MiamiKiteboarding was the first IKO affiliated center in the USA in 2006, and remained the leader in IKO instructor’s training since.
Christophe Ribot , owner- founder of MKB, is also one of the 23 IKO examiners in the world , with only 3 in the USA.
Miamikiteboarding offers up to 4 Instructors Training Courses ( ITC ) and 4 Assistants Training Courses ( AITC ) per year at our location. Typically each quarter.
To become a Kiteboarding Instructor. You must first successfully complete the 5-day AITC focused on Theoretical knowledge and riding practice, then attend another 5-day ITC, focused more specially to Teaching technic and psychology.
AITC and ITC Courses are typically scheduled one after the other so candidates can plan a 10-day stay then leave with their certification.
MKB center offers all services and amenities during the Trainings : Classroom, large screen TV, WIFI, lockers, showers, Storage for your kite gear, Food , drinks & coffee.
Should you miss equipment, we will lend you gear for your riding skills test. All equipment is furnished by the school for the teaching practice.
You will also find any accessories, clothing . apparel you may miss in the Store of our Kite Center.
Additionally, MKB provide Lodging at our Kite House for those who need; Single or Double rooms and shared kitchen at similar rates than a Hostel ( starts at $30/ night) . Transportation daily to the kitecenter can also be organized.
Email Chrisribot@icloud.com for all details, rates and dates of the next Courses
What is IKO ?
IKO ( International Kiteboarding Organization ) is the leading authority worldwide for certifying kiteboarders, training Instructors and defining the Quality labels of affiliated schools.
Similar to PADI in the diving industry . IKO set the Kiteboarding Standards for a Safe and independent development of the sport worldwide.
Represented in ver 40 Countries , IKO is recognized as the most credible quality label within the kiteboarding industry.
Miamikiteboarding was the first IKO affiliated school in the USA in 2006 , and became now the largest IKO training Center, with the owner Christophe Ribot being one of the only 3 Examiner in the Country.
If you want to start a career in Kiteboarding , its starts here at Miamikiteboarding.
Assistant Training courses, and Instructor Course are organized quarterly.
Check the Training Calendar in Miami :
NEXT 2021 IKO COURSES in FLORIDA:
May 2021 :
5-Day ATC ( Assistant Training Course ) : May 12th to 16th
followed by the 5-day ITC ( Instructor Training Course ) : May 19th to 23rd
ATC : October 13th to 17th
ITC : October 20th to 24th
Each Course fees are :
$560 for the ATC
$970 for the ITC
or $1,500 flat fee if you want to enroll in the 2 courses ( 11-day training including a 1-day CPR/ First aid )
Note: We offer a $50 "Early Bird" discount for each course if you signup 45 days in advance.
We can help with Lodging at our Airbnb Kite house starting at $40/ night
TRAINING COURSES LOCATION
Our school is located in Crandon park, on Key Biscayne island , 10 min away from Miami downtown.
Please feel free to visit our website to visualize the spot and the local conditions .
Frequently asked questions
What should I choose the IKO certification to become an instructor ?
Can i enrolled directly in an Instructor Course ( ITC ) if i kite for years and already taught many students ?
What if i just want to learn more but not interested in an professional career ?
That is an excellent approach to boost your personal knowledge about the sport and fine-tune your individual technic.