Krav Maga Alliance - Affiliate Information

KMA News

Featured Instructor of the Month: Takeshi Nishio

Takeshi Nishio - Maga Gym

KMA, meet Takeshi Nishio from Maga Gym in Japan! Takeshi is a 1st degree Black Belt with Krav Maga Alliance, a certified KMA Force instructor and proficient in MMA, Grappling and BJJ. Takeshi has been teaching Krav Maga since 2004 and on average spends a 1,000 hours a year teaching civilians and the Japanese Self-Defense Read More →

Affiliate of the Month : Flagstaff

Flagstaff Krav Maga

Flagstaff Krav Maga was the first to bring Krav Maga to Northern Arizona. Located at the foot of the San Francisco Peaks, FKM trains at a crisp 7000 feet of altitude. This family-run training facility incorporates the best in self-defense training, athletics, competitive bodybuilding, and sports nutrition. Owners and founders, Daniel and Sarah Pawlicki, are one of a rare Read More →

Congratulations to everyone who went through our most recent (East Coast) StrikeFit Instructor Cert!

Everyone worked incredibly hard. Way to bring it! 👊🏼💪🏼

Krav Maga Alliance Fight Requirement – Updated

          We’ve been asked a couple of times recently about the KMA fight requirement, so I thought I would update and re-post the link to that requirement. Check out the details here!  

Affiliate of the Month : New Mexico Krav Maga

New Mexico Krav Maga

New Mexico Krav Maga‘s lead instructor, Heather Rider, started taking classes at Worldwide Los Angeles in 2002. In 2007, when John Whitman opened his own gym she went with him and started teaching bag classes. Heather moved to Santa Fe, NM in 2010. She looked everywhere for Krav Maga classes but none were in existence Read More →

Synthia Stoffer Earns 3rd Degree Black Belt!

Congratulations to Synthia Stoffer, owner of Reflex BMC in Holland. Synthia, who is also part of the Training Team, earned her 3rd Degree Black Belt last weekend.  Nice work, Synthia!

Instructor of the Month : Sara Ayaz

Sara Ayaz - Krav Maga Desoto

Sara Ayaz, from Krav Maga Desoto, began training in martial arts in 1996.  Her background includes Shotokan Karate, Chinese Kenpo, Kung Fu, Judo, Jiujitsu, and Kali. She found Krav Maga in 2007 and began her instructor route in 2009. Sara holds a level 4 Krav Maga Alliance instructor certification and a Black Belt under John Read More →

Affiliate of the Month : Krav Maga Detroit

Krav Maga Detroit - logo

Krav Maga Detroit, located in Troy MI has been forging warriors in Michigan since 2005. With a single goal in mind – “ so one may walk in peace” we dedicate ourselves to bringing the highest level of physical, mental and tactical training to our clients. As instructors we all share this vision and recognize Read More →

Krav Maga Instructor “Vampiro” Has A Wrestling Show

If you’re a pro wrestling fan, you’ve probably heard of “Vampiro.” Did you know that his real name is Ian Hodgkinson and he’s also a  Krav Maga Alliance instructor?  Read more about him and his television show here.

Featured Affiliate of the Month :: Krav Maga GB

Krav Maga GB

This month’s featured Affiliate is Great Britain’s Krav Maga GB! Krav Maga GB is a Community-based Organisation that delivers training in Modern Reality Based Self Defence and Practical Fighting (Krav Maga), located in the South East of England. They are the only Licensed, Professional & Globally Recognised Centre to provide Authentic Krav Maga, Next Generation (kids) Read More →

Congratulations to our most recent StrikeFit Instructor candidates!

Congratulations to our most recent StrikeFit® Instructor candidates! Everyone worked really hard, and we are so excited for Krav Reborn to launch StrikeFit® in Utah!  Kansas Krav Maga has added an instructor to their already existing program, and we here at HQ have added to our very own StrikeFit® fam – Go team!

Free KMA Instructor Seminar :: Leige, Belgium

EVKM KMA Active Shooter Seminar - Long Gun Defense

Affiliates in Europe (or whoever wants to travel there): KMA Founder and 5th Degree Black Belt John Whitman will be in Liege, Belgium on Sunday, 26 March, 2017 for a Free Instructor seminar! This seminar is free to Krav Maga Alliance instructors. Mark your calendars! This 4-Hour Seminar will include: Technique Updates New Drills Ground Read More →

KMA Featured Instructor of the Month :: John Hallet

KMA Instructor of Month - January 2017 - John Hallet - Rocky Mountain Self Defense & Fitness

We kick off the year with our first with Rocky Mountain Self Defense & Fitness’ John Hallet, as our January 2017 Featured Instructor of the Month! John started his interest in Martial Arts in 1992. He began teaching in 1997. John started his first gym, Krav Maga Nantucket and Revolution Martial Arts in 2000. He Read More →

Now Announcing The KMA Executive Board!

