What is Krav Maga

Krav Maga is an effective, modern, and dynamic self-defense and fighting system. It is designed to be successful and practical for people of any age, size, shape or experience level. The techniques stem from your natural instincts in order to develop skills quickly and effectively. The goal is to learn how to defend yourself and your loved ones, while gaining increased awareness and instinctive reflexes.


Krav Maga was developed in the 1950s, combining the most effective techniques and philosophy from various martial arts and fight training. It was originally taught to the Israeli Army, and instruction for civilians began in the late 70s. Multiple forms of Krav Maga continue today: civilian (self-defense), law enforcement (arrest or detain), and military.


Krav Maga is a pure self-defense and striking system. Meaning, there are no competitions or showcases for the self-defense scenarios. Krav Maga helps us avoid and survive the worst-case scenarios. There are no uniforms and no traditions. We do not train in Krav Maga to start fights or show off. We train to save our own lives and the lives of our loved ones.


There is no experience necessary to begin Krav Maga. In the beginning, you will learn the basic stances, striking, techniques for falling and getting up safely, and basic defenses against chokes and grabs. Classes will include learning how to defend against an attack while under stress and prevention techniques that can help keep you from getting into problematic situations. More advanced students will learn how to deal with multiple attackers, weapons, and more complicated situations.