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Level 1 Krav Maga

“Some come for the self defense, and leave fit; some people come to get fit, and they leave safer.” - Darren Levine, US Chief Krav Maga Instructor

Level 1 (White Belt Students)

Entry-level basics of self defense and fighting. New Krav Maga students learn fighting stance and movement, punches, elbows and knees, kicks from standing and the ground, and how to defend against punches, chokes, headlocks and wrist grabs. Students who train an average of two to three times per week should expect to complete the curriculum in four months. Krav Maga Level 1 students will participate in a Yellow Belt workshop and examination to test into Krav Maga Level 2.

Level 1 Curriculum

Stance & Movement - Neutral stance; fighting stance; forward, backward, left & right movement; shadow boxing; defensive sprawl

Upper body strikes - Straight punches; left/right combination; palm heel strike; eye / throat strike; advancing straight punch; retreating straight punch; low straight punch; hammer fist (all directions); elbows 1-7

Lower body strikes - Front kick; front kick to vertical target; round kick (vertical, horizontal, diagonal); knees (straight, diagonal, round angle)

Punch-kick combinations - Front kick to groin & hammer fist down; front kick to groin & straight punch

Punch defenses - 360 Outside defenses; inside defenses; low inside defenses

Choke defenses - Choke from the front (2 handed pluck); choke from the front (1 handed pluck); choke from behind; choke from the side; choke from the front with a push; choke from behind with a push

Headlock defenses - Headlock from the side

Wrist releases - Same side hand (elbow to elbow); opposite hand (hitchhike); 2 hands held high; 2 hands held down

Groundwork - Back & side position; movement on the ground; front kick from the ground; round kick from the ground; side kick from the ground; transition kick; getting up off the ground

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