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Krav Maga (pronounced "kravh mahGAH" ) is a self-defense system that emphasizes personal safety as Number One Priority. It addresses bullying, physical and sexual assaults and helps individuals find their fighting spirit in personal and professional endeavors.

Krav Maga translated from Hebrew translates to “contact combat.” It was conceptualized and developed by Israeli Defense Forces. Although it originated in Eastern Europe and Israel, today the majority of elite special force units throughout the world such as IDF, and French Legion incorporate Krav Maga techniques in their combat fighting fundamentals.

The primary objective is to avoid threats to personal or public safety. If a confrontation cannot be prevented or avoided, then a Krav Maga practitioner must react to the danger in a fast and explosive manner, by inflicting minimum damage to an opponent allowing escape to safety as soon as possible. Krav Maga builds upon natural human instincts and responses to threats and is easy to learn and master by kids and adults alike.

Krav Maga combines fundamentals from a variety of martial arts: Boxing, Wrestling, Aikido, Judo, Karate, Mui Thai; and applies them to realistic threats and conflict situations.

The founder of Krav Maga, Imi Lichtenfeld, had an extensive knowledge of boxing and wrestling. As a young adult when harassed on the street, he discovered that traditional fighting techniques had to be combined and adapted to the reality of street-attacks. Later Krav Maga was introduced to civilians, where the objective is not a use of lethal force but a temporary incapacitation of the attacker.

Krav Maga based on principles is easy to learn and essential for everyone!


Alpha Force is a team of passionate Krav Maga instructors, practitioners, and trainers who believe in our core values: Integrity, Loyalty, and Strength. We strive to inspire students to find their fighting spirit, empower them with tools and techniques and grow them as individuals able to help and defend others. We are a part of an International Krav Maga association – KRAVolution, which provides further training, support, and instruction to our local chapter. Our International team is spearheaded by world's most sought-after experts: Megan Cohen Berkman, who has practiced and taught Krav Maga for over 30 years; and Jean-Paul Jauffret who has over 20 years of experience and teaches Krav Maga to the French Foreign Legion.

Our Vision: To be recognized as the highest standard Krav Maga school in So Cal that values building confidence and self-defense skills for everyone.

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Our instructor team will offer you the best self-defense classes in San Diego County, Poway, CA. We train Krav Maga by principles and not by the Curriculum; we teach not only techniques but the substantiated understanding of how the system works. We realize that your body type, experience, and strength will vary and our instructors will work with you one on one to develop your skills and give you the best tools to protect you and your loved ones.

Take control of your life and have fun in the process.

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CLASSES AVAILABLE Our syllabus comes directly from the source of Krav Maga in Israel.

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Basic Krav Maga classes teach the fundamental techniques to defend oneself. We not only focus on fighting techniques, but we also focus a lot on situational awareness and the psychology of both the attacker and the defender in real-world situations. We provide training methods that help students be able to react in a time of crisis or confrontation.
  • Mondays 9am & 5:30pm
  • Wednesdays 9am & 5:30pm
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays 6pm
  • Saturdays 10am
Core Krav Maga classes also teach fundamentals, but levels are more physical than Basic Krav Maga with a more extended warm-up and strength building at the end of class.
  • Mondays 6:30pm
  • Wednesdays 6:30pm
We don't teach kids martial arts; we teach them tactical thinking, self-defense, and how and when to use both. Creative games; mental, physical & educational environment will motivate your child to be strong, be fit and most of all have fun. Kids classes available for ages 5 through 12.
  • Power Kids (Ages 5 - 7)
    • Tuesdays & Thursdays 3pm
  • Kids Tactics (Ages 7 - 10)
    • Mondays & Wednesdays 3pm
    • Tuesdays & Thursdays 4pm
    • Saturdays 9am
  • Krav Junior (Ages 10 - 13)
    • Mondays & Wednesdays 4pm
    • Saturdays 9am
  • Kids Advance (Instructor Approval)
    • Tuesdays & Thursdays 5pm
We take the curriculum and lesson plans for the week and put them in multiple stress drills to simulate real-life attacks, build muscle memory, and train the mind, so there is no freezing or locking up during a real attack.
  • Saturdays 11am

Upcoming Seminars & Courses

San Diego Women's Self-Defense Women self defense Self-defense for women in San Diego County, Poway, CA

Train for the worst, live in the real; avoid dangerous situations and don't "look like a victim." Our self-defense seminars give you an excellent introduction and understanding how simple and effective preemptive strikes and awareness can help save your life. We take some of the most recent San Diego assault scenarios and teach you defense principles that will help you escape. We train you to flip on that "fighting spirit" switch when you need it.

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Camp Krav Maga provides miles of great trail locations where you select your level of training from beginner to expert.

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Women Self-Defense course

Neither strength nor size matters! We train according to principles with easy-to-learn techniques, practiced under stress and emergency situations. Get fit, get empowered, be safe, learn valuable self-defense methods and bring out your fighting spirit in our six-week women-only self-defense program. Session dates include fitness, drill classes and morning Basic Krav Maga classes.

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You don’t need to be in shape; you don’t need experience, you’re not too old, you need heart, KRAVolution, and Alpha Force Krav Maga. Try our two-week unlimited training for $39

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