KM levels are divided into 4 sections: Practitioner Levels (1-5) ; Graduate Levels (1-5) ; Expert Levels (1-5) ; and Master Levels (1-3). There is not much correlation to Belt Levels, however, with regular training it takes around 2-3 years to get G1, 5-7 years to get Expert 1.
General Information and Theory (Including: history, explanations on the way and systematical & logical thinking of the KM, as we teach it; Principles of action and motion behind the attack, defense and release techniques; The essence and nature of confrontation, avoidance, prevention and de-escalation.
Teaching Methodology (including the teaching science of KM as taught by the IKMF).
An integral part of KM is how we teach KM.
Preliminary Considerations (including Safety in training, warm-up & stretching).
How to Handle Falls to the Ground (or towards large objects).
Attacking with the Hands.
Attacking with the Legs.
Defenses against Punches.
Defenses against Kicks.
Releases from Grabs, Chocks & Holds at high level
Releases from Grabs & Holds at medium level.
Releases with Throws (When being pushed towards the ground/wall).
Release from Holds & Dangerous Grabs on the Floor.
Leverages & Takedowns.
Defense against Attacks With a Stick / Club.
Defenses against Attacks With a Knife & other Edged Weapons.
Defense against Threats With a Knife & other Edged Weapons.
Defense against Threats With Handgun.
Defense against Threats With Rifle or Submachine Gun.
Using Common Objects as Weapons in Defensive Tactics.
Self Defense against Multiple Opponents (armed or unarmed).
Unit 21 to 25
Military Material & Units of Training.
Unit 26 to 30
Law Enforcement Material & Units of Training.
Unit 31 to 34
Security and VIP and 3rd Party Protection Material & Units of Training.
Correlations Integration Between Self-Defense and Fighting Skills.
Unit 36 to 38
Fighting Tactics and Applications, Fighting Drills.
Fighting from Different Positions & in Different Locations/Places.
Unit 40, 41
Ways and applications of Mental Training.
Unit 42 to 46
Training Methods for the Above Units.
Simulations and Scenario Based Training. Analyzing of Past Incidents.
Self-defense for Children – Applications and transformations of the basic techniques and training methods for children and Teenagers.
Self-defense for Women – Applications and transformations of the basic techniques and training methods for women.