Adult Krav Maga  

If you are a teen or adult, 13 years or up, these sessions will provide an opportunity to excel physically and mentally. Practicing Krav Maga will also greatly improve balance, coordination, stamina, overall fitness level, and muscle memory. 

The six belts in the krav maga belt system used by KMKY are;

Yellow (completion of Level 1), Orange (completion of Level 2),

Green (completion of Level 3), Blue (completion of Level 4), Brown (completion of Level 5), and Black.

Onboarding

This class provides a break down of our most basic techniques. Whether you have no experience or you have experience with other forms of martial arts or boxing, this class gives you the opportunity to learn what we expect from our students and how to perform the most basic Krav Maga techniques critical to defending oneself. Everyone is welcome. Recommended equipment: Mouth Guard, Finger Gloves or Hand Wraps and Groin protection is recommended for men.

Level 1 YELLOW BELT

At Level 1 students are essentially a white belt working toward the test that will earn them a yellow belt.

 

A student in Krav Maga Level 1 is learning and training and pushing to be stronger and safer, which is, in itself, an accomplishment.

 

Level 1 training focuses on three things; fundamentals, fundamentals, and fundamentals. Students learn how to get into, and move while in, an effective fighting stance. Students train on straight punches, hammer fists, palm heel strikes, eye gouges, throat strikes, front kicks to the groin, front kicks with the ball of the foot, round kicks, basic positions and movement while on the ground, as well as defenses vs. chokes, headlocks, wrist grabs, pulls, and more.

 

This is the essential tool-kit that a student needs to progress within the Krav Maga system and to be fundamentally effective at defending themselves.

 

Students are introduced to the principles of Krav Maga self-defense system, which they will continue to see as they get to higher levels. Students must train for at least four months in Level 1, and attend at least 40 Level 1 classes, in order to be eligible to test into Level 2.

 

Everyone is welcome to these classes. Recommended equipment: Mouth Guard, Finger Gloves or Hand Wraps and Groin protection is recommended for men.

Level 2 ORANGE BELT

At Level 2 students have earned a Yellow Belt by achieving the requisites and passing their Level 1 test. The next belt that can be earned is an Orange Belt.

 

Level 2 training starts to become more technical than Level 1 by introducing additional punches like hooks and uppercuts as well as more intense self-defense techniques like defenses against bearhugs, chokes with pulls, and the basics of being on the ground with an attacker. These ground techniques include escaping from the full mount position, and defending against being choked while mounted.

 

Sparring is introduced in Level 2 via very controlled drills that build the skills needed to deal with a live, resisting, attacker. The focus is not on full-contact but on skill building. Students begin to develop familiarity with Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense principles and how to apply them as the their training becomes more technical and intense.

 

Students must train for at least six months in Level 2, and attend at least 60 Level 2 classes, in order to be eligible to test into Level 3. 

 

Required  equipment: Mouth Guard, Finger Gloves or Hand Wraps and Groin protection. 

Level 3 Green BELT

Students who have earned an Orange Belt in the krav maga belt system have an advanced set of fundamental skills and are ready to work toward earning their Green Belt.

 

Level 3 further expand their striking and strike defending ability, training on punch combinations, and advanced punch and kick defenses. Level 3 is where and live sparring in stand-up and ground fighting become a regular part of the curriculum and students build their familiarity and abilities to deal with a live, resisting, attacker.

 

In terms of self-defense, techniques, students begin to train the fundamentals of dealing with an attacker armed with sticks and blunt weapons as well as handguns.

 

Level 3 students have a firm grasp of the Krav Maga self-defense principles and how to apply them. This is essential to dealing with scenarios that increase in intensity and danger.

 

Students must train for at least nine months in Level 3, and attend at least 90 Level 3 classes, in order to be eligible to test into Level 4. 

 

Recommended equipment: Gloves or hand wraps, shin guards, groin protection for men, mouthpiece.

Level 4 Blue Belt

As a Green Belt in Krav Maga, students are working toward developing advanced set of overall self-defend skills and are working toward earning a Blue Belt.

 

Level 4 students can apply the principles of Krav Maga self-defense to increasingly challenging situations and scenarios.

 

In Level 4 students become very experienced with striking combinations, sparring, and training with a resisting partner from positions of disadvantage. This level really becomes about refining tactics and developing expertise. Weapons defense training intensifies here with the introduction of knife defenses.

 

Ground fighting techniques are expanded on and students begin to develop proficiency with takedowns and takedown defenses.

