Krav Maga Techniques By Traditional Belt Levels

The average student will pass from white belt to yellow belt in 3-4 months.

Level 1 Yellow Belt

General Stance And Movement

Neutral Stance
Fighting Stance: Movement Forward, Back, Left, Right & Turning
Shadow Boxing
Movement while on the ground
Combatives/ Striking

Straight Punch
Punch Combo’s
#1 Left
#2 Left/Right
#3 L/R/L
#4 L/R/L/R
Palm Heel Strike
Eye Strike/Throat Strike
Straight Punch with Advance
Straight Punch with Retreat
Straight Punch Low
Hammer fist Strikes (all directions)
Elbows – horizontal plane (1 – 3) Front, Side & Behind
Elbows – vertical plane (4 – 7) Behind, Up and Behind, Up and In Front, Down In Front
Kicks

Front Kick – to Groin
Front Kick – Vertical target
Round Kick – Horizontal
Knees
Knee with Grab Around Neck (Thai Style)- Straight Forward
Knees with Grab at Shoulder and Arm – Straight Forward
Round Knee
All Knees without Grab
Punch/Kick Combinations
Punch / Kick Combo’s

Front Kick to Groin & Hammer fist Down
Front Kick to Groin and Straight Punch
Combos 1-4 with Round Kicks or Knees

Fight Defenses

360° Outside Defenses – positions
360° Outside Defenses – moving attacks
Inside Defenses against Straight Punches
Inside Defenses against Straight Punch Low
Inside & 360° Defenses against Punches and outside attacks
Self Defense
Self Defense

Choke from the Front (1 hand pluck)
Choke from the Front (2 hand pluck)
Choke from Behind
Choke from the Side
Choke from the Front with a Push
Choke from Behind with a Push
Arm Bar Choke (behind)
Groundwork

Side Position
Back Position
Movement in either position
Front Kick
Side Kick
Round Kick
Getting Up Safely- Krav Maga Get Up
Kick with Bottom Leg (during get up)
Kick Off From The Guard
Wrist Releases (Not Tested)

Wrist Release – Same Side Hand (elbow to elbow)
Wrist Release – Same Side Hand, grabbed thumb down
Wrist Release – Opposite Hand (elbow up)
Wrist Release – 2 Hands Held High
Wrist Release – 2 Hands Held Down
Wrist Release – 2 Hands Held Behind
Wrist Release – 1 Hand held with 2 hands (pluck, elbow to elbow)

Level 2 Orange Belt

The average student will pass from Yellow belt to Orange belt in 3-4 months.

Movement

Bobbing and Weaving
Slipping Punches With Movement
Shadow Boxing With Offensive and Defensive Movement
Shadow Boxing  + punches, elbows, kicks, knees
Striking/ Combatives

Hook Punch
Uppercut Punch
Focus Mitt Combinations # 1-4
#1 Left
#2 Left/Right
#3 L/R/Left Hook
#4 L/R/Left Hook /Right UpperCut

Kicks

Defensive Front Kick in Place
Defensive Front Kick vs. Attacker Approaching (timing)
Side Kick
Side Kick with Advance
Kick Combinations

Punch/Kick Combinations
Side Kick with Hammer Fist Punch
Back Kick with Hammer Fist Punch

Fight Defenses

Inside Defense with Counter vs. Left Punch
Inside Defense with Counter vs. Left Punch Using Left Hand
Inside Defense with Counter vs. Right Punch (2 counters)
Inside Defense with Counter vs. Right Punch (1 counter)
Kick Defenses

Outside Stabbing Defense vs. Front Kick
Rowing Defense vs. Low/Medium Kicks
Reflexive Defense vs. Front Kick to Groin
Inside Defense vs. High Front Kick
Fall breaks

Fall break – Backwards & Forward
Self Defense

Bear Hug From the Front with Arms Free (space & no space)
Bear Hug From the Front with Arms Caught (space & no space)
Bear Hug From Behind with Arms Free (space)
Bear Hug From Behind with Arms Caught (space)
Bear Hug From Behind with Arms Caught (no space)
Groundwork

