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How much does it cost?
We offer very competitive, up-front pricing. Memberships start at $100 a month and prices go down depending on length of pre-purchased time as well as discounts for students, active duty law enforcement, military, couples and seniors. You may view our pricing on our Memberships page.
Do you offer any discounts for military or students?
Yes, we offer discounts for students, active duty law enforcement, military, couples and seniors. Ask an instructor for more details.
Am I too small, or too old, or too anything to do Krav Maga?
No, all you need to be is dedicated and committed. Here’s an example: Imagine going into your backyard and trying to pick up a raccoon. The raccoon would react with aggression, instinct, and an intense desire to escape and you would be left bleeding, empty handed, and watching the raccoon run away. You are bigger and stronger than a raccoon, but he will win the encounter. We want the criminals to left bleeding, empty handed, and watching you run away. This is the essence of Krav Maga. Going home safe cannot be reliant on becoming a gym monster or a body builder. Krav Maga was designed for normal people to be able to protect themselves.
Is the training dangerous?
No. There is light contact in the Krav Maga classes but it’s controlled and supervised. Our classes have the same risks as any gym workout. Our instructors are conscientious about each participant’s level and ability and keep a sharp eye on workouts to ensure a safe environment.
Do I need to be in shape before I join?
Nope, we’ll take care of that. Seriously, Krav Maga is designed to be effective for almost anyone at anytime. Being conditioned gives obvious advantages to the techniques, but the brilliance of Krav Maga is that it isn’t reliant on size and strength. Of course, weight loss, increased strength and muscle mass, higher flexibility, and increased endurance are common side effects!
How many classes can I attend with my membership?
Membership entitles you to as many of any of the classes as you can attend.
What should I wear to class?
Normal workout clothes and shoes like you’d wear to any gym. We train Krav Maga in shoes rather than the traditional martial arts practice of bare feet because it more closely simulates the real world environments where the techniques learned and practiced will be used.
What kind of gloves do you recommend?
Most padded gloves in the MMA or bag training category are good. Harbinger Bag Gloves are the standard but any similar padded leather glove will work great. Be wary of vinyl gloves which are often cheaply made and will come apart very easily. As your power progresses, you may want to invest in a pair of traditional boxing gloves for XXL Kickboxing. We love consulting on gear purchases so don’t hesitate to ask us before or after a class.
How long will it take for me to become proficient at Krav Maga?
Krav Maga is unique among martial arts systems in that it was designed to be easy. No complex forms to learn, no elaborate skills or techniques to master. Techniques are based on your natural reflexes and responses.
The first priority in Krav Maga is learning how to recognize and defend against threats in as few motions as possible. With regular practice, a student can become proficient at the fundamentals in terms of months, not years. We generally say 4 – 5 months to achieve Level 1. As with any endeavor, you can go as far as your motivation and commitment takes you. There is never a “finish” to learning.
Can I lose weight taking Krav Maga or XXL Cardio Kickboxing classes?
Absolutely! Krav Maga has the side-effect of being a full body workout. An intense Krav Maga class can burn 400-600 calories while a kickboxing class at the same intensity can burn 500-700 calories.
Where can I park?
Parking is available in the spaces on Elzey, across the street behind Midtown Yoga Too, and on Elzey Ave. Entrance to Midtown Krav Maga is on Elzey, just follow the signs. If you need help, call us at 901-218-7868 and we’ll get you to the right place.