Krav Maga History

Krav Maga, (Hebrew for "hand-to-hand combat."  Krav meaning "combat" and Maga meaning "contact" or "touch"), is the official self defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces, and has been taught to hundreds of law enforcement agencies and thousands of civilians in the United States.

Krav Maga is a simple, effective self defense system that emphasizes instinctive movements, simultaneous defensive and offensive maneuvers, and aggression that can all be learned in a short amount of time


This street oriented self defense program is favored by law enforcement agencies abross the United States.  While experienced fighters and law enforcement officers have consistently praised its highly practical applications, the System also appeals to beginners because of its simple, no-nonsense approach to persal safety.  In fact, Krav Maga is the ideal self defense system for men, women, and children of all ages and physical abilities.  The techniques that have been extensively taught to police and military, techniques they have used to save their own lives, are the same skills we’ll teach you.

Our instructional staff is certified and include expert and internationally recognized military and law enforcement trainers. 

“. . . so one may walk in peace.”


The KRAV MAGA Fitness Programs: Getting Rid of Fat and Fear

How does Krav Maga Self Defense Program attract those who would normally shy away from a workout that includes guns to the head, swinging metal bars, kicking, punching, and hair pulling?  With a heart pumping, body toning fitness program.  “A lot of students initially come for the fitness classes that incorporate Krav Maga moves for a great workout, then find themselves released from their own self imposed fears and begin to feel strong and confident.”

“I was bored stiff doing leg lifts in other fitness classes,” explains one student.  “Now I’m on the ground practicing a defensive kick maneuver into a bag that works my ‘glutes’ ten times harder!”

“Some people come for the safety factor and they become physically fit.  Some people come for the fitness factor and they leave safer.” 

People of all ages and levels of physical fitness can start out as beginners and work their way up very quickly.  Students not only walk away with hard bodies, healthy hearts, and self defense techniques, they learn how to prepare themselves mentally to tap into their own aggressiveness in any situation.  Krav Maga, the fitness and self defense program that’s fast becoming the choice for professionals and civilians alike. 

The KRAV MAGA Self Defense Program

Why are celebrities and civilians working out with the likes of SWAT Teams, the FBI, Military, and Law Enforcement? They’ve discovered Krav Maga, the official Fighting System of the Israeli Defense Forces, and the Krav Maga Fitness Programs.

Required training for scores of law enforcement agencies nationwide, Krav Maga is recognized as the most efficient self defense system for real life situations, emphasizing practical defenses against real attacks.

Unlike most martial arts that are formal, ritual oriented, and difficult to learn, Krav Maga is based on instinctual fight or flight movements and on natural reflexes. There is only one rule in Krav Maga: don’t get hurt. That means you can use anything and everything you’ve got to win! Krav Maga’s emphasis is on simple movements, allowing people of all ages and fitness levels to learn real self defense without taking years.

Instructors incorporate reenactments, teaching students how to operate under the stress of an actual attack. “It doesn’t really matter how strong you can kick or punch if you can’t perform when your life is in danger,” explains Darren Levine, Krav Maga World Wide Chief Instructor. Students learn to tap their aggressiveness in any situation and use it along with instinctual reaction to go from victim to victor.

A complete head-to-toe, full body workout that combines kicking punching, street fighting, ground fighting, and defenses against weapons, Krav Maga gets its students into prime physical shape so that they leave every class feeling fitter and stronger.


Krav Maga Expert (3rd Degree Black Belt Received in Israel)
Wingate Institute Certified Krav Maga Instructor (Israel)
Krav Maga Force Trainer (Military & Police)
Muay Thai Kru (advanced) Instructor Under Grandmaster Toddy
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt (Pedro Sauer)
Bas Rutten MMA Instructor
CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1) Trainer
BS in Psychology
Multiple Black Belts in other systems
Four 7 Ju-Jitsu Blue Belt (Jason Mertlich)