1240 Richards Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 3G2
E-mail: [email protected]
Why is Krav Maga suddenly so popular?
forms of martial arts such as Karate or Tae Kwon Do have been more
popular in the United States even though Krav Maga has been around for
approximately forty years. Krav Maga is only now beginning to reach
mass popularity in the United States. Once reserved for special
military, police and protection units, it is now accessible to just
about any individual of any ability. This is because Krav Maga was
designed for the general public as well. Krav Maga has also been more
in the public eye due to media exposure, from movies like Enough,
Terminator 3, and Tomb Raider 2, with celebrities like Jennifer Lopez,
Shannon Elizabeth, and Angelina Jolie training. Now more than ever,
people want to feel safe and Krav Maga is one of the most efficient
ways to protect yourself and your loved ones.
How safe is Krav Maga? Do I risk getting hurt?
Maga is as safe as any other martial arts form. The chances of being
injured during a class are as remote and even less than for any other
sport. The chances of someone attacking you being injured, however, are
My schedule is unpredictable, how can I fit Krav Maga into my lifestyle?
reccomend 2 classes per week and our schedules at our schools allow you
to mix your days each week, depending on your schedule. At each of our
locations, we offer classes at different times of the day to accomodate
How long will it take for me to become proficient at Krav Maga?
Maga, unlike many other martial arts, is a very fast-progressing
system. Part of its design was driven by the need to train people very
quickly and very efficiently. Consequently, it typically takes a person
of average physical ability perhaps only several months before
significant progress is achieved and noticeable.
What does the Krav Maga logo mean?
Krav Maga logo consists of the letters K and M written in Hebrew,
artfully combined to form the symbol of Krav Maga. The K and M are
surrounded by an open circle because the system is open to improvement
by adding techniques, exercises, and training methods and by
eliminating. techniques from the system when there is a better
approach. Imi Lichtenfeld, the Grand Master of Krav Maga, said of the
logo’s open circle: Good things can continue to flow into the system
and flawed exercises can flow out.
What if I’m not sure about joining a class?
recommend that you call the location nearest you to schedule a free
introduction class. This class is designed for individuals new to Krav
Maga and we will go over beginner level techniques needed to know for
beginner classes. Also at this time, you can meet with an instructor to
go over the different programs and training options that we have
available. There is no obligation whatsoever. Email or call us to set
up a time for you to explore Krav Maga.
Do I have to buy special equipment or clothes?
other martial art forms, there is no imposed uniform for Krav Maga.
Sweats and a Krav Maga t-shirt are sufficient. Wrist wraps are required
and can be purchased at any of our locations. We do require that you
bring body protection (groin protection for men) to each class and a
mouthguard. We offer special discounts on all the above-mentioned
equipment, and packages are available at any of our training centers’
I’m a small person with little strength, what good is Krav Maga to me?
Maga was designed to benefit the average person. The system is not
about sheer strength or power. As a matter of fact one of the basic
tenets of Krav Maga is that one should not oppose power with power.
Rather, Krav Maga blends a combination of physical skill with mental
self-defense determination. Consequently Krav Maga, is more accessible
to more people of either sex, shape or size than many other martial art
I want to spar, is that available?
bet! Krav Maga BC offers classes that include sparring and boxing (with
all equipment- gloves, shin guards, mouthpiece, and head protection).
In these classes, we focus on movement, combinations, technique, and
Is there national competition and a belt system for Krav Maga like Karate?
Maga does have a color belt system of advancement in expertise.
However, there are no specific competition events for Krav Maga like
there is for other martial arts. Similarly, there are no katas in Krav
Maga. Each belt level carries with it various techniques that must be
performed in a testing environment. One may or may not desire to even
test for a belt. There are no such obligations in Krav Maga.
Can we take classes as a couple?
not? What better way to ensure that your better half is as prepared to
face an attacker as you are? As an added bonus you are guaranteed a
workout and training partner in your house as well.