Orange Belt Requirements

All members must be prepared to demonstrate full understanding of the techniques listed below, and possess the capability to fully execute movements under stress. Members must also be able to demonstrate a full understanding of related Krav Maga principles.

PREREQUISITES TO ORANGE BELT TEST: Minimum of six months training and 60 classes completed following attainment of Yellow Belt.

I. STAND-UP

Movement
Bobbing and weaving to avoid wide punches
Slipping to avoid straight punches
Shadow boxing
Short Range Combatives
Hook punch
Uppercut punch
Arm drag option for A-frame knee position
Snap down option for A-frame knee position
Knees with control of attacker’s neck (Thai clinch)
Short uppercut back kick
Long Range Combatives
Defensive front kick - in place; versus approaching attacker
Side kick - in place; advancing
Back kick - in place; advancing
Advancing front kick to groin - fighting stance; neutral stance
Downward round kick
Combative Combinations
Basic focus mitt combinations
Punch combination (#5) – L-straight, R-straight, L-hook, R-uppercut, L-hook
Rising front kick to groin + round kick (either leg)
Side kick (or back kick) + turning-in with strikes
Defense against Hand Strikes
Inside defense with counter vs. left straight punch (1 counter)
Inside defense with counter vs. right straight punch (1 counter)
Inside defense with counter vs. right straight punch (2 counters)
Cross body defense with counter vs. straight punch (either side)
Defense against hook punch – extended; covering
Defense against uppercut punch
360 outside defenses with counter vs. wide attacks
Defense against Leg Strikes
Leg defense vs. rising kick to groin (redirect with leg)
Reflexive hand defense vs. rising kick to groin (arm sweep)
Hand defense vs. rising kick to groin, weight forward or on ground (ramp with arm)
Leg defense vs. low round kick, absorbing with thigh
Leg defense vs. low round kick, checking with shin
Hand defense vs. front kick to body, plucking
Hand defense vs. front kick to body, redirect with forearm
Leg defense vs. developing kick, heel stomp
Defense against Chokes
Choke from front - shoulders pinned to wall
Choke from behind - shoulders pinned to wall
Choke from behind being pulled or pulled downward

Defense against Headlocks
Headlock from side
Defense against Headlocks
Headlock from behind, pressure on front of throat
Headlock from behind, pressure on sides of neck / carotid
Defense against Bear Hugs & Other Grabs
Front bear hug, arms free with space (attack eyes, A-frame control)
Front bear hug, arms free with no space (leverage on neck)
Front bear hug, arms caught with space (control hips)
Front bear hug, arms caught with no space (strike and control hips)
Rear bear hug, arms free with space (base out)
Rear bear hug, arms free with no space (strike, base out)
Rear bear hug, arms caught with space (base out)
Rear bear hug, arms caught with no space (strike, base out)
Wrists held by 2 attackers with 3rd attacker approaching

II. GROUND FIGHTING

Stances and Positions
Mount position – top; bottom
Guard position – top; bottom (closed, open)
Short Range Combatives
Mount position, top – strikes; exiting the mount
Guard position, top – strikes; exiting the guard
Defenses in the Mount, Bottom Position
Mounted, defend punches (bucking, covering, head control)
Escape the mount - buck-trap-and-roll to guard
Escape the mount - buck and shrimp hips to guard (“elbow escape”)
Escape the mount, attacker’s weight back - buck and slide out with straight arm
Defend choke while mounted
Defend headlock or close choke while mounted
Defenses in the Guard, Bottom Position
Exit the guard - kicking-off
Clearing Defender’s Foot When Caught on Ground
In place (axe kick)
Being spun in either direction (roll-out)
Both feet being held (scissoring legs)

III.TRANSITIONS FROM STAND-UP TO GROUND

Back fall break
Side fall break
Forward fall break
Basic sprawl to defend take down (basic partner drills)
Defense against knee grab or single leg take down grab