The Krav Maga Alliance is proud to announce the formation of an Executive Board to help manage our growth and assist current and new affiliates and instructors! KMA is growing and we need to establish a team to oversee various aspects of the organization. We have put together a very accomplished group of school owners Read More →

StrikeFit Certification :: January 2017

Krav Maga Alliance - StrikeFit Certification - January 2017

We will have a 2-Day StrikeFit® Instructor Certification January 21-22, 2017. This cert is designed to give, and refine, the tools you’ll need to successfully run a safe and fluid, kick-butt calorie burning, FUN heavy bag class. This cert will take place at KMA HQ: Alliance Culver City 9000 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90066 Read More →

TV Show Krav Maga Training at KMA Headquarters

Rachel - Krav Maga Training for TV Show

Krav Maga Alliance’s very own Rachel Greenbaum recently trained 2 moms in Krav Maga self-defense for a fitness challenge show. The episode will air in February, and we’ll give you the appropriate link right here on this page to view it online once we get it! In the meantime, check out Coach Rachel in action!

Featured Instructor of the Month :: Derrek Hofrichter

East Valley Krav Maga - Derrek Hofrichter

Our December 2016 Featured Instructor of the Month is Derrek Hofrichter of East Valley Krav Maga in Tempe, AZ! Derrek Hofrichter founded East Valley Krav Maga (EVKM) in 2011, which is located in Tempe, Arizona. As the Chief Instructor at EVKM he oversees a staff of 15 instructors and over 40 Krav Maga classes each Read More →

Featured Affiliate of the Month :: Krav Maga Verona

Krav Maga - Verona, Italy

Our featured affiliate of the month for December 2016 is Krav Maga Verona! This Italian affiliate was the first in Europe to join the Krav Maga Alliance, and now they have more than 150 students in both Krav Maga and StrikeFit classes! 

Krav Maga Pro Mobile App :: Now Available!

Krav Maga Alliance - Krav Maga App

  The ALL NEW Krav Maga Alliance Mobile App is BACK! And Better Than Ever!! Krav Maga Pro App for iPhone and iPad,  Get it Here:  iPhone KMA PRO APP Krav Maga Pro App for Android,  Get it Here:  Android KMA PRO APP Introducing Krav Maga Pro, which now replaces Krav Maga Touch. INCLUDES Level Read More →

Trial By Firearms 2016: Higher Power

Krav Maga Alliance - Trial By Firearms 2016 - Higher Power

What does a Krav Maga Alliance training weekend look like? Knife defenses against attacks at close range using multiple aggressive, chopping stabs made by non-compliant attackers .  Close quarters gun fights starting with the pistol holstered. Hand to hand fights for control of the gun against a resisting opponent. AR-15 and AK-47 training from various Read More →

KMA Trains Hollywood

Rachel Greenbaum Trains Aubrey Plaza and Natasha Lyonne in Krav Maga

Over the years, KMA Founder John Whitman has trained numerous actors for their fake fisticuffs in the film world. Recently, KMA Manager Rachel Greenbaum had the pleasure to train Aubrey Plaza and Natasha Lyonne for the movie “Addicted to Fresno!” Also recently, John Whitman and Alliance Instructor Louis Tanguay trained NCIS LA star Bar Paly in Read More →

Featured Instructor of the Month :: Ivo Boykov

Ivo Boykov

Ivo’s extensive martial arts background spans three decades and starts in Bulgaria. He started training in Sambo and Kyokushin Karate in 1985 and hasn’t stopped adding to his martial arts knowledge since. Moving to the United States in 1993 has opened the door to many more opportunities for expanding on his skillset. He’s earned black Read More →

Featured Affiliate of the Month :: Las Vegas Krav Maga

Las Vegas Krav Maga

Las Vegas Krav Maga is a full service martial arts training center offering traditional and modern martial arts classes for kids and adults. LVKM is focused and determined to serve their students with the highest quality instruction, professionalism, and service in the industry. To achieve their goal, they have implemented programs that cater to the individual interests of Read More →

Adam Mrocki :: Instructor of the Month, September 2016

Adam Mrocki

Congratulations to Adam Mrocki from Krav Maga Evolution in Moorabbin, Victoria, Australia! From the age of eight, Adam has been involved in martial arts. He began his training in Kung Fu and progressed to Choi Kwang Do, then Krav Maga in 2002. He moved to England in 2011 and underwent the recruitment process for acceptance Read More →

Congratulations to Chris Massie and Stryker MAA!

