UTKM Belt Testing: Adult Requirements

Posted: January 11, 2018 by urbantacticskravmaga in UTKM Testing
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First of, if you haven’t read our post on our belts, in general, please see the page UTKM Belts – Our Story & Process.

First off, in order to test for any specific belt level, you must meet the MINIMUM requirements. Remember, these are MINIMUMS and do not entitle you to test even if you have met them. Please do not ask your instructor to test, you will be asked when your instructor has deemed you ready. It doesn’t matter if you think you are ready, if the instructor does not think you are ready, you are not ready. In addition, there are various factors to consider when inviting students to test. Please do not take it personally.

UTKM Adult Belt Rankings (Age 16 +)

Yellow Belt

  • Complete a minimum of 70 hours at white belt, warrior and defence classes and be approved by your regular instructor
  • Have shown competency in, and  can safely spare with contact
  • Have volunteered or witnessed a yellow belt test previously
  • Attend classes a minimum of once a week 6 weeks prior to testing
  • Are physically and mentally ready for the test as determined by your instructor

Orange Belt

  • Complete a minimum of 70 hours as a yellow belt with at least 50% of classes attended in the colour belt (Yellow & Orange) Belt classes and be approved by your regular instructor.
  • Have volunteered or witnessed an Orange or Green Belt test previously
  • Attend classes a minimum of once a week 6 weeks prior to testing
  • Have shown competency in the yellow belt curriculum
  • Are physically and mentally ready for the test as determined by your instructor
  • Are prepared for the written test, including multiple choice, true and false, and short answer. All information can be found at www.utkmblog.com or by asking your instructors.

Green Belt

  • Complete a minimum of 140 hours as an orange belt with a minimum of 50% of classes attended in the colour belt (Yellow & Orange) Belt classes and be approved by your regular instructor
  • Have volunteered or witnessed an Orange or Green Belt test previously
  • Have shown competency in the Orange belt curriculum
  • Attend a minimum of once a week 6 weeks prior to the test date
  • Are physically and mentally ready for the test. This includes being prepared for the “Bar Or” test including a 2 km run.
  • Are prepared for the written test which is a more comprehensive test and may include multiple choice, true and false, and short answer. All information can be found at www.utkmblog.com or by asking your instructors.
  • Have received your PAL (Canadian Firearms lesson) or for non-residents have completed a minimum 8 hours of firearms safety classes. If your province, state or country has an equivalent that is legally required then this will be required prior to advancement.

Blue Belt

  • Complete a minimum of 210 hours as a Green Belt with a minimum of 25% of classes attended in the colour belt (Yellow & Orange) Belt classes and a minimum of 25% of classes attended in the advanced green belt + Classes and be approved by your regular instructor.
  • Attend a minimum of once a week 6 weeks prior to the test date
  • Are physically and mentally ready for the test as determined by your instructor
  • Have completed all level 01 Firearms courses on all 3 platforms, pistol, shotgun rifle, either as independent courses or in the scope of your advanced training.
  • Be competent on the subjects of Krav Maga History and organizations.
  • Be competent on the subjects of firearms safety and firearms general knowledge.
  • Shown competency on the Green Belt Curriculum

Brown Belt

  • Complete a minimum of 280 hours as a Blue Belt with a minimum of 25% of classes attended in the colour belt (Yellow & Orange) Belt classes and a minimum of 25% of classes attended in the advanced green belt + Classes and be approved by your regular instructor.
  • Attend a minimum of once a week 6 weeks prior to the test date. Including any additional prep requested by your instructor.
  • Are physically and mentally ready for the test as determined by your instructor
  • Have completed all level 02 live fire Firearms courses on all 3 platforms, pistol, shotgun rifle, either as independent courses or in the scope of your advanced training. and prove that you have done an additional 16 hours or more on live fire training either through UTKM or other approved training organization.
  • Be competent on the subject of Police application of Krav Maga
  • Shown competency on the Blue Belt Curriculum.

Black Belt

  • Complete a minimum of 400 hours as a Brown Belt with continued regular practice at all levels of Krav Maga classes, beginner, novice and advanced. Classes and be approved by your regular instructor.
  • Attend a minimum of once a week 6 weeks prior to the test date. Including any additional prep requested by your instructor.
  • Are physically and mentally ready for the test as determined by your instructor
  • Shown competency on the Brown Belt Curriculum
  • Be competent on the subject of Military application of Krav Maga
  • Show competency on All prior belt material to such a degree that is capable of teaching it regardless of having completed a UTKM Instructor course
  • Have acheived a Blue Belt in BJJ or show an acceptable grappeling equivalent. Can be from UTKM or any other recognized school.

 

* The information on this page takes precedence over any other belt requirements at all times. This page is subject to change as determined by UTKM HQ. Remember, all requirements are MINIMUMS and your instructor may ask more of you prior to being asked to test.

 

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