Mounted Bottom Position:Defense vs. Punches (buck hips)
Trap and Roll
Elbow Escape
Elbow Escape – if opponent is sitting back
Headlock or Close Choke
Maintaining the Mount
Striking
Trap Opponent’s Arms to Chest/ Pop Up and Out Guard: Top Position and Striking
Escape Guard (Stacking)
Escape Guard (Ankle Lock)
Top Mount & Side Control: Arm Bar & Americana (shoulder lock)
Guillotine from the Guard – Attack
Attacker Mounted Pinning Wrists: Bucking & Sliding hands on ground (snow Angel escape)
Attacker Mounted Pinning Wrists Over Head Close Together or On Top Of Each Other: Wrist Lock And Roll
Escape Guard (Stacking) & Escape Guard (Ankle Lock)
Wrist Releases

2 attackers – each pulling defender’s arms to side

Level 2b Camo Belt

The average student will pass from Orange belt to Camo belt in 4-6 months.

Movement

Shadow Boxing With: Offensive and Defensive Movement
Shadow Boxing With: punches, elbows, kicks, knees
Combatives / Striking

L/R combination – L hook – R uppercut
R uppercut – L hook – R cross
R uppercut – L hook – R elbow
L straight – R elbow
L/R combination – bob – R cross
L/R combination – bob – R elbow
Elbow Combo’s

#1 Left Elbow 1 – Right Elbow 1 – Left Elbow 6 – Right Elbow 6

#2 Right Elbow 6 – Left Elbow 1 – Right Elbow 1

Kicks

Back Kick
Back Kick with Advance
Short Uppercut Back Kick
Advancing Front Kick (fighting and neutral stance)

Kick Combinations

Front, Round, Side, and Back Advancing with each kick. Place kicking foot down in front)
L Front Kick – R Round Kick
R Front Kick – Step – R Round Kick
Fight Defenses

Defense vs. Hook Punch (extended)
Defense vs. Hook Punch (covering)
Defense vs. Uppercut Punch
360° Defenses with Counterattacks
Kick Defenses

Defense Against Front Kick to groin – Stop Kick
Defense vs. Low Round Kick (using shin)
Defense vs. Low Round Kick (absorbing)
Defense vs. Front Kick to groin (redirect)
Fall breaks

Side Fall
Self Defense

Choke from the Front Against the Wall
Choke from Behind Against the Wall
Choke from Behind with a Pull
Head Lock From: The Side
Groundwork

Guard: Bottom position
Kick off from Guard
Chokes with attacker is in Guard Choke from the Side On The Ground (Kick to Face & Take Down/Arm Bar)
Headlock from the Side bottom position
Basic position
Weight forward, leg wrap
Weight forward, with space
Weight back: shoulder pull or leg sweep
Not Tested:

Foot Grabs -Clearing / Stripping Foot
In Place
Spinning Outward
Spinning Inward
Wrist Releases

3 attackers – 2 pulling defender’s arm to side and 1 approaching

Level 3 Green Belt

The average student will pass from Camo belt to Green belt in 6 months.

Combatives / Striking

Head-butt Forward
Head-butt Upward
Head-butt to the Side (bear hug context)
Head-butt to the Back (bear hug context)
Over Hand Punch
Liver Punch
Combo’s

#5 Right Straight -Left Hook – Right Straight – Left Hook – Right Straight
#6 Left & Right Straight – Left & Right Hook – Left & Right Uppercut
Kicks

Defensive Back Kick with a Spin
Side Heel Kick
Spinning Heel Kick
Diagonal Downward Round Kick
Switch Knees
Fight Defenses

Outside Defenses (1-5)
# 1 & 2 Palm to Self / Thumb Out
#3 Self-Ducking Under Punch / Roll Punch Over Head (similar to #2 360 defense )
#4 Stabbing Inward Then Out On Contact vs Wild haymaker Punch odd angle punch
#5 Defense against Straight Punch from the Side (rolling out) Similar to #1 & #2               #6 Punching/Over Hand Punch in defense Vs Right Punch

Kick Defenses

Kick Defense vs. High Round Kick (reflexive)
Kick Defense vs. High Round Kick (fighting stance – 2 contact points)
Kick Defense vs. High Round Kick (fighting stance – 3 contact points)
Fall Breaks / Rolls

High Fall Break (back, side, front)
Forward Roll (regular)
Forward Roll/Back Fall Break
Self Defense

