Krav Maga Israeli Self Defense is a reality-based, stress inoculation and conditioning system used to train students to overcome fear and deal with violent confrontations effectively. Israeli Krav Maga (IKM) incorporates simple defensive principles, instinctive physical movements and simulated violent scenarios to condition students to fight, survive and protect others. Because it is so effective, Krav Maga is the preferred Personal Protection System for military and law enforcement agencies around the world, most notably the Israeli Special Forces.
What makes "Combat Fit® IKM Tucson" different? Combat Fit® is an Instructional Group of highly trained and experienced veterans providing Israeli Krav Maga (IKM) classes to disciplined, honest and humble individuals. All of our instructors are certified, qualified and real world experienced. Our 'battle tested' instructors provide a constantly changing environment for their students, in a Multifaceted Urban Training Area near downtown Tucson. Because dangerous situations can happen anywhere, our facility stays in constant motion - one week simulating a parking lot, the next a city street, gas station, hotel room or restaurant. 50% of the time we train outside, yes outside... in the elements. By training in real world settings and situations, our Combat Fit IKM students are conditioned to withstand stress, thus instilling a strong proactive warrior mindset. All of our students seek self empowerment and understand the harsh training they endure. Overtime those that stick with Combat Fits Krav Maga training develop into guard dogs, learning the tactics needed to protect themselves and the innocent.
Why does Combat Fit provide Krav Maga training to Civilians? When Shane "the ghost" and Bruce "the Gunny" co-founded Combat Fit in 2008 they envisioned a training program for the every day average, law abiding American Citizen. One which exemplified the courage and initiative that Todd Beamer used to fight through the fear on September 11th 2001. Todd, under the most horrific circumstances, was able to lead a group of Americans in the counterattack that took down those cowards on United flight 93. Inspired by his sacrifice and leadership, both Gunny and the Ghost (certified instructors in Israeli Krav Maga (IKM) and MCMAP) began the process of creating Combat fit. In 2009, training began for a select few civilians. The Marine Corps leadership principles and the training regimen of Israeli Krav Maga set in motion Combat Fit. To this day we condition humble students to operate intensely in the most stressful situations, allowing them to overcome any obstacles, assess any threats, control any fears and ultimately, neutralize any threats.
Small group classes and personalized development of mind, body and spirit: Combat Fit strives in empowering humble civilians willing to train hard. We keep the size of our classes limited while providing personalized instruction to those dedicated practitioners. Most survive the physical, emotional and mental conditioning... taking on new challenges through calculated stress inoculation drills. In all of our Combat Fit Krav Maga courses the mind is developed, the body is conditioned and the spirit is strengthened. All of our students struggle yet survive some of the most unique physical fitness conditioning sessions. Others enjoy the mental and emotional challenges they surpass. Do you want to try and test yourself?
We recommend observing a Krav Maga class before making a final decision on putting down your money and committing your time to this new endeavor. Consider calling the school (ours or any other) to schedule a visit.
If you choose to call us, do it during our office hours since we train in the field quite often. Then come by and observe one of our IKM Reality Based Self Defense classes in action. Safely experience simulated violent scenarios while watching the effectiveness of Krav Maga. At Combat Fit we often train in stressful environments: loud areas, confined spaces, in the dark, heat, cold and rain. Scenario training and stress inoculation drills involving weapons (gun, knife and bat) also lend to the reality of violence and condition all our students to endure potential situations.
Keep in mind, our training is hard and what you will see may be overwhelming. Many have come by and observed one of our classes.... labeled us as 'backyard brawlers', 'too hard core' and 'very militaristic'... to an extent they are correct. We tend to select serious minded students, weed out the young 20 something years olds with large egos and keep only those strong spirited individuals. All of our dedicated students are respectful of the military training methods, they endure hard core conditioning drills and understand the brutality of violence on the street. So yes, to some we may be 'hard militaristic brawlers'.
But don't take our word for it...visit and chat with our Krav Maga practitioners... they will definitely give you a different perspective. Our students are generally older (with an age range between 29 and 58) busy individuals (engineers, IT personnel, school administrators, machinists, miners, realtors, managers, federal agents and UA grad students) all just humble folks dedicated in learning Krav Maga. train without the recognition of "status or a title". Two common traits that you will observe amongst every civilian student here is... humility and discipline.
CFC® Entry Protocol for all New Krav maga Students
Our Combat Fit® administrative team (Combat Fitness and Conditioning) CFC®, accepts a certain number of new students during the training year. Please call our office or email us to obtain the 'training application'. We highly recommend submitting this form during the last week of the month since the foundations class is always scheduled for the first Monday of each month.
Once you have submitted the application and have been accepted to train, you will be allowed to attend the foundations session. The "Fast Trac Foundations" small group class is held on the first Monday of each month. The Sunday large group "Basic Foundations" class is held in January, May and September. If you a Federal Agent (DHS-ICE-CBP-DOC) and have interest in Krav Maga, then please call and talk to one of our instructors during our office hours to get more intell on our "embed training program".
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Law Enforcement (LE) Training: Our focus here at Combat Fit is to train our LE students (mostly coming from DHS, CBP and DOC) in unarmed combat. While POST, requires that officers get eight hours of Defense tactics (DT) training quarterly or every two years, the unarmed component of training becomes a 'perishable skill'. Firearms training is the most scheduled and combatives training the most overlooked. Subject restraint, Weapons retention and use are all important factors in the "lethal force" continuum that we cover here at Combat Fit. In addition to the latter training, we often 'condition' our LE students to operate under extreme duress while unarmed. These humble individuals take the initiative to train with us and know that they must endure some of the most rigorous and unique conditioning methods. This with the understanding that this 'conditioning' will benefit them and their decision making skills on the street if they can not use their firearms. At combat fit, we train those LEO's to shift the mindset of relying on their sidearm to that of transitioning from a low level unarmed standpoint. Some of our LE students work undercover (UC) assignments; are correctional officers working in prisons, or they just understand that they may one day be off duty with their families and not carrying.
We often challenge our LE students to fight at close range with multiple subjects carrying edged weapons. Potential variables such as a weapon malfunctions and physical injuries are also added into the mix. If your schedule allows, consider a 'drop-in class' and make Krav Maga, one unique training option that will save your life. Need proof... read this article.
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En Español Clases de Defensa Personal en Tucson: Nuestro equipo de Instructores en CFC Tucson, estamos listos para ajudarles a familias y grupos de 4 o mas personas, en aprender las tacticas basicas de defensa personal para sobrevivir cualquier ataque. Para informacion sobre precios y para organizar una clase de una or dos horas, haganos el favor de llamar a nuestra ofician 396-4864.