Do I need prior martial arts or fighting experience to learn Krav Maga?
No! We have new students starting everyday. Whether you have a lot of prior knowledge, or are a beginner, we have programs to suit you.
What does a typical Krav Maga class entail?
We usually start with some warming up and stretching a bit, and they will be related to the lessons being taught that day. Then we will progress to games and movement drills to start the learning process. After that, we will usually be doing striking and combatives (something like kickboxing) for the first half of class, and then focus on the self-defense techniques the second half of class.
What does a typical Kettlebell class entail?
We have a well vetted process to introduce the kettlebell movements to new students. This introductory process takes a few classes to master all the techniques, and then we will enroll you into the regular class. From there you can either do a Workout of Day or begin one of our Book Of Strength programs. We make sure that all students have good form before progressing them.
How long to get 'good' at Krav Maga?
This is a very common question, and there are a few aspects to the answer. The first is your prior knowledge. Are you coming from years of Martial Arts or other fighting systems? If so, you might progress fairly quickly. What is your physical conditioning? The better it is, the easier it is to train and learn. To get good enough to protect yourself from 'many' situations, usually takes about a year. To get 'good' can take many years, depending on your definition.
Regardless of your prior background, or physical conditioning, we WILL be able to teach you self-defense. Self-Defense is not designed for professionals only. It is designed to teach everyone, in any condition, or any background, how to defend themselves.
How much are your classes?
We have a variety of programs and prices, and they change quite often. Please contact us at 469-777-8288 to get the latest information.
How does Krav Maga handle levels or belt ranks of students?
We have Levels (not colored belts and gi's like traditional martial arts) that are broken into 4 types:
Practitioner, Graduate, Expert and Master
Practitioner levels are graded 1 - 5, and are what I generically call "student" ranks. These are the first 5 levels of the system, and cover the basics. A student at a P5 (5th rank) might be equivalent to a brown belt in many other systems.
Graduate levels are graded 1 - 5, and are what I call "instructor' ranks. To get to a Graduate 1, with consistent weekly training, takes approximately 3 years. A student at a G1 (6th rank) might be equivalent to a black belt in many other systems.
Expert levels are also graded 1 - 5, and are for those who have dedicated many years and are regularly teaching classes or owning school(s). Instructors with a rank of Expert are far and few between. An Expert 1 is the 11th rank in the system.
How does Crucible do testing?
We have testing every 4 months, but it is not mandatory. Before the testing we will usually have 1 - 2 training sessions to cover the testing material in detail. These courses are free, and last about 2-3 hours each
Testing will be on Saturday afternoons, every 4 months, from 1 -6PM. We encourage all students, regardless if they are testing, to participate in the pre-test courses and the testing itself.
How does Krav Maga differ from other martial arts, sport fighting systems, and other self-defense systems?
Krav Maga has been used in Israel and other countries for decades as the go-to training system for