Bear hug From Behind (leverage on finger)
Bear hug From Behind (lifting)
Bear hug From the Front (lifting)
Bear Hug From Behind with Arms Free – Leverage On Neck
Fight Defenses

Inside Defense vs. Left/Right
Inside Defense vs. Left/Right (lean back & trap)
Inside Defense vs. Left/Right (using forward hand)
Overhead Punch in Defense vs. Right Cross
Kick Defenses

Kick Defense vs. High Round Kick (360° defense #3)
Kick Defense vs. High Round Kick (360° defense #4)
Ground Work

Omo Plata Shoulder Lock -Attacking From Guard
Kimura Arm Lock (AKA: Americana) – Attacking From Mount and Side Control
Achilles’ Ankle Lock
Side Control to Triangle Choke
Knee Bars Attacking From Guard
Arm Bar: From Guard (offense and defense)
Scissor Sweep: From Guard
Guard Pass – Standing & From Knees
Sit Up And Sweep From Guard
Side Control Elbow Escape
Arm Triangle: From Guard & Side Control

Level 4 Blue Belt

The average student will pass from Green belt to Blue belt in 6-8 months.

Combatives / Striking

Punches All Levels/Combo’s
Chops, Inside and Outside
Ridge Hand/Mouth of Hand Strikes
Swing Out Hammer Fist – Element of Surprise
Axe Kick
Outside Slap Kick with a Spin – In A Combo / Context
Heel Kick with a Spin- In A Combo / Context
Combo’s

#7 Left Uppercut – Right Overhand – Left Liver Shot – Left Hook- Right Uppercut – Left Hook – Right Straight

#8:  #4 + Bob Right – Right Straight – Left Hook – Bob Left – Left Hook – Right Straight

Kicks

Inside Slap Kick
Outside Slap Kick
Spinning Slap Kicks
Inward Angle Knee
Fight Defenses

General Defense vs. Medium to High Kick Attacks
Sliding Defense vs. High Round Kick
Plucking Defense vs. Low to Medium Side Kick
Sliding Defense vs. Spinning Heel Kick
Kicking Defense vs. Spinning Heel Kick

Fall Breaks / Rolls Sweeps

Forward Roll (diving)
Forward Roll into Backward Roll (kick defense)
Sweeps and Takedowns
Sweep – Forward Kick
Sweep – Heel Kick
Weapon Defenses

Gun from the Front, Side & Back
Gun from the Side of the Head
Gun from the Side, Behind the Arm
Gun from the Side, in Front of the Arm (touching)
Gun from the Front, Being Pushed: Gun Into Stomach or Chest
Gun from Behind (touching)
Knife Defenses

Kick Defense vs. Straight Stab from a distance
Kick Defense vs. Straight Stab (bail out)
Kick Defense vs. Upward Stab
Cavaliers

Cavalier #1 (grab Right wrist and cap, pushing down)
Cavalier #2 (grab Right wrist and cap, twist and push down)
Cavalier #3 (both hands grab wrist, thumbs on back of hand)
Cavalier #4 (grab wrist and deliver elbow to break)
Groundwork

Guard bottom position:
Triangle Choke: Offense & Defense
Guillotine from the Guard – Defense
Headlock from Behind – Rear Naked Choke Offense & Defense (attacker has back on ground)
Half Guard: Pass
Side Control: Attack Opposite Arm with Americana or Kimura (can transition to arm bar)
Knowledge Of Leg Triangle Attack From Side or Mounted Position
Take Down: when attacker stands from your guard
Hair Grabs & Pulls

Grab From The Front
Being Pulled Forward And Down
Pull From Side
Pull From Behind
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Level 5 Brown Bel

The average student will pass from Blue belt to Brown belt in 8-12 months.

Combo’s

#9: Right Straight – Left Hook – Bob Left -Left Hook – Right Straight – Bob Right – Right Straight – Left Hook – Bob Left -Left Hook – Right Straight – Bob Right – Right Straight – Left Hook – Bob Left -Left Hook – Right Straight – Bob Right – Right Straight – Left Hook – Bob Left -Left Hook – Right Straight

#10 Right Uppercut – Left Hook – Right Straight – Left Uppercut – Right Straight – Left Hook – Right Knee – Left Knee – Left & Right Elbow #1

Kicks

Front Kick/Round Kick with switching move
Two front kicks with a switch
Outside slap kick and front kick with a switch
Two straight knees with a switch
Two back kicks with a switch

