Krav Maga Self Defense & Fitness in Portland, Oregon is the place to be for practical, reality-based self defense and high intensity, functional fitness training. We have been teaching Krav Maga, the official hand to hand combat system of the Israeli Defense Forces and many Law Enforcement agencies in the U.S. and around the world, since 2003 in the greater Portland area.
We have an experienced team of 14 patient and professional instructors, trained and certified by Krav Maga Worldwide, the first and largest Krav Maga association in the U.S.
Six of our instructors are Law Enforcement officers who teach Krav Maga
to civilians at our school, and to their fellow officers at their
Locally, Krav Maga Self Defense & Fitness has been instrumental in the adoption of Krav Maga as the official defensive tactics system of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, the Canby, Woodburn, and Gresham Police Departments, Portland Transit Police and the Oregon Dept. of Corrections.
Krav Maga techniques were developed and tested on real battlefields. They were designed to work, for men and women, large or small, young or old. The tactics are proven to quickly eliminate threats and keep you out of harm's way. The moves are simple to perform because they were designed to work powerfully with your body's natural instincts. This makes Krav Maga easier to master, even for a novice. With Krav Maga you will become physically fit and gain the peace of mind that comes from not being afraid. Krav Maga is principle based, it lives in the mid brain, so it is readily accessible under stressful attack. Krav Maga is more than just the physical aspects of reducing threat or attack. Krav Maga embodies both the instinctive response to violent attack coupled with the mindset necessary to defend yourself or others. For this reason, you can't have one without the other. We become better, more vigilant, humans. Krav Maga is not martial arts, nor should it be compared in such a manner to MMA or the traditional martial arts. We greatly respect all aspects of martial arts and MMA. In fact our school adopted Bas Rutten striking style, as it fits with the KM mindset. Krav Maga combatives come from the martial arts pugilistic background. Krav Maga is a self defense system that addresses the spectrum of sudden attack to offensive attack, by utilizing and acknowledging the physiological affects sudden violence has on the human body (Read: On Combat). For this reason, a mindset of vigilance and preservation is developed.
Our students learn how to protect themselves and their loved ones against violence, or as they like to say - "to kick ass and get in the best shape of my life!" They learn to be confident, not-to-be-messed-with individuals. They have fun and meet new friends, learning Krav Maga and working out in a cooperative, safe, often intense and always motivating environment. We welcome you to join us today!
Watch the Following video, and Mark Blake will show you our Awesome facility. The video is a bit dated, so it does not show the full 10,000 square foot facility. We will update it in the future.
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