I’M NOT SURE IF KRAV MAGA IS FOR ME. CAN I TRY IT OUT BEFORE SIGNING UP?
No problem! We offer a Free Trial Class to anyone who wants to try one of our Krav Maga Level 1 classes as well as Fitness Kickboxing or Fitness Circuit classes. You’re also welcome to come and observe a class anytime.
WHAT CLOTHING OR EQUIPMENT DO I NEED FOR MY FIRST CLASS?
Come dressed in athletic wear that will allow you to move freely. Bring clean cross-training shoes with non-marking soles. We also recommend that you bring a towel and water bottle as you will be sure to sweat! Please remove all jewelry and avoid wearing strong perfume or colognes.
DO I NEED TO BE IN SHAPE BEFORE I CAN TAKE KRAV MAGA?
You do not need to be fit to get started! Krav Maga is adaptable to all fitness levels. However, if you have any specific concerns feel free to talk with any of our experienced instructors. Krav Maga is what gets you in shape. Fitness is a journey, not a destination.
HOW DO I PROGRESS THROUGH THE SYSTEM?
KMSDF conducts Level Testing twice per year, in the Spring and Fall. Minimum requirements for testing are listed below. However, we recommend that student strive to exceed this minimum standard. Students who successfully pass the Level 1 test have usually completed over 50 Level 1 classes as well as taking fitness kickboxing or circuit classes to improve both their conditioning and technique. Signed permission from an instructor is also required for testing at each level.
Level 1 (Yellow Belt)
- 4 months of training at Level 1
- 40 Level 1 classes
Level 2 (Orange Belt)
- 6 months of training at Level 2
- 60 Level 2 classes
Level 3 (Green Belt)
- 9 months of training at Level 3
- 90 Level 3 classes
Level 4 (Blue Belt)
- 12 months of training at Level 4
- 120 Level 4 classes
Level 5 (Brown Belt)
- 12 months of training at Level 5
- 120 Level 5 classes
I HAVE A BACKGROUND IN OTHER MARTIAL ARTS. CAN I BEGIN TRAINING IN INTERMEDIATE OR ADVANCED CLASSES IMMEDIATELY?
As a self-defense system, Krav Maga differs from traditional martial arts and MMA in its training approach and mindset. Because of this, we require that all students new to Krav Maga must start in our Level One classes, regardless of previous experience. However, people of all backgrounds and expertise will find our Level One classes both fun and challenging.
I HAVE PREVIOUS KRAV MAGA EXPERIENCE AT A DIFFERENT GYM. CAN I JUMP INTO INTERMEDIATE OR ADVANCED CLASSES?
We recognize ranks earned at any other Krav Maga Worldwide® certified gyms. Just let us know where you trained and when you last tested and we will get you placed in the appropriate class. However, if it has been a while since your last Krav Maga class, we recommend starting with Level One to reorient yourself into training.
If you trained at a non-Krav Maga Worldwide® school, we require that you start in Level One so that we can evaluate your capabilities. If you have any questions, please feel free to talk with any of our senior instructors.
DO YOU OFFER PRIVATE CLASSES?
Not at this time.
WHAT ARE THE AGE REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ADULT CLASSES?
In general, teenagers aged 12 and up are eligible to participate in our adult classes. Feel free to discuss specific concerns or requirements with an instructor.
WHAT IS YOUR MEMBERSHIP CANCELLATION POLICY?
Members may terminate their agreements by providing 30 days written notice. If the member is canceling the contract before fulfillment, the member will need to pay the difference between total payments made at the contracted rate and the monthly pay-in-advance rate for the same number of months.
Members may put their contract on hold only for medical/health reasons substantiated by a letter written and signed by the member’s medical physician.