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. Starting in February, both youth and adults can experience Krav Maga at the Community Center.
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 flexibilty, agility and speed.
There is a free week of classes from Feb. 6-12, days and times are listed below. Students are encouraged to enroll in this free week to get a feel for the program. Register at the Community Center front desk.
The paid course runs Feb. 13-March 12; cost is $47. If successful, another class will run April 10-May 3, with preview classes on April 3 and 5.
- Youth - Monday (Feb. 6) and Wednesday (Feb. 8), from 5:30-6:30 p.m.; ages 8-12.
- Adult - Monday (Feb. 6) and Wednesday (Feb. 8), from 10-11 a.m. or 6:30-7:30 p.m.; ages 13 and older.
With specific questions about the Krav Maga class style, contact Sifu Numrich directly at 623-300-6114.