Krav Maga

“Contact Combat”

Krav Maga is…

Instinct-based, so that the techniques follow your natural reactions under stress

Reality-based, so that all the techniques are tested under stress to make sure they work on the street

Integrated, so that there are fewer techniques that work against more variations in the attack. Learn the system preferred by military and law enforcement units around the world!

Krav Maga (“contact combat” in Hebrew) is the official self-defense system of the Israeli Defense Force (IDF).
The system was born in combat in the late 1940s after the State of Israel was formed, and was created for use by
men and women of all ages and abilities.

Krav Maga was specifically designed to be easy to learn and easy to remember under stress.

Technical Instruction

Technical instruction is focused on teaching the requisite skills needs to defend yourself or others. All of the techniques taught at Nashville Krav Maga and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are taught by certified and belted instructors from some of the best organizations and schools in the world. Our instructors are not only trained by the best but are involved in continuing to develop their skills and abilities. From high paced classes and practical techniques to drills that can challenge even the most experienced student, the focus of technical instruction is you, the student, and how we can teach you to “Walk in Peace“.


After fitness, “fighting spirit” is another factor that makes a person safer. The survival instinct is simply the mindset that says, “I will do whatever it takes to survive this encounter or situations.” If that means I need to run, then I will run as fast as I can. If I need to fight, then I will fight with everything in me until I feel safe again. we at Nashville Krav Maga and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu build your “fighting spirit” in all areas of our classes. During instructional classes, you may be challenged by the drills or increase your understanding and application of the technique. In our fitness classes, you may be working on completing your first pull up, going longer between rest breaks, or holding that yoga pose for the entire period of time. we believe that when meeting your aggressor, you need to be fully focused in mind, body, and spirit to enable you to go home safe. By challenging you mentally and physically in all areas of our training, we help you grow the “fighting spirit” that is within each of us.