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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December 2016: Michal K.:
Love the educated, yet down to earth classes! They will definitely kick your a$$ but leave you feeling strong and always with new material to work on.
November 2016: Dan D.:
I'm a Krav Maga instructor from Michigan. Whenever I come to Chicago, I make it a point to come train here. The instructors are highly knowledgeable and it has a great atmosphere. The classes are accommodating for all skill levels. If you are looking for a quality Krav Maga school, this is it.
November 2016: Chris J.:
The community at KMF is what really separates it from other martial arts gym. Everyone from the instructors to the students are very cool and helpful. There are no egos like some other schools I have trained and everyone is super friendly. There is a really cool group fighting / jiu jitsu class 2X a week that is probably my favorite class taught by Ben. He's a great teacher, ears and all. If you check it out you will know what I mean.
October 2016: Travis T:
I visited the studio for the free trail class and have to say I'm very impressed. The staff and studio were great and even though I was pushed to my limits and on the brink of passing out (I wasn't ready for the physical activities) the other members and staff were extremely helpful and welcoming. Next time I'll make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day and do some stretches before arriving. For a program that will not only get you in shape, test your mental/physical limits and equip you with a skill set to make you a force to be reckoned with for any offender I was expecting it to cost much more. I would recommend Krav Maga Force to anyone interested in the martial arts!
September 2016: Brenna F.
Krav Maga Force is a great gym! Not only will you gain physical strength and stamina, but you'll gain mental strength, too! The members and instructors are all so welcoming and nice; it's a wonderful atmosphere to train at. After a few months of the women's workshops I joined the gym and it was a great choice. If you're considering Krav Maga Force, come in for a class. You won't regret it!
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.
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