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Real Self Defense. Tested on the Battlefield. Taught for the Street.

Close Combat and Fitness is the ONLY IKMF (International Krav Maga Federation) training facility in Metairie or New Orleans

 Krav Maga, seen on Human Weapon, Fight Quest, Fight Science and movies, will teach you self-defense, but you will also get you into the best shape of your life!

Private, Corporate and Public Lessons Available within the New Orleans area.

We are located at 3304 West Esplanade Ave. N. (at the foot of the Causeway Bridge) in Metairie. Classes available Monday through Friday.

 Israeli Karate - Kids Krav Maga (8-12) is BACK
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To show just how valuable Self Defense Training can be, we invite you to try a FREE WEEK of Classes.
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For details and to schedule your FREE WEEK of CLASSES, Click the link above or call (504) 456-3553 

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New Orleans Krav Maga | Krav Maga Louisiana | Metairie Krav Maga

Krav-Maga, Hebrew for Contact Combat, is the highly effective battle and street tested Israeli system of self-defense, fighting skills and defensive tactics.

What does this mean to you? Well, simply said, IKMF (International Krav Maga Federation) Krav-Maga WILL enable you to defend yourself. It is easy to learn, easy to retain and easy to use. These self-defense classes teach people, young and old, how to defend themselves and their loved ones against a variety of dangers and threats. 

Krav-Maga is for men and women, age 16-99! It’s for the fit, the unfit, the experienced & the inexperienced!

Learn Prevention, avoidance, escape and evasion; dealing with throws and falls; attacks and counterattacks: defending all unarmed attacks (punches, strikes and kicks); releases from all sorts of grabs and holds; defending all armed attacks (gun, knife, sticks); dealing with multiple attackers; and physical and mental control and disarm...AND HAVE FUN AND GET IN SHAPE!!

When the IKMF teaches Krav Maga, the focus is always on real life situations and attacks. And now this training is available in Louisiana! Real Israeli Krav Maga has come to New Orleans!

These attacks are: sudden and possibly life-threatening, may involve more than one person and are typically very violent and aggressive. 

These situations most often occur when people are unprepared, in dark places and under less than ideal circumstances putting you and the ones you love in unexpected, immediate and sometimes lethal danger!

Krav-Maga will teach you how to stay prepared, how to overcome the surprise of an attack and how to compensate for conditions and circumstances in which you may find yourself at any given moment.

When the attack comes on the street, in your car, in your home and against your family; there is no referee, there is no “tapping out”... there is IKMF Krav-Maga!

Close Combat and Fitness is based in Metairie, Louisiana, just outside New Orleans. We provide instruction in Krav Maga (Self Defense Martial Arts), Metairie Les Mills Body Combat (Fitness, Strength and Conditioning Kickboxing Program), plus Israeli Karate for Kids our unique Kids Krav Maga Program an updated self defense martial arts tactics for children.
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