What is Krav Maga?

If you’re completely new to Krav Maga, you may be wondering what this self-defense program is all about.  Krav Maga is a brutal and effective self-defense system developed in order to help students fight off potential attackers in real world situations. Originally, Krav Maga was developed by Imi Lichtenfeld in the 1930s.  Lichtenfeld used his background in competition fighting to help create a system that would build mental and physical strength.  Krav Maga practitioners are trained to be ready for anything – and this means self-defense by any means possible.

Who Uses Krav Maga?

A number of people have started practicing the amazing self-defense program of Krav Maga.  Due to it’s highly effective techniques, it’s the official fighting system of the Israeli Defense Forces and used by IDF special force units, law enforcement officials, and special operations forces.

That being said, Krav Maga was designed so that individuals of all sizes and ages could benefit from it.  People of modern times come to Krav Maga for a variety of reasons.  Krav Maga is good for individuals who want to increase their strength, physical fitness, mental awareness, sense of safety, self-esteem, and social skills.  At Krav Maga Worldwide, we also get students who simply want to try something new. If any of these things sounds good to you, swing by a Krav Maga self-defense class and begin your transformation into a warrior.

How do I get started?

Krav Maga Worldwide offers classes in self-defense, fighting,  and fitness.  In all of these programs, new students will start off in Level 1.  Our Level 1 classes teach new students the basics of Krav Maga, including fighting stances and movement, various punches, kicks from the standing position, elbows and knees, and how to defend against basic attacks. We get students from a variety of backgrounds and fitness levels, so regardless of your experience, you’ll fit right in.

If you’re still hesitant, feel free to stop by one of our locations for a tour of Krav Maga Worldwide. You’ll meet one of our instructors and get a vibe for the atmosphere of our gym.

I signed up for my first Krav Maga self-defense class, what should I expect? How should I prepare?

To prepare for your first Krav Maga class, come hydrated and wearing comfortable clothing.  Try to get a good night’s sleep the night before.  We’ll take care of the rest!

You’ll likely start with a basic warm-up to get your cardio levels up.  The class is fast-paced, but our encouraging instructors will help you keep up.  If anything is too difficult, feel free to turn it down a notch. The point is for each student to improve at whatever level is best for him or her as an individual.

Ready to give it a try? Of course you are! Sign up for a self-defense Krav Maga class at Krav Maga Worldwide – you won’t regret it.


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