specialty Certification Event

Aggression in the street, bullying at school, rape and sexual harassment, mass shootings in public places, acts of violence or terrorism, social conflicts – on a daily basis, we hear about these events taking place around us.
If MovNat is all about our ability to move efficiently and safely in any environment we find ourselves in, what about when we find ourselves in a position to save someone else’s life – or our own?

From the very beginning, MovNat’s approach to coaching fighting skills has been based on the practice of self-defense, rather than on traditional martial arts. MovNat combatives are practical, grounded in reality-based scenarios and easy-to-learn techniques that can be used by anyone, even under stressful circumstances.
The Combatives Specialty Trainer Certification Workshop is a 2-day workshop designed to provide the MovNat Trainer with all the tools to teach principles that can be applied to any kind of self-defense and/or life-threatening situation, regardless of the environment and the physical abilities of the potential victim. The techniques can also be applied in sport-oriented activities, as they increase your efficiency in striking and grappling.

Techniques and skills covered include: how to overcome fear and detect potential threat, how to teach the psychology of self-defense, the quick action-reaction-decision process when under adrenaline-induced stress, the 10 essential striking techniques, the fundamentals of grappling and ground survival, the essential rules of dealing with any weapon, several attackers, unconventional situations, and more.

This workshop is conducted by Vic Verdier, MovNat Master Instructor. Vic has been teaching various self-defense systems for civilians and the military most of his life (Military CQB, Krav Maga, Thai boxing, BJJ, PDR, Reality-Based Personal Protection, etc).

The workshop is accessible to all, regardless of experience. People who are not Level 1 MovNat Trainers can also participate in this workshop!

However the requirements to get certified as a MovNat Combatives Specialty Trainer are:
1) to be certified as Level 1 MovNat Trainer
2) to have a CPR/1st Aid/AED certificate (less than 2 years),
3) to pass the MovNat Combatives test (scenario, teaching assignment, etc)
4) to be comfortable with grappling/pushing and being in close contact with other participants. No Martial Arts background required, as the Combatives have little to do with tradition-based or sport martial arts.

 


NO COMBATIVES WORKSHOPS CURRENTLY SCHEDULED