1548 Paoli Pike, West Chester, Pennsylvania 19380
Kirk's Martial Arts & Krav Maga

Learn Expert Self-Defense Training with Karate And Krav Maga

West Chester's Best Self-Defense Studio



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Sam Atlee

My son had his first karate class today and the staff was amazing! They treated him like he was a long time student. I highly recommend Kirk's Premier Martial Arts!...

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Bantam Draper

My experience at Kirk’s Krav has been amazing. Great instructors with diverse/unique backgrounds create an experience that you can’t find somewhere else. The training is approachable and i...

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Heather Helm

Had an amazing time at the women's self defense class! I was nervous & felt silly at first, but it didn't take long to get warmed up & find my inner strength. It felt great to dish it out &...

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Michele Hayes

This school is by far the best!! We tried several and are so thankful to be here. Our daughter loves class and the instructors...they are fabulous role models. She is working daily on self defense, le...

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Todd Peters

I have had the honor to train and work with Mr. Kirk at several workshops and events as well as at my own school. Bar none, Ernie's depth of knowledge, Skill set, teaching dynamics and personality is ...

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Tyne Cohen

My daughter joined in February and it has been a terrific experience with some wonderful instructors. I have Evan completed some Kettle Bell training with Anne who is an excellent trainer and very pro...

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Meet Our Staff

Instructor Ernie Kirk with Kirk's Martial Arts & Krav Maga

Ernie Kirk

Head Instructor

Ernie is the U.S. Representative for Krav Maga from Wingate Institute, Netanya Israel (Birthplace of Krav Maga). He holds a 5th Degree Black Belt in Krav Maga, 6th in TKD, 5th in Hapkido, Black Belts in Goju Kai and Judo. Certifications through Wingate include: Senior Instructor, Military Instructor Certification, Security & Close ...
Instructor Anne Kirk with Kirk's Martial Arts & Krav Maga

Anne Kirk

Krav Maga Instructor

Anne has a background in Krav Maga ( 2nd degree Black Belt from the Israeli Federation of Martial Arts and Krav Maga Universal), Self Defense, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Blue Belt), and MMA. She has earned a teaching and instructing certification from Krav Maga Universal, as well certificates in teaching theory and practical application of ...
Instructor Jorge Gonzalez with Kirk's Martial Arts & Krav Maga

Jorge Gonzalez

Kickboxing and Kids Instructor

Jorge Gonzalez is a Golden Gloves boxer, and has been boxing for 16 years, currently training at the James Shuler Memorial Boxing Gym. He holds the title of Mid-Atlantic Junior Olympic champion, and has been a sparring partner for stars such as Julian William, Caleb Plant, and Kyrone Davis. He also has a 5-year background in Muay Thai, practicing ...
Instructor Tony Patarino with Kirk's Martial Arts & Krav Maga

Tony Patarino

BJJ Instructor

Tony Patarino is a Brazilian Jitsu black belt. He started teaching Jiu Jitsu 9 years ago. His resume includes starting a Jiu Jitsu program at a high school in Philly in October of 2015 and ran that for 5 years. Tony also started and runs a teens programs at his instructor’s school since 2021 as well as currently teaching a few adult classes ...
Instructor Pete Bunting with Kirk's Martial Arts & Krav Maga

Pete Bunting

