At Fit and Fearless, we guarantee to get you into the best shape of your life, all while teaching you potentially life saving self defense. Our program is designed to improve not only your core strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular ability, but also to give you peace of mind. With the best Instructors and staff in the state, accompanied by a 10,000 sq. ft. state of the art facility, we guarantee to deliver a top quality professional product.
Whether you want to learn Krav Maga, ground fighting, sport fighting, or just improve your general physical health, our program is for you. Everything in our program is scalable to fit your needs, regardless of your current physical condition or experience level. We offer professional training for professional adults, and we look forward to accompanying you in your journey to becoming the most Fit and Fearless you possible.
Krav Maga was extended beyond the military (in 1964 when Imi Lichtenfeld finished his military service) and has been offered – after adaptation – to civilian frameworks. The discipline is now taught at schools on the national curriculum as well as private institutions. It is taught to men, women, and children under the auspices of the Israeli Ministry of Sport and Education. Krav Maga is the official system of hand-to-hand combat and self-defense employed by the Israeli Defense and Security Forces, the Israeli National and Military Police and its Special Operations and Anti-Terrorist Units. The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) including their Special Forces Units, Israeli Police, and Internal Security Branches currently uses this style on a day-to-day basis. Krav Maga has expanded outside the borders of Israel to North and South America. In the United States, it is taught to every branch of the Armed Forces, Coast Guard Drug Interdiction, LA Sheriff’s Department, NYPD, FBI, DEA, Secret Service, the CIA, and more than 1,000 other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. Krav Maga instruction includes training defenses against attacks with sharp objects or impact weapons and threat of firearms.
Yes, Krav Maga has six levels with corresponding belts. Students start in Level 1 classes as a White Belt student; higher ranked belts are earned in the following order: Yellow, Orange, Green, Blue, Brown, Black. To earn the next belt, students must take a test to prove competency in each level’s techniques.
Fit and Fearless is an affiliate of both Krav Maga Worldwide, led by Darren Levine, a 6th degree black belt who received extensive training directly from Imi Lichtenfeld, the creator of Krav Maga; and the Krav Maga Alliance, led by John Whitman, a fifth degree black belt in Krav Maga. John has earned instructor degrees from the Krav Maga Association of America, Krav Maga Worldwide, and the Wingate University in Israel.
Absolutely! Those classes provide an opportunity for beginners to learn more advanced techniques at a slower pace than they would ordinarily be taught in an advanced class. The class will still start with the basics and build up from there. Give it a try!
As an adult program, we are able to accommodate de-conditioned men and women. Many of our trainees come in with bad knees, backs, necks, etc., or other previous injuries. The need for self-defense is equally, if not more, important for you. We welcome the opportunity to show you how much you can still accomplish in terms of physical fitness and self-defense.
Our goal is to make every individual safer, regardless of their circumstances or abilities. We have trained people of all ranges of cognitive or physical abilities. Our instructors are all trained to modify the techniques and drills to every person’s ability level.
We often get asked, “What should I wear to class?” The simple answer is athletic clothes; t-shirt, shorts and sneakers. The reality is, that answer doesn’t really address the unique needs of our members. Our classes are demanding and require a lot of movement. Trainees need to wear clothes that are supportive, durable, and provide adequate coverage.
In Krav Maga we train for the fight. It is important for students to wear shoes in class and get used to having shoes on while learning, and practicing defensive stance and movement.
Learning self-defense requires close contact with other people. With that in mind, please be aware of your own personal hygiene. Deodorant and clean clothes are necessary and are very much appreciated by your classmates and Instructors. If you are taking classes back-to-back, having a fresh change of clothes, especially a clean, dry t-shirt is strongly encouraged.
There are a lot of motivating factors that bring people to Fit & Fearless for Krav Maga training. For some it’s about walking in peace and learning to protect oneself; for building confidence and gaining the skill to stand up and fight back if needed. For others, it is about getting in shape and learning a new skill. For some, it’s just a really fun workout and a great way to meet fun people.
If you are motivated by any of the above, we are glad that you are a part of Fit & Fearless and we hope you stay with us and learn everything we have to teach you. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.
You have the right to speak up for yourself. You have the right to sit out of any part of class if you aren’t comfortable. This could be for any reason, including an injury, fatigue, emotional discomfort, or simply a feeling. You don’t need to explain yourself. A simple “I need a break,” is sufficient for any Instructor here. You have the right to change training partners. If at any time you find yourself in a Fit & Fearless class and you don’t feel safe, please tell the Instructor. You have the right to leave class.
Krav Maga is the official defensive tactics/self defense system for the Israeli Defense Forces and hundreds of Elite US military and Law enforcement agencies.
Initially, it focuses on strikes (punches, kicks, knees, and elbows) and defending against the most common threats; chokes, bear hugs, headlocks, and punches) and physical conditioning. As you progress it’s about defending against a wider variety of attacks, learning more strikes, ground fighting, and defenses against guns, knives, and sticks. Later, practitioners work on sparring, learning to attack, and learning to be the aggressor using weapons as you would do in battle.
The Krav Maga system has received international recognition as an innovative and highly practical self-defense system. The most important and striking characteristics of the Krav Maga self defense system are:
Efficient Training Period. Trainees attain a high level of proficiency in a relatively short period of instruction.
Retention of Training. Because the system is built upon common principles and natural/instinctive movements, men and women retain Krav Maga techniques with minimal review and practice.
Practical Techniques. The core emphasis of Krav Maga is on effectiveness and simplicity. This system provides realistic defenses against a variety of aggressive attacks, whether the assailant is armed or unarmed.
Performance Under Stress. Training styles and methods unique to the Krav Maga system provide reality-based training designed to improve the trainee’s emotional and physical response to danger. These training methods develop the ability to recognize danger at the earliest stages, react without hesitation, and escalate and de-escalate with the appropriate level(s) of force.
