Questions you may have...
What is Krav Maga?
Self-Defense for REAL LIFE! Krav-Maga originated in Israel under battle field conditions and adapted very efficiently to real life on the streets! It is based on natural reactions to events so it is easy to learn AND easy to remember! We have trained people in Krav Maga all over the world thus expanding and continuing its founder's (Imi Lichtenfield) philosophy that nobody should have to live in fear but instead, one should train in Krav Maga so that "one may walk in peace!"
How much are classes? How long are classes?
These answers vary per club. Go to the 'Locations' tab and find one near you!
How long will it take to get to the next level?
In the beginning of your training, you learn the basics which build the foundation for everything else. The first level takes 3-4 months. Each level after that is about 5-6 months, depending on your level of mastery. The goal of Krav Maga is not becoming a Master; the goal is learning to save your life. You will leave the first class with something that could save your life!
I have years of martial arts experience. Can I join the advanced class?
Everyone starts at the beginning. Due to the unique nature of KM, techniques that you have known for years may be slightly different. Even a punch is very specific to KM. Starting at the beginning will build that strong foundation that will enable you to advance through the system knowing that you are learning and absorbing what is being taught.
Do you use a belt system?
No, we use a patch system. At every test, upon passing, you will receive a patch for the level that you test for and a diploma. Your patch is worn on your training pants to signify where you are in your training. There are 18 levels in KM: Practitioner 1-5, Graduate 1-5, Expert 1-5 and Master 1-3.
Do we wear a Gi?
No, but official KM pants and shirt are required before your first test.
Am I too old?
Krav-Maga is for people 4-99! You are never too old to learn to defend yourself.
*not all clubs offer Kids Krav-Maga
I'm fat. I have injuries. I'm not a fighter. Can I do it?
While Krav Maga is definitely a good work-out, don't let that intimidate you! All of the exercises that we do in class are modifiable. If push-ups are too much, drop to your knees. If running hurts your knees, walk (fast). Let your instructor know of your limitations, and they will offer you modifications. Krav Maga WILL help you get in great physical and cardio shape!
I have a gun. Why do I need KM?
Krav-Maga is not a replacement for a firearm; it is a supplement. What if you can't draw? The attack is too close? Your gun gets jammed? Someone takes it away? You're in a crowd? With Krav Maga, you become the weapon. Don't limit yourself and your chances of survival by relying solely on a one aspect of self defense.
Can I take classes if I'm physically challenged?
Whether you are deaf, blind, in a wheel chair, or missing limbs, it is very important that you learn how to protect yourself. You specific situation will be taken into account when training so you get the most out of class.
Do you train terrorists?
NO! We are the "good guys" teaching good people how to walk in peace. This system of defensive tactics is from Israel, one of the most peaceful nations and one of our strongest allies, but also the one that has to fight to secure their land. They know how to defend themselves, and they have passed that knowledge to us.
Can I train through DVDs or online classes?
Currently we do have our 1st ten levels of Civilian training available via DVDs. You may purchase these on this page. DVDs are used for informational purposes, either to reinforce what you have learned in class or because you are too far away to physically be in a class. Training from DVDs is NOT acceptable for testing; you must have time on the mat.
Do you have other questions? Email us!