I am having trouble comparing curriculum as the material is presented in units. Can you elaborate on the differences and what units are considered "Yellow" "Orange" etc..?

IKMF Curriculum

Here is the combined curriculum for all the different grades/levels together with those of the various instructor courses offered by our organization. The curriculum is divided to subjects (units), most of them appear here only by name.

KM levels is divided into 4 sections: Practitioner Levels (1-5) ; Graduate Levels (1-5) ; Expert Levels (1-5) ; and Master Levels (1-3)

In some places/countries KM students carry the "regular" colored belts.

(Units 1-4 are here in some details)


Unit 1: General Information and Theory
History of K.M. and of it's founder
Dealing with a dangerous event:
State evaluation, process of dealing with an event
Neutralizing a danger and all its aspects
Possible outcome of a violent conformation.
Principles underlying the defense techniques.
Principles underlying the attack techniques.
Training by principles - from techniques to real life variations
Using common objects for self defense -theory and practice.
Rhythm and pace.
Using /relying on natural reactions to correct or prove a point.
Principles and techniques of mental training.


Unit 2: Teaching Methodology; Human body
Basics of anatomy and physiology.
Correct instructing for instructors.
Lesson plan outlines & preparing.
Teacher student relationship.


Unit 3: Preliminary Considerations
Safety in training
Organization of training: methods of training
Dress and appearance
Maintaining the studio
Behavior during training
The warm-up
General principles
Exercises and variation
Approach to stretching and flexibility
Unit 4: The Basics
How to stand - different outlet stances
How to Punch : The basics use of body's weapons; make a fist; Theory of recoiling
Movement and shadow boxing
How to handle a fall
Fall breaks backwards & from high position
Side fall breaks
Soft/hard forward fall breaks
Rolls forward - high, low, sideways,
Roll backwards.
Rolling with assignments, Combinations of rolls and fall breaks
(The following units appear here by the subject's name only)


Unit 5 - Attacking with the Hands
Unit 6 - Attacking with the Legs
Unit 7 - Defenses against Punches
Unit 8 - Defenses against Kicks
Unit 9 - Releases from Grabs, Chocks & Holds at high level
Unit 10 - Releases from Grabs & Holds at medium level
Unit 11 - Releases with Throws
Unit 12 - Release from holds & grabs on the floor
Unit 13 - Leverages & Takedowns.
Unit 14 - Defense against attacks involving a stick / club.
Unit 15 - Defenses against attacks involving a knife (edged weapons).
Unit 16 - Defense against threats involving a knife (edged weapons).
Unit 17 - Defense against threats involving handgun.
Unit 18 - Defense against threats involving Submachine gun.
Unit 19 - Using common objects as weapons in defense against armed assailants
Unit 20 - Self defense against two assailants or more (armed with knife/stick or not armed)
Unit 20-25 - Military training units
Unit 26-30 - Law Enforcement training unites
Unit 31-33 - Additional units for Security and VIP Protection
Unit 34 - Self-defense for Children - Applications and transformations of the basic techniques and training methods for children.
Unit 35 - Self-defense for Women - Applications and transformations of the basic techniques and training methods for women.
Unit 36 - Fighting Drills.
Units 37-38 - Fighting Tactics and applications.
Unit 39 - Fighting in different positions & places.
Unit 40 - Ways and applications of mental training.
Unit 41 - 44 Training Methods for the above units.
Unit 45 - Simulations and scenarios, analyzing and training accordingly.
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