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Introduction to BJJ

Over the summer, FDKM was excited to welcome Function Jiu Jitsu to share our studio space.
Now that they're all settled in, FJJ is ready to welcome new students into the program. If you are new to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and are interested in learning the fundamentals, this is the course to check out!
The completion of this course is a pre-requisite to attending the open rank classes.

Bystander Intervention 101

We all play a role in creating safe public space by supporting each other when we're harassed. That's what bystander intervention is all about. After this training, you will feel more confident about the best way to help someone next time you witness disrespect or harassment.

4-Week Introduction Course

 

We're welcoming Spring with a new Introduction to Krav Maga Course!

First Defense will be hosting a 4-week Introduction to Krav Maga Course starting April 5. The classes will be weekly on Monday and Thursday evenings at 7pm.

This is a great starting point of you are interested in self-defense and Krav Maga.

New Event: Jan 2021 Introduction Course

Start the new year strong with our 4- week Introduction to Krav Maga Course!

First Defense will be hosting an Introduction to Krav Maga Course starting January 4. The classes will be weekly on Monday and 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: January 4 - 28
Day/Time: Mondays & 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.

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