Combat F.I.T. Krav Maga 

  Self Defense Training in Real World Environments 

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The history of Krav Maga

Krav maga was developed as a self-defense system in 1948 by Imi Lichtenfeld. To create such
a practical system, Grandmaster Lichtenfeld combined the most effective techniques from
Japanese: judo, aikido, jujitsu, with additional moves from American: boxing and wrestling. In
the 1990s, the best moves from: muay thai, Chinese: wing chun, and Brazilian Jujitsu were also
incorporated. While Krav Maga was designed for the Israeli Defense Forces it is now utilized by
Special Forces and law enforcement around the world. Survival-minded civilians now also train
in the Krav maga for its benefits in stress, strength and mental conditioning.

Krav Maga Programs

New Beginner -  JCC courses

We conduct special training sessions for brand new beginners at the JCC. These 6 week IKM (Israeli Style Krav Maga) progressive courses are designed for beginners wishing to progress to our advanced level classes. These JCC sessions are open to those over 16 years of age. Below is an explanation of this program.

. Israeli Krav Maga (IKM) is the premier Reality Based Self Defense Training system available to civilians around the world. Unlike traditional Martial Arts, where a student typically trains and fights for a title or belt, Israeli Krav Maga is a Combat Art in which practitioners train and fight for their survival.

    Our Beginners Krav Maga (קרב מגע) P1 and P2 courses follow the Integrated-Modern Krav Maga training protocols, developed and refined over the years by Israeli Krav Maga Experts. Civilians with the mental fortitude will experience intense training and conditioning thus preparing them for the reality of violence on the street. Safety is paramount but reality training always takes precedence. Students learn basic block, kicks and punching as well as escapes from restrictive holds; bear hugs, headlocks and chokes. 

Beginner students cover P1 and P2:

-Focused awareness

-Multi-tasking during confrontations

-Verbal assertiveness

-De-escalation and diffusing tactics

Experienced Beginner -  TKM

 TKM is open to those individuals who have passed our entry protocol, completed the foundations class or attended our JCC sessions. 

In our TKM 'Technical Krav Maga' sessions we cover: ground fighting, restraint-control tactics, restrictive hold releases and street fighting. VIP protection tactics are also covered. Knife seminars to include improvised weapons are open to select students. Firearm principles are taught in different sessions.

    These TKM classes cover "theoretical, technical and tactical" concepts. All are held

at our outside training area located midtown

at CrossFit.

    Combat F.I.T. would like reiterate our duty to protect ourselves...and to protect the innocent in peril. Most informed Americans know about the 2nd amendment and our 'right to bear arms'... but are you clear on the U.S. Constitutions Pre-amble and the responsibility of personal protection.  If you have the inclination, read about the Federal Supreme Courts ruling on the right and responsibility of "Self Defense" by each individual in the U.S. by clicking here.


Experienced students cover P3 and P4:

-Control methods using clothing

-Innocent bystander protection

-Ground fighting and restrictive holds

-Confined space and in car fighting

-Take-downs, trips and throws

Advanced Krav Maga - Privates

Advance level  Tactical  Krav Maga concepts are open only to select individuals. These are conducted at Crossfit and run as small private sessions. Selected practitioners learn advance level: gun, rifle, knife, machete, bat, baton and blunt object disarm, retention and use in various scenarios. These can range from carjacking, road rage, workplace, school or public settings.

    In our advanced gun sessions we cover firearm operations, types of ammo, safety principles, foundational stances and weapons retention. Stress reloading drills and weapons malfunction protocols are also covered. In our public shootings, home invasion and burglar response scenarios. 

   In our Edged Weapon Workshops, many of our CFC® students (Border Patrol Officers, ICE Agents and those LEO's working UC) see the lethality of an edged weapon encounter. They can attest to the dangers of the initial contact with multiple subjects and the possibility that this silent assassin would be used under 21 feet.  Our intense training and violent scenarios will condition you to survive the most brutal edged weapon attack involving multiple subjects using knives, swords or machetes.

Select students cover advance P5 and P6 :

-Weapons disarming, retention and use

-Defense vs Multiple attackers with weapons 

-Kapap/ Hisardut from Lotar/ Haganah units

-Room clearing and car takedow

partnered 'shoot, move & cover' drills.

How do I sign up for a Krav Maga course?

You have three training location options: JCC, CrossFit and UA. If you would like to start attending our JCC 6 week course then you can register via there website. If you are interested in our UA course then give us a call for the proper protocol in signing up. If you would like to train in our tactical classes at crossfit, then you must first request the 'Training Application' by calling us during our office hours. Once submitted and you are accepted to train, we can then reserve your spot in the scheduled "Foundations Session". Passing this screening process may grant you the opportunity to attend any of the weekly foundations classes and subsequent IKM courses. The above protocol may seem too exigent to some but, it maintains the integrity of the IKM program and the safety of its students. Note that only honest and humble individuals with strong moral character/ethos are accepted into the IKM training program

Do you Provide Training to Private Groups and Regular Civilians?

Yes! We Offer Customized 

Private Training for:

Women's Groups


Mother and Daughter

Dad's and Kids

LGBT groups

Athletic Teams

Corporate Events

Vocational Schools

For more info or to schedule a Krav Maga private group session click here.

