Each of the below learning paths prescribe a recommended set of tasks, books, courses, etc. to help you put together a study plan. Remember the Break Diver's Creed: No Rules. No Excuses. No Regrets. Go make it happen!

  • Watch online videos on YouTube to see if you like the Krav Maga style

  • Determine if you wish to study online, at a normal school, or both

  • Register with a school and push towards white belt. Make sure the school is legit. Don't register at a belt factory

  • Be sure you find a training partner -- you won't know if you know how to do something well until you practice with and on real people

  • Create a regular training plan and try to stick to it. If you can do 2 - 3 hours per week, that is the minimum ideal

  • Create a stretching plan too. You need to increase flexibility.


  • By the intermediate stage, you should now have earned the middle belt for Krav Maga at your school.

  • You should now feel quite confident that you could defend yourself in a legit street situation.

  • You should ideally be practicing 3 - 5 hours per week now, if not more, to help you more quickly progress.

  • Your flexibility should be at least 30% better all around by now from when you started.

  • Start creating a clear plan to reach black belt.


  • By this stage, you should have your brown belt, minimum, and be moving on to black, 1st degree, and 2nd degree

  • Start focusing on optimization, performance, speed, and technique. The techniques need to be instinctual at this point (or getting there).

  • Don't get lazy now or lose speed or motivation. You're so close to mastery, so don't stop until you get there.

  • Create a clear plan to achieve the next belt. 

  • You should ideally be practicing 4 - 7 hours per week now, if not more, to help you achieve mastery more quickly.

  • At this point, consider getting your martial arts instructor certificate

  • At this point, consider if you may wish to pursue a second black belt in another martial art