American Krav Maga is a system of the most effective self-defense techniques based on instinctive movements that are easy to learn and brutally effective.

Krav Maga is the official self-defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces and American Krav Maga has its roots in the original principles and techniques designed by its founder Imi Lichtenfield.

All men and women had to serve in the military and had only six weeks to learn hand to hand combat before going into battle. This self-defense system had to be something that could be used by everyone, all ages, shapes, sizes, and not based on athletic ability.

Anyone can learn American Krav Maga. Gabe Cohen, Chief Instructor of American Krav Maga, created a community of like-minded people who are the heart of this movement as American Krav Maga is much more than our techniques or scheduled calendar events. It is the relationships we make with each other, our students and the communities we live in that make American Krav Maga a conduit for the sharing of lifesaving information, for both personal protection and running a small American Krav Maga business. It is the open dialogue and exchange of problem solving conversation that strengthens our community as a whole. This is the American Krav Maga way; A live active community of practice where there is no place for a closed system of techniques run by people with closed minds.

The American Krav Maga Revolution is one that is ever evolving so our self defense techniques specifically address the trends in violence and our communities. We come together with our peers to ask questions, get answers and explore solutions together. We invite many levels of participation to our affiliates.

Some are brand new to the Krav Maga world and others have decades of experience. This makes our instructor courses for civilians and law enforcement second to none.

Because at the end of the day when someone comes to us to learn self-defense they are putting their lives into our hands. We take our job serious. This is not about fancy techniques or fitness challenges, this is about survival and we will not let pride, politics, egos, finances and demographics dictate our agenda. We teach people how to survive what could be the worst day of their lives.

Join us and make a difference today in your community.

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