Be stronger, more confident, and more fit every day.

Feel more confident, more powerful, and more fit, every day.

Learn Krav Maga—the proven self-defense system of the Israel Defense Forces

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We offer private and group
self-defense training in NY / NJ.

You will be trained to protect yourself and your loved ones from any attacker—even multiple attackers who are stronger, more skilled, and armed—while reaping the many physical and mental benefits of self-defense training:


  • increased strength, endurance, and overall fitness
  • sharper reflexes (aka "fighter's reflex")
  • improved conflict management skills
  • self-confidence
  • self-discipline
  • street awareness
  • ...and much more.


Krav Maga is for all ages and levels of ability, and cultivates confidence, awareness and self-respect to avoid violence when possible. Our motto: Be strong. Be wise. Be safe.

We'll even train you in your home or office! Ask us about home- and office-based trainings.


Download The Fighting Rabbi's Top 7 Street-Smart Safety Hacks

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Why Krav Combat Academy?


You'll have fun mastering easy-to-learn techniques.

Krav Maga (literally "Contact Combat) is widely regarded as the best self-defense system in the world because of its efficient, no-nonsense tactics, practical techniques, and realistic training scenarios. That means anyone can learn this stuff, no matter your age, fitness level, or amount of experience.


You'll learn reality-based skills that work on the street. 

Krav Maga is different from typical karate and martial arts classes, which tend to focus more on tournaments and sportsmanship. In real life, the person who wants to do you harm is NOT going to be a good sport. You'll learn techniques that will actually work if you're ever faced with the need to defend yourself from violence.


You'll gain strength that's not just physical.

The physical aspect of self-defense is a small part of a much larger equation that includes mental and emotional preparation, and understanding how to prevent violence before it starts. You'll come away feeling confident and empowered, with a new understanding of your inner power and strength.


About the Head Instructor

RABBI MICHOEL SHAPIRO ("The Fighting Rabbi") is a certified Krav Maga instructor with over twenty years of experience. He has trained military personnel, law-enforcement, and civilians of all ages in Krav Maga, the proven self-defense system developed by the Israeli army.

Click HERE to listen to an interview with the Fighting Rabbi on Israel News Talk Radio.

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Thanks for your interest! Please tell me a bit about yourself, and I'll get back to you ASAP.

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