Welcome to Metro Krav Maga & Kickboxing
Krav Maga is an Israeli based hand to hand system, which was developed in the late 40’s at the Wingate Institute in Netanya Israel, for the Israeli Military. It is a very direct, no nonsense self defense system. In the late 70’s/early 80’s it began being taught to civilians for simple and direct self defense. It’s is now one of the top systems used world wide to train military, law enforcement, and civilians. At our facility, most of our instructors are certified though the Wingate Institute and travel to Israel for a full week of training each year. Master Tom is one of the highest ranking guys in the US from Wingate and is part of their International staff in charge of training other instructors.
Kickboxing is a full contact sport which utilizes the foot work and punching power of boxing, with the kicking power of Tae Kwon Do and Karate. Although our kids will not spar each other full contact (all of our contact is extremely controlled for safety), they will learn the same powerful skills our competitive fighters learn. Over the years we have had 19 full contact fighters join our fight team and compete in either boxing, kickboxing, or MMA. Out of those 19 fighters 8 have won some sort of Regional, National, or International Championship (that’s nearly 50%). Out of those 8 fighters, they have accumulated a total of 20 championships
Tae Kwon Do Kicking Techniques (Kids Programs)
In addition to our two main arts of Krav Maga & Kickboxing, we teach Tae Kwon Do kicking techniques in our kids classes. Tae Kwon Do is a traditional Korean Art which is traditionally 70%-90% kicking techniques, with very limited hand techniques. As you can imagine, this art is great for developing a students kicking power. Students will gain the benefits of balance, coordination, and agility through the kicking techniques Tae Kwon Do offers. This is the reason many systems around the world have implemented elements of Tae Kwon Do kicks in their system.
3 & 4 Year Old Pre-Martial Arts Program
Our Tiny Champs program is a program specifically designed to meet the needs of preschoolers (3 & 4 year old). In this program children have a BLAST while learning important developmental skills. Developing confidence, coordination, balance, and social skills through fun martial arts based games is our prime objective in this program.
5 & 6 Year Old Pre-Martial Arts Program
Our Little Champions Program is a fun pre-martial arts program for 5 &6 year old beginning school aged children. This high energy program will allow children to burn off energy in a safe and controlled environment. Our Little Champions will become more fit, while developing respect, coordination, listening skills and confidence. These are life skills that will help them be successful at both home and school.
Youth Krav Maga Program
7 – 12 Year Old Full Martial Arts Program
In this program young students will learn aspects of Krav Maga self-defense; learning to stay safe from both predators and bullies; the fast and powerful movement and striking of Kickboxing; and the great kicking techniques of Tae Kwon Do and Karate. In addition, youth students have access to our full character education program to learn respect, self-discipline, determination, and focus! This is all done in a kid friendly environment designed to build confidence. Students love the fun classes. Parents love seeing their kids get in great shape and practicing positive character traits!
Teen & Adult Krav Maga Training
Our Teens and Adults experience a FULL authentic Krav Maga program. Krav Maga is known as one of the best self-defense systems in the world. It was designed to be able to be learned and used quickly in the real world. Our adult Krav Maga instructors received their instructor training from the birthplace of Krav Maga; the Wingate Institute in Netanya Israel. You will learn the tactics, principles and mindset to keep you safe in a violent world. You will also have a great time getting in shape in a very supportive and encouraging environment!
We have a structured fitness class for parents which is based off the SSL rule. The SSL rule is Sweating, Smiling, and Learning. You are sweating as you have a great workout and get in shape. You are smiling because the class is fun and full of plenty of laughable moment. You are learning how to lead a healthier life for the rest of your life.