Give Your Child The Lifelong Gift Of Personal Success, Confidence, Discipline And Self-defense

Help your child develop skills for defending themselves against bullies and predators

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Does Your Child Have Any Of These Challenges?

  • Has a hard time listening
  • Difficulty finishing tasks
  • Lacks confidence or self-esteem
  • Is not living up to their potential

At Phoenix Krav Maga and Fitness, Your Child Will Grow With Every Class!


Your child’s everyday friends aren’t the main concern anymore when it comes to character development. Now you have to worry about all the negative and harmful influences that the internet can introduce into your child’s lives.

The true benefit of our classes are the character and success traits that are developed through self-defense training.

Through learning the skills and techniques of self-defense, to the guidance and inspiration of our instructors and the positive social interaction with their fellow classmates, your child will develop a whole list of skills.



Face it. Between the foods we eat and the constant sitting and staring into screens and devices, many kids aren’t getting enough regular exercise.

Our self-defense classes for kids are full exercise routines disguised as a boatload of fun! That’s because they are jam packed with activities, games and drills that are all designed to disguise the repetition of training.

Of course it’s important for your kids to exercise and wear themselves out – they stay healthy, sleep well, and develop their minds and bodies. But just as important, our classes will help develop at a young age the physical habits they need to grow into healthy adults.


We never want our kids to have to use these skills in modern life, but every good parent still wants their kids to be safe.

That’s why our self-defense training is very serious about teaching your kids the skills needed for self-protection in any circumstance, from the neighborhood bully to a stranger on the street (and so much more).

But knowing how to defend oneself is only half the battle. Our classes teach your child the respect and self-discipline needed to diffuse a situation without violence whenever possible – as well as the knowledge to know when force is the only way to safety.



We never forget… kids are kids and they deserve to have some fun!

We can’t guarantee that their normal school teachers are making learning an enjoyable experience, but we DO guarantee that your kid will have a blast in our self-defense classes.

It really is a challenge to design a class that keeps children focused on learning, respect, and discipline while still having fun… but our classes are created just for that. They are so full of ideas, activities, and games that your kids will never get bored or stagnate.

It’s also a fantastic and healthy environment for them (and you) to make friends with other like-minded students. It really is a place where laughter, cheer and happiness abound.

Who's Behind Phx Krav Fit

About Stephanie Numrich

Stephanie Numrich has always had a passion for educating youth. She graduated from Concordia University Chicago with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with a specialization in Psychology. She taught for over 15 years in both the private and public school arenas. She taught gifted to special ed classes within those 15 years at both the Elementary to Jr. High to High School levels.

As she began her journey with Krav Maga, she realized how important it was to teach youth this specialized self-defense system. She became a certified instructor in Krav Maga under USKMA. She saw how the need for confidence and self-worth were vital ways to beat bullying and other school related incidents. She saw how Krav Maga could offer both ways to boost confidence as well as tools to defend one's self if an altercation should arise. She authored the entire youth program for the USKMA.

As numbers continue to rise for sexual abuse and human trafficking, Stephanie also began to pour her efforts into finding ways to keep children safe by recognizing danger, evading it, and if need be escaping it. She helped write the Kid's Spy manual and began doing seminars for children to teach them ways to keep themselves safe.


About Matt Numrich


Matthew Numrich is a natural leader and teacher. He graduated from Concordia Univeristy Chicago with a Bachelor's Degree in Clinical Psychology and a Master's Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. In the beginning, he began studying marital arts and training under Sifu Paul Vunak (under Guru Dan Inosanto) in Bruce Lees's art of Jeet Kune Do. He founded his own studio in the Chicago suburbs shortly after being certified as one of only a handful of Full Instructors of JKD and the Filipino Martial Arts.

He also holds a Certified Executive Instructor position under Progressive Fighting Systems, which is the "crème de la crème" in functional Jeet Kune Do. Mr. Numrich has also had the pleasure of training with some of the other elite JKD instructors such as Sifu Larry Hartsell (original student of Bruce Lee) and Thomas Cruse (past instructor of the Navy Seals).

Mr. Numrich has written a manuscript on JKD, in addition to over one hundred articles in US and international marital arts magazines and combat newsletters. In 2001, he completed the first JKD on DVD instructional series, which is now distributed around the world. Mr. Numrich was used as a public media resource after the attacks of 9/11, in addition to running several out of state seminars. In late 2003, he was invited to teach instructors of the Federal Air Marshal's Chicago O'Hare office.  Since then he has been contracted out and worked with everyone from the US Army to Navy, the ATF and numerous law enforcement agencies.

However, he is most proud of the fact that he has personally taught and trained over 7,000 civilians of different backgrounds, athletic abilities, ages and sizes on how to protect themselves while getting in the best shape of their lives.  Now heading up his school in Northern Phoenix, he still teaches all of the adult classes, while his wife Stephanie, a certified instructor, teaches all of the youth classes.

Parents and kids both give their feedback about our classes:

Your Child Only Has Seconds To Save Their Life From A Violent Attacker.

At Phoenix Krav Maga and Fitness, your child will get real-world skills to protect themselves.

They'll be more aware of their surroundings, more confident about how to react, and more likely to get away if attacked.

But they will also learn life changing skills like respect, discipline and self-confidence that will benefit them at school, home and out in the community.

Check out how we rally around and support our community with our food and toy drives!


Helpful self-defense techniques

"It was such a pleasure having you and Stephanie at the Center. You were very patient and explained things so well. My clients commented on how helpful your self-defense techniques might be in an emergency. Thank you so much for coming!"

April Conover, 38, Manager

Extremely Satisfied

"I would like to add that I am extremely satisfied with the quality of the classes, the awesome instructors, and very pleased with the overall experience. You run a very good business and I am glad to be part of it."

Steve Munerantz, 27

More challenging than expected

"Awesome Instructor Camp! I wasn't sure what to expect, but it met and exceeded what I wished to get out of it. It was more challenging than I expected... and I expected it to be very challenging!!!"

Eric Peterson, Veterinarian Assistant

Felt comfortable even though I'm still very new

"It was a great experience Matt. I felt very comfortable even though I'm still very new. I particularly enjoyed the atmosphere. Everyone seemed to be having a really good time. I intend to attend again next year."

Mike Baldwin, Business Owner

Principles come like second nature

"Phx Krav Fit has given me the edge I need when it comes to a confrontation. JKD principles are so easy to remember; they come like second nature. This is so important in my line of work."

Tom Stephenson, Bouncer

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