• Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Krav Maga?

    Krav Maga is the most effective self defense combat method in the world Krav Maga started in Israel and was originally only taught to military and special forces personnel. What makes Krav Maga so amazing is that it can be applied in any conditions and adapted very efficiently to real life on the streets! Krav Maga uses our natural reactions to to danger, so it is easy to learn AND easy to remember! We at CounterStrike Krav Maga and in the IKMF have trained people in Krav Maga all over the world, expanding and continuing its founders' (Imi Lichtenfield) philosophy that nobody should have to live in fear but instead, one should train in Krav Maga so that “one may walk in peace.”

    How long are classes?

    Most classes are an hour, sometimes an hour and a half.

    How long will it take to become proficient? (How long will it take me to get to the next level?)

    In the beginning of your training, you learn the basics which build the foundation for everything else. The first level takes 5-6 months. Each level after that is about 3-6 months, depending on your level of mastery. The goal of Krav-Maga is not becoming a Master; the goal is learning to save your life. You will most likely leave the first class with something you could use to protect yourself today!

    I've trained for years in other martial arts. Can I join the advanced class?

    Everyone starts at the beginning. Due to the unique nature of KM, techniques that you have known for years may be slightly different. Even a punch is very specific to KM. Starting at the beginning will build that strong foundation that will enable you to advance through the system knowing that you are learning and absorbing what is being taught.