Do I need to be an athlete or have previous martial arts experience to take Krav Maga?
Absolutely not! It doesn’t take size, muscle mass, or a body-builder physique to excel at Krav Maga. What IS required is your drive and determination. Even though classes are in a group setting you will receive individual attention from our instructors so that you can progress at your own pace.
Is Krav Maga training safe? Will I get hurt?
Krav Maga is as safe as any other martial arts or self-defense training. We go to great lengths to ensure client safety, and classes are very tightly controlled by our team of expert instructors. The chances of injury are often quite less than for any other sport. The chance of getting injured when attacked, however, are quite high. As in any endeavor of this kind, students are required to sign a waiver acknowledging the possible dangers associated with training in Krav Maga.
Is there a belt system in Krav Maga?
There is a belt system in Krav Maga with testing required for promotion to the next level, but we do not wear any indication of rank.
Is there sparring?
We believe that sparring is a great training method, and for those interested we have our fight program available to all students that are interested. Full protection is required (head gear, mouthpiece, boxing gloves, and shin pads), and we will cover all aspects of fighting including movement, combinations, and mindset.
What about fitness? Is Krav Maga only about punching and kicking?
Krav Maga utilizes high-intensity drills and training methods that rival any form of fitness training you’ll find anywhere. Many clients choose to train in Krav Maga solely for the fitness benefits. Each class will leave you sweaty and exhausted, but that’s all in a day’s work.