Frequently Asked Questions

Krav Maga near me students

We have several programs which can meet your individual means. However, our most popular programs cost between $8-12 per class.

We start taking them at age 6 in to our youth program, and around 12 into our adult program, but everyone is different, so please call/text us to talk about your child's individual goals/needs or you can check out Youth Krav Maga and Self Defense Classes

Matt Numrich teaches all of the adult krav maga classes, and Stephanie Numrich teaches all of the youth self defense classes.

Most of our self defense training happen during weekday evenings and weekend mornings. Our krav maga classes schedule is very flexible, and fit into most people’s hectic work/family/school schedules. Therefore, if you happen to miss a self defense class, our schedule provides easy make up options. Please call us to receive a current krav maga schedule.

Krav Maga, please see our “What is Krav Maga” page for more information.

Great question!

In a nutshell, there are three types of schools you’ll run into: Traditional, Sport, and more "Real Life" focused. Traditional arts tend to focus on lineage, culture, and complex moves. Therefore, if this is your interest, call us so we can refer you to one of the top traditional schools in the area. Sports centered arts are for strict competition, focused on "winning well" not necessarily "living well", and tend to be too intense for most people (plus likelihood of injury is a lot higher).

However, if you are interested in this area, please call us at (623) 300-6114, so we can give you the number of the best sports schools in the area.

Lastly you have our school. We are only one of a handful of Krav Maga schools in Arizona, and our focus on real life self-defense, coupled with individual personal growth. This seems to be what most people are looking for. In short, you have to see it to believe it. Our classes are not run like a military camp, nor do they have that "ground and pound" feel some schools have. Krav utilizes all ranges of combat, where we take the best from each, and discard limitations (i.e. uncomfortable or unnatural stances, tournament rules attackers don’t care about, etc.).

Many martial arts school hit you up for equipment every other month. We focus on just the essentials, and package them up for simplicity and economy. Because we minimize this cost, please see current prices and promotions.

Yes, but let me talk you out of them. Huh? Don’t I make a lot of money out of them? Yes, they are expensive, which is why our group classes make more "cents". When you’re in a group class you get to train with several peoples’ body types, styles, and experiences You can’t get that with private krav maga lessons. But for those set on them, or need them for extensive catch up work, yes we offer them. Just call me to talk about your individual goals.

Call me to figure out a plan. We’ve dealt with everything. Being proactive is the key (i.e. letting us know 2-4 weeks before a vacation), but in instances we can’t be proactive, we have an easy answer to get you back on track!

Two times a week is ideal, plus one mini workout at home is ideal (20-30 minutes). Would more classes help? Yes.

Call me (623) 300-6114 at so we can talk about your individual goals.

No. Our focus is building confidence, skills and fitness levels, not taking part in tournaments which are over politicized and force the school to focus on only its best students.

Incredibly! Most team sports are more dangerous. Did you know that Time Magazine ranked the most dangerous/injurious sports, and martial arts ranked #21 – AFTER bowling! Furthermore, our classes seem to make our students stronger and better prepared for other sports (strengthening joints, increasing flexibility, improving coordination/balance, etc.).

Age 12, but we have made occasional exceptions.

Nope. Does it help? Not always.

No, this is something which has been over commercialized in the last 20 years. However, we do have a structured system, so you can track your progress, and reach your goals.

Absolutely not. If you want a copy just ask.

Just me. I do have assistants from time to time to help out.

I see them more as assessments, where you get back feedback on your growth, so you can improve (and track your accomplishments!). So in the old sense, no, we won’t pull you out in front of a group to have you show some crazy sequence of moves which was created over 700 years ago.

Weird question to some, but I get it every so often. The answer is no. There is no "humming" or meditating in our classes. I’m personally a Christian, but don’t put any parts of my faith into our lessons. On the other hand, if you have questions about my faith, never hesitate to call or talk to me after class. Other than my family, it is the one thing that has kept me grounded, made me "successful", and happy/balanced every day of my life. Really.