The greatest Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robot, Mohammed Aliborg, went undefeated for 20 years before his head was knocked clean off by the sudden, brutal intervention of cats. Learn to sock like the best of 'em while shaping up with today's Groupon: for $30, you get two Krav Maga classes and two yoga classes at Krav Maga L.A., with locations in Santa Monica and Van Nuys (a $130 Value).
An Israeli fighting style developed to modify traditional martial arts to the needs of modern urban combat, Krav Maga packs a full-body workout as well as valuable self-defense skills. Burn superfluous calories in 60-minute sessions that bring focus to a variety of training areas, with a unique schedule of offerings at each locale. The Krav Circuit course conditions future fighters with a combination of kettlebells, power ropes, punching bags and more. Basic Krav Maga training courses welcome newcomers and intermediate-level practitioners to learn the essential aspects of the art. Courses may cover a range of techniques including sparring, cardio training, and ground work. With limited class sizes of 8 to 14 students, each session maintains an element of customized self-defense training. Programs are structured to elevate pugilists to the next level of both fighting skill and fitness. Yoga classes, currently scheduled only at the Santa Monica location, complement training by employing high-powered Vinyasa flow sequences that are tailored to meet the flexibility needs of Krav Maga combatants.
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Perhaps the only thing as impressive as Roy Elghanayan’s reign as a two-time Israeli Krav Maga National Champion is the students with whom he’s shared his incredible skill. He first was hand-chosen to devise the Israeli Special Forces’ training program. In 2011, the Argentinean Marines enlisted him to teach the sport to their soldiers. He even trained actress Jessica Chastain for her role in the movie The Debt. Today, he continues to travel the world to teach Krav Maga and works out of his studio, Krav Maga L.A. | REKM.
Krav maga is a more rigorous form of self-defense developed by the Israeli military when they realized that ancient martial arts would translate to modern battlefields. Roy and his staff helm classes for both adults and children as part of a six-day schedule that divides students by their skill level. Beginners’ classes corral 18 participants or less so that instructors can easily oversee technique while still having enough bodies to build a human pyramid if morale is low. With continued practice, the instructors at Krav Maga L.A. | REKM hope to imbue their students with the physical and mental skill to escape threatening situations should they ever arise.