Several students have been enquiring about grading so I decided to type up this blog to clarify a few points. Firstly the essence of IKI Krav Maga is about saving lives not boosting someone’s ego with artificial accolades in the form of gradings and sparring trophies that you see in your typical martial arts school. My school is not about churning out gradings every three months like a conveyor belt at a black belt factory, at least not for the Krav Maga part of the business.
A trained fighter is driven by values and principles that come from training and tactics rather than feelings. This is not to imply that a fighter ignores his gut instincts and intuition but rather he is able to recognize the surge of adrenaline and respond accordingly. This takes willpower and training to develop the right attitude and muscle memory. I will never forget the first time I did a bungy jump; my adrenaline was at threshold level, every instinct was screaming; te