Krav Maga Frequently Asked Questions

Krav Maga Frequently Asked Questions

Below you’ll find a listing of Krav Maga frequently asked questions.  These are questions are typically asked by Krav Maga participants before starting Krav Maga Classes.

We hope that here you’ll find answers to your questions, but if you don’t, please feel free to contact us or visit us.

Are Krav Maga classes appropriate for someone who’s never done anything like this before?

This is perhaps one of the the leading Krav Maga frequently asked questions.  The answer is yes.  Our adult Fundamentals Program is a White Belt Level class.  It teaches the basics and it’s perfect for anyone starting Krav Maga training.  Our youth Krav Maga classes are organized by age and therefore appropriate even for younger kids and for kids with little or no experience.  Family classes and women only classes are also appropriate for those just starting.  Our fitness classes are “go at your own pace” and suitable for anyone who’s just beginning their work outs and training.

Regardless of which program is right for you – and regardless of your age, size, skill, and ability – you can train with Krav Maga New York and feel at home.  For a Trial Class, click here.

When are classes held?

We hold classes 7 days a week.  Mornings, evening and weekends, and we run more than 1 class a day, a total of 40 a week.  To see our class schedule, click here.

How long are the classes?

Classes run 1 hr. unless otherwise specified on our schedule.

Can I try a Krav Maga, fitness, women only or family class, and can my kids try a class?

Yes, of course.  We encourage it!  You can register for a Trial Class anytime by clicking here.

What do I wear when I come for my first class?

This is another leading Krav Maga frequently asked questions.  Wear comfortable clothing, as if you were going to the gym or for a run. If you have a clean pair of sneakers, please bring them with you and change into them at the center. We train with sneakers, and on mats, so if you can help us keep the mats clean, we’d appreciate it. Bring water.  An extra t-shirt to change into after class is also a good idea.

Do I need any gear?

If you have gloves or wraps, bring them for your Trial Class.  If not, don’t worry, we’ll lend you a pair.  if you decide to train with us, you’ll need some gear to get the most out of your classes. The gear that you’ll need can be purchased separately.

Can I just show up?

Sure, you can visit us anytime we’re open. If you can let us know in advance that you’re coming, that would be great, but if a last minute thing, that’s cool too.  But GPS doesn’t always find our location, click here for directions.

How much do classes cost?

This is another Krav Maga frequently asked questions.  To view our current Trial Class options  click here.   You should start with a Trail Class and see if our training is right for you.  If you wish to join our program, several different options are available.  We would love to discuss those options with you to see which one fits your needs best, but we can explain it all and answer your questions a lot easier in person.

How are payments made?

We do not process your enrollment up front.  Payments are made monthly by credit or debit card. We’re a registered merchant, we accepts all major credit and debit cards and follow all security and privacy guidelines required by law and by your lending institution. You can pay for Trial Classes directly online for more information  click here.

Can I pay in cash?

You can make your first payment in cash or by check, but all subsequent monthly payments are automated monthly through your credit or debit card.

Can I pay per class?

We do not offer pay as you go options.  Krav Maga New York offers Beginner through Black Belt Level courses organized in training blocks, each with a fixed beginning and end.  Our programs for people who want to learn a complete training block, the most basic of which is Fundamentals. So if you decide to learn a complete course, we’d love to train with you.

What happens after I complete Fundamentals or any other program?

After your initial program term ends, your membership automatically renews for a like term, unless you decide to terminate.  If you decide to terminate, we kindly ask for a 30-day notice.

What if I enroll but later decide I no longer wish to participate?

All of our memberships come with a standard 30-day cancellation policy.  This means that you can cancel anytime and for any reason within your first 30-days.

Are there belts in Krav Maga?

Though this is perhaps one of the least Krav Maga frequently asked questions, we’re glad it’s asked because it shows a participant’s interest in the system’s progression.

Krav Maga is a progressive training program so yes, it’s a belted system – White belt through Black Belt (and beyond), but we don’t wear belts in class nor do we follow customs typically associated with traditional martial arts, like taking off our shoes. The belt levels simply help differentiate the curriculum and help the students understand the system’s progression.

Unless you have experience with Krav Maga, you’ll start in the White Belt level. If you have experience in other martial arts, you may want to start at the Beginner level, or other levels – and you’re likely to move through the levels quickly.

All the information you need to understand belts, levels, promotions, training time, training blocks, etc. is made available to all students online through our member connect portal.

How do you advance levels?

Krav Maga New York holds both training workshops and promotions quarterly. Workshops are typically held the last week of every calendar quarter. Belt promotions are special one day events scheduled separately, typically quarterly, right after the work shop. Workshops help the student stay on track, understand the material, ask questions and receive feedback from the Instructors. Once you’ve attended these, you can attend a belt promotion.

Although we encourage you to attend belt advancement promotions, we won’t force you. Belt promotions bring the best out of everyone and your experience will be complete, we feel, once you attend your promotion. But whether or not to attend your advancement promotion is ultimately your choice.

We do not charge fees to test.  And by the way, our Instructors do not get paid to test you.  Testing is a privilege for all of us.

Are you affiliated with any other Krav Maga centers or association?

Yes, we’re affiliated with Krav Maga Alliance, and we’ve trained with many Krav Maga centers nationwide and overseas, including Israel.

How do I get started?

You should start by taking a Trial Class.  It will give you an opportunity to meet us, meet your fellow members, see our location, try a class, and meet with us after to cover program details and answer your questions.  To register for a Trial Class, click here.