Black Belt Questions

Discussion in 'Krav Maga' started by Runs With Fire, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. Runs With Fire

    Runs With Fire Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2014
    Messages:
    204
    Likes Received:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    33
    Location:
    Ensley township, MI
    I'm getting ready to test for black belt in July. What does a "normal" black belt test look like in KM? Does your orginization offer training beyond black belt, or does your curriculum have a dead end? What expectations are there in the Krav Maga community? Just some basic questions here.
     
  2. jks9199

    jks9199 Administrator Staff Member

    • LifeTime Supporting Member
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2006
    Messages:
    20,212
    Likes Received:
    1,535
    Trophy Points:
    263
    Location:
    Northern VA
    I'll be interested to see any responses you get -- but it might help if you identify which KM organization you're testing in. I understand that there are noteworthy differences in how some of them are run.
     
  3. Tez3

    Tez3 Sr. Grandmaster

    • Supporting Member
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2006
    Messages:
    23,072
    Likes Received:
    3,246
    Trophy Points:
    308
    Location:
    England
    I didn't realise KM 'did' black belts. In fact I didn't realise they did gradings so I'll be watching as well.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  4. Runs With Fire

    Runs With Fire Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2014
    Messages:
    204
    Likes Received:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    33
    Location:
    Ensley township, MI
    Some do, some don't. Many just have levels , ie, levels one through six. Krav Maga Worldwide is one who utalizes colored belts.
     
  5. Runs With Fire

    Runs With Fire Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2014
    Messages:
    204
    Likes Received:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    33
    Location:
    Ensley township, MI
    Most of our curriculum is straight out of the Krav Maga Worldwide curriculum, however, I am testing under a small group; Combat Krav maga. Not- Combat Krav Maga International. That's a different one. The system is accepted as a legitimate variant of Krav Maga from Krav Maga Worldwide.
     
  6. Tez3

    Tez3 Sr. Grandmaster

    • Supporting Member
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2006
    Messages:
    23,072
    Likes Received:
    3,246
    Trophy Points:
    308
    Location:
    England
    • Like Like x 1
  7. Gutcha

    Gutcha White Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2017
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Hey, I'm a member of the FEKM (European Federation of Krav Maga). We do have a black belt exam (which I'm taking this sunday, wish me luck !) and above. The founder of the FEKM, Richard Douieb, is a 6th dan black belt. That's the higher grade of our federation.

    When you pass the black belt exam, you're considered an expert in the discipline. In lower grade, you're expected to learn the techniques and master them. When you pass the black belt in the FEKM, it is the same techniques as before in the lower belts but executed perfectly : with control, precision and speed. At this point, you normally have a 5 years experience in Krav Maga. And what differenciate a black belt from lower grades is the questioning. When you're an expert with a black belt, you have sufficient knowledge to question yourself about every details and the efficiency of the techniques in the reality. You start creating our own Krav Maga style. That's my point of view.

    The FEKM also offers exam from 1st dan black to the 5th.
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2017
  8. Transk53

    Transk53 The Dark Often Prevails

    • Supporting Member
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2013
    Messages:
    4,177
    Likes Received:
    815
    Trophy Points:
    263
    Location:
    England 43 Anno Domini
    Good luck fella.
     
    • Like Like x 1

Share This Page