Krav Maga

Krav Maga & Combative Arts

Students will learn to protect themselves against a stronger, more skilled and even armed opponent. Simple to learn, remember and execute – the skills and objectives that are taught provide the most effective response to overcoming a threatening situation as quickly as possible. A person’s fight/flight response, increased adrenaline and increased heart rate won’t allow for a highly complicated and technical response.

Krav Maga is based on instincitve responses which allow tactics to be learned and applied in minimal time and to overcome an attack as quickly as possible. Regardless of your strength or size, this class will help you feel confident in the ability to defend yourself and those you love…and get in FANTASTIC shape while doing it!

You will refine your technique through dynamic and functional fitness drills, repetition and punch-kick combinations on heavy bags, focus mitts and thai pads. Increase your strength, coordination and performance in self defense as well as many other athletic skills.

This class is based on the exact same methodology that Nir Maman developed and taught at the Israeli Special Forces Counter Terror School. It’s a streamlined strategy based platform that will allow the student to effectively learn and deploy the techniques in a condensed time frame which was the primary criteria for all the Special Forces units Nir was responsible for training. Most of these units would deploy to hostile war zones around the world, such as Iraq, and Afghanistan, immediately after concluding their training in Israel and required a system they could learn and effectively deploy with minimal training time.

The CTU is the spearhead of all that relates to Counter Terror Warfare in the Israeli Special Forces, from trainin, to weaponry, to CT mandates and protocols. The CTU is a cutting edge Special Forces unit with two primary tasks: 1) Operating as the ISF’s Counter Terror School, responsible for training and certifying all ISF units tasked with any element related to Counter Terror Warfare. 2) An operational CT unit tasked with a variety of conventional and unconventional Counter Terror direct action and support missions.

Subjects covered are:

  • Empty hand defensive and offensive tactics
  • Ground survival
  • Multiple attacker survival
  • Impact weapon defense
  • Knife attack and knife threat survival
  • Handgun threat defenses

The Krav Maga class is taught by George Snodgrass and Kerry Clark.


Why Krav Maga?

  • A practical and intuitive self defense system
  • Easy to learn and apply
  • Simple, effective, and efficient
  • Build self confidence and self control
  • Improve fitness, coordination and agiity
  • Improve situational awareness
  • Develop efficiency of movement
  • Improve reaction time
  • Mentally and physically stimulating
  • Learn to react effectively under stress
  • Train to build sound tactics and maximum versatility
  • Helps develop muscle memory
  • Improves speed
  • Helps develop power
  • Improves motor skills
  • Helps relieve stress and anxiety
  • Exciting, rewarding and fun!

About Nir Maman

nirmamanNir served in one of the most elite units in the Israeli Special Forces, the Central Command Counter-Terror Unit (C.T.U.) and the Special Forces Counter-Terror and Special Operations School (C.T.S.O). During his service he held several positions including Commander of the Counter-Terror School’s International Training Section where he was responsible for developing and delivering specialized Counter-Terror and Hostage Rescue training to Special Forces Units from various countries around the world including the United States that attend the Israeli Special Forces Counter-Terror and Special Operations School in preparation for high risk deployments such as Iraq and Afghanistan.

He also held the position of Lead Counter-Terror Instructor on the Counter-Terror School’s Designated Hostage Rescue Take-Over Units Instruction Team, where he was responsible for training new recruits and active operational members of the Israeli Special Force’s Designated Hostage Rescue Units (Sayeret Matkal, Shayetet 13/Navy SEALs, and Lotar Eilat) in all areas of Counter-Terror warfare and Hostage Rescue including Hostage Rescue Operations in friendly and hostile/foreign environments, Close-Quarters-Combat, Dynamic Entry, Aircraft, Ship, Train, and Bus Interdiction, Suicide Bomber Interception, Urban Warfare, Tactical Shooting, and Krav Maga.

Nir was also assigned to the C.T.S.O. School’s Chief Instruction and Research and Development Section where he was responsible for developing Counter-Terror tactics and methodologies that are currently taught to all Israeli Special Forces Units. His duties in this section also included training the Counter-Terror and Special Operations School’s instructors in Counter-Terror Warfare, Tactical Shooting, and Krav Maga.

Nir also held the position of Operational Team Leader on the Central Command Counter-Terror and Hostage Rescue Unit during high risk deployments which included Direct Action Operations, Arrests of high threat terrorists, and high risk entry and searches throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip regions.

In April 2009 Nir was awarded the Israeli Defense Force Ground Forces Command Soldier of the Year Award of Excellence for his service in developing Counter-Terror tactics for the Israeli Special Forces and for excellent service in commanding the Counter-Terror School’s International Training Section.

Nir is also a certified Use of Force Instructor through the Ontario Police College and a Police Tactical Operations and Use of Force Instructor through the Atlantic Police Academy in Prince Edward Island Canada where he was a sworn Police Constable working as a Tactical and Use of Force Instructor. Another one of Nir’s areas of expertise is Close Protection. He was responsible for organizing and deploying Close Protection details for dignitaries and representatives of the Israeli Government while they were in Canada engaged in political functions. Nir also has 30 years of extensive Martial Arts and Unarmed Combat experience in Israeli Krav Maga, Jeet Kune Do, Hap Ki Do, and WTF Tae Kwon Do.

Currently, Nir is an operational member on a Nuclear Tactical Unit as well as a Sworn Peace Officer for the Province of Ontario on a Judicial Enforcement Agency. He continues to deliver Counter-Terror, Active Shooter Intervention, Tactical Shooting, and Krav Maga training to Police and Military organizations around the world.