          Chris Massie, owner of Stryker MAA, recently joined the Krav Maga Alliance. Last night he ran his first Krav Maga class. 21 people attended and 16 signed up right away. That’s a great start, Chris! Well done!

KMA Summit :: November 11-12, 2017 at America’s Best Defense!

Krav Maga Alliance Summit 2016

Now Announcing, the 1st Annual Krav Maga Alliance Summit, presented by John Whitman and Paul Garcia! Come join us at America’s Best Defense in Attleboro Falls, MA for an exciting 2 days of training. One floor for Business Training and one floor for Instructor Training. Seminars will include: How to Run Classes That Create Referrals Read More →

Krav Maga Alliance :: Advanced Testing Weekend!

Krav Maga Alliance - Advanced Belt Test Weekend 2016

Congratulations to the 2 dozen or so students who all tested and received their Advanced Krav Maga Alliance Belts last weekend! We had all advanced levels testing! A couple 3rd Degree Black Belts from Europe, a handful of 2nd Degree Black Belts, a large Black Belt contingent as always, and a group of Brown Belt Read More →

Brice Martens :: Instructor of the Month, August 2016

Brice Martens - Krav Maga Alliance - August 2016 Instructor of the Month

Congratulations to Brice Martens! He’s our Instructor of the Month for August 2016! Brice just earned his 3rd Degree Black Belt from Krav Maga Alliance from our Founder John Whitman right here at the KMA Headquarters in Los Angeles! Brice is the founder of Krav Maga Evolution in Belgium, and has over 15 years of experience Read More →


Opportunity by John Whitman

Opportunity by John Whitman   Opportunity does not knock. Opportunity drifts past you on a stormy sea. If you want it, you must dive in and swim for it. You will lose sight of it as you are tossed about by the waves, but you must persevere. You will struggle in currents that work sometimes Read More →

New KMA Krav Maga Level 2 Instructors Congratulations!

KMA Level 2 Instructor Cert - July 2016

Congratulations to our new KMA Krav Maga Level 2 Instructors! This recent certification was held at the Krav Maga Alliance headquarters in Los Angeles, CA under lead instructor and KMA Founder John Whitman! Everyone did great, and we look forward to your Level 3 Certification in the near future!

New Level 2 Instructors from Krav Maga Verona, Italy!

Krav Maga Verona Level 2 Instructor Certification

Congratulations to the recent Level 2 Instructors from Krav Maga Verona and Fight and Fit Club in Italy!

Krav Maga Italia :: Congratulations!

John Whitman and Giorgio Pannitto

Congratulations to Giorgio Pannitto of Krav Maga Italia for earning his 3rd Degree Black Belt, and to his instructors for earning their Brown Belts! Great job everyone!

Krav Maga Alliance Active Shooter Seminar in Arizona

EVKM KMA Active Shooter Seminar - Long Gun Defense

John Whitman conducted an Active Shooter Seminar at East Valley Krav Maga in Phoenix. Saturday, July 2, 2016. Over 100 people were in attendance, plus 4 media interviews! Thanks to everyone who came to the seminar over this past weekend! We worked on Long Gun defenses, Active Shooter drills, and much more! Everyone did great! Read More →

Business Tip of the Month :: Be A Student, Not A Critic, by Paul Garcia, July 2016

KMA Business Tip of the Month: Be A Student, Not A Critic, by Paul Garcia

It’s so easy to be an armchair critic these days.  It’s much easier to criticize and put those around you down then to elevate your own standard.  Those that continue to learn continue to grow. 

Technique of the Month :: Ground, Headlock from the Side, Bridging, July 2016

Technique Variation: Level 3 - Ground - Headlock from the Side, Bridging

Here is a variation on a Level 3 (Green Belt) Technique for Headlock from the Side while on the Ground. This is a Bridging option for when the attacker is more adept than average at shifting their weight forward and back as you try both Green Belt techniques.

