Krav Maga or contact combat is the official self-defense system of the Israeli Defense Force, as well as law enforcement agencies around the country. It is a reality-based system that was developed to be used effectively on the streets by men and women of all sizes and uses simple and instinctive movements that are easy to learn and remember, especially under high stress situations. The basic principles of Krav Maga are threat neutralization, simultaneous defensive and offensive maneuvers, and aggression; in other words, recognize danger at the earliest stages, react without hesitation and with a seamless explosion of violence, and eliminate the danger as quickly as possible by delivering a series of combatives to the vulnerable parts of your attacker’s body. With Krav Maga, you will become a walking human weapon.
Objective: To survive by whatever means necessary and become a master of controlled violence and chaos.
Krav Maga Force offers reality based self-defense, as well as, a variety of bootcamps and fitness programs that will train students to defend themselves, using the combatives, techniques, and principles of krav maga, a self-defense system, based on hand-to-hand combat utilized by Israeli military and adopted by law enforcement agencies in the United States. This training will provide students with an efficient and effective means of recognizing danger, addressing it immediately, and neutralizing the threat quickly by focusing on the vulnerable parts of an attacker’s body. Through hard work and dedicated training, students will develop the physical ability to defend themselves, along with an increased mental strength, self-confidence, and the mindset necessary to survive a violent attack, by whatever means necessary.
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June 2016: Shannon T.
The women's self defense workshops are awesome. They really prioritize conditioning, so be prepared to move and work for 90 minutes straight. There is plenty of instruction, but no sitting around and watching (which is awesome- you get your money's worth).
The training is very practical. You learn how to fight effectively by performing drills that mimic real-world threats.
The instructors are usually cops and former military members. They give helpful feedback and are very attentive and motivating.
April 2016: Priscilla A.
For years I've secretly wanted to try Krav Maga. Maybe I kept it low key because I didn't want to appear so aggressive? I dunno what my reasoning to keep it under wraps was, but I'm so glad I tried Krav Maga here at Krav Maga Force!
I tried KMF because my colleague comes here ALL DA TIME! When he first told me he was going to start Krav Maga, I was super jealous. After a few months of him trying to convince me to go with him to check it out, I finally did around in June of 2015. KMF let's you try out a class for free, so this was my chance!
Tony taught the class I tried out. He totally kicked my ass (almost literally). The cardio portion was killer, but the combatives they teach you are rough. I had good inspiration to want to punch and kick and beat someone's ass because at that time my boyfriend had just broken up with me :p
As much as I wanted to continue taking a few classes here and there, money was super tight, plus I had so much on my plate after that. But Tony didn't forget about me.
Fast forward to this past weekend. I finally signed up to take one of the Women's Workshops. The course was anti-kidnapping. What a FANTASTIC class! Again, Tony taught the course and what great techniques he showed us. Everyone here are genuine people, they WANT you to protect yourself and are super passionate to pass along their knowledge. Sure you get a little rough, but it wouldn't be true self defense without getting roughed up.
KMF is really cool. Really knowledgeable, caring, top notch people!
For all my ladies out there, this is THE place to learn self defense techniques. I couldn't recommend this place more.
March 2016: Paige P.
Having never taken any form of martial arts or self-defense before, I was very apprehensive of starting Krav Maga. However, after my trial class I was hooked. The instructors and students make this particular gym special. Never have I been surrounded by such supportive and challenging peers. Tony has put together something truly special.
I did not start Krav Maga as a means to stay in shape, but after two weeks at KMF I discontinued my gym membership at LA Fitness. I was getting more exercise and having WAY more fun at KMF. Two and a half months in, I've noticed a significant difference in my strength, stamina, even my mood. Hitting pads for an hour is liberating! Not to mention you're learning a very effective and practical form of self-defense.
I would recommend KMF to anyone. Come in, be ready to work hard, and learn a potentially life-saving skill. I'm so excited for my future in Krav Maga. Walking through those doors was one of the best decisions of my life!
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