Krav Maga Curriculum
Our curriculum is designed, as our motto suggests, to “Turn Lambs into Lions.” Through hard work and dedicated training, we intend to guide anyone from no knowledge in self-defence to the skill level of even the top professionals, or to take those with existing knowledge and refine their skills using our approach.
We created our curriculum from our original, larger set of techniques and practices, drawing insight from multiple organizations and honing it to be as efficient as possible, with the goal and belief that Krav Maga should be simple. Over the years we have added, modified, or removed techniques to offer the smallest amount of techniques necessary to achieve the most efficient results for the majority of people. Our curriculum is broken into three stages: Beginner (White belt), Novice (Yellow and Orange belt), and Advanced (Green belt and above).
We would like to remind students and visitors to our website that this material is meant as a supplement to your regular training, either with UTKM or another organization. We DO NOT offer ranks or testing online, as assessments are only offered to those who train with us in person on a regular basis. Though we encourage everyone to learn from this material and we hope that our curriculum improves your skills no matter where you train.
Our Beginner curriculum is just that, the start. It focuses on how to think, move, and strike using the most fundamental aspects of Krav maga, while throwing in some of the most basic, yet core, Self-Defence techniques. The purpose of the Beginner curriculum is to give you the foundational combative skills you will use for your entire Krav Maga journey. But, more importantly, to teach you how to think, and strategize appropriately for the real world. While the techniques are important, they don’t win fights; winning (surviving) is accomplished through attitude, strategy, and aggression. At this level it is expected that you will learn to avoid fights, but, if you have to fight, act quickly so that you can escape to safety. No matter what skills you have, or what level you are at in our curriculum, the material at this level must always be practiced and never forgotten.
Our Novice curriculum builds off of the Beginner curriculum. It starts to expand on the concepts of Krav Maga and self-defence, looking at what happens when you failed to avoid the fight, could not create space, or if running wasn’t an option. We begin to look at more complex situations such as grabs, holds, and throws, and introduce grappling and basic control techniques. We will explore a more in-depth coverage of boxing, kickboxing, wrestling, and judo, while also covering more advanced self-defence situations. This material becomes the basis for more advanced techniques. Just as the Novice curriculum builds from the Beginner material, the Novice material becomes the foundation for everything above it.
Our Advanced curriculum is where we begin to look at the professional application of Krav Maga for Security, Law Enforcement, or the Military. It is also where we begin to heavily expand on combative theory and knowledge, as well as firearms use in both self-defence and offensive situations that may arise. At this point it is no longer self-defence for the average person, but for those who have either trained hard to get to this point or those who genuinely need the knowledge and skill for real world job application. Because of this, our advanced curriculum is only open to those who can pass basic background checks and have no violent or serious criminal records. While we believe everyone has the right to learn to defend themselves, professional application and skills are not for those who would use them for the wrong reasons.
*Our advanced curriculum is still under development and will be available on this website sometime in the future.*