I have been teaching Krav Maga for 6 years. There are distinctly separate self defense classes and fitness (kickboxing) classes. Krav Maga is a street fighting system, designed for real self defense - we are not into katas, discipline, or anything else that does not directly inprove ones safety and fitness. Despite the prior post, nowhere in the system is there any ""ninjitsu"", and Krav Maga is probably the best deal in Austin. With over 1,500 members in Austin, our reputation is stellar, amongst all but our competitors - who can't compete with us.\r
Being a modern fighting system, it is not uncommon for peopple with traditional martial arts backgrounds to put it down. No - we do not practice 2,000 year old moves designed to fight men on horseback, and we won't waste time teaching you to count in Korean. If that is what you are looking for, then you will not like Krav Maga.\r
On the other hand, if you want to learn real fighting skills and get into the best shape of your life while doing it, then Krav Maga is something you should try. And you dont have to take my word for it.\r
Listen to the Instructors within every branch of the US military, and the FBI, Secret Service, Austin Police Department, Travis County Sherrif's department, and over 600 other professional law enforcement agenices and military untis who have vetted the system against other martial arts before deciding it is the best, most easily learned and retained sytem to train their men and women who stand in harms way every day.