Tim Leard :: Instructor of the Month, July 2016

Tim Leard

Congratulations to Tim Leard! He’s our Instructor of the Month for July 2016!. Tim is a second degree black belt in Krav Maga, has been training and teaching Krav Maga since 2001. In that time Tim has also been certified as a KMA Force instructor as well as earning a Krav Maga Instructor’s diploma from Read More →

Business Tip of the Month :: Facebook Check-Ins by Paul Garcia, May/June 2016

KMA - Business Tip of the Month - Facebook Check-Ins by Paul Garcia-FacebookCheckins

Engage your students, promote your school and support a worthy cause all with Facebook Check Ins.  There are several ways you can approach this.  Several schools and gyms have offered free water when you check in with Facebook.  We have decided to donate to a local cause when a student checks in.  It is a Win-Win Read More →

Technique of the Month :: Choke Defense, Pluck v. Rotation, May/June 2016

Choke Defense - Pluck v. Rotation

Krav Maga Alliance was asked why we still teach the Plucking Defense, and we wanted to provide an answer via this video. John Whitman breaks both techniques down, and gives our reason why we still have both Choke Defenses in the KMA system. Enjoy!  

Tony Cianflone :: Instructor of the Month, May/June 2016

Tony Cianflone - May 2016 Instructor of the Month

Tony Cianflone has over 31 years of martial arts experience and holds a second degree black belt in hapkido. Tony has been training in krav maga since 2003 and has also trained in several other martial arts and fighting systems, including wing chun, jiu jitsu, and DNA (Defence Lab), and is a certified Level 5 Krav Read More →

Business Tip of the Month :: Marketing Strategies by Paul Garcia, April 2016

"Marketing Strategies" by Paul Garcia

In order for marketing to work you have to do a lot of it and in several areas.  There isn’t one idea that will solve all of your marketing problems.  Those that succeed are using multiple marketing pillars to generate leads and build up their school.  Master Garcia reviews for you the 10 best marketing pillars Read More →

Technique of the Month :: Stick Defense v Overhead Swing, April 2016

Stick Defense v. Overhead Swing

For April’s Technique of the Month, we introduce the Level 4 (Blue Belt) Stick Defense versus an Overhead Swing. John Whitman demonstrates and instructs in the video below. Enjoy!

Davide Gristina :: Instructor of the Month, April 2016

Davide Gristina - Krav Maga New York

Davide Gristina has been involved in martial arts for 20 years. He received his 2nd degree Black Belt from Krav Maga Alliance in 2011 and is Krav Maga New York’s principal, Chief Instructor and license holder. Davide is also a business professional with more than 25 years experience in the field of infrastructure management, resource Read More →

Extreme Close Quarters

KMA Force - Extreme Close Quarters

Krav Maga Alliance is holding an Extreme Close Quarters firearms course on April 16 and 17, 2016. This will be one of the most important firearms courses we conduct this year! The course is run by KMA Force, our law enforcement and military training division, and will be taught by Jeremy Stafford. Jeremy is a Read More →

Hand Gun from Behind from a Distance :: March 2016 Krav Maga Technique of the Month

Krav Maga Technique - Hand Gun From Behind At A Distance

This month, we’re showing you the Level 1 (Brown Belt) Krav Maga technique for “Gun From Behind – Distance.” John Whitman, 5th Degree Krav Maga Alliance Black Belt Instructor, demonstrates the technique. Enjoy!

Sepi Melamed :: KMA Instructor of the Month, March 2016

Sepi Melamed - KMA Instructor of the Month - March 2016

Congratulations to Sepi Melamed from Top Gun Karate in Manhasset, NY, for being selected the March 2016 Krav Maga Alliance “Instructor of the Month!” Sepi Melamed is a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Krav Maga, and a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Kaizen Karate. She is one of the few female Krav Maga Black Belts Read More →

You Are The Expert: Expanding Pro Shop Sales :: March 2016 Business Blog

You're The Expert - Expanding Pro Shop Sales

It is no surprise to hear that the internet is having effects on our industry just like any other. The school owners I talk to every day complain that there is an increasing amount of competition when it comes to martial arts merchandise found on the web. There are a couple of ways you can Read More →

New StrikeFit Instructors!

Congratulations to our most recent group of StrikeFit instructors, representing schools across the United States. Well done, everyone!

John Whitman’s Blog: Disaster Preparedness

There’s an axiom among disaster “preppers” that says we should educate others on preparedness so that they are not helpless during an emergency. Sure, it’s the right thing to do, but there is another reason: if your neighbors are as prepared as you are, they become an asset rather than a liability. The same is Read More →

John Whitman’s Blog: Why Krav Maga?

