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Kids Self Defense and Kids Martial Arts near Murrieta

Kids Krav Maga

Through our Kids Martial Arts programs, we hope to empower kids and teens from around Murrieta with real-world self-defense skills, confidence, and perseverance through using Krav Maga. When you train with us, you're setting your child up for lifelong success.

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Kids Self Defense and Kids Martial Arts near Murrieta

Teen & Adult Krav Maga

Combine the best parts of strength training and effective self-defense skills in our Teen and Adult Krav Maga classes. We’re helping people ages 13 and up of all fitness levels stay active and learn how to defend themselves in any situation.

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Krav Fitness

With our Krav Maga Fitness Classes, you'll get self-defense training with a focus on burning calories and getting in shape. From day one, we'll challenge your body and build total-body athleticism, helping you achieve incredible results faster than you've ever imagined. Join us for Murrieta, Wildomar, and Lake Elsinore's best training.

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Private Lessons

Are you looking for a training program that is built around your unique goals? Then look no further than our Private Krav Maga Lessons at California Defense Academy, where you'll have access to the best instruction in Murrieta, Wildomar, and Lake Elsinore in the form of an individualized program that is designed just for you.

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Corporate Training

Our Corporate Training classes provide effective strategies that can keep women from all across our community safe in the face of real-world danger. Our system is the perfect way to learn efficient and effective self-defense skills in no time. Get started today and empower yourself in a community!

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Jeric Sorrell

I believe that California Defense Academy has some of the top talent in the self defense world. Ericka is a world class instructor who is sharp, aggressive, articulate, and highly educated in the fiel...

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Ms Erika is a quality instructor, life coach, and a true inspiration in life, family, and friendship. My husband, our two daughters and me, all trained with Ms. Erika for many years. Love her drive,...

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Chelle Chambliss

I enrolled my son in classes at California Defense Academy and I can not speak highly enough of this school. They offer a welcoming environment and knowledgeable instructors with a combination of mart...

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What a great environment to learn practical hands-on self-defense with real world scenarios. Ericka teaches you to think strategically for situations that might actually take place in today's society....

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Go Home Safe with California Defense Academy

Our team here at California Defense Academy wants all of our students to feel their best, physically and mentally. That’s why we have spent a lot of time and energy crafting our Martial Arts and Self-Defense programs to be the top choice in Murrieta, so you or your child can increase confidence, self-discipline, and get stronger. Martial Arts can help you become your best self, and we’re here to help you reach that goal!

Individuals of all ages in Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, and Wildomar trust our professional, encouraging, and dedicated instructors to guide them in their Krav Maga journey. We have an amazing community of students and staff that are always uplifting one another. Our Krav Maga classes offer a great workout while inspiring you. You can learn to defend yourself, improve your health and fitness, and elevate your character.

If you’re curious about what makes our Martial Arts and Self-Defense classes so great, talk with us today! We would love to tell you what makes California Defense Academy the best in all of Murrieta.

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What is Krav Maga?

Krav Maga (literally translated equals “Contact Combat”) is an Israeli form of self defense used by the Israeli defense forces. It takes our natural instinct and builds upon that for the defense to many of the attacks you may find yourself in out on the street. Krav Maga is simple, aggressive and easy to learn with the number one goal being to GO HOME SAFE.

is Krav Maga the Same as Traditional Martial Arts?

No. Krav Maga is a lot different than the traditional martial arts in the fact that most traditional forms of Karate are rigid, dogmatic and teaching the same thing for years upon years. Depending on the kind there is a large element of the “art” aspect. A lot of other styles also tend to move more towards the sport aspect with many rules limiting the practitioner. Krav Maga is different.

Krav Maga is a no rules, go home safe real life self defense style. Within krav maga we train to defend ourselves from positions of disadvantage. We run drills that create real life situations where we may be disoriented, fatigued, stressed, etc…THEN we need to fight for our life. We aren’t always pretty but we always get the job done.

Does Krav Maga Have a Ton of Techniques That I'm Going to Have to Learn?

Krav Maga’s approach is to have the least amount of defenses as possible. We try to find one general movement that will defend the most amount of attacks as possible. It would be impractical to teach a different defense to every attack you may face, and impossible to remember them all. That is why Krav Maga is taught off of principles versus techniques which leads to a simpler, more refined system that is easy to remember under stress.It is designed to reduce your options so you don’t freeze when presented with a life threatening situation but instead are able to react decisively and aggressively to eliminate the threat ensuring that you and your loved ones are safe.

How Often Can I Train?

Unlimited. All of our programs (with the exception of the 3 & 4 year olds) include unlimited classes. Although you may train as much as you would like, we do recommend a minimum of 2 to 3 classes per week.

I'm Not in Peak Physical Fitness... Can I Still Train?

Absolutely. Saying your going to get in shape before coming is the equivalent to saying “I’m going to get smart before I go to school.” Your health and fitness will undoubtedly improve through your training and we have everyone from triathlon athletes to the mom who had her first kid eighteen years ago and everybody in between training with us! Trust me when I say, whatever your starting point…you will fit right in!

What if I Have an Injury?

Ultimately that is up to you and your doctor. Over the many years of instructing however, we have had all sorts of people with different injuries and limitations continue to train with us. In these types of situations the instructors will offer suggestions and modifications to help accommodate any injuries. If there are any techniques or exercises that a student is unable to do they may simply skip it!

How Much Do Classes Cost?

We have several different programs and pricing options to choose from. The cost will vary based on program(s) and commitment. Often times people like to combine the self defense and fitness classes, in which case the second program will be heavily discounted when combined.

To sum it up, we have different programs, terms and pricing options. Each program will provide immense value worth well over the program price.

Give us a call today, to set up your Free trial class where we will have the opportunity to go over which option works best for you and your family!

I Have my Free Trial Class Set! What Can I Expect?

First things first. We do train in shoes. I know, I know….not what you might have expected but we like to keep our training as realistic as possible and not often do we walk around barefoot. When you come in please dress in any sort of pants, shirt and shoes you feel comfortable moving around in.

Also any time you try something new it is always a little nerve wrecking (But Exciting) going outside your comfort zone. If you would like to bring a friend to try the class with you just mention it when setting your trial class and we would be happy to add them to our calendar too!

Lastly, this is an exciting time and a day your child is sure to remember so if possible try to have both parents there! It is always great to see the program first hand and we know the kids love to look over to see if their Mom and Dad are seeing their new moves!

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