Can I come watch a class?

No, AKM is a place to break a sweat, not sit and watch
people work hard.  You are welcome to try out any of
our classes, just set it up in advance.

What can I expect in a Krav Maga level 1 class?

You can expect to learn valuable self defense skills and get a great
workout at the same time! You'll learn combatives like punching,
kicking, elbows and knees, plus self defense techniques like getting
out of a choke or bear hug. All in a way that’s designed to prepare you
for real-world self defense application.

What can I expect from a Krav Maga intro lesson?

The intro is about 30 minutes long and will cover a bit of the history of
Krav Maga, as well as give you an opportunity to learn and practice a
few key combatives such as punches, kicks, knees and elbows. This
is so that you're familiar with some of the terms once class begins.
On the day of your intro appointment, you'll come for the 30-minute
intro lesson and stay immediately after to participate in a Krav Maga
level 1 class, so be prepared to spend at least 90 minutes with us that
day. Be sure to dress comfortably as you would to work out. Intros
are typically offered every Monday. Contact us to schedule an intro.

What should I wear to my intro or to class?

Wear comfortable clothes such as sweats, shorts or "yoga" pants, a
t-shirt and sneakers. Shoes are recommended for class, as this is
real-world self defense training and you'll likely be wearing shoes if
and when you need to use the skills you learn in class.

Do I need to schedule an intro?

Yes, we prefer that you make an appointment for your intro class so
we know how many people to expect.

How does pricing work?

We offer several different membership options to accommodate a
variety of needs. We will review membership options including pricing
and class schedules with you after your intro lesson, so that you've
had an opportunity to experience the class and meet our staff and

Do you offer private lessons?

Yes, we can provide private one on one lessons or private training for
small groups.  Subjects can include Krav Maga, BJJ, Judo, Muay Thai,
general fitness, etc.

Do you put on seminars for special groups?

Absolutely! We can work with you and your group to develop a
seminar that addresses your specific self defense goals.

I'm concerned about my age or my current level of
fitness. Do I have to be young and in-shape to come to
class? Do I need previous martial arts experience?

No! One of the great things about Krav Maga is that it was designed to
work for anyone, regardless of their age, athletic ability or level of
experience. Self defense is not about being the fittest, most athletic
person, it's about being able to protect yourself at whatever your
current life stage is.  If you want to get into better shape, all of our
classes will get you there while teaching you valuable skills.

Is there a belt system? How long does it take to
advance between levels?

We follow the United States Krav Maga Association curriculum, which
has 5 levels before "black belt". The length of time it takes a student
to progress between levels depends largely on the student. The
system was designed to be learned quickly and retained easily, so
you'll be a formidable opponent in a shorter time than many traditional
martial arts.

Are these classes just for men or just for women?

No. Krav Maga was designed for the Israeli Defense Forces, where
men and women have to be able to protect themselves in all
situations, so that’s how our program works too. The one exception is
our women self defense seminars.

Can my child train with me?

The youngest student we accept in our program is 14, and that is on a
case-by-case basis. Our classes are intense and sometimes cover
mature subject matter that may be sensitive to younger students.

We do have a fall/spring 16 week seasonal program for kids 7-13.

What should I do if I call and don't get an answer?

Leave a message!  Someone will call you back if you leave a
message. You can also reach us by email.

Are there competitions in Krav Maga?

Definitely not. Krav Maga is not a sport, it's a self defense system.

Do you offer belts in Judo or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

Yes, we can provide rank in both Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  
Discuss this with the instructor in class.

What should I wear during Judo/Jiu-Jitsu or No Gi
Grappling classes

You will eventually need a Gi for Judo/Jiu-Jitsu classes.  We have
them for $65.  But initially just bring sweat pants and a t shirt or a rash
guard shirt.  For No Gi Grappling you can use shorts or sweat pants or
Gi pants and either a Tshirt or rash guard for your top.  
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