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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May 2017: Joe K.
What truly makes Krav Manga Force exceptional is the way the instructors try to learn your name and how friendly everyone is. Finally, a no pressure place to learn something new, have fun, and get a good workout!
Classes are energetic, and there are people of all levels of experience and body types working together. I've been out of shape my entire life but didn't feel intimidated or embarrassed having to take a breather. The teachers are legit, experienced, and actually good at teaching. And while I like hitting things myself, there is a wide variety of self-defense styled classes like Combat Judo, Intro to Ground (no gi BJJ), and Defence Lab to round out your martial arts repertoire.
As for the particulars, Madison Street regularly has metered parking spaces open. At worst I've had to drive around for a few minutes or park a few blocks away. No showers yet, but there is a private bathroom for changing, and there are lockers for your street clothes. Imagine a typical classic boxing gym but a little cleaner. And no, you're not locked into outrageous year-long contracts.
Lastly, I've lost 30lbs and 4 inches off my waist since I started. This is without starving myself or having to dread working out (like going on a boring run). I should have tried out Krav Maga Force sooner.
April 2017: Giselle R.:
Empowered is how I feel after every session at Krav Maga Force! I came to learn self-defense but have found found so much more. I am developing the awareness, confidence, and skills to protect myself in threatening situations. When I am traveling, out late, or otherwise in potentially compromising situations, I run the drills in mind in case I might have to employ them. My instructor is excellent and the community of other participants is supportive, fun and gives you a great workou!
March 2017: Elizabeth F. :
Excellent staff. Very professional and knowledgeable. Highly recommend this place!!
March 2017: Chelsea B.:
If you want to get fit, both mentally and physically, this is the place to go. The classes vary perfectly. If you want a heavy workout there's options for that. If you want to get better at your technique there's options for that too. If you want yoga, that's there too. I personally can't stick to a gym membership where I go and hop on a treadmill or lift weights. I need to be having fun to be able to stick to it. And these classes are a blast.
February 2017: Amber M:
I took intro classes at a bunch of other places and this gym is by far the best. The instructors are well trained, professional, and treat women as equals in the class and with great respect. The classes are also much harder (yet still appropriate for beginners) while also being more practical. I've learned real world techniques in a very short time. The people who attend the class are also very diverse, kind, respectful, and down to earth. I have yet to encounter egotistical misogynistic guys that fill classes at other places. Great workout, fun, and huge confidence builder.
February 2017: Eric P.:
First time trying Krav Maga, very nice experience. My company had a team outing at Krav Maga Force yesterday, yay bonding!
We had a private lesson with Tony the owner. With a room full of beginners, he made us feel very comfortable and most people had an understanding of the basics by the end of the hour.
If you have any interest in the martial art, it's worth a try. Instructors are police officers and they know their craft.
February 2017: Carris A. :
GREAT instructors. Positive atmosphere with the right amount of competitive energy. Learn how to handle yourself in any situation! As a woman this is extremely important. Not only are you learning a skill, you are receiving a great workout with fun people.
February 2017: Kent F.:
If you are looking for a great school to train at, then Krav Maga Force is the place. Tony and all of the other instructors are welcoming, extremely knowledgeable, and encouraging. You will get an incredible workout while also meeting wonderful people.
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