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Self Defense - Fitness - Fighting


Krav Maga Northern Virginia (NoVA) is proud to serve Northern Virginia as the areas premier and only certified and licensed Krav Maga Worldwide training center. KRAV MAGA is the official self defense and fighting system of the Israeli Defense Forces. Currently many U.S. law enforcement and military agencies train in the system. This highly effective, easy to learn method of self defense is offered to civilians, military and law enforcement personnel from Virginia and Maryland to Washington DC.

The Krav Maga System was developed so that any adult regardless of age, gender or size will learn to effectively deal with a violent encounter and learn to manage fear, stress and disadvantage. A mix of karate, muay thai kickboxing, jiu jitsu and ground fighting, Krav Maga is heavy on the martial and light on the art. Although Krav Maga is primarily a hand to hand combat system, it also has a strong group of techniques for defending against an attack with a stick, knife of firearm.

Krav Maga is a principle based system of self defense. Some of the basic principles of the system are: movement should be based on natural instinct, techniques must address the immediate danger, one defense must work against a variety of attacks, training must include the stress found in a real attack and all movements must be accessible to the average person, not just athletes or martial artists.

In 1948, Imi Lichtenfeld was asked to develop an effective system of self defense and fighting by the then newly develop Israeli government. This special military group was eventually incorporated into the Israeli Defense Force, and Imi became the Chief Instructor for the military school for Physical Training and Krav Maga. In the 1950s Krav Maga gets refined on the battle field. In the 20 years that Imi served in the army, he developed and refined his unique system of self defense and hand-to-hand combat, training the instructors and soldiers of the Israeli Defense Force's elite units. Since Israel was in a constant state of war with its neighbors, the techniques and tactics he developed were constantly being tested - not in theory, but on the battle fields.

Krav Maga is one of the world's most effective self defense systems. Learn karate, muay thai kickboxing, jiu jitsu and ground fighting concepts and methods quickly and easily. With its unique training drills and combat effective fitness program, you will burn calories, increase flexibility, speed and muscle strength and feel all around healthier and more empowered.

Come in and check out why Krav Maga Northern Virginia is the first defense and premire place to train in the Virginia, Maryland and DC area.  Our certified instructors are hand picked, wtih a vast experience in martial arts, military and law enforcement, they are highly trained and motivated to help you reach your goals.  Don't take our word for it, ask our Krav Maga Nova students!






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