WHY KRAV MAGA? I have been a student, teacher, and advocate of Krav Maga for the last 25 years because I believe self defense training is important for everyone. If you drive a car, wear a seat belt. If you go sailing, bring a life vest. If you walk among people, know self defense. But Read More →

Choke from Behind with a Push :: Krav Maga Technique of the Month – February 2016

Krav Maga Technique of the Month - February 2016 :: Choke from Behind with a Push

February’s Krav Maga Technique of the Month is the Level 1 Self-Defense technique, “Choke from Behind with a Push.” Watch Krav Maga Alliance’s Founder (and 5th Degree Krav Maga Black Belt) lead you through the technique of what to do when someone is choking you and driving/pushing you forward…

The Martial Arts Buzz’ Marketing Tips

Martial Arts Buzz - Marketing Tips

The Martial Arts Buzz has offered up a few marketing tips for our Krav Maga Alliance affiliates on how to help your gym get more social media followers, and get more new members into your gyms. Read their tips below, give them a shot, and let us know how they worked for you!   Social Read More →

Michael Hooker :: KMA’s Instructor of the Month, February 2016

Michael Hooker

Congratulations to Michael Hooker from KMD Self Defense in Memphis, TN, Michael is a 2nd Degree Black Belt Krav Maga instructor, part of the KMA Train the Trainer team, holds a Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and has over 25 years of martial arts experience. He runs his academy, KMD Self-Defense, in Memphis, TN and Southaven, MS Read More →

Money Is No Object (Business Tip of the Month: January 2016)

Business Tip - Money Is No Object

January 2016’s Business Tip of the Month for our Krav Maga Alliance affiliates is written by KMA President and Founder, John Whitman…Gym owners, sales people, and instructors…enjoy! In sales, money is often cited as one of the main objections the salesperson must overcome.  This isn’t true. Money is not an objection. If a member truly Read More →

Ground Headlock from the Side – Weight Forward :: Krav Maga Technique of the Month – January 2016

Ground Headlock from Side (Weight Forward)

January 2016’s “Technique of the Month” is the Level 3 (Green Belt) technique Ground Headlock from the Side – Weight Forward. Watch the video for a full demonstration and explanation of this month’s technique!

Daniel Hines :: KMA’s Instructor of the Month – January 2016

Daniel Hines - Krav Maga Alliance January 2016 Instructor of the Month

Congratulations to Daniel Hines from Krav Maga DFW in Dallas, TX. Daniel is a 2nd Degree Black Belt Krav Maga Instructor, KMA Force Certified, and also a Next Generation Krav Maga Instructor just to name some of his many achievements. Head on over to Krav Maga DFW’s website to learn more about Daniel and the Read More →

Nashville Krav Maga :: KMA’s Affiliate of the Month – January 2016

Nashville Krav Maga

Congratulations to Nashville Krav Maga & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, for being Krav Maga Alliance’s January 2016 Affiliate of the Month! They team over at NKM sent us over a little spotlight video of the gym and to accept the accolade. Visit their website to learn more about them, and if you’re ever in the Nashville Read More →

Bearhug From Behind w/Finger Leverage :: Krav Maga Technique of the Month – December 2015

The Krav Maga Alliance December 2015 Technique of the Month is Bearhug from Behind, with Finger Leverage. Every month, we’ll share a Technique of the Month with our Affiliates and those on our monthly email newsletter list. Sometimes, these might be variations on an official technique. Or, as in this month’s case, we will share an Read More →

Martial Arts Protocol: Part 2

In my previous article we identified why you need an atmosphere of respect and discipline in your school or dojo through protocol. So how do we go about changing and establishing protocol in your school. Here are 4 Things students should learn in the dojo: Respect for authority. This should carry forth outside the dojo Read More →

KM Alliance in Australia

We are proud to announce that Krav Maga Alliance now has an affiliated school in the city of Brisbane, and another instructor across the country in Perth. Last week, we conducted an Instructor Certification, two civilian seminars, and a seminar for law enforcement and military personnel. All participants did a great job. The instructor group Read More →

Krav Maga University – FREE Continuing Education!

Krav Maga Alliance - Krav Maga University - December 5, 2015

Krav Maga University is a 1-day training session on December 5, 2015, for Krav Maga Alliance Instructors, high level students, and program directors. We are dedicated to helping your business grow by offering both a quality program and sound business practices. Krav Maga University takes place every Spring and Fall. We will be running the Read More →

Martial Arts Protocol: Part 1

One of the things that makes Krav Maga so great is it’s ability as a training system to fit into such a variety of settings. From formal traditional dojos to informal meeting places, Krav Maga teaches adults, teens and even children an incredible Martial Art. The topics I’d like to share with you today is Read More →

Trial By Firearms 2015 Recap

Surefire Trial By Firearms 2015 Group

Trial By Firearms 2015 is in the books! Three days of training that included a little advanced Krav Maga taught by John Whitman, then two day of firearms training and tactics, force on force training, active shooter training, combat trauma care, all taught by current operators who are some of the best in the business. Read More →

Congratulations to Nicola Provolo of Krav Maga Verona, on placing 1st in T1 BJJ Cup!

