Krav Maga for Adults
What is Krav Maga?
Krav Maga (Hebrew for “contact combat”) is a self-defense and fighting system developed in the mid- to late 1930s by a Hungarian-Israeli martial artist, to defend Czechoslovakian Jews in street fights against fascist groups. The form was later used by Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and Israeli security forces. Derived from wrestling, boxing, karate, judo, aikido and fight training techniques, Krav Maga is a practical self-defense system for people of all ages and abilities.
Unlike other martial arts practices, Krav Maga self-defense focuses on real-world situations and the techniques needed to get out of dangerous situations. The practicality of this system accounts for its popularity among the military as well as local and national law enforcement. At Rocky Mountain Self Defense & Fitness (RMSDF), Krav Maga is the only style of self-defense we teach. We believe it’s all you’ll ever need to protect yourself.
What Self-Defense System is Krav Maga Based On?
Krav Maga is based on one’s natural responses to dangers and threats. What makes it unique among other sports and martial arts practices is the belief that one must be prepared for anything, which is why the techniques cover the full range of possibilities. Stand-up defense is based on boxing and Muay Thai (Thai boxing) techniques and ground fighting is based on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and basic grappling styles. The Krav Maga for adults fight style that is taught at RMSDF is similar to MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) and UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) fighting, except that we also teach students how to defend against kicks to the groin and other potential real-world situations.
Is Krav Maga Effective for Self-Protection?
Krav Maga is not a sport or MMA competition. It is designed as a highly effective street fighting style that has been battle tested in the Israeli military and in local and national law enforcement. In our Krav Maga for adults training, RMSDF teaches our members practical, no-nonsense self-defense techniques, built upon our instinctive responses to danger, to keep you safe and enhance your confidence. Being experienced in Krav Maga self-defense will help you protect yourself and your family. The practicality and simplicity of this system makes it unlike other martial arts classes.
Why Should I Practice Krav Maga, and is it Hard to Learn?
Why learn Krav Maga? Because everyone is responsible for their own personal safety. With our comprehensive training and support, you’ll have the necessary skills, should you ever need them, and you’ll get into great physical shape as you learn how to defend yourself. This is highly effective defense and fitness training. Krav Maga for adults is easy for beginners to learn, since it doesn’t involve any fancy kicks or complicated techniques. At RMSDF, we strive to make the best self-defense techniques accessible to everyone, and not just the athletically inclined. This martial art is based on the Israeli military and IDF hand-to-hand combat system, which is taught to individuals with all degrees of physical fitness and skill levels. If you’re interested in martial arts classes, it’s a step beyond.
Krav Maga Classes for Adults
What can you expect in a Krav Maga for adults class? Each class begins with a general warm-up with body weight exercises and shadow boxing. During the second half of the class, we learn basic blocks, kicks and strikes, in addition to a self-defense skill or weapon defense technique. Most of our classes end with a drill that puts together everything you’ve learned in the class. Our classes are all beginner friendly, and all our members are committed to helping you learn to defend yourself.
How Many Belts Are in Krav Maga?
At Rocky Mountain Self Defense & Fitness, you don’t have to wait until you’re a black belt to learn how to defend yourself against more dangerous threats. In our Krav Maga for adults classes, we run a rotating curriculum so that beginners are learning the entire system, from basic choke defenses, headlocks and common punch defenses to advanced knife threats, gun threats and attacks on the ground. You’ll learn the best tactics for every situation.
Our belt levels are based on the traditional seven colors that range from white to black, with two additional levels. Belt levels are determined by the time spent training and number of classes the student attends. Earning a basic yellow belt, for example, takes 20 classes. Intermediate belt levels require at least 44 classes, while advanced belts may require 60 classes. The belt levels are white, yellow, orange, camo, green, blue, brown, red and black.
How Much Does Krav Maga Training Cost?
RMSDF makes it easy and affordable to learn to defend yourself. We offer several membership options at our 2 locations (Castle Rock & Englewood).
There’s our 6-week trial with unlimited fitness classes and Krav Maga classes for adults, gear, and the option to bring a friend, for the current sale price of $199.99 (regularly $249.99). Our platinum one-year membership, with unlimited Krav Maga / fitness classes, Peaceful Warrior Mindset and a flexible class schedule, costs $169.99/month. We also offer a six-month budget membership for $100 per month, which includes 5 classes each month, a private introduction, Peaceful Warrior Mindset, one free Peaceful Warrior Clinic and goal setting.
We also offer month to month memberships, private lessons and our Peaceful Warrior Project. Not sure if you’ll like Krav Maga? Try one of our trial memberships!
Two Convenient Locations: Castle Rock & Englewood
The RMSDF dojo has two convenient locations: one in Castle Rock and one in Englewood (Meridian Village / Lone Tree).
780 Kinner St.
Castle Rock, Colorado 80109
Englewood (Meridian Village / Lone Tree)
11800 Oswego St.
Englewood, Colorado 80112
Krav Maga Training at Rocky Mountain Self-Defense & Fitness
Why should you choose Rocky Mountain Self-Defense & Fitness in Colorado for your Krav Maga / fitness training? At RMSDF, we have been teaching Krav Maga for more than 17 years. It’s the only martial arts training we offer. Our training center has the most experience in Krav Maga in Douglas County. The owner and head instructor John Hallett holds a third-degree black belt. He was trained by sixth-degree black belt John Whitman of the Krav Maga Alliance.
Krav Maga was originally trademarked in the U.S. by Krav Maga Worldwide to help protect the brand and ensure consistently high-quality schools. In recent years, they lost that trademark, as the courts said you could not trademark a sport or martial art. What this means is that the requirements for becoming a certified Krav Maga instructor are not as comprehensive as they were when our instructors were certified. Don’t trust your Krav Maga training to just any school — trust an organization like RMSDF, where our instructors have undergone rigorous certification.
At RMSDF, we pride ourselves on being a family-friendly environment and dedicated fitness and self-defense training center. Our community of students and instructors offer encouragement and support, and our singular mission is to help people be safer and stronger.