If you think street violence waits for warm weather and perfect conditions, think again! You NEED to know how to protect yourself in the rain and in the snow, with bulky clothing, jackets and hats, wearing clumsy boots, or with packages in your arms and your umbrella up. We've yet to hear of a violent mugging against someone in a fitness center, in his shorts and sneakers, watching himself in the mirrors.
You'll be amazed at how quickly you forget the weather conditions once our class begins. We train vigorously - so you will stay warm. The skill sets you are being taught are so interesting, the hour just flies by! And you'll walk away from each class with valuable survival skills. Get real with us!
Krav Maga, unlike martial arts, is a very fast-progressing system. Part of its design was driven by the need to train people very quickly and very efficiently. Consequently, it typically takes a person of average physical ability perhaps only a couple of months before significant progress is achieved and noticeable.
Krav Maga was designed to benefit the average person. The system is not about sheer strength or power. As a matter of fact, one of the basic tenets of Krav Maga is that one should not oppose power with power. Rather, Krav Maga blends a combination of physical skill with mental self-defense determination. Consequently, Krav Maga is more accessible to more people of either sex, shape or size than many martial art forms.
We take the best techniques and principles from already great systems and put them together to produce the most realistic, hard-core, street-oriented training possible. Typical classes contain a mix of empty hand, knife, stick, gun, groundwork, stress drills and multiple attackers.
We highly recommend you wear headgear with a full metal cage covering your entire face as well as, for the men, groin protection. We recommend that you use a mouthguard, knee pads, elbow pads and anything else you deem necessary. For gloves, women select 14 oz and men use 16 oz. Click the images or buttons below to find recommended equipment on Amazon.
Safety equipment is primarily for our hand mitts/striking session we do in the first half hour of our classes. This session is great for learning how to defend yourself against strikes and because we recommend using safety equipment, we are able to train more realistic - while keeping a high level of safety.
You are most welcome to participate in this training even if you don't have safety equipment. The instructor team will enable you to do this training at the level you are experienced - and to the limit of your safety equipment. Even training without the recommended safety equipment, you will learn many useful self-defense techniques.