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Krav Maga Yashir Boston
Charlestown Maritime Ctr (3 FL)
Charlestown
MA 02129

Tel: (339) 224-8005

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Belts & Grading

Krav Maga Black Belt Program In Boston


About Krav Maga Gradings In Boston At Krav Maga Yashir Boston, our first goal, is to give you both the head knowledge and the physical skills to keep you safe – we teach you not just self-defense techniques, but equip you with the self-protection skills to predict, identify, prevent and avoid violence altogether. This is reflected in how we teach our classes, and how our belt system works. Many people looking at reality based self-defense systems, get confused as to the purpose of a belt system, seeing it as something that in the modern age is redundant, and that only has relevance if you are training in a traditional martial art. A belt system, is really just a way or organizing a system/syllabus into manageable, teachable parts; and the awarding of belts is a way of recognizing, who knows what, and what skills and attributes they are likely to possess. This allows students of all levels to train together, because they know by the belt color what their partner is and isn’t capable of.

Our school follows the same belt progression, as that laid out by Jigaro Kano (the founder of Judo and the creator of the colored belt system) i.e. Yellow, Orange, Green, Blue, Brown & Black, with introduction of white and black bands, to indicate levels within the belts e.g. because the progression from Blue to Brown belt may take several years, we have two belts in between: Blue with a White Stripe and Blue with a Black Stripe.

Krav Maga Belts & Gradings In Boston Up until Blue Belt, our syllabus is taught in terms of 6 months, with some core and common techniques being taught continuously (such as blocking, striking and moving etc.), others being revisited with other “new” ones being introduced. We also end classes with free form drills that allow you to test your knowledge and ability, concerning all that you have learnt, so that nothing becomes lost or forgotten. Our goal is to provide you with the techniques and the skills and abilities that will allow you to survive any real-life encounter.

At Green & Black, in preparation for the Blue Belt syllabus, we introduce an approach to training that was developed by Dr Dennis Hanover, and is taught to elite units of the Israeli Military. Dr Dennis Hanover created a system called Hisardut (Hisardut means “Survival” in Hebrew), which combined Judo, Karate, and traditional Ju-Jitsu. As a student progresses towards Blue Belt, they supplement their Krav Maga training, with this method of training, learning to throw, roll, break-fall in all directions, adding more and different types of kicks to their arsenal, as well as learning how to lock and control assailants. At the same time, this type of training rapidly, improves overall fighting skills and attributes, and students start to become much more, well rounded in the types of solutions they can apply.

As students become proficient at fitting everything together e.g. being able to set up throws from strikes, deal effectively with multiple armed assailants, and be able to use locks and controls etc. they move into the Brown Belt phase of their training, which consists of 18 months of preparation for their Black Belt test.

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