OA Krav Maga
BATTLE-TESTED Defense Skills!
Find Out Why KRAV MAGA is the Secret for Self Defense, Fun,
and Getting in Shape FASTER Than You’ve Ever Dreamed Possible!
KRAV MAGA is the proven Israeli self-defense system used by the most elite fighting forces in the world. Celebrities also use it to prepare for fight scenes, get in shape quickly, burn fat and just have FUN!
Our KRAV MAGA Program will Make You Formidable, Fit, and the Envy of Your Friends, Co-Workers. and Neighbors…
You can also take confidence in the fact that OA Krav Maga was named the ‘Best Krav Maga School in Alabama” by the Federation of Israeili Martial Arts.
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Need More Information on Why It’s So Effective? Good! Keep Reading…
When Your Mind & Body Are Strong, Every Aspect of Your Life is Better… Family, Relationships, Business, Finances… Everything.
Krav Maga Trains You Body To Respond To Stressful, Real-Life Attacks. It Also Trains Your Mind To Be Resiliant, Enduring, and Mentally Tough.
Being The Fastest, The Leanest, The Strongest, And The Toughest Isn’t Everything… But, It Does Make Everything Better!
This Is What You Are Going To Get From Krav Maga…
- CONFIDENCE from knowing that you are no longer a vulnerable target.
- COMPOSURE from knowing that you can defend yourself from the real-world violence of a bigger, stronger, faster, or even armed attacker.
- STRENGTH, SPEED, and AGILITY from muscle building and fat shredding conditioning.
- FREEDOM to go where you want, alone, without being scared or anxious.
PEACE from knowing the MOST EFFECTIVE form of SELF-DEFENSE in the WORLD!
ABSOLUTELY NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED
Special Classes Just For Beginners!
Ditch The Gym & Impractical Self-Defense Classes Today! Krav Maga Is Never Boring Or Impractical. Instead, Practical Defenses To Real-World Violence Is Its Purpose & You’ll Have A Blast While You Are Getting In The Best Shape Of Your Life.
Act Now & Get $110 Worth Of Krav Maga And Self-Defense For Just $29!
It’s A No-Brainer…
Call or txt (334) 707-2678 or fill out the form below to schedule yours.
You can even bring a friend or spouse with our 2-for-1 special.
1 Private Session, 1 Group Class, and a Krav Maga T- Shirt
If you love it and enroll the same day, we will even waive the membership fee.
No Tricks, No Gimmicks, No Obligations!
Here’s How It Works…
You will get a 1:1, private session prior to your first class so that you can learn some basics and be prepared for the group class.
Next, you will experience a beginner class so that you can make sure learning the skills to defend yourself, gaining personal empowerment, and getting in the best shape of your life will fit into your busy schedule.
You will also get to meet other adults just like you. These “classmates” share your same interests and goals. At one time, they even shared your frustrations!
Get started today. There is simply no obligation on your part either way.
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This is what some of our members have said about Krav Maga.
-Their words not ours-
LOVE training here. This location is highly professional, communicative, clean, and friendly. Not only am I learning how to protect myself, but it is a great all-body workout and confidence booster. Evenings spent here are always the highlight of my week.
One of the greatest gifts I have ever given myself was to begin the study of Krav Maga. People cannot imagine the increased confidence and skill sets learned to protect ourselves and people around us.
This place is beyond amazing!! If you want to learn to protect yourself and your loved ones, this is definitely the place. Come check it out and be trained to expect the unexpected!
Finally, we have a dedicated Krav Maga studio here. Coming to the studio is like a meeting of friends and family. I highly recommend this studio and instructor to anyone.
This place is epic. I love the family I have found at OA Krav Maga. My life has been positively transformed by OAKM. Highly recommend this training for anyone wishing to learn how to preserve life!
Joining OA Krav Maga has been one of the best decisions I have made. There is a community here. We are all here to learn and help each other. LD is, hands down, one of the best instructors have had and his professionalism and encouragement are amazing. I am proud to be a student here and would encourage everyone to try it.
In my short time at OA Krav Maga I feel I have made friendships, learned skills to protect myself, and developed confidence. I am beyond grateful for the education, and support. The facility is bright and clean. On the days I can’t go train I miss it. I would highly recommend OAKM to any adult seeking knowledge in self defense, and a great workout!
Mr. Thomas has a great background in real Israeli Krav Maga. He is patient with students and an absolute wealth of knowledge! If you are wanting training in real world self-defense and looking to get in better shape, this is your dojo!
Change your life and join OA Krav Maga! As with anything, the instructor can ruin a great thing or make a poor thing great. LD makes this great thing even greater with his patience and REAL and GENUINE encouragement. The class is meticulously clean! Pride is taken and it shows. You need this! Your daughters need this! Your wife needs this! Men need this as well. I just can’t say enough about this life changing decision and wish all the world could feel what I’m feeling right now!!!
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History of Krav Maga
Imi Lichtenfeld, a Hungarian born immigrant to Palestine in the early 1940s is credited as being the father of Krav Maga. Although Imi was an influential pioneer of the art, he was not solely responsible for its creation. As antisemitic riots threatened Jewish communities in the 1930s Imi, a champion boxer and wrestler, gathered other men with fighting skills to defend their Jewish communities. They quickly realized that Jiu Jitsu, boxing and wrestling skills, even at an elite level, were useless in a street fight and in combat.
Under Imi’s guidance these men began pulling the most effective techniques from different martial arts and changing them to be effective in a real fight. This was the very beginning of what would later become Krav Maga.
When Imi immigrated to Israel, which was called Palestine in the early 1940s, he joined forces with the Haganah, the Zionist military organization representing the Jews from 1920 to 1948. Imi’s fighting ingenuity was quickly recognized and in 1944 he began teaching his fighting style to the Haganah and Palmach fighters.
Four years later, Israel became a sovereign nation and the IDF (Israeli Defense Force) was formed. Imi was tasked with creating a fighting and hand-to-hand combat system, which he named “Krav Maga.” Imi was then named the IDF’s Head Krav Maga Instructor, a position he held until his retirement, which came somewhere between 1964 and 1974, depending on the source.
From 1948 until his retirement, there were no ranks in Krav Maga. Being a military hand-to-hand combat style of fighting, belts were impractical. Belts and rank systems were only introduced in 1971 when Imi opened the first Krav Maga school for civilians at the Wingate Institute in Netanya, Israel.
Ranks today follow different systems of designation. Some follow a belt system similar to other traditional martial arts that was introduced by Imi at the Wingate Institute. Others follow a patch system instituted by Eyal Yanilov, one of Imi’s most advanced students, in the latter part of the 1980s. Still others follow a combination of the two. Finally other Krav organizations have developed their own ranking structure.
Imi’s belt system is based off of a Judo structure starting with a white belt, which is then followed by yellow, orange, green, blue, brown, and ending with a black belt. Eyal’s patch system divided the ranks into 3 categories (Practitioner, Graduate, and Expert) with different levels within each category.
Krav Maga wasn’t introduced in the United States until the early 1980s. This was thanks mainly, if not solely, to Darren Levine, who traveled to Israel and trained under Imi at the Wingate Institute, as a part of a delegation of 23 U.S. members at the first ever International Instructors Course. When he returned, Darren began teaching Krav Maga in 1982 near Los Angeles, California. In 1999, Darren formed Krav Maga Worldwide, which is largely responsible for the growth and also the commercialization of Krav Maga in the U.S.