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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.

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.