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Katalyst Kidz

Age Range: 7 to 12 |  Experience Requirement: None

At Katalyst Krav Maga, we inspire kids with a passion for fitness, responsibility, and excellence, fostering fun, discipline, and strong relationships through structured, positive classes.

Does your child face any of these challenges?

  • They struggle to maintain control of their movements and may be unintentionally destructive.
  • They find it difficult to focus on a task or to see it through to the end.
  • They have a hard time sharing their belongings and getting along with other kids.

Adult Krav Maga

Age Range: 13+ |  Experience Requirement: None

Krav Maga is originated from Israel for military use, melds boxing, wrestling, Judo, and Jiu-Jitsu, focusing on practical self-defense techniques for real threats, including weapons and grappling.

Do you face any of these challenges?

  • Are you looking for a fun way to stay in shape while learning life saving saving self defense skills? 
  • Need a practical self-defense system combining boxing and grappling skills.
  • Looking for effective military-grade techniques for real-world self-defense.

Fighter Fitness

Age Range: 13+ |  Experience Requirement: None

In our Krav Maga classes, we focus on practical self-defense skills while boosting fitness with 30-minute fighter fitness sessions. Strengthening body and mind for life's challenges.

Do you face any of these challenges?

  • Want to improve your conditioning to better protect yourself and your loved ones? 
  • You want to improve your confidence in everyday situations and want a healthy way to decrease stress and anxiety.
  • You want to shed extra pounds and cultivate a positive body image.

Why the Virginia Beach Community Loves

Our Martial Arts Classes

Ursula Salkey recommends Katalyst Krav Maga

via Google

My daughter started taking classes here to help her deal with bullying and self defense and she has blossomed in confidence and has learned to be able to defend herself. I love how Katalyst gives real life examples and lets everyone know this is just training in a controlled environment but with practice and with this training you’ll be able to defend yourself in unexpected situations.

Eric Denis recommends Katalyst Krav Maga

via Google

Wonderful, challenging, and inspiring atmosphere! Extremely experienced and knowledgeable staff, humble yet appropriately aggressive teaching relevant combative skills. No wasted time on unnecessary “conditioning” or techniques. Fully committed to your growth and development.

Adam Kirk recommends Katalyst Krav Maga

via Google

Amazing team and culture at Katalyst! The culture is amazing. Everyone is welcoming and helpful. David is a phenomenal Instructor who not only provides great training and techniques, but emphasizes safety first. I can’t recommend this school enough!!

Edward Lizak recommends Katalyst Krav Maga

via Google

The Katalyst approach differs from other schools, since they not only instruct on how to perform the techniques, but how to combine those techniques into a cohesive pattern, resulting in in the best possible outcome for that situation. David is an excellent instructor, who combines the “theory of the fight” with the ability to adjust his teaching methods to accommodate any previous fighting experience from zero to blackbelt. I really appreciate the division of specific fighting styles over a 4-week period, with each week breaking down complex techniques into small components, supporting repetition, leading to better overall retention.

Amanda Ripley recommends Katalyst Krav Maga

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I have been coming to classes at Katalyst for almost 5 months now and I love it! I was interested in learning self defense, but had never done any form of martial arts training before. I was nervous my first class, but Sara, David, Tara, and everyone in class made the environment feel comfortable. Coach David is very knowledgeable and patient. The atmosphere at Katalyst is welcoming and everyone is supportive and encouraging. Classes are challenging but very rewarding. I love coming to Katalyst and am so appreciative for everything I have learned thus far in training. Thank you Coach David, Sara, and everyone at Katalyst!

Meg recommends Katalyst Krav Maga

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I'm very happy with my experience at this gym. I appreciate that they have a flat weekly rate; you can show up to as many classes as you want that you're eligible for without the rate going up. The classes are offered at various times, which allows for some flexibility in scheduling.

The instructors are great at facilitating communication in terms of safety/avoiding injuries. They teach best practices and etiquette. With that being said, their teaching model also includes intense modes of training, such as stress testing and competitive drilling. Katalyst maintains a standard of safety even during our most intense modes of training, which I appreciate.

There is a great community of people at this gym with a variety of backgrounds. All the instructors are highly qualified, friendly, and happy to help out or answer questions. The staff clean the gym every night, so the gym is always in good condition and taken care of. Overall, I highly recommend this gym, especially for those looking for self-defense training.

Program & Pricing FAQs

My child isn't athletic. Can he/she still participate in martial arts?

Absolutely. Martial arts teaches kids to be coordinated, flexible and strong. Kids who don't naturally have these qualities develop them. Kids who do have these qualities develop them even more.

Are these martial arts classes fun?

Yes! After all, these are children we're dealing with here. And kids love their fun. We do a variety of games and activities that have kids laughing and smiling. We work hard here - but we play just as hard.

What's a good age for a child to start martial arts?

Honestly, practically every age is a good age to start! We have young children, as well as teenagers. We also have specific programs for adults. So no matter what age - we've got you covered.

Can martial arts cause injury?

Because we place such a huge focus on safety and injury prevention, we're proud to say that injuries are very few and far between with our program. In fact, because martial arts gets you in great shape, and makes you strong and flexible, people often see LESS injuries in their lives.

Do you have to be in good shape to take martial arts?

Not at all! In fact, many people use martial arts as a way to get in good shape. They come to us out of shape, and quickly become athletic and limber.

Is martial arts violent?

No! Because self-defense technique is taught in martial arts, it's often thought of as violent. However, the philosophies behind martial arts revolve around peace and harmony. The moves are more of a way to become connected with your body. We teach diplomacy and friendship. However, if a violent situation ever arises in your life, you'll have powerful tools to defend yourself and your loved ones.

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