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By reading through our FAQ, it is our hope that you will see answers to some of the common questions you might have. We'll keep updating this page to provide as much information as possible.

Do I need to schedule an appointment for my first class?

No, just be there 5 minutes before your first class so we can have you sign our liability release form.

What should I bring with me to class?

You need to dress according to the weather. You should bring a fresh shirt for after training, a towel and water.

How should I dress?

Whatever makes you comfortable. We suggest sweats and a comfortable (long-sleeve) t-shirt. Make sure not to wear something really nice, as we from time to time do experience a torn shirt :)

Do I have to buy special equipment?

We strongly suggest that you bring body protection (groin protection for men) and mouthguard to each class. No need to buy or use hand wraps, as we do not hit with our fists.

Do you offer self-defense training against various weapons?

Yes, our programs and training include guns, knives, sticks, canes, batons and other more "unconventional" weapons.

Can my kids take Krav Maga?

Currently our Krav Maga classes are strictly for ages 16 and up.

Can we take classes as a couple?

Absolutely! What better way to ensure that your better half is as prepared to face an attacker as you are? As an added bonus you are guaranteed a workout and training partner in your house as well.

My schedule is unpredictable, how can I fit Krav Maga into my lifestyle?

We recommend 2 classes per week and our schedule allow you to mix your days each week, depending on your schedule. We also offer regular seminars, which allow you to train for several hours over the weekend. If your schedule does not allow you to participate in our regular scheduled classes, you could consider private lessons. Please visit Bambi Christman's Instructor page for more information.

How long will it take for me to become proficient at Krav Maga?

Krav Maga, unlike martial arts, is a very fast-progressing system. Part of its design was driven by the need to train people very quickly and very efficiently. Consequently, it typically takes a person of average physical ability perhaps only a couple of months before significant progress is achieved and noticeable.

Is there national competition and a belt system for Krav Maga like Karate?

Some Krav Maga organizations offer a color belt system of advancement in expertise. However, there are no specific competition events for Krav Maga like there is for martial arts. Similarly, there are no katas in Krav Maga. Each belt level carries with it various techniques that must be performed in a testing environment. We have no plans of implementing belt systems for adults.

I'm a small person with little strength, what good is Krav Maga to me?

Krav Maga was designed to benefit the average person. The system is not about sheer strength or power. As a matter of fact one of the basic tenets of Krav Maga is that one should not oppose power with power. Rather, Krav Maga blends a combination of physical skill with mental self-defense determination. Consequently, Krav Maga is more accessible to more people of either sex, shape or size than many martial art forms.

I want to spar, is that available?

Real Krav Maga is true self-defense where we do NOT fight, but fast and effectively stop an attacker by any means necessary. The very nature of the principles, techniques and mindset involved in Krav Maga self-defense makes it impossible to conduct traditional "sparring".

Can I take private lessons in Krav Maga?

Yes, we do offer private lessons in Krav Maga, Kettlebells, TRX, Cane, Spartan Training and general fitness training. Please visit Bambi Christman's Instructor page for more information.

What is the upper age limit for Krav Maga?

There is none. There are people over 70 taking Krav Maga classes nationally. Locally, we have people in their 40's, 50's and 60's not only taking Krav Maga, but excelling in Krav Maga. It is always a good idea to check with a doctor before engaging in strenuous physical activity.

Do you offer trial classes?

No, but you can use our minimum fee (a $20 day pass) to try out a training night. We don't require long-term contracts or other legal commitments. Please see our Pricing page for more information.

Training Schedule

We have classes every Thursday from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

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Collegeville Community Park - Park Ave, Collegeville, PA 19426 (between West 4th Ave and West 3rd Ave).
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$20 per evening or $100 for an 8 nights Punch Card. See our special Two-For-One.

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