Like practicing the piano while leg-pressing another piano, martial arts help develop strength and discipline simultaneously. Bolster body and mind with this Groupon.
$29 for 5 Krav Maga classes (a $100 value)
During drop-in Krav Maga classes, certified instructors demonstrate a blend of self-defense and fitness techniques that can be used in real-life scenarios. Lessons stress the value of decisiveness and explosive counterattacks, honing mental focus and confidence in students of all ages, genders, and abilities. Classes meet every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m.
KMLI's Blitz Krav Maga is currently celebrating the re-opening of its Long Beach location following the center's closing due to super-storm Sandy.
KMLI's Blitz Krav Maga
To earn a black belt in Krav Maga—the official self-defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces, or IDF—Dr. Michael Blitz studied under the style's foremost experts, including Grandmaster Haim Zut and U.S. Chief Instructor Darren Levine. After more than 16 years of practice and 500 hours of instructor training, he was eager and willing to pass on the techniques to others. He has trained military security personnel in the U.S. and New Zealand as well U.S. Air Marshals, police officers, and civilians and taught New York City corrections officers at multiple correctional facilities. Under his supervision, only nationally and internationally certified instructors helm Krav Maga classes at KMLI (Kombat Masters of Long Island).
Dr. Blitz's impressive resumé underscores the real-life relevancy of his class curriculum. Grouped by skill level, the Krav Maga lessons condition physiques as they impart self-defense strategies, emphasizing explosive and decisive maneuvers. The techniques are meant to guard against single, multiple, armed, and unarmed assailants, a goal that rallies Blitz and his team to raise the empowering cry, "Refuse to be a victim." Some of these techniques have been displayed when KMLI's Blitz Krav Maga was featured on News 12 Long Island.