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I’ve been talking a lot lately about my journey towards getting my black belt in Krav Maga, but did you know that my son has been testing along with me? Because Krav Maga is meant for adults and my oldest son is only 11 years old, he’s in the karate program at the same dojo.
He started around the same time as I did (only a few weeks before me) and has been training hard ever since. The kids and adults follow the same process when it comes to black belt testing, so he & I have been going through our testing side by side.
Twice a year they hold boot camp qualifications at our dojo and if you pass, you move on to what they call “boot camp”. Once you’re in boot camp, you meet every Friday night over the course of three months for extra training with the instructors. That’s where they review the specific techniques that they want to see on which phase of the black belt testing (there are a lot of different techniques, so they break it up over the three tests). Then, once a month over the next three months, you test. Continue reading »