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Jul 17, 2018 7:29:51 PM / by Savannah Ashworth posted in Press Releases


Grand Opening of West Virginia’s Only Krav Maga Studio

Defense In Depth is hosting a grand opening for the state’s only Krav Maga studio on Saturday, July21st. The event will feature several free introductory classes, food and giveaways.

Krav Maga is an Israeli combat system that was developed to help Jewish citizens defend themselves during the political unrest of the 1930s. It is rapidly gaining popularity throughout the United States and the world, for both civilians and military/police forces.

Unlike martial arts that focus on forms, rules and competition, Krav Maga is known for its real-world application of quick and effective survival techniques that rely on natural instincts (a catch phrase oftenassociated with Krav Maga is “no rules, no rituals, no nonsense”).

Instructor Jeremy Harris says that Krav Maga is especially appealing to women because it relies less on physical strength and size, and more on simple principles, and maneuvers that are simultaneously defensive and offensive. One hour of the grand opening event will feature a female Krav Magainstructor teaching an introductory women’s empowerment course.

“Krav Maga is not meant to be only for superior athletes,” said Harris. “It’s for any shape, any size,any strength ability and it’s a confidence-builder. The idea is to use fast movements against the weak aspects of an attack using your natural instincts. Women may not want to go toe-to-toe with an attacker and try to fight them, but Krav Maga gives them confidence that they can get out of badsituations.”

Harris is a certified instructor of Krav Maga Worldwide, the world’s leading training program. He willbe teaching four classes every week at Defense In Depth, including morning and evening sessions.

Grand Opening Schedule (07/21)
8am: Introduction to Krav Maga – 90-minute intro that includes the history of Krav Maga, cardio

workout, escape from chokes and headlocks and other basic techniques.

10am: Weapons Defense Demonstration – Demonstration of defense against weapons such as knives, guns and blunt objects.

11am: Women’s Empowerment – Female instructor offers instruction especially relevant to women’sself defense with Krav Maga, and how the combat system can increase confidence.

12pm: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

12:15pm: Introduction to Krav Maga – Repeat of the 8am introduction class.

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