Eyal Yanilov to visit FDKM


Eyal Yanilov started his Krav Maga training in 1974 and spent the next 20+ years working closely with the founder of Krav Maga, Imi Lichtenfeld. He is the head of Krav Maga Global (and Nick's instructor). This is Eyal's first trip to the States (and to FDKM) in over 4 years.

Bystander Intervention and Krav Maga

In this seminar, Lead Instructor Nick Masi will be joined by Shawna Potter to offer a seminar that will give you the tools and confidence to stand up for yourself and for others.

Shawna 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.

New BMT Affiliation!

FDKM is proud to announce that we are now an affiliate of the Bang Muay Thai (BMT) System. We've been a fan of Duane Ludwig, both as a fighter and a coach, for years. This is an exciting opportunity for us to utilize his amazing curriculum to build out or Strike classes and introduce more sparring options for our students.

September Intro Courses

Our Introduction to Krav Maga Courses are back!

Our September Youth Program Introduction begins on Tuesday, September 6 and will run every Tuesday & Thursday for 8 sessions.

You can find more information and the link to register, click the image below.

Guest Instructor – Amnon Darsa

First Defense Krav Maga is honored to welcome Amnon Darsa for a series of training events this January.

Amnon has a long history in Krav Maga dating back to 1988 and is one of the most sought-after instructors in the world. On this first visit to the DMV area, Amnon is going to be teaching 3 distinct courses:

An advanced training course for Graduate and Expert level students
The opening training weekend for FDKM's Instructor Course
A 3rd Party Protection Mini-Course

The 3rd Party Protection Mini-Course is open to everyone.

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.