Some Key Krav Maga Principles Include:

  • Techniques that are easy to learn, easy to remember, and easy to apply in many situations.
  • Simple movements that are instinctive and natural to the body.
  • Effective and efficient techniques used to neutralize the opponent as quickly as possible.
  • Counter attacking as soon as possible (or attacking preemptively).
  • Simultaneous defensive and offensive maneuvers (blocking and striking at the same time).
  • Bursting in explosively and aggressively to overwhelm the opponent.
  • Targeting attacks to the body’s most vulnerable points.
  • Maintaining awareness of surroundings while dealing with the threat.
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Techniques are constantly being evaluated and improved. Full contact training and real life lessons form the basis of the constant re-evaluation of techniques. This keeps us on the cutting edge of reality based training. Training may also cover situational awareness to develop an understanding of one’s surroundings, understanding the psychology of a street confrontation, and identifying potential threats before an attack occurs.

Our first time students, lacking any previous training, are often surprised at how easy Krav Maga is to learn. It uses the fewest techniques possible to defend against the most situations. Students include men and women of all ages, fitness levels and backgrounds. Students have a good time while learning Krav Maga, a modern reality based martial arts system proven to work.

KRAV MAGA Reflex Development (RD)
After you complete the Std Krav classes at least 1 time & complete a minimum of 80 classes you are eligible to start attending our Krav Maga Reflex Development (RD) Classes. In these classes you start applying what you have learned in more complex combinations and scenarios involving armed and unarmed attackers. These classes will further refine your reflexes and ability to protect yourself against much larger, stronger and more athletic attackers. Once you complete 4 RD classes in addition to the above requirements you are eligible to test for you yellow-belt.

KRAV MAGA Master’s Program
To be eligible to test for  green belt you must complete each Std Krav Maga classes 5 times total (including bonus classes). In addition you must complete an additional 80 Std Krav classes and 40 more RD classes after receiving Orange belt. After you receive your green belt you are eligible to start the Krav Maga Master’s Program.  In these classes we take training to the next level by combining live sparring and real world scenarios. This is literally ‘As Real As It Gets!’

The STANDARD KRAV MAGA PROGRAM consists of the most important techniques in Krav Maga necessary to give anyone a fighting chance to defeat an attacker. These techniques are broken into 40 one-hour classes that cover every aspect of an attack from top to bottom. Absolutely no experience is necessary to participate in any of the Standard Krav Maga classes and they can be completed in any order.

Krav Maga is a Hebrew word and literally means “Close Quarter Combat”. Krav Maga is a martial art system that was first developed in Israel in the early 1900’s by multiple talented Hebrew instructors, one of which was Imi Lichtenfeld.  However, Krav Maga does not have a single “founder” or absolute official beginning. It is the product of the needs of the times and the efforts of many instructors over the years, each adding and modifying the system based on his skills and experience.

Krav Maga is designed for self-defense, combat and worst case scenarios. Amajor part of the training involves the ability to handle self-defense situations, both physically and mentally. With the establishment of the State of Israel, Krav Maga was adopted as the official fighting style of the the Israel Defense Forces and the Israel Police Force. Krav Maga is now taught to all units of the Israel Defense Forces in varying amounts depending on the type of unit. As such, nearly everyone in Israel has some Krav Maga training. Due toits effectiveness men, women and children of all types of backgrounds from around the world practice Krav Maga.

Krav Maga consists of a wide variety of techniques sourced from various martial arts such as Boxing, Muay Thai Kick Boxing, Karate, Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, BJJ and Wrestling. It is free flowing and uses all styles of blocks, punches, kicks, chokes, take-downs and submissions in order to neutralize attackers in the shortest amount of time possible.

Students learn to defend against all types of real world scenarios standing or on the ground. Training may include defense against individual and multiple attackers with the attackers being unarmed or armed with weapons like knives, guns, sticks, ropes, or regional weapons like pitchforks.

Unlike competitive martial arts, where limits are placed on the type of techniques used or the areas targeted, Krav Maga has no  limitations. Groin shots,eyes, throat, face, are all fair game. Krav Maga uses techniques that are easy to learn,easy to remember and easy to apply in many situations. It uses simple movements that are instinctive and natural to the body. Krav Maga places emphasis on aggressiveness, sticking to the goal no matter what, even when it is hard, even when you feel you have nothing left. The goal is to neutralize the attacker and the specific technique does not matter.

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To be eligible to test for  orange belt you must complete each Std Krav Maga classes 3 times total (including bonus classes). In addition you must complete 80 more Std Krav classes classes and 40 more RD classes after receiving yellow belt. 

Self-Defense & Competition
While the primary objective of Krav Maga is self-defense many of the principles, techniques, and training methods used are also applicable in martial arts sporting events. Students with a good attitude planning to compete will be given more sport specific martial arts training to help prepare them for their competition. This allows students flexibility to practice martial arts for self-defense, competition, fitness, or just for fun.


TWMA in Manchester TN is one of the best Krav Maga Schools in Tennessee.  TWMA specializes in teaching Krav Maga. Krav Maga is one of the most effective marital arts and self-defense systems. The main focus is reality based self-defense. Students are taught the most effective and efficient self-defense techniques available. Techniques are easy to learn, easy to remember and easy to apply in many situations. 

Classes are taught in modular units with a spiral curriculum. Anyone can  participate immediately with no previous martial arts experience yet classes are beneficial for anyone of any level or background. No kata, no forms, no nonsense, just real self-defense that works.