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 colour belt. However, we do recognize that aiming for a higher grade can motivate people to train harder and therefore improve.

KM ranks are structured into:


Beginner levels – P1 to P5


Intermediate and Instructor levels – G1 to G5


Advanced, police and military instructor levels – E1 to E5

In addition, there are three Master levels

Imi granted up to Master 3 / Expert 8

Krav Maga unlike many other martial arts, is a very fastprogressing 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.

Each level has a specific curriculum and requirements.

Climbing from one level to the next in the Practitioner and Graduate level respectively takes about 4 to 6 months of consistent training.

It takes between one to four years to pass from one Expert