Self Defense

Krav Maga Self-Defense: The most effective, real world, self-defense system that was originally developed for the Israeli military and is now the preferred system for U.S. military units and law enforcement agencies.

At Krav Maga Worldwide, we teach street self-defense using:

  • Punches, elbows, knees and kicks
  • Defenses against various strikes, chokes, and weapons
  • Realistic training drills

Krav Maga is the official hand-to-hand combat system of the Israeli Defense Forces.  Its quick counter-attacks and brutal offensive techniques make it the ideal fighting style for dangerous and unexpected situations.  It’s also the preferred system for U.S. military and law enforcement personnel. Krav Maga is not a traditional martial art, but a revolutionary self-defense program. No katas. No rituals.

Based on simple principles and instinctive movements, this reality-based system is designed to teach extremely effective self-defense in the shortest possible time. Learn Krav Maga to defend against common chokes, grabs, and strikes as well as more serious threats involving sticks,  and sticks. The instructors at Krav Maga Worldwide teach people how to function during the stress and shock of a sudden, violent encounter.  Our mission is to prepare our students for any and all dangerous situations.

Tested on the battlefield and in the streets, Krav Maga’s practical approach to self-defense will make you safer and more secure.  Try a self-defense course today and witness the changes in your mind and body.

Krav Maga Levels

Level 1

This entry-level class is designed for all new Krav Maga students. The goal of the class is to teach the basics of self-defense and fighting. Students will learn Krav Maga’s fighting stance and movement, various punches, kicks from standing position as well as from on the ground, elbows and knees, and how to defend against punches, chokes, headlocks and wrist grabs. Students who train an average of two to three times per week should expect to complete the curriculum in four months before testing for KM Level 2.

Level 2 (Yellow Belt Students)

In this intermediate level class, students will continue to review and hone the skills learned in KM Level 1, as well as learn additional punches and kicks, punch defenses with counterattacks, kick defenses, and defenses against various chokes, headlocks, and bearhugs. Technical elements such as distance, timing, and alternative targeting are introduced in this level.  Students who train an average of two to three times per week should expect to complete the curriculum for this level in six months before testing for KM Level 3.

Level 3 (Orange Belt Students)

This intermediate class sharpens the basic techniques and allows students to expand their knowledge of Krav Maga attacks and defenses. In KM Level 3 students will continue to train on strikes, defenses against strikes, and self-defense, including more advanced techniques that involve defending against weapons such as guns and sticks. Students who train two to three times per week should expect to be eligible to test for KM Level 4 in nine months.

Level 4 (Green Belt Students)

This class was designed specifically for more advanced students interested broadening their skill sets. In addition to the tactics and techniques learned in previous levels, students will encounter higher threat weapon defenses, deal with attacks from multiple opponents, and learn more advanced ground fighting skills. Students who train two to three times per week should expect to be eligible to test for KM Level 5 in twelve months.

Level 5 (Blue And Brown Belt Students)

This class is for advanced students only and covers all of the advanced curriculum including fighting, ground fighting, advanced self-defense, all weapons defenses, and third party protection. This self-defense course is comprised of some of our more skilled Krav Maga fighters.

Law Enforcement (Sworn Officers Only)

This class will teach defenses against a variety of armed and unarmed attacks relevant to peace officers. Use of force issues will be incorporated into the training.  Our Law Enforcement class is designed to help law enforcement officials further develop their skills and learn Krav Maga on a practical level.

km-X™ Kids Self-Defense (Krav Maga Worldwide™ Youth Program)

The km-X™ kids program focuses on teaching practical and effective self-defense in a fun, dynamic, and encouraging environment. Based on the Krav Maga system, it is different than traditional martial arts. km-X™ stresses function over form and is designed to bring kids to a very high level of proficiency in a relatively short amount of time. km-X is offered at a variety of levels for kids between the ages of 5 and 13.