John Gabriele (West Coast Krav Maga)
John Gabriele (West Coast Krav Maga)

2012 Award Winner

 

Krav Maga WorldWide

Instructor of the Year

 

This award is for the Krav Maga instructor who demonstrates a keen understanding of the Krav Maga philosophy and fighting system techniques and is determined to make their community safer and stronger. The Instructor of the Year is a leader who prides themselves on making their fellow instructors better, more confident teachers and also continually works to improve them throughout the process.

 

KRAV MAGA

Originally developed for the Israeli Military. Now the preferred system for U.S. Military and law enforcement.

Krav Maga is the official hand-to-hand combat system of the Israeli Defense Forces. It’s also the preferred system for U.S. Military and law enforcement personnel. Krav Maga is not a traditional martial art. No katas. No rituals.

Based on simple principles and instinctive movements, this reality-based system is designed to teach real self defense in the shortest possible time. Learn to defend against common chokes, grabs, and bearhugs, as well as weapons such as guns, knives, and sticks. Just as important, we teach people to function during the stress and shock of a sudden, violent encounter. Tested on the battlefield and in the streets, Krav Maga’s practical approach to self defense will make you safer and more secure.

 

KICKBOXING

KRAV MAGA FITNESS: STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING
Krav Maga combatives and athletic training combined to provide a diverse and comprehensive strength and conditioning program.

• Indoor and outdoor workouts
• Heavy Bag Training Drills
• Functional Strength Training
• Plyometrics, and more…

Your health and your body are worth fighting for – that’s the philosophy of our Conditioning Program.

Our Krav Maga Conditioning Program offers specialized and unique fitness classes that you can’t get anywhere else. Whether you are interested in fitness classes only, or you wish to enhance your Krav Maga self defense and training, the Krav Maga Conditioning Program brings a fresh experience to the total body workout.

We welcome students of all levels in our fitness classes.


YOUTH KRAV MAGA TRAINING (ages 8-12)

Krav Maga is recognized as one of the most efficient and realistic self-defense systems. It is easy enough for children to learn, yet effective enough for federal and local law enforcement agencies to use. Over 400 law enforcement agencies and military units throughout the United States and thousand of civilians train in Krav Maga.

Our Youth Krav Maga program is a realistic, easy to learn, effective, and FUN self defense system. It is designed to provide life skills and increase the fitness level of youth ages 8-12 This program is designed to give each student a head start on preparing for the challenges that await them in the not too distant future. This is an exciting and rewarding program that provides students with the skills and experiences that help them to learn how to be street smart and avoid being a victim. We encourage students to improve their overall level of fitness through games, drills and circuit training routines that improve aerobic endurance, strength, speed, agility and coordination. West Coast Krav Maga will also rotate different life skill themes each Month that focus on respect, discipline, teamwork, goal setting, leadership and more to help make them ready for all aspects of life.

CHILDREN'S PROGRAM (ages 5-7)

5 - 7 year olds are the most enthusiastic students. They love creativity and problem solving, which makes them ideal students in the Martial Arts. The problem we discovered is they are so progressive in following tasks some teachers tend to treat them like their older peers. This is a problem because they still do not have the basic skills necessary to keep up with children ages 7 and up. The solution we found is to provide them with their own program that targets their stage of development in a manner that adapts to their social and intellectual curiosity while at the same time building skills that set them up for success. With that said a structured program introducing basic skill-based training in Martial Arts has proven to be very successful.

By understanding the stages of development of 5-7 year olds, we were able to select 8 age-appropriate skills that make up the Basic Program:

 

FOCUS  -  TEAMWORK  -  CONTROL  -  MEMORY  -  BALANCE  -  DISCIPLINE  -  FITNESS  -  COORDINATION

LITTLE DRAGON PROGRAM (ages 3-4)

Three to four year olds love physical activity and anything involving play. They have a rich imagination and strong desire to be less dependent on their usual caregivers. The problem we discovered is that many children this age have a hard time with structure in a group environment like what is commonly found in most Martial Arts schools. The solution we found is to provide them with their own program that targets their stage of development in a manner that keeps them entertained while at the same time building skills that set them up for success. With that said a structured program introducing early skill-based training in Martial Arts has proven to be very successful.

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