Levels / Belt System

Although belts are not worn in class, there is a complete belt system in Krav Maga. The following timeline represents typical progression through the Krav Maga belt system and class levels. Timelines are only approximates and are based upon members training an average of two to three times per week. Please be aware that members progress through the system at different paces.

  • KM Level 1 (Yellow Belt Curriculum)
  • KM Level 2 (Orange Belt Curriculum)
  • KM Level 3 (Green Belt Curriculum)
  • KM Level 4 (Blue Belt Curriculum)
  • KM Level 5 (Brown and Black Belt Curriculum)

  • Yellow Belt Test (4 months)
  • Orange Belt Test (6 months)
  • Green Belt Test (9 months)
  • Blue Belt Test (9 months)
  • Brown Belt Test (12 months)

Note: Black Belt and above is by invitation only and require a minimum of 12 months training as a Brown Belt.

Progressing Through Krav Maga Levels

Once you have trained for the required time needed to progress to the next belt level, you must attain a PERMISSION TO TEST FORM at our Front Desk. Prior to class, please give the completed form to your instructor, ask him/her to evaluate your performance and sign the form if they believe you are prepared to test. Our goal is to make sure that everyone is prepared as best as possible before going into the workshop and testing. Once the form has been signed by an instructor bring the form to the Front Desk to pay and register for the workshop/test.

Permission To Test Form

Once you have trained for the required time needed to progress to the next belt level, you must attain a PERMISSION TO TEST FORM at our Front Desk. Prior to class, please give the completed form to your instructor, ask him/her to evaluate your performance and sign the form if they believe you are prepared to test. Our goal is to make sure that everyone is prepared as best as possible before going into the workshop and testing. Once the form has been signed by an instructor bring the form to the Front Desk to pay and register for the workshop/test.

Test Results

Results will be ready approximately a week after the test is conducted. Those members who pass will receive their Official Belt Diploma during class awarded by Krav Maga Worldwide. At this point you will be able to commence with your new level classes. Those who do not pass will be contacted by the testing instructor to discuss results.

Belt Advancement Timeline

The following timelines are only approximates and are based upon members training anaverage of two times per week. Again, please be mindful that members often progressthrough the system at different paces.

  • YELLOW BELT: 4 Months
  • ORANGE BELT: 6 Months
  • GREEN BELT: 9 Months
  • BLUE BELT: 9 Months
  • BROWN BELT: 12 Months
  • BLACK BELT I: Invitation Only (12 Months Minimum)
  • BLACK BELT II: Invitation Only

Curriculum Taught In Each Class Level

  • KM Level 1: Yellow Belt Curriculum
  • KM Level 2: Orange Belt Curriculum
  • KM Level 3: Green Belt Curriculum
  • KM Level 4: Blue Belt Curriculum
  • KM Level 5: Brown and Black Belt Curriculum