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Signature service: Israeli Special Forces Krav Maga
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Brands Used: Certified by CT 707 and Kelevra Krav Maga
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
The [classes] involve all aspects of krav maga: hand-to-hand combat, gun disarms, knife defense, ground survival, and knife-on-knife combat.
Sometimes it's all about the little things in life. What supplemental courtesies do you include with your main services to leave clients with a smile on their face?
Increased pride, self-esteem, and a sense of accomplishment.
Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?
I am a certified Israeli Special Forces instructor with multiple certifications—CT 707 and Kelevra are at the top of the list.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
I teach real military-style krav maga for real-world self-defense to adult men only.
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