What Is Krav Maga for Self-Defense?

Krav Maga for self-defense is the most effective real-world system taught today. Originally developed for protection in the Bratislava ghetto, it was later refined and embraced by Israel Defense Forces. Today, it is the preferred system for law enforcement agencies and U.S. military units. 

ETKM teaches street self-defense using:

  • Punches, knees, elbows, and kicks
  • Defenses against various strikes, weapons, and chokes
  • Realistic training drills

The Basics

Defined by brutal offensive techniques and quick counterattacks, Krav Maga is the ideal self-defense fighting style for unexpected and dangerous situations. A focus on results without rules of fair fighting means Krav Maga is not a martial art but a revolutionary self-defense course—no katas, no rituals.
Based on simple principles and instinctive movements, our Krav Maga self-defense classes are intended to teach methods exceptionally effective for personal protection in the shortest possible time. Get started in training with us at ETKM to learn how to defend against violent chokes, grabs, and strikes, as well as serious threats armed with weapons.

Battle Tested

Tested in the streets and proven on the battlefield, Krav Maga’s practical approach to self-defense will help you to be safer with the tools and training of the world’s most effective warriors.

Our instructors at East Texas Krav Maga can teach you how to function during the shock and stress of a violent sudden encounter. Enroll in a Krav Maga self-defense training session near you and witness the changes in your mind and body. Our mission is to prepare our students for real-world dangerous situations where the bad guys aren’t playing for points.