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Bystander Intervention 101 Webinar

Bystander Intervention 101: Get ready to learn the proven 5D’s methodology of Hollaback!: Distract, Delegate, Document, Delay, and Direct. People we train leave confident they will intervene next time they witness disrespect or harassment.

Shawna Potter is an activist, musician, and the author of “Making Spaces Safer: A Guide to Giving Harassment the Boot Wherever You Work, Play, and Gather,” a guide for anyone looking to make their community more fun and inclusive.

Fall 2020 Introduction Course

Our 8-week Introduction to Krav Maga Course has returned!

First Defense will be hosting an Introduction to Krav Maga Course starting September 10. The classes will be weekly on Thursday evenings at 7pm.
What we'll cover over the course:

*Effective Striking Using Hands, Elbows, Knees, and Legs
*Defending Strikes
*Releases from Chokes
*Escapes From Bearhugs
*Dealing with Wrist Grabs
*Using Common Weapons for Self-Defense
*Defending Yourself on the Ground
*Dealing with Stress
*Developing the Proper Mental Attitude

Dates: September 10 - October 29
Day/Time: Thursdays from 7-8pm
Cost: $247
Bring a friend or family member and save big on the registration - only $50 to add a second registration!

For more information and for registration, check out https://www.

Online lessons with Amnon Darsa

Join us on Sunday, June 14 and June 21 for some exciting lessons with one of the best Krav Maga instructors in the world.

The topic on June 14 will be Using Common Objects in Krav Maga
The topic on June 21 will be Basic Approach of Pistol Defenses

Both classes begin at 10am EST.

The cost is $20 for an individual class or $30 for both.

Update on Re-Opening

If Anyone is curious about where Virginia is at about opening up fitness facilities.... Technically, we must remain closed through Phase I. https://www.virginia.gov/coronavirus/forwardvirginia/

Though we remain closed we have been offering (and continue to offer) alternative ways to train online.

Online Training with Master Zeev Cohen

Join us for 2 special online training sessions with Master Zeev Cohen, straight from Israel. Zeev has been teaching Krav Maga for 30 years and leads the largest Krav Maga gym in Israel.

Dates:
Sunday, May 24 @11:30am
Sunday, May 31 @11:30am

Cost:
$20 for one session
$30 for both

Register for Sunday, May 24

Register for Sunday, May 31

Register for both seminars

Ground Force Method Course

What is GFM? Ground Force Method is one of the best ways to stay healthy and mobile. It’s a great tool for pre-had and rehab, a great full body mobility and stability practice, and a great progressive strength, bodyweight training system, all in one.

Learn how to teach all that AND MORE to your clients and students! Go to https://tinyurl.

Team USA competes in Brazil

2019 Pan American Shuai Jiao Cup and Li Wing Kay Chinese Cultural Festival

This last October, I (Nick) traveled to Araraquara, Brazil (a few hours outside of Sao Paulo) to participate in the 2019 Pan American Shuai Jiao Cup. The last time I was in Brazil it was as a competitor.

Introduction to Krav Maga Course – January 2020

First Defense will be hosting an Introduction to Krav Maga Course starting January 6. The classes will be Monday & Wednesday evenings at 7pm.
What we'll cover over the course:

*Basic Striking Using Hands, Elbows, Knees, & Legs
*Defending Strikes
*Releases from Chokes
*Releases from Headlocks
*Releases From Bearhugs
*Releases from Wrist Grabs
*Using Common Weapons for Self-Defense
*Defending Yourself on the Ground
*Dealing with Stress
*Developing the Proper Mental Attitude

Dates: January 6 - 29
Day/Time: Mondays & Wednesdays from 7-8pm
Cost: $247
(Discounts available for students and families)

For more information and for registration, check out our INFORMATION PAGE.

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October Intro to Krav Maga Course

First Defense will be hosting an Introduction to Krav Maga Course this October. The classes will be Monday & Wednesday evenings at 7pm.
What we'll cover over the course:

*Basic Striking Using Hands, Elbows, Knees, & Legs
*Defending Strikes
*Releases from Chokes
*Releases from Headlocks
*Releases From Bearhugs
*Releases from Wrist Grabs
*Using Common Weapons for Self-Defense
*Defending Yourself on the Ground
*Dealing with Stress
*Developing the Proper Mental Attitude

Dates: October 7 - October 3
Day/Time: Mondays & Wednesdays from 7-8pm
Cost: $249
(Discounts available for students and families)

For more information and for registration, check out our INFORMATION PAGE.

Women’s Introduction to Krav Maga

This seminar series introduces women to Krav Maga system of self-defense. Over 4 individual sessions, we will have an opportunity to practice techniques and tactics and apply self-protection concepts.

Register for all 4 Seminars for a special discounted price!
(*If you register with the link below, you do not need to register for each session individually*)

REGISTER FOR THE FULL SERIES

Week 1 (Fundamentals: Situational Awareness, Setting Boundaries)
Sunday, 09.29    1-3pm
In this week’s seminar, we will explore the concept of situational awareness and practice ways to de-escalate potentially dangerous situations.