Reno Krav Maga 9728 South Virginia Street, Suite #E, Reno, Nevada 89511 775-247-7985 9333 Double R Blvd.
Suite #1100
Reno, Nevada 89521
...Weekly Member Classes
...Monday ...Tuesday ...Wednesday ...Thursday
5:30am - 6:30am KRAV MAGA
9:30am - 10:30pm Handgun Skills
10:30pm - 12:00pm KRAV MAGA

8:00pm - 9:30pm

9:30pm - 10:30pm Knife Skills
5:30am - 6:30am KRAV MAGA
9:30am - 10:30pm Private Lessons
10:30pm - 12:00pm KRAV MAGA

8:00pm - 9:30pm

9:30pm - 10:30pm Handgun Skills
5:30am - 6:30am KRAV MAGA
9:30am - 10:30pm Handgun Skills
10:30pm - 12:00pm KRAV MAGA

8:00pm - 9:30pm

9:30pm - 10:30pm Knife Skills
5:30am - 6:30am KRAV MAGA
9:30am - 10:30pm Private Lessons
10:30pm - 12:00pm KRAV MAGA

8:00pm - 9:30pm

9:30pm - 10:30pm Handgun Skills


  • All Krav Maga Classes
  • Family Plans Available

Krav Maga
Krav Maga means Contact Combat in Hebrew, and was originally developed in the late 1940's by Imrich “Imi” Lichtenfeld (Immi Sde-Or), Chief Instructor for hand-to-hand combat and combat fitness training for the Israeli Defense Forces, and grew out of an immediate need for the newly independent State of Israel to defend its borders against neighboring Arab countries.  The system had to be simple and quick to learn, easy to retain, and be highly effective.  It has been developed extensively over the years; it is a proven system of close quarter self defense. Krav Maga is the official close quarter combat of Israel's Armed Forces and many S.W.A.T. Law Enforcement and Military units all over the world.
All of our classes are taught by Reno Krav Maga head instructor, Shawn Kovacich, who is an authentically certified Krav Maga instructor, who is now personally trained by Boaz Aviram, whose credentials and reputation are impeccable and above reproach. Classes are designed to be instructional and challenging. Each class is designed to help students develop the proper fundamentals of self-defense, in addition to getting a really great workout at the same time. Here are just some of the things you can expect to learn at Reno Krav Maga:

* Awareness & Avoidance
* Self-Defense
* Combatives
* Hand-to-Hand Combat
* Weapons Defense
* Knife Defense
* Gun Defense
* Defense Against Multiple Attackers
* Weapons Training
* Takedown and Control Techniques
* Physical Fitness
* and much, much more!

Though we teach various self-defense techniques, our primary philosophy is to focus on the principles behind the technique just as much if not more than the techniques themselves. As any good instructor will tell you, the principles behind the techniques are far more important than the techniques themselves. As always, our first line of defense is always avoidance. We train you to defend yourself only when all other options are exhausted. However, often times your first and only response is going to be a brutal and vicious counterattack in order to successfully defend yourself.

Another important factor is having the “will” to do whatever is necessary in order to be victorious in battle. In other words, if you aren’t willing to use the techniques we teach you in order to defend yourself, it won’t matter what techniques you learn or what weapon you are using because you won’t use them. You must be able to fight with ferocious intensity and purpose without hesitation when the situation warrants it. If you don’t, then you will become just another statistic.

Techniques are based on scientific principles and instinctive actions that do not rely on strength or size, but on technique. We also teach you to exploit the weaknesses of the human body in order to gain the upper hand rapidly so that the confrontation can be resolved efficiently and effectively.  You will not only develop your empty handed skills, but you will also develop proficiency with modern and improvised weapons, all of which are based upon empty handed skills. Therefore it stands to reason that the better you are with your empty handed skills, the better you will be when you place a weapon in those very same hands.

Krav Maga is not about fighting; it’s about defending yourself from an unarmed or armed attacker(s). Krav Maga is not a martial art nor is it a sport. It is a brutally effective means of defending oneself from a violent attacker or multiple attackers either armed or unarmed, or both.  You will also learn to develop the proper mindset that will allow you to recognize a problem before it escalates, and too quickly find the most desirable solutions to eliminate that problem.  You will also learn what to do after being involved in a violent encounter with an attacker(s) such as; escaping, reporting the incident to the appropriate authorities, checking ones self for injuries and dealing with the stress associated with violent encounters.

Please be advised that due to the serious subject matter that we deal with and the realistic combat techniques that we teach, WE DO NOT TEACH CHILDREN! Students must be 18 years of age or older in order to be eligible for acceptance into Krav Maga classes here at Reno Krav Maga. However, we do accept students between the ages of 12 to 18 on an individual case-by-case basis.

Krav Maga Trial Month:
Your very first month with Reno Krav Maga is considered a trial month and costs a flat $100.00. This allows you the opportunity to try classes for an entire month in order to see if Krav Maga is right for you. During your trial month, you can come to ALL regularly scheduled Krav Maga classes that are available during the month, which at the current time is twelve classes per week. You do not have to wait until the beginning of the month to start classes. You are more than welcome to start anytime during the month and your trial month will run for a complete four weeks regardless of the actual day that you start.

Required Equipment:

* Sweat Pants or Running Pants (NO Shorts)
* T-Shirt
* Notebook & Pen
* Water Bottle
* $100.00

We workout on a very nice padded mat that does not do well with any kind of regular shoe. Therefore, we DO NOT wear any type of regular footwear (including running shoes) on the mat. We workout either barefoot or in socks, although wrestling shoes and Taekwondo shoes are allowed.

Weapons Training
For the most part, weapons training is incorporated into regularly scheduled Krav Maga classes. However, we do occasionally conduct seminars that focus on one particular weapon and/or subject. Seminars are an additional fee in addition to your regular monthly dues, although this seminar fee is usually (but not always) discounted for current Reno Krav Maga members.

Here are just a few of the things that you can expect to learn...

* Knife Combatives
* Stick Combatives
* Handgun Combatives
* Carbine/Modern Rifle Combatives
* Improvised Weapons
* and much, much, more!

The primary principle that we stress concerning weapons, is the fact that the use of ALL weapons are based upon empty handed skills and therefore, the continuing practice of your empty handed skills is imperative in order to become proficient with ANY and ALL weapons that we teach.

Private Lessons

We currently offer private lessons based upon the available time of the instructor, and of course the available time of the student. These private lessons can be taught at our current Krav Maga location, or we can teach you in the privacy of your own home. Which ever you are more comfortable with.

The length of an individual private lesson runs for a minimum of one hour per session, but we are receptive to teaching longer sessions if that is the desire of the student, and if there is enough available time for the instructor. Private lessons are charged per hour. However, we do offer discounts for ten or more private lessons that are paid for in advance.

In addition to one-on-one private lessons, we do also offer semi-private lessons which involves two to four students and small group classes of five students or more. This is an absolutely terrific option for large families and/or organizations who wish to train their employees.

For more information on private, semi-private, and small group lessons, please e-mail or call us, and we will be happy to set-up an appointment for you to talk with our head instructor.

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