Nicola Provolo of Krav Maga Verona

Big congratulations to Nicola Provolo of Krav Maga Verona, on placing 1st in T1 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Cup!!

StrikeFit Certification at RevGear University Boston

RevGear University Boston - StrikeFit Certification

If you’re going to RevGear University in Boston on October 1 & 2, 2015, be sure to check out Krav Maga Alliance’s very own John Whitman’s StrikeFit® Certification. Feel free to sign-up and take the course while you’re there! Sign-up for RevGear University Boston by clicking here: StrikeFit® is an exclusive heavy bag workout Read More →

Congratulations to Our Latest Level 3 Instructor Group

KMA - Level 3 Instructor Certification - Los Angeles

  We had 5 great people come out for a recent Level 3 Instructor Certification. The group was smaller than usual, but their energy and abilities more than made up for it!

Congratulations to Our New StrikeFit Instructors!

        We held a StrikeFit® certification hosted by Ryan Hardy and Self Defense Texas in Austin. It was a huge success. Thanks and congratulations to all the participants! StrikeFit® is our exclusive, successful fitness program that is easy to incorporate into your school. It’s a perfect supplement to Krav Maga or other Read More →

Congratulations Italia Krav Maga!

          Italia Krav Maga has 11 new instructors in the Law Enforcement Program, including civilian Krav Maga Instructors, soldiers active in Iraq and Afghanistan, who are also shooting instructors for the Italian Army, and L.E. instructors whom this was the 7th certification.  Congratulations on boasting the most L.E Instructors in Europe!

Warrior 100 Program

Warrior 100 Program

by Derrek Hofrichter, East Valley Krav Maga (Arizona) Student attendance is always a focus as a school owner, as we know consistent attendance from our students will lead to progression and training with us for a longer time period. At East Valley Krav Maga in Arizona, we always encourage our students to attend at least Read More →

P3: Passion, People and Profits by Master Paul Garcia

Paul Garcia's Business Tip

I first want to extend a a big thank you to John Whitman, KMA and his team for giving me an opportunity to to connect with all of you. KMA has asked me to share a business tip with you to help you focus on growing your school not just quickly but also in a Read More →

KMA Took Over The Martial Arts Supershow!

The Krav Maga Alliance Team

This summer, Krav Maga Alliance took over the MAIA Super Show in Las Vegas! It was KMA’s first marketing effort ever in it’s six year history, so we came out in force. Our booth offered multiple games and activities that attracted everyone from a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle to Ernie Reyes, Jr. We provided couches so Read More →

Italy Seminar – Instructor Training, Verbal Self Defense, and High Stress!

Last week, we ran several different seminars in Verona, Italy.  First, John Whitman trained with black belts Nicola Provolo, Giorgio Pannitto, and Bruno Corali. Then John trained a fantastic group of Italian instructors and certified them in Level 2.  Finally, Vivian Cannon, one of the few female black belts in the U.S. ran a seminar Read More →

New StrikeFit® Instructors In Italy!

Congratulations to our most recent group of StrikeFit® Instructors in Verona, Italy!  They did a great job.  Take their classes, support your Krav Maga techniques, and get in great shape!

KMA Business College Was A Great Success!

KMA Business College 2015

We would like to thank all of the KMA Affiliate school owners, instructors, and staff for attending the 2015 KMA Business College. We would also like to thank the martial arts business professionals who spoke and shared their knowledge with the group. Paul Garcia was our primary presenter and did a fantastic job. Alexandria Buzzell Read More →

KMA Business College Schedule

KMA Business College

If you’re coming to the KMA Business College (sign up here) next week at STW in San Antonio, TX, you’re probably wondering what’s the schedule going to look like? Well here we go, in two versions for you. Text, for easy quick reading, and a kick ass flyer. Please feel free to share this on your Read More →

Congratulations to the StrikeFit Cert Participants at KMA HQ!

