Krav Maga Self-Defense Classes (Adults)

 Mike Kawa teaching striking technique.

Mike Kawa teaching striking technique.

Learn how to defend yourself!

Krav Maga is the premiere self-defense system used world wide by militaries, law enforcement, security teams, and civilians. We teach authentic Krav Maga and our instructors have trained and certified with the Israelis under Eyal Yanilov of Krav Maga Global. Chief Instructor Mike Coffin is also on the KMG National Training Team.

Each class is planned in three parts: warming up, fundamentals building and self-defense skill teaching.

Warming Up: This might not seem like an important part of the class, but it is actually quite key to getting the most instruction possible during the class.  

Fundamentals: One of the primary goals of each class is to build a base of solid fundamentals. Fundamentals include striking skills (punching, kicking, knees, elbows, etc), blocking skills and proper movement. These fundamentals cross over into a huge number of techniques and situations and should be practiced often regardless of experience or rank. 

Self-Defense Skills: The final part of each class is covering a self-defense situation. We cover each situation with three basic elements in mind:

  • Timeline - This is the time over which an attack can occur. 
  • Variations - We cannot train for every conceivable method of attack, but by studying thousands of examples over many years the approximate variations of each type of common attack is well known. 
  • Environment - This is accounting for the world in which we live daily and might include: sitting down, being in a car, against or near a wall, on the ground, objects in a room or transitioning between any of these.
 Mike Coffin, Chief Instructor at Crucible showing forward elbow strikes.

Mike Coffin, Chief Instructor at Crucible showing forward elbow strikes.

The History of Krav Maga

Krav Maga translated from Hebrew into English, as ‘Contact Combat’ was initially developed as an unarmed combat system by Imi Lichtenfeld for the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) due to its no-nonsense approach.

Krav Maga has since been adapted  to meet the needs of civilians, law enforcement officers and security personnel and is widely recognized as the most comprehensive reality based self-defense system in the world today.

This is a summary of how we teach our Krav Maga classes at a high level.

Krav Maga is a unique and logical contact combat system of self-defense, fighting skills and defensive tactics. There are no traditional or sporting elements in Krav Maga with all of its training methods being based on the adaptation of instinctive response through principal based learning, resulting in skills that become practical in a short space of time and useful under stressful conditions. Elevating the trainee’s capabilities on the physical, mental, technical and tactical levels, Krav Maga – contact combat is suitable for all, as each person, with the guidance of a certified instructor can reach their own goals and fulfill their needs.

 Krav Maga being trained in the military.

Krav Maga being trained in the military.

 Eyal Yanilov, KMG Chief Instructor, teaching striking techniques.

Eyal Yanilov, KMG Chief Instructor, teaching striking techniques.

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Hours

Monday - Thursday

5pm - Kids Krav

6pm - Kettlebell

7pm Crucible HIIT Fit

7:30pm Striking / Grappling / BJJ

8pm - Krav Maga

Location

West Allen Texas, Target Shopping Center

210 Central Expressway South #70

Allen, Texas 75013

(469) 777-8288

https://www.cruciblekravmaga.com

mike@cruciblekravmaga.com


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