First Defense Welcomes New Instructor

Jonathan Levy successfully completed his Krav Maga Instructor course directly from Eyal Yanilov (assisted by Amnon Darsa) in 2001/2002. While living in Israel, he trained extensively with KM black belts at Gabi Noah's studio and has traveled abroad for continuing KM education (Budapest, Melbourne). He currently holds the rank of Graduate 4, awarded by Eyal.

How to get chubby children moving

Children in the US are spending on average around four hours a day watching TV according to a new study and the worry with modern-day family life is that kids are spending less and less time being active. With video games, movies and urban life centered around the home as an entertainment and leisure zone it’s perhaps not surprising.

Krav Maga Foundations Course in Bethesda, MD

We are bringing our popular Krav Maga Foundations Course to Maryland! The course runs from October 1st to November 12th, 2012. Classes are on Monday evenings from 7:30-9:00pm & the instructors will be Nick Masi & Jonathan Levy.

What we'll cover in the Course:

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

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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.

We need your help!

With just one vote you can help First Defense Krav Maga provide training and support to survivors of abuse and assault.. Working in partnership with the Bridge to Freedom Foundation, First Defense will use this grant money to fund specialized programs for survivors of modern day slavery as well as increase and improve many other aspects of our studio including adding more women's training, increasing instructor training, and expanding to new locations in the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC area.