Headlock Defenses

Throwing defense against headlock from behind (attacker jumping on defender)
Defense against headlock while being spun inwards
Defense against side headlock: Neck Break (with pressure lifting chin and weight being
put down on neck)
Fall Breaks / Rolls Sweeps

Round Kick sweep taking out one or both legs
Takedown #1: simple takedown
Takedown #2: double-leg takedown
Takedown #3: toe pick
Full Nelson Defenses

Release using leverage on fingers
Release using throw/flip forward
Release using sweep
Weapons Defenses

Stick Defenses

Stick, Overhead Swing
Stick, Overhead Swing – off angle/dead side (1 step)
Stick, Overhead Swing – off angle/dead side (2 steps)
Stick Defense, Baseball Bat Swing (horizontal swing)
Stick Defense, Backhand Baseball Bat Swing (take away changes)
Ground Work

Sparring
Flow Drills
Knife Defense: From Mount
Basic Pistol

CCW Permit or Basic Hand Gun Use Course

Level 5b Red Belt

The average student will pass from Brown belt to Red belt in 12 months.

Combatives / Striking Punches

Left Jab – Overhead right punch in combination
Combos 1-4 with Elbow 1 & 6 at the end

Kicks

Jumping front kick – 1) downward kick, 2) scissors kick
Jumping round kick – 1) downward kick, 2) scissors kick
Jumping sidekick – 1) downward kick, 2) scissors kick
Jumping / spinning defensive back kick with back leg
Jumping front kick and round kick combo
Jumping front kick twice in a row
Kick Defenses

Defense against back kicks
Defense against spinning kicks
Ground Work

2 one 1 Sparring Scenarios
Knife Defense:From Guard & Being Held In Side Control
Throws / Holds

Machine-Gun Take-Down
One arm shoulder throw
Hip throw
Face to face flip (with partner-falling back-one foot at their waist and throw over your head) also known as sacrifice throw
Knife Defense

Defense against downward stab (ice pick stab)
Defense against upward stab
Defense against straight stab
Defense against straight stab – live side
Defense against forward slash
Defense against backhand slash
Handgun Defense

Hand gun from behind – gun at a distance
Basic handgun defenses – when gun is held off-center and/or with two hands: Front, Side & Rear
Long Gun

Long Gun from the Front – live side
Long Gun from the Front – dead side (disarming under gunman’s arm)
Long Gun from the Side, behind the arm
Long Gun from Behind (touching)
Long Gun or bayonet in stabbing attack – live side
Long Gun or bayonet in stabbing attack – dead side

Level 6 Black Belt

The average student will pass from Red belt to 1st Degree Black Belt in 12-18 months.

Advanced – 1st Degree Black Belt Curriculum

All Belt Levels With Black Belt Expertise

General Movement and Training

Fast fighting drills including protective gear

Fast fighting drills without protective gear

Slow fighting to see and identify actions

Test in fighting: two rounds

Exercise all techniques from an opposite outlet stance

Fighting Against Multiple Attackers

Punches

Grabbing and pulling target by clothing, skin, hair, etc. and striking with punches and / or elbows
Changing or altering the striking surface of the hand to create a more potent punch or strike

Punch / Kick Combinations

Bursting forward with a defensive front kick and double straight punches
Punching to one direction and kicking to another direction
Single jumping front kick and while in air, grab opponent with one hand and hammer fist / strike with other hand
Advanced Weapon Defenses

Defenses against carjacking
Attacker inside the car
Attacker outside the car
Third party defenses Front, Side & Behind
Hostage Position
Gun Threat Being Pushed
Gun Threat Attacker Standing Victim On Back
Gun Threat Execution Position From Knees (Behind and in Front)
Gun Threat With Wall Pin
Gun Threat With Hand Other Hand On Chest (Space)
Gun Threat With Hand Other Hand On Chest (No Space For Gun Front Redirection)
Gun Threat Mounted Face Down
Defenses against knife attacks

Use of blunt objects
Knife Vs. Knife
Stick Vs. Stick

One Hand
Two Handed
Advanced Cavilers

General
Defense against hand grenades

2nd Degree Black Belt 3 years

3rd Degree Black Belt 4 Years

4th Degree Black Belt 5 Years

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