If you’ve ever searched the term “martial arts” on an internet search engine, you know that the results offer a wide-range of various disciplines and styles. Krav Maga, the Israeli-based self-defense system, is one of the more popular martial arts classes in the Valley. Since classes started in February, the feedback from both youth and adults has been positive.
The classes will be taught by Sifu Matt Numrich (Sifu is a Cantonese title for someone of skill, or a master) who has taught martial arts for 21 years. This course will be a fitness-centric, self-defense class that will offer something different for the youth and adult classes.
The focus on the youth class will be anti-bullying and character building. In addition to the fitness benefits gained; students will also learn anti-bullying techniques that focus on verbal de-escalation. The adult program will provide a solid fitness program, while learning self-defense and improving confidence. Both courses provide exceptional training in self-defense, but also improves flexibility, agility and speed.
Register at the Community Center front desk or online.
The course runs June 5-29; cost is $47. Must register by May 31.
- Youth - Mondays and Thursdays, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.; ages 8-12 yrs.
- Adult - Mondays and Thursdays, from 7-8 a.m. or 6:30-7:30 p.m.; ages 13 yrs. and older.
With specific questions about the Krav Maga class style, contact Sifu Numrich directly at 623-300-6114.