Krav Maga Grading System

Although Krav Maga is fundamentally a self-defense system, there are many aspects to it, and as such, they are divided into groups of increasing complexity.

Each group requires the student to master the specific defences for different types of attacks, as well as training themselves in various punches, kicks and combination defence/attack moves. Some of the higher belts also require the student to demonstrate their sparring ability and aggression – this is not to develop an aggressive personality in the student, but more to ensure that the spirit inherent in the close quarter combat ethos of Krav Maga can be demonstrated in a safe environment.

It takes time to develop the specific skills required for each belt, the skill set comprehends the execution of the syllabus and also the awareness gained by systematic and purposeful training.

The syllabi for all belts up to 1st Darga black belt can be downloaded from here: