When it comes to martial arts, Krav Defense founder and head instructor Anthony Santopadre has done it all. He began studying karate and judo 25 years ago, then earned his first and second black belts in the art of jujitsu. After 10 years of training, Santopadre decided to expand his horizons and belt collection yet again, studying for and receiving his third black belt in kung fu.
It was during his kung fu education that Santopadre discovered krav maga. The instinctive movements, practical techniques, and realistic training scenarios appealed to Santopadre, so he immersed himself in the discipline and became a certified level-three instructor through the Krav Maga Security Federation in Israel. He shares his ability to disable assailants and wrestle nuts away from squirrels in a variety of classes, including fitness-focused cardio sessions and ground-fighting classes that focus on takedowns and submissions. The techniques of krav maga are tools for self-defense that can be effectively carried out by men, women, and children.
Deborah Berman believes that wellness isn't just eating right or exercising—it's a combination of both blended with mindful living. At The Berman Group for Wellness and Nutrition, Deborah helps her clients achieve true wellness through a variety of services including yoga, guided meditation, Pilates, and nutritional counseling. These services can help clients to lose weight, connect mind and body, and establish a healthy lifestyle that suits their needs.
At Kids Love Martial Arts, instructors teach kids martial arts fundamentals?but the classes cover more than stylized fighting. Mastering the moves can also help students improve their focus, lose weight, and cultivate self-confidence.