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What is Krav Maga?

Krav Maga is the official self defense and combat system of the Israeli Defense Forces and has been taught to hundreds of law enforcement agencies and thousands of civilians throughout the world.  Krav Maga is a simple, effective self defense system that emphasizes instinctive movements, practical techniques, and realistic training scenarios.  The goal of Krav Maga is to bring individuals of both genders and of all physical abilities to a high level of proficiency in a short period of time.  The methodologies originated with the teachings of Krav Maga founder Imi Lichtenfeld, with added elements of boxing, judo, jujitsu, muay tai, wrestling, and high intensity interval training.

What We Offer

Krav Maga Seattle™ offers a dynamic self-defense and fitness program through which expert instructors motivate you to crush your self-defense and fitness goals.  At Krav Maga Seattle™, you will become highly proficient in Krav Maga: an extremely effective and efficient self-defense system that women and men of all ages can execute with authority.  You’ll not only develop the self-defense techniques that will ensure you and your loved ones get home safely, you’ll get a kickass workout while you’re at it.  At Krav Maga Seattle™, we are committed to empowering our members by making them stronger, more confident, and better prepared to protect and defend themselves and their loved ones.

Affiliation With Krav Maga Worldwide®

Krav Maga Seattle™ is the only officially licensed Krav Maga Worldwide® National Training Center in Seattle.

Krav Maga Worldwide® (KMW) is the largest reality-based self-defense organization in the world and the industry leader in Krav Maga-based self-defense, fitness, and fighting. Krav Maga is the official self-defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces, emphasizing instinctive movements, practical techniques, and realistic training scenarios.  Founded in 1999 to promote Krav Maga throughout the United States and around the world, KMW trains and certifies instructors and licenses over 150 authorized Krav Maga training centers (KMW Official Training Centers™) in the United States, Canada, Japan, Mexico, and Europe.  KMW has trained over 5,000 law enforcement and military personnel, together representing more than 700 government agencies and military forces throughout the United States. 

The KMW National Training Centers™ offer the highest caliber of instruction to thousands of people, supporting the company’s core commitments to keeping people healthy, fit and safe. KMW maintains a long-standing relationship with the non-profit Krav Maga Association of America (KMAA), which were both founded by Los Angeles County District Attorney Darren Levine, a sixth-degree black belt in Krav Maga, who trained under Imi Lichtenfeld and is an honored recipient of the Krav Maga Founder’s Diploma. Through the service of its leaders and strategic partnerships with KMAA, educational institutions and other civic organizations and agencies, KMW continues to develop, promote and implement self-defense and fitness programs that help people “Get in shape. Go home safe.”

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