Krav Maga FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About Krav Maga Training

Membership at Krav Maga Yashir is $185/mo (or $155 if you are a veteran, first-responder - law-enforcement, fire-fighter, EMT - or work in private security), there are no long-term conracts i.e., you only need to give 30-days notice to cancel. We don't offer pay-by-the-class, as this goes against our ethos. We want students to make a commitment to their training, so that they can see personal gains and be good training partners to others. If your schedule makes it difficult for you train in-person, we do have a virtual/online program that may better suit your needs. This can be accessed by clicking here.

If you are interested in joining the school you must first take one of our introductory Krav Maga seminars. This 90-minute seminar will introduce you to the Krav Maga approach to self-defense and provide you with the fundamental skills to take part in our regular classes. To sign up please use the button below.

Our school/training facility is located, at the address below (North of Waltham, Off I-95). Krav Maga Waltham Massachusetts Address Krav Maga Waltham Map & Location

Anybody wanting to join the school must first complete either an in-person Krav Maga beginner seminar (recommended), click here to see upcoming dates and to book, or complete our virtual/online Krav Maga short course that can be accessed by clicking here.

The reason that we ask beginners to first attend these seminars, rather than jump straight into a class, is that it gives us an opportunity to explain why we do things the way we do, and why Krav Maga takes the approach it does, without us having to do this in a regular class. This means that when you join the school, you will already know how to perform certain drills, how to hold the pads and generally be a good training partner for those you train with. It also means that when you train with "new" students after having been with us for awhile, you will be training with people who know what to do.

Many Krav Maga schools in the US, combine Krav Maga with other martial arts such as Tae Kwon Do, Muay Thai and/or BJJ. This is usually because their Krav Maga syllabus is lacking in certain elements such as ground-work and/or grappling etc. This is because many instructors have only completed a short instructor course, and don't have enough Krav Maga material to teach a full syllabus. This is one of the big differences between Israeli Krav Maga and that which is taught outside Israel. Israeli Krav Maga teaches all dimensions of a fight, and although elements of it, such as fightine when on the ground share elements of BJJ and Judo, the mindset and the approach is very different. Reality Based Self-Defense is very different to combat sports and martial arts, and to try and combine things from a system, that has as part of its goal, the ability to "win" on points etc., goes against everything that is needed to survive a real-life violent altercation. A complete Krav Maga syllabus shouldn't have to borrow techniques from other martial arts and systems.

This is probably the most often asked question and the hardest to give a straight answer to. To master any physical technique, in and sport, or physical pursuit, takes around 10 000 perfect/good repetitions. This is why there are few successful adult gymnasts who didn't start training when they were children i.e., these athletes have to master a large number of "techniques" and movements, and this takes a large number of years etc. Krav Maga techniques are based on a few common movements that are reused over and over again (we group techniques that resemble each other into "families"). This means that it is necessary to learn, and practice only a few movements, which means it takes less time to get 10 000 perfect/good repetitions e.g., when you are practicing defenses against a rea-strangle, you are alos practicing defenses against a rear knife-threat to the throat etc.

Whilst it is difficult to predict how quickly each individual who starts training in Krav Maga progresses, the progression will be faster than with any other martial art or system of self-defense that doesn't take this approach. If you would like to experience this methodology and Israeli Krav Maga first-hand, please use the button below to sign up for one of our introductory Krav Maga seminars.