StrikeFit Certification

Congratulations to the StrikeFit Certification Participants from our most recent April 2015 class! Everyone worked really hard, and wants to never do another “wall ball” – again!   ; )

KMA Force Foreign Weapons Course

        Congratulations to everyone who completed the Foreign Weapons course this weekend!  These instructors learned to fire some of the most common weapons platforms you might encounter overseas, including the AK-47, and worked from multiple firing positions under stress. Thanks to Jeremy Stafford and the folks at SureFire Institute for making it Read More →

STW Krav Maga Hosts 2 Great Events in May

KMA RevGear University

STW Self Defense & Fitness in San Antonio, TX is going to be the place to be from May 14 – 17, 2015. First, the Krav Maga Alliance is going to be conducing our 2-day KMA Business College on the 14th and 15th. Presented by Paul Garcia, well known martial arts school owner and business Read More →

Krav Maga University Continues To Be A Huge Success!

Krav Maga University - March 2015

Thanks to everyone in the Krav Maga Alliance who helped with a busy weekend! While John Whitman was teaching a “Train the Trainer” certification in Barcelona, getting some of our instructors ready to join the Training Team, Tony Morrison in New York and Richard Swords in Atlanta were running simultaneous Krav Maga University events. These Read More →

ABD15 Conference

Krav Maga Alliance is at America’s Best Defense – Attleboro Falls Register at

Our First Krav Maga University

Thanks to everyone who came out to our first Krav Maga University.  We had affiliates from Arizona, Idaho, and New York as well as California.  We trained in technique updates, new ideas for training drills, and on the business side we discussed successful Intro programs to sign up new members. Krav Maga University is the Read More →

Congratulations to the Level 4 Instructor Cert participants!

          Great job everyone, you all worked so hard!  

KMA Coordinator Named Bad Ass of the Week!

Rachel Greenbaum - Krav Maga Alliance Instructor

  Our own Rachel Greenbaum has been named Bad Ass of the Week. Rachel is a Brown Belt Krav Maga Instructor, director of our StrikeFit program, and coordinator for the Krav Maga Alliance. And she’s done a whole lot more. Check out the article about her here!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from all of us here at Krav Maga Alliance!

Civilian Law Enforcement Instructor Certification

Civilian Law Enforcement Instructor Certification

February 5-8, 2015 @ 8am to 5pm | $999 Learn how to teach and explain Krav Maga techniques to law enforcement officers in a law enforcement context. This course will qualify current Krav Maga Alliance instructors to teach Krav Maga tactics and techniques to police officers. In addition to applying regular Krav Maga techniques in a Read More →

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving

From everyone at the Krav Maga Alliance, we would like to wish those in the United States a Happy Thanksgiving. And to all of our Krav Maga family, we would like to say thanks for making this organization such a great place to be. YOU are what makes us so successful! Sincerely, John Whitman

East Valley Krav Maga Wins 2014 Krav Maga Alliance School of the Year Award!

Krav Maga Alliance School of the Year 2014

Krav Maga Alliance affiliate Derrek Hofrichter and his school, East Valley Krav Maga in Phoenix, Arizona, was awarded School of the Year at the 2014 KMA Affiliate Dinner. Derrek’s students secretly put together a series of videos to nominate Derrek for Instructor of the Year. The group effort was so fantastic that we decided to Read More →

Congrats to the Crew at Chester County Krav Maga!

Here’s a new group of Yellow Belts from Chester County (Philadelphia).  Great work, guys!

Level 2 Instructor Certification at USA Karate in Memphis, TN!

A great group of Level 2 Instructor test participants, last weekend, at USA Karate in Memphis, TN! Thanks for all who participated, and congratulations!


Giorgio Pannitto of Italia Krav Maga (Bergamo), is our most recent addition to the Krav Maga Alliance Training Team! Congratulations Giorgio, we are very happy to have you on our leading team!  

First Blog Post

Why train in Krav Maga? Krav Maga is a self defence system based on simple principles and instinctive movements. It is designed to teach reality based self defense in the shortest possible time.  You will learn how to defend against common chokes, grabs and bear hugs. If you attacker or attackers are armed with common Read More →

New KM Folders from DojoMuscle!

The marketing wizards at DojoMuscle have created some very cool new presentation folders. We’ve included a few samples below. For more information visit

Brand New Upcoming Event! Winters War I!!!

Check out this upcoming event, December 13-15th in North Carolina at Triangle Krav Maga. Learn unique survival skills training from Krav Maga Black belts, police, and Green Berets.  Get your training and then play the survival game to put yourself and your team to the test! Everyone is welcome! Register here:

Level 2 Cert in Austin, Texas

Congratulations to all the attendees at the Level 2 certification held at Fit and Fearless in Austin, Texas. Great facility, great people, great job everyone!

