Everyone is welcome to come and try a free class or sign up for a trial program! Please plan to come fifteen minutes before class starts. This will give us time to talk to you about the class and introduce you to our instructors. This time will also be used to learn about you and your goals for training. You will also have time to prepare for class.
Krav Maga Information
- What is Krav Maga?
Krav Maga, which means Contact Combat in Hebrew, is a simple, aggressive and easy to learn system of self-defense. By using your body’s natural reactions as a basis, it teaches your body to change fear reactions into self-defense reactions. It was originally developed in Israel for use in real-life situations. Since then, it has grown in use around the world.
If you would like to learn more, this article on the origin and use of Krav Maga may be of interest to you.
- How is Krav Maga different from other self-defense?
Krav Maga training focuses on principles rather than techniques because no two attacks are ever the same. By using principles instead of techniques, they can apply to a far wider range of situations. This applies to various kinds of attacks and applies to how you might react to them in different ways. By focusing your body’s natural reactions against a threat, Krav Maga turns fear reactions into self-defense reactions.
- Do I need to be in shape to do Krav Maga?
No, you can start Krav Maga classes at any time and in any shape. We will start you at a level of physical activity you’re comfortable with. We will work with you to help you reach your goals.
- How often do I need to train?
We will set a schedule with you and your time frames. In order to learn and practice, the more often you take class, the faster and more natural you will learn the moves and techniques. Coming to class more often will not only give you more chances to learn, but will allow you to internalize the techniques more quickly. The more natural they are, the more benefit they will provide you.
- Does Krav Maga have a ranking system?
Yes, Krav Maga uses a belting system with six belts. Krav Maga begins with Yellow Belt, and moves through Orange, Green, Blue, Brown and finally Black. Testing is strongly advised, but you may be passed into the next level by your instructor if testing poses a particular problem for you.
CrossFire Krav Maga Classes
- What will my first class be like?
For your first class, we’ll discuss what you want to do and where you want to be, so we can plan your training accordingly. After you’ve tried a class and we know what you would like, we can make a recommendation for your class and training. Then, we can get started together.
- What happens after my first class?
After your first class, we will set a training schedule and plan for your future training. We will also go over the curriculum for the first level of classes. Equipment that you need for future classes will also be available after your first class. We can set up a private lesson for you to go over your goals in greater detail. We hope to see you there!
- What is a usual class like?
Level 1 classes include basic striking skills such as punching, kicking, elbowing and kneeing. You will also learn what to do to defend yourself from chokes, grabs and take-downs. In later classes, you will learn how to defend yourself from common weapons, such as knife and gun attacks, as well as advanced ground techniques. Classes often include portions of instruction, physical practice and workouts to get you going.
- What clothing should I wear for class?
Krav Maga clothing is mandatory for class. Clothing may be purchased through us. If you already have standard Krav Maga clothing, you may use that for class, but it must be approved by instructors. It is traditional to train with tennis or running shoes, but this is not mandatory. Defense gear will be required at level 2, and can be bought through us.
- How much does it cost?
Classes begin for as low as $25.00 and go to $150.00 per month. The monthly amount depends largely on how often you take classes. You can come from one to three times a week. The amount also depends on what kinds of classes you are taking. You can sign up for more than one type of class at a time.
- What are the Women’s Seminars about?
All of the classes at CrossFire CrossTraining and Krav Maga are designed for all people. If you would like classes specifically for women, we have a Women’s Self-Defense Seminar that meets once a month, usually in the last week of a month. This seminar focuses on grabs and holds commonly used against women during attacks.
If you would like to learn more about defense for women, this article on the Top 3 Rules for Women’s Defense may be of interest to you.
You can also read more about all of our seminars here.
- What are the Active Shooter Seminars about?
The Active Shooter Seminars deal with the possibility of being in an active shooter situation, either at work, school or other areas with large populations. The Seminar teaches Homeland Security’s “Run, Hide, Fight” techniques alongside other defenses against an active shooter.
You can read more about all of our seminars here.
- What are the Defense against Weapons Seminars about?
The Defense against Weapons Seminars focus on techniques to handle an attack who has a weapon. Common weapons include sticks, knives and guns. Each seminar deals with a particular type of weapon, teaching you to use your body’s natural techniques to defend yourself against weapons.
You can read more about all of our seminars here.
- What if I am injured or have a disability?
Anyone with any injuries or disabilities is welcome to take classes. Please tell the instructors about any difficulties you have so that we can work with you.