 

Students must train for at least twelve months in Level 4, and attend at least 120 Level 4 classes, to be eligible to test into Level 5.

 

Recommended equipment: Gloves or hand wraps, shin guards, groin protection for men, mouthpiece.

Level 5 Brown Belt

A Krav Maga Blue Belt is an expert in Krav Maga self-defense fundamentals, experienced in stand-up and ground fighting sparring, and proficient in weapons defenses.

 

There is a focus on developing increased proficiency in knife, and long gun defenses, as well as dealing with multiple attackers and third party protection. This is the most advanced level of Krav Maga self-defense training and students who hold a Blue Belt must train in Level 5 for a minimum of one year and 120 Level 5 classes to be eligible to test for their Brown Belt.

 

 

Level 6 Black Belt

Once the student earns the Brown Belt, continued training in Level 5 brings the student to a level of overall expertise, at which point they can be invited to test for their Black Belt. This is usually after another year of training in Level 5, but the time frame can vary depending on the student’s skill development and consistency of training. 

All Levels Class

This class provides a mixture of levels and skills. Everyone is welcome. Groin protection is recommended for men.

Conditioning 

Conditioning is an important element of being able to hold your own in any situation. In this class we combine fitness and intensity

 Sparring Class 

with a focus on the more important elements of sparring. It is important to note that sparring is less realistic than a real world situation, which would require the techniques taught by Krav Maga. However, it is also an essential piece of education, because being able to take a punch can be just as important as being able to deliver a punch. Everyone is welcome after successfully completing Level 1 test. Required equipment: 16oz boxing gloves, mouth guard (shin guards recommended).

If you are a teen or adult, 13 years or up, these sessions will provide an opportunity to excel physically and mentally. Practicing Krav Maga will also greatly improve balance, coordination, stamina, overall fitness level, and muscle memory. How does anyone make learned techniques become second nature and instinctual? This all happens over time and every individual will have different results. Being able to practice on a pad with a partner allows greater improvement and better realization of how techniques work.

 

Onboarding

This class provides a break down of our most basic techniques. Whether you have no experience or you have experience with other forms of martial arts or boxing, this class gives you the opportunity to learn what we expect from our students and how to perform the most basic Krav Maga techniques critical to defending oneself. Everyone is welcome. Recommended equipment: Mouth Guard, Finger Gloves or Hand Wraps and Groin protection is recommended for men.

 

Level 1 Class

In level 1-2 students will increase intensity of basic techniques and begin to learn level 2-3 techniques as well. This overlap is crucial to provide repetition in order to improve muscle memory, balance, and overall coordination. Everyone is welcome to these classes. Recommended equipment: Mouth Guard, Finger Gloves or Hand Wraps and Groin protection is recommended for men.

 

Level 2 Class

In level 1-2 students will increase intensity of basic techniques and begin to learn level 2-3 techniques as well. This overlap is crucial to provide repetition in order to improve muscle memory, balance, and overall coordination. Required  equipment: Mouth Guard, Finger Gloves or Hand Wraps and Groin protection. 

Level 3 Class

In level 3-4 students begin to advance into more technical areas of basic techniques, perform techniques under stress, increase intensity, and add advanced techniques. Students must pass Level 2 testing to attend these classes. Recommended equipment: Gloves or hand wraps, shin guards, groin protection for men, mouthpiece.

 

Level 4 Class

In level 3-4 students begin to advance into more technical areas of basic techniques, perform techniques under stress, increase intensity, and add advanced techniques. Students must pass Level 2 testing to attend these classes. Recommended equipment: Gloves or hand wraps, shin guards, groin protection for men, mouthpiece.

Level 5 Class

In level 3-4 students begin to advance into more technical areas of basic techniques, perform techniques under stress, increase intensity, and add advanced techniques. Students must pass Level 2 testing to attend these classes. Recommended equipment: Gloves or hand wraps, shin guards, groin protection for men, mouthpiece.

All Levels Class

This class provides a mixture of levels and skills. Everyone is welcome. Groin protection is recommended for men.

 

Conditioning 

Conditioning is an important element of being able to hold your own in any situation. In this class we combine fitness and intensity

 Sparring Class 

with a focus on the more important elements of sparring. It is important to note that sparring is less realistic than a real world situation, which would require the techniques taught by Krav Maga. However, it is also an essential piece of education, because being able to take a punch can be just as important as being able to deliver a punch. Everyone is welcome after successfully completing Level 1 test. Required equipment: 16oz boxing gloves, mouth guard (shin guards recommended).

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