Krav Maga was developed to help people of all fitness levels learn how to defend themselves from common attacks on the street using their natural reactions.
Valley Self-Defense offers classes for ages 5 to 105! We run classes for kids three days a week, for civilians seven days a week, and we can offer private lessons to you and your group.
Krav Maga classes are available every day of the week - morning, evening, and virtual classes. To get a full class schedule, visit our class and event schedule page!
In the mid-1930s while protecting his Jewish neighborhood from racist gangs, Imi realized that the things he was learning in his sports - boxing, wrestling, and gymnastics - were vastly different when he needed to use them on the street. He began developing a self-defense system that focused on a person's natural body reactions to an attack. After moving to Mandatory Palestine, Imi began to train fighters in the Haganah, the forerunner of the Israeli Defense Forces. After the creation of the State of Israel, Imi continued to develop Krav Maga for the military. Because the military was all ages, he had develop a system that worked for old and young, male and female. Imi refined Krav Maga his entire life, working to make it available to all people. The International Krav Maga Federation continues that work, training with fighters and civilians around the world to test and refine every technique we use to keep ourselves safe.
From attacks you're most likely to see on the street - slaps, punches, hair grabs - to the situations that keep us up at night - knives, guns, kidnapping - Krav Maga has a defense that will use your natural reaction to help you defend yourself. Valley Self-Defense has both in-person and virtual class options seven days a week! All of our instructors have 160 hours of Krav Maga training, as well as trauma-informed care training from local instructors. Have any questions about what we do and who we are? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or text/call us at 651-504-2255.
We believe what we say - Krav Maga is for everyone, no matter your fitness, age, or gender identity. Our Krav Maga instructors have been trained in trauma-informed care and can work with you if you have anxiety or anything else that might have scared you off the mat previously. Connect with us and find out ways that you can empower yourself in your daily life!