Krav Maga, (contact combat in Hebrew), is the official self defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces, and has been taught to hundreds of law enforcement agencies and thousands of civilians in the United States and all over the world.

Krav Maga is a simple, effective self defense system that emphasizes instinctive movements, practical techniques and realistic training scenarios. These natural movements are learned quickly and easily remembered.

Krav Maga’s rapid responses, awareness training and tactical techniques work for people of ALL types and sizes.

Krav Maga uses realistic training scenarios. Practicing aggressive self defense responses in a safe environment. Students learn to deal with almost any violent or threatening situation through the use of hand-to-hand combatives, improvised weapons, and simply knowing when to escape danger by running away.

Krav Maga is another form of life insurance. It is something we need to know NOW to protect ourselves and our families. Violence is not going to go away, we need to be prepared for the unexpected.  Don’t let self defense be an afterthought, start your training now.  Krav Maga, it’s a matter of LIFE.

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Krav Maga Illinois Level 5 Students!!!


We are pleased to present our first group of Krav Maga Illinois Level 5 students.  Our facility has been open for over 4 years now, and in that time these students have worked their way up from beginning Krav Maga … Continue reading



This is the first in our “Student of the Month” series.  A series dedicated to the diversity of students, at Krav Maga Illinois, participating in Krav Maga Reality Self Defense Training.  In this series we will spotlight one determined, dedicated, and … Continue reading

Instructor Jesse Earns Krav Maga Worldwide Black Belt

Instructor Jesse O'Connor Black Belt Testing KMW

Congratulations to Krav Maga Illinois Instructor Jesse O’Connor for attaining his BLACK BELT in Krav Maga.  Jesse has worked/trained very hard for many years for this honor and accomplishment.  He has traveled much back and forth to the Krav Maga … Continue reading

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