Congratulations Krav Maga School and Instructor and of the Year!

Congratulations to our School of the Year and Instructor of the Year! Paul Garcia’s school, America’s Best Defense in Attleboro Falls, MA, earned School of the Year honors with their skill, professionalism, and enthusiasm in training and teaching Krav Maga. They epitomize everything the Krav Maga Alliance stands for. Tony Morrison, owner of Top Gun Read More →

Allied Forces!

Last weekend we held our annual Allied Forces event in Las Vegas, which involved three days of Krav Maga, fight training, live fire shooting, and simunition training. All of this was preceded by a business seminar run by Paul Garcia, and instructor update training by John Whitman. Business Seminar – Paul Garcia of America’s Best Read More →

StrikeFit Reschedule

Hey everyone, the StrikeFit certification originally scheduled for this weekend is going to be rescheduled. We’ll announce the new date later today. I know that some of you will be disappointed. If you want to attend a cert, PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE. We had six people committed to this course. This is enough to run the Read More →

Warsaw Seminar

Thank you to Marcin Michalik-Lipka and all the instructors and students at Krav Maga Academy Warsaw. You are all warriors, and it was a pleasure to train with you!

Great Level 4 (Blue Belt) Certification!

Congratulations to the great group of people who passed their Level 4 Instructor Certification. This was a fantastic group, and shows how strong the KM Alliance has become!

Meet Training Team instructor Tony Morrison!

  Tony Morrison started his martial arts training at the age of six years old. He was introduced to the art of Shotokan Karate by his uncle who was practicing Karate in a local martial arts studio. That introduction would be the spark that ignited the flames that would forever change Tony’s life. Tony enjoyed Read More →

KM Instructor Medals at Jiu Jitsu Tournament!

Our very own Bryin Taylor won a medal at his very first jiu jitsu tournament! He came in 3rd at the Los Angeles International Jiu Jitsu Open. Congratulations, Bryin!

KMA Force Is Making A Difference!

Read the message below written by a police officer who trained with KMA Force instructor John Hallett in Colorado! “Early Tuesday morning I was searching for a suspect in Colorado Springs, and found him crossing the road in front of my patrol car…as I exited, my car door stripped my taser out of my hand. Read More →

Black Belt Test in Barcelona!

Congratulations to Manuel Martinez Aguayo and Cagdas Alatli for completing their black belt test last weekend in Barcelona!

KMA Force Training Happening Now!

Check out the video! Download Video

KM Alliance Wounded Veterans Fundraiser

We are excited to be organizing a fundraiser for a powerful, moving cause. A non-profit group called Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities (C.A.M.O.) provides outdoor therapeutic sports and life-skills opportunities to soldiers, marines, sailors, and airmen who have suffered traumatic injuries while keeping America safe. The organization provides this service free of charge to these wounded Read More →

Two Upcoming Advanced Seminars!

John Whitman will be teaching two upcoming seminars in Tyler Texas! June 7th 4-8pm Instructor Training: FREE to any Certified Krav Maga Instructors Online Registration: June 8th 10am-4pm Advanced Weapons Defense: $79 / Person Online Registration: To be held at: East Texas Krav Maga 1839 Troup Hwy. Tyler TX 75701 903.590.0085 Don’t miss Read More →

Wingate 2.0!

We’re happy to announce that we have scheduled another Wingate Institute certification!  Last year’s event was a huge success. Wingate considered our group to be of the highest caliber, and we’d like to raise the bar even higher! Add an instructor diploma from Wingate Institute, the civilian home of Krav Maga in Israel, to your Read More →

Krav Maga Seminar with John Whitman – April 28th

Krav Maga Seminar with John Whitman, 5th degree black belt and founder of the Krav Maga Alliance.  Come learn one of the fastest-growing, most effective self defense system in the world! To be held at: ATA Martial Arts 2111 Harvell Dr Bellevue, NE 68005 $135 Pre-registration by April 19th $149 at the Door. Call 402-682-5425 Read More →

Certification Weekend

We have both a Krav Maga Level 1 and a StrikeFit certification this weekend at our headquarters. Very busy weekend!

A Note Regarding This Week’s Lesson Plans

Dear Affiliates and Instructors, This week, at KMA Headquarters, we are doing “Fighting Injured” week.  For this reason, you might see a theme in the lesson plans that involves fighting with one hand, or working from positions of serious disadvantage. I’ve tried to design the lesson plans so that you can disregard the “theme,” if Read More →