Prepare for a level up exam

How do you prepare for a level up exam in Krav Maga?  This question was recently brought to the foreground at Idaho Krav Maga and merits a brief discussion.

The simple answer is come to class.  Don’t come to class when you feel like it or when you think we are going to spar or do something “fancy”.  Come to class religiously.  We offer classes in Krav

Maga for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students separately as well as a couple of combined classes.  We also offer fitness classes and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes.  One thing I have learned over the years is this; if I take a Krav Maga class, any level of Krav Maga class, and I don’t improve or learn something, then I wasn’t paying attention.  Advanced students can learn from beginners just as well as beginners can learn from advanced students.  Be open.

The Krav Maga curriculum is designed in such a way that regular attendance will provide you with the right amount of training opportunities for the material you need to know.  StrikeFit is an incredible way to condition yourself for the rigors of an exam.  Try taking StrikeFit and Krav Maga back-to-back.  In fact, on both Tuesday and Thursday evenings, here at IKM, you could bust out a trifecta with StrikeFit, Krav Maga, and BJJ.

Ask questions.  If you are struggling with a single technique or KM principle, ask.  Keep asking until you understand your material.

If you are doing all of these things, and you still feel ill prepared, consider private lessons.  The average student does not need private lessons if they are training in class regularly, but they can be a big help if something just hasn’t clicked for you.  Take a step back.  Look at your nutrition and habits outside of IKM.  Do you eat to fuel your training?  Are you sedentary on the days you skip classes?  What simple changes can you make to maximize your endurance and overall performance.

We set you up for success.  We provide the training opportunities.  We can’t do the training for you.

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