For 10 years I've wanted to take a self defense class. I've always
wanted the skills, knowledge and self assurance in knowing that I could
protect myself. Now that I have two girls of my own, I knew it would be
even more important to learn those skills so that I can pass it along
to my them.
My first interaction with Pinellas Krav Maga
was 12 days after giving birth to my second daughter. Joey, the
Instructor, was teaching a Women's Self-Defense Seminar. I went to the
seminar mainly for the knowledge since I knew I probably wouldn't be
able to participant too much given my condition. I was surprised in the
fact that I was actually able to participant in majority of the class!
I walked away from that seminar feeling so empowered, strong and
confident that I wanted to learn even more! Especially given the fact
that I wasn't at peak physical condition and I was still able to defend
myself with the techniques of Krav Maga.
Maga is a trifecta for self-empowerment; it's not only self-defense
skills, it's also very cognitive and keeps you thinking on your toes, as
well as an intense physical workout. Joey infuses the class with his
passion for the art. He has established a family atmosphere where a
person can experience the inner desire to to improve and will therefore continue to push themselves to achieve
more. I have never sweat so much in my life until Pinellas Krav Maga!
Yet, I LOVE it and I look forward to every class! - Caitlyn
“Others should join our krav group
because krav rocks! We have a great time learning practical self-defense. We are
a safe training environment with positive instruction and peer support. And
learning to defend yourself is empowering - not to mention an intense
workout!” - Lacy
“I LOVE THIS FORM OF MARTIAL ARTS. IT
PROVIDES CARDIO, MENTAL AND PHYSICAL STRENGTHS, FRIENDSHIPS, AND MOST OF ALL
SELF DEFENSE. THE ISRAELIS CREATED THIS FORM, AND THEY ARE STILL KICKING BUTT IN
THE MIDDLE EAST. THAT HAS TO SAY SOMETHING ABOUT THE DISCIPLINE. COME CHECK IT
OUT AND REALIZE IT FOR YOUR SELVES.” — Eli.
“ Every class is really fun no matter
what age you are! Not only is it fun, you also learn how to defend yourself and,
you get an amazing workout as well! Krav maga was even on the NBC show The
Doctors and was demonstrated to be a great way to lose weight and get in shape!
I enourage everyone to come in and try it out! ” — Dylan.
Defense, friends, fitness, and fun -- any questions? —Alluponya.
"This class was AWESOME! It was a great workout
& teaches common sense, useful, realistic skills that I can use should I
ever be in a bad situation. I am definitely looking forward to taking more
classes so that my responses become second nature. Joey was a great teacher...
supportive, patient & intense (in a good way :) You can tell that he loves
what he does!” —Sandy & Jack.
I love these classes, they are truly amazing! I am always
glad once I go to a class, they make me feel so energized! Joey is a instructor
who brings so much energy to class that it is hard not to catch it. I went for
a self-defense class, but I've gotten terrific so much more.
It's helping to build my confidence, build strength, and build endurance, all
while learning tactics to help defend against real-world possible attacks. I
want to spread the word because I think it's so important that everybody should
do it.” — Michelle.
"Krav Maga: Get an excellent workout and learn to
protect yourself at the same time! I'm a mother of a busy two year old. Free
time is a precious gift that I have to spend wisely. Learning Krav Maga is the
prefect way to use that time. It is the best workout I have ever had. In a one
hour class I sweated so much it was dripping into my eyes. Not only did I burn
major calories I learned valuable self protection techniques which could save my
In the first class I learned four different techniques. I must
admit, as a woman, this made me feel very empowered. I could actually do this!
You get plenty of practice and excellent instruction with Joey. After watching
clips of Krav Maga on Youtube I was a little nervous that I would have my a**
handed to me, but Joey's classes are very encouraging and thorough. There were
women and men there ranging in age from early twenties to early sixties, all of
us working hard and getting the techniques down. It was an awesome
experience!” — Melissia.