Krav Maga (pronounced KRAHV muhGAH), which means “contact or close combat” in Hebrew, was originally developed in the 1940s for the Israeli Defense Forces as a combat system that could be learned quickly and used effectively by anyone. It was developed in a hostile environment that did not allow for hours and hours of combat training. It needed to be simple but aggressive, easy-to-learn and easy-to-remember.

Krav Maga is based on simple principles and instinctive movements. It is designed to teach real self-defense against common chokes, grabs, and holds, as well as weapons such as guns, knives, and sticks. Just as important, we teach people to function during the stress and shock of a sudden, violent encounter. The key point being, Krav Maga is simple and effective.


Endurance Krav Maga provides practical self-defense in a family friendly environment. Everyone has the right to defend themselves regardless of age, athletic ability or gender.

Endurance Krav Maga is affiliated with Krav Maga Alliance, which is dedicated to open source, high quality training in Krav Maga self-defense.