What Is Krav Maga for Self-Defense?
Krav Maga for self-defense is the most effective real-world system taught today. Originally developed for protection in the Bratislava ghetto, it was later refined and embraced by Israel Defense Forces. Today, it is the preferred system for law enforcement agencies and U.S. military units.
Defined by brutal offensive techniques and quick counterattacks, Krav Maga is the ideal self-defense fighting style for unexpected and dangerous situations. A focus on results without rules of fair fighting means Krav Maga is not a martial art but a revolutionary self-defense course—no katas, no rituals.
Based on simple principles and instinctive movements, our Krav Maga self-defense classes are intended to teach methods exceptionally effective for personal protection in the shortest possible time. Attend our courses to learn how to defend against violent chokes, grabs, and strikes, as well as serious threats armed with weapons.
Tested in the streets and proven on the battlefield, Krav Maga’s practical approach to self-defense will help you to be safer with the tools and training of the world’s most effective warriors.
The world-class instructors at Krav Maga EW can teach you how to function during the shock and stress of a violent sudden encounter. Enroll in a Krav Maga self-defense training session and witness the changes in your mind and body. Our mission is to prepare our students for real-world dangerous situations where the bad guys aren’t playing for points.
Krav Maga Levels
Level one is designed for new Krav Maga students. The goal of this entry-level classes is to teach the basics of fighting and self-defense. Students will learn various fighting stances and movements, including punches and kicks from standing position, as well as from the ground. Trainees will be introduced to effective elbow and knee strikes, and shown how to defend against punches, chokes, headlocks, and wrist grabs. Students training an average of two or three times per week should expect to complete the level one Krav Maga self-defense curriculum in four months, and be ready to test for KM Level 2.
Level 2 (Yellow Belt Students)
At level 2, intermediate self-defense course, students will continue to review and hone skills learned in KM level 1. This training will introduce additional punches and kicks, punch defenses with counterattacks, defenses against various chokes and kicks, bearhugs, and headlocks. Precision elements such as timing, distance, and alternative targeting are introduced. Students training an average of two to three times per week can expect to complete the level 2 curriculum in six months before testing for KM Level 3.
Level 3 (Orange Belt Students)
Third level Krav Maga self-defense classes sharpen basic techniques and allow students to further expand their foundation of Krav Maga attacks and defenses. Students will continue to refine strikes, defenses against strikes, and more advanced self-defense techniques involving defense against weapons such as guns and sticks. Students training two to three times per week can expect to be eligible to test for the fourth level in nine months.