These are all crucial factors that must be considered in the development of any self defense program. Krav Maga is particularly relevant to modern-day people because most cannot afford the luxury of prolonged training courses. Krav Maga is quick, effective, and both easily learned and retained.
Krav Maga is not another self-defense system based on traditional martial arts approaches. It is a modern, reality-based method of training characterized by coherent and logical techniques that build up easily and naturally, featuring simple movements of the human body. Because the Krav Maga system is well integrated, common defensive principles apply to a variety of attack scenarios. Thus, the system can be learned in a relatively short period of instruction. The techniques are easy to retain and can be performed under stress. This hybrid system incorporates techniques from many styles, including boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Muay Thai, but it does not adhere to any classic or traditional school of thought. It has no sporting or competition aspect.
We will start with a 10-15 minute warm up to elevate your heart rate, pump blood into your muscles, and prepare your body for the work to come. Most new trainees will find themselves looking at the clock about 5 minutes in, and wondering what they’ve gotten themselves into. Then we will let you catch your breath while we lead you through some active stretching.
Next, we will do about 30 minutes of combatives training on upper and lower body strikes (punches, kicks, knees, and elbows). Throughout this portion of class we will demonstrate and teach the techniques, lead you through some practice work, and then let you practice live to pads, heavy bags, etc. We will do different drills to train speed and accuracy, improve endurance.
The last part of class is devoted to self-defense techniques. Again, we will demonstrate the techniques, take you through a series of practice stages, and let you practice with live partners. The class usually culminates in a stress drill where you will practice your newly learned techniques while under stress in order to develop your aggression and fighting spirit.
Krav Maga is designed to take adults with little or no previous experience and bring them to a high level very quickly. Each and every technique is demonstrated, practiced, and then performed live with constant observation and correction by our Certified Krav Maga instructors.
No. In fact, taking classes is the best way to get into shape. Our class format is created to allow trainees of different fitness levels to fully participate to the best of each individual’s ability. We have collegiate athletes working out alongside grandparents, each leaving equally exhausted, having been pushed to their respective limits each training session. Because we use natural movements and a combination of aerobic and anaerobic training the human body responds to consistent training by creating strong lean muscle and eliminating excess weight.
Krav Maga is designed to take adults with little or no previous experience and bring them to a high level, very quickly. Each and every technique is demonstrated, practiced, and then performed live with constant observation and correction by our Certified Krav Maga instructors.
We offer weekly intro classes, where the Krav Maga training focuses on the very basic techniques and concepts in a slower, gentler, and more controlled environment.
For women who may not wish to train with men, we have monthly classes devoted exclusively to you.
We also offer private personal lessons that allow you to try out Krav Maga at your own pace, one-on-one.
Training twice weekly is frequent enough to improve conditioning and retain techniques. The more you train, the faster you will learn. Remember that Krav Maga is a perishable skill. Consistency over time is much more useful than packing in a bunch of classes in your first month.
We offer 2 Krav Maga memberships, 2 classes per week (starting at $40/bi weekly), and Unlimited (Starting at $50/bi weekly.) There are first responder/military, educator, and student discounts.
The type of membership that you get will depend on your needs and interests. We do our best to be flexible and work with people on an individual case-by-case basis.
Making our community safer and fit to fight is our goal, and we believe that providing Krav Maga training is the best way to achieve it.
Fit and Fearless has created more than 40 certified Instructors for its own staff, including 3 Krav Maga Black Belts.
Fit and Fearless is recognized by both Krav Maga Worldwide and Krav Maga Alliance as Official Training centers. We have been honored with Worldwide Instructor of the year, and numerous accolades from the US Army, Travis County SWAT, and the FBI.
The Fit and Fearless instructors have trained thousands of Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen, in Krav Maga Combatives, preparing them for deployment. Fit and Fearless is also the training ground for Defensive Tactics Instructors from local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.
You are in very good hands when training at Fit and Fearless. For more information about each of our Trainers, visit the Instructors Page on our website.
There is very little difference, and actually no difference in the combatives and self-defense techniques you will learn.
The difference comes in the finish. While civilians should run from danger and can disengage as soon as a safe opportunity to do so presents itself; Police and Military personnel must run toward the danger. Police and Military personnel have the objective of gaining safe control of the situation, and the option of going to higher force options when necessary.
Therefore, the endings are different, with police and military learning to safely search, take custody, or go to higher force options. These specialists also trained to retain their weapons while fighting and to consider use of force issues when engaging.
Krav Maga is particularly well suited for everyone, because it is one of the only modern self-defense system designed for smaller, less experienced people to use against larger, aggressive attackers. Originally developed in Israel, it had to work for everyone, because everyone served in the armed forces. Men, Women, bakers, lawyers, servers, accountants, etc. It had to work, and be able to be taught, retained, and effectively executed in a reasonably short period of time.
Krav Maga teaches you to defend against common chokes, grabs, bear hugs, and other attacks, including fighting on the ground and when confronted by a weapon. We emphasize realistic scenarios and realistic defenses.
Krav Maga training methods have been carefully developed with valuable input from law enforcement officials, military operators, criminal prosecutors, psychologists, and physicians. Krav Maga programming deals specifically with how people are commonly attacked in the modern world.
Classes incorporate training methods to build one’s “fighting spirit” and to train them how to respond both mentally and physically in a time of need, eliminating the danger of “freezing” or “shutting down”.
Yes. The first Wednesday of each month, at 7:30pm is a women’s only class, appropriate for 13 years and older. Contact us for additional options.
Throughout the year, we also offer training events exclusive to women.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 512-441-5728 if you would like to host or commission Krav Maga training.