And our Krav Maga program is open to the Tucson Community

-6 week Courses

-Drop in Classes

-Private one to one

-Reality Based Environment

-Tactical Krav Maga Sessions

-Military-Academy Prep Training

For more info on our Krav Maga

Training Programs click here.

Stress Inoculation at Combat FIT Krav Maga

Israeli Krav Maga (IKM) is based on the minds instinctive reaction to violent threats. The aggressive element of this combat art conditions the mind to engage a threat without hesitation and minimizes the natural fear through realistic training. Having this proper mindset can ensure your survival during the most violent encounters.    

Our Krav Maga beginner classes are stressful in nature, designed to replicate the violence experienced during surprise assaults and encounters. Our students do not have to be strong physically but more so,  strong mentally. We are technical in our instruction and often 'test' our students under realistic environments that include training outside in the heat, cold and darkness. 

Those selected to train in our programs will always be placed in uncomfortable stressful situations. Hence this program, to the average American, can be an extreme experience and is only recommended to those individuals who truly want to test and challenge their abilities in a safe yet challenging manner.Stress and conditioning drills using core, plyometric, body weight and team exercises are all implemented to challenge and motivate participants. Leadership enhancement, confidence building obstacle courses, functional fitness drills and hand to hand basic defense tactics round out the IKM training. For a video preview of a new students perspective on Israeli Krav Maga and stress, click here

Law Enforcement Notice

Our focus here at Combat Fit is to train our LE students (mostly coming from DHS, CBP and DOC) in unarmed combat. While POST, requires that officers get eight hours of Defense tactics (DT) training quarterly or every two years, the unarmed component of training becomes a 'perishable skill'. Firearms training is the most scheduled and combatives training the most overlooked. Subject restraint, Weapons retention and use are all important factors in the "lethal force" continuum that we cover here at Combat Fit. In addition to the latter training, we often 'condition' our LE students to operate under extreme duress while unarmed. These humble individuals take the initiative to train with us and know that they must endure some of the most rigorous and unique conditioning methods. This with the understanding that this 'conditioning' will benefit them and their decision making skills on the street if they can not use their firearms. At combat fit, we train those LEO's to shift the mindset of relying on their sidearm to that of transitioning from a low level unarmed standpoint. Some of our LE students work undercover (UC) assignments; are correctional officers working in prisons, or they just understand that they may one day be off duty with their families and not carrying. 

We often challenge our LE students to fight at close range with multiple subjects carrying edged weapons. Potential variables such as a weapon malfunctions and physical injuries are also added into the mix. If your schedule allows, consider a 'drop-in class' and make Krav Maga, one unique training option that will save your life.  Need proof... read this article.

Current LEO's and CBP please note that our Technical and Tactical Krav Maga courses present certain techniques that may infringe upon your departments tactical and training policies. Now, if decide to train with us here at Combat Fit Krav Maga and your work schedule varies, then consider doing a drop in class as your time permits. Please call our CFC® team to discuss details. 

Group Protection and Leadership in Crisis

Our Tactical Krav Maga and Urban Emergency Survival UES programs are designed to empower you... the proactive individual, the concerned parent and forward-thinking leader for unexpected violent attacks. 

If you are concerned with the probability a domestic terrorist attack here on US soil or the possibility of civil unrest in your neighborhood, then consider taking TKM or UES specialty seminars. Gain the knowledge and techniques to protect your co-workers, your family and children during these turbulent times. These UES and TKM sessions are all designed to expose you, your coworkers and your family members to the leadership tactics needed to survive chaotic situations, violent encounters, civil unrest or terrorist attacks.

UES incorporates the most effective and practical group protection concepts from the US Marine Corps Urban Survival Training and Israeli counter-terrorism instructional training units. Our Chief instructor (a former Marine Corps Bio-Chem and Training-Operations Officer and current Violence Risk Reduction Educator) conducts our Civilian Survival and Family Protection Seminars. All of our seminars are conducted at our urban training facility.  Below are some topics covered.

-Terrorism awareness and response for civilians

-Biological and chemical attack recognition  

-Civilian anti-terrorism tactics and IED survival

-Suicide bombers and vehicle bourne explosives

-Lone gunmen, snipers and mass shootings

-Abduction prevention and Hostage survival

-Civil unrest, in place sheltering and family survival

-Home invasion and foreign force attacks 

--Natural Disasters,  Nuke and EMP attacks

CFC® Policies - Student Expectations

Due to the intensity of all of our Krav Maga courses, we strive to maintain the integrity of our programs, the delivery of our instruction and most importantly the safety of our students. Hence, we reserve the right to refuse instructional services to anyone, at anytime.  All participating students are continually assessed and expected to adhere to the stated class policies. All those that are accepted to train and enter our facility agree to all CFC Terms and Conditions. All must read, accept and sign a Liability Waiver and Release Form. By accepting the above stated and signing the produced forms, all students are waiving all rights to compensation to potential cases of injury. Also note, that if any substantiated criminal intent, activity or anti-social behavior is always collobarated by our investiagations staff. Any of the aforementioned will preclude students from participating in any our our IKM, TKM or CFC sessions. All of our CFC consultants and instructors follow and fully adhere to the US Constitutions Equal Protection Laws and civil rights act.