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Krav Maga Training

Hello,
I took a level 1 Krav Maga class yesterday. I was wondering if anyone had experience with this program. Specifically, how much does it cost? I am thinking it is very expensive since I cannot find a price anywhere.
Thanks

Don’t worry about how much it costs!!

Someone has to protect me from the Palestinians…

Try flipping Mike Robertson the question. I noticed in his training log he’s currently taking a Krav Maga class.

I took Krav for about 2 yrs. In Columbus, Ohio it was around $80 a month…as many classes in a wek as you wanted to go to…3 usually ended up being my limit. Just checked out another local place that was anywhere from $95-125/mo., depending on what you picked from the menu (MMA, BJJ, extra conditioning, etc)

It was a worthwhile experience - I picked up some awesome ass-beating skills and conditioning was top notch.

Have had to take a break for a while, but am planning on going back soon.

Good luck.

You took the class? from an instructor? Why don’t you ask him/her what he/she charges?

-chris

It’s usually arond the price of your average MMA gym which runs about 150. If you know anyone in law enforcement see if they can get you some kind of discount.

The Krav Maga you learn as a civilian is very different for law enforcement.
Krav Maga as a civilian will be more of a “disarm and run away”.

Here’s some info:

According to the montral/canada one:
http://www.commandokravmaga.ca/Fees.html

You should look at 600 dollars without tax a year or 200 bucks for three month depending on what you go with.

I just started Krav Maga classes in Manhattan.
It runs $100 a month.
So outside of the city more than that seems expensive escept maybe in San Fran.

PS the Krav Maga classes in NYC are done by ex-IDF, plus most of the cops I know are too out of shape for Krav Maga to be effective, that’s why they need stun guns, :), just kiddin (about the stun guns).

You’ll be happy with Krav Maga it’s by far the most effective style to learn.

I am not trying to be an anus but shouldn’t this be in the Combat Training Forum. I mean, it would probably get more responses there.

[quote]entheogens wrote:
I am not trying to be an anus but shouldn’t this be in the Combat Training Forum. I mean, it would probably get more responses there.[/quote]

combat training forum?

I can’t believe how much some of these places charge. I pay $40 a month to be trained by someone who has been instructing for 30 years and has helped train elite military and government agencies. The difference is, he doesn’t care if you quit or not, therefore his training can be a bit harsh. Too many people waste their cash at ‘belt factories’ where the instructors hand out belts and give you pity in order to keep your business. This is why the majority of martial artists suck, it’s been corrupted by capitalism. Never pay more than $80 a month, even that is pretty ridiculous.

[quote]Bujutsuka wrote:
entheogens wrote:
I am not trying to be an anus but shouldn’t this be in the Combat Training Forum. I mean, it would probably get more responses there.

combat training forum?

I can’t believe how much some of these places charge. I pay $40 a month to be trained by someone who has been instructing for 30 years and has helped train elite military and government agencies. The difference is, he doesn’t care if you quit or not, therefore his training can be a bit harsh. Too many people waste their cash at ‘belt factories’ where the instructors hand out belts and give you pity in order to keep your business. This is why the majority of martial artists suck, it’s been corrupted by capitalism. Never pay more than $80 a month, even that is pretty ridiculous. [/quote]

Come on,Buju…give it a rest. You’re becoming the “Lixy” of this forum. A good-minded person can determine for themselves if its a waste of money or not. As long as their satisfied with what they are getting then so be it…and if they’re not…well its pretty simple.

I understand your point,but I don’t think it applies so much to this discussion.

Cost can vary drastically by location and who’s running the classes.
Also, the KM organization you’re training with will have different cost structures too (level test fees, prep workshop fees etc aside from basic monthly tuition). For example, I’m guessing there’s three organizations mentioned in this thread so far.

  1. Presuming you took the level 1 stuff that is KM Worldwide - an LA based organization with affiliates across the country, some specialized for KM, some ATA clubs that are licensed for KM too. There’s a lot of back and forth on is this “the real KM” and many criticize Darren Levine for not having the real deal going on etc.

  2. Commando KM - probably the “newest kid” on the block. Founded by Moni Aizik who variously is described as validly claiming co-founder status of the original or a fraud who has leveraged his IDF training, its KM but with a much stronger judo bent to it.

  3. KM in Manhattan is generally the KM Inc. variety, run by Rhon Mizrachi and his instructors. Again, basically the same curriculum and program as KM WW but with slight variations.

There is a lot of in-fighting (no pun intended) amongst the organizations about who is the real deal, who trains most in Israel, who is really what the IDF runs through etc.

The one other larger player you might encounter is the IKMF (International KM Federation) - (under Eyal Yanilov)- which is big in Europe and runs seminars here but IIRC doesn’t have affiliated schools in NA. (mainly due to KM WW trying to trademark KM in the USA).

[quote]Big_Boss wrote:

Come on,Buju…give it a rest. You’re becoming the “Lixy” of this forum. A good-minded person can determine for themselves if its a waste of money or not. As long as their satisfied with what they are getting then so be it…and if they’re not…well its pretty simple.

I understand your point,but I don’t think it applies so much to this discussion.[/quote]

I’ve actually seen Lixy give some pretty good arguments just to get flamed because of beliefs that didn’t coincide with the general consensus.

Anyhow, just giving my opinion. Someone new to martial arts has no way of telling a good school from a bad one. I’ve wasted a lot of time and money at bad ones that were supposed to be the best in the area. Try to find a school that’s taught by an actual “master,” not one of his lackeys.

Hi, She Say! I have been doing krav for about a year & am crazy in love with it. Hope you don’t mind getting a bit banged up sometimes. I’m guessing by this point you may have your $ sorted out, so I just wanted to say good luck & PM me anytime if you have krav-girl questions.

P.S. Sen Say is funny.

She Say:

Just as a point of reference, I pay $80/mo for as many weekly KM classes as I want to attend at my KM facility in Plano, TX. Regardless, by now, I hope you found a place to train. I highly recommend KM, and we have many ladies that train here, and are very skilled in KM. Best of luck to you…

[quote]sconey wrote:
She Say:

Just as a point of reference, I pay $80/mo for as many weekly KM classes as I want to attend at my KM facility in Plano, TX. Regardless, by now, I hope you found a place to train. I highly recommend KM, and we have many ladies that train here, and are very skilled in KM. Best of luck to you…[/quote]

Three year old thread.

[quote]sconey wrote:
She Say:

Just as a point of reference, I pay $80/mo for as many weekly KM classes as I want to attend at my KM facility in Plano, TX. Regardless, by now, I hope you found a place to train. I highly recommend KM, and we have many ladies that train here, and are very skilled in KM. Best of luck to you…[/quote]

You’ve been a member since 2008 and this is your first post?