Grades in KM

Krav Maga – Grading System

A core belief of Krav Maga is that the ability to remain safe and effectively execute self defense techniques under pressure is far more important than receiving a new color belt. However, we do recognize that aiming for a higher grade can motivate people to train harder and therefore improve.

Krav Maga unlike many other martial arts, is a very fast progressing system. Part of its design was driven by the need to train people very quickly and very efficiently. Consequently, it typically takes a person of average physical ability only several months before significant progress is achieved and noticeable.

KM ranks are structured into:

  • Fighter Level (AKA “Practitioner Level”)
  • Warrior Level (AKA “Graduate Level”)
  • Expert Level

IUKMF KRAV MAGA Grading Chart