Student ranks are represented by patches that indicate their current level. Our ranks are structured into five Practitioner levels, five Graduate levels and five Expert levels. Each level has a specific curriculum and requirements.
The first 5 levels are:
The Goals: be proficient with basic attacks in different directions; and be able to deal successfully with frontal assaults: all at the "Operator Level".
The Goals: Dealing with side and rear attacks; be proficient in performing series of attacks in all directions; familiarity with application of pre-fight, fight and post-fight concepts. Required Achievement: Operator Level.
The Goals: Dealing with side and rear strikes and grabs; increase abilities with series of attacks in all directions; proficient with break-falls and rolls; application of pre-fight, fight and post-fight concepts. Required Achievement: Improving the Fighter's attitude and mentality.
The Goals: Improving trainees abilities to prevent and release from different grabs, at the medium height; dealing with stick attacks; progressing with fighting skills. Required Achievement: Striving to the Fighter Level. Emphasizing on finishing modes and continuation when a problem occurred or mistake is made.
The Goals: Upgrading self defense skills; Familiarity with defending 3rd party. Required Achievement: Fighter Level.
After the Practitioner Levels are the G Levels. After the G Levels are the Expert Levels. It takes about 10 years to reach Expert Level. Below is a good comparison to other martial arts belts:
Below explains the Krav Maga system in Belts