Defending Knife & Handgun Defense in Bethesda, MD

On November 12th, 2012, First Defense is holding a special Defending Knife & Handgun Defense workshop in downtown Bethesda, MD.
In this class we will learn and practice a variety of defenses and tactics against an assailant using a bladed weapon or a handgun as a means of threatening or intimidating their victim.

3 New Full KMG Instructors Join First Defense

Congratulations to Will, Tammy & Terry on completing the Part 3 of the KMG General Instructors Course. This makes them full Instructors under KMG. In addition to that, all three tested for and earned their rank of Graduate 1.

Another congratulations goes out to Cassie, Paul & Omar for completing the Part 2 of the KMG General Instructors Course.

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Pepper Spray Class – June 30

This 2 hour class will introduce you to the various application methods, dangers, physiologically effects and systems that are available. We will have several applications and systems readily available so that you can see what each offer and the application technique.

Free Introduction Class in Rockville, MD

This is a free, one-hour beginner level class for anyone interested in learning more about Krav Maga and self-defense.

ProAction Physical Therapy
11820 Parklawn Dr.
Suite 120
Rockville, MD 20852

If you are interested in taking the upcoming 8-Week Krav Maga Foundations Course at the same location, this is a great opportunity to check it out and ask questions.

8-Week Krav Maga Basics Course

The Summer Session of our popular 8-Week Krav Maga Basics Course starts on July 11th, 2012. Classes are on Wednesday evenings from 7-8pm.

What we'll cover over the course of the 8 weeks:

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

Participants are also welcome to attend the Monday night Basics class at no additional cost.

Krav Maga "College Prep" Course

This course, designed specifically for High School and College/University students, gives you the tools you need to avoid bad situations as well as how to protect yourself against common threats and attacks. In this 3-week course, we will introduce you to Krav Maga principles, theories, and techniques.