Krav Maga Near Me in Hampton Roads, VA

Katalyst Krav Maga strives to increase the physical fitness of everyone in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. We offer Krav Maga, as well as other supplemental classes, at foundational and intermediate levels. This improves physical and mental fitness and allows you to build relationships with classmates.

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Training Made Fun

Our coach, David Bergman, believes you learn better when enjoying your work. This comes from a scientific study by Dr. Karyn Purvis that states it takes 400 repetitions of something to execute it fluently, but it takes only 10-20 repetitions when actively engaged. In class, you will engage in technical drills with increasing resistance from partners.

We also offer supplemental classes to improve your training, including:

  • Grappling – the focus is on techniques such as sweeps, guard defenses, and body locks
  • Sparring – this dives further into different combinations of punches and kicks and the defenses used against them
  • Conditioning – a thirty-minute class during the week and an hour on Saturdays that uses a series of bodyweight and kettlebell exercises to build muscle and endurance or running

Aside from our classes, we take pride in our class culture. At the beginning of every class, we line up by rank and greet each other by name. Our drills and conversations continue building relationships on and off the mat.  

Krav Maga in the Hampton Roads Area

In our world, the rate of violent crimes is rising. In the United States, there are, on average, 821,182 aggravated assaults reported per year. Learning self-defense can give you the tools to protect yourself if you and your loved ones are attacked. Krav Maga, which translates to “contact combat” in Hebrew, is designed to help you create distance, deflect, and reciprocate punches and kicks. We are located right next to I-64, making it easy for anyone in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia to get to our gym.

Frequently Asked Questions

Curiosity is natural and a perfect way to learn about something. We often get asked a lot of questions by our new clients. Below we have answered some that we hear frequently, and we are happy to answer any additional questions. 

Can Beginners Do Krav Maga?

Yes, anyone can start Krav Maga, no matter their age. At Katalyst, we offer classes for teens and adults. Your fitness level does not matter; you will work toward increasing your muscle strength and endurance through classes with us. 

Can I Train Barefoot?

You are welcome to train barefoot. While most chose to train this way, some of our members prefer to wear wrestling shoes. If you choose to train with shoes, be mindful that we do train kicks, so use caution when practicing these with a partner. 

Try A Free Trial Class Today!

At Katalyst Krav Maga, we offer free trial classes during our foundation’s classes! David Bergman and the assistant coaches are excited to meet you and start you on your Krav Maga journey. Book your free self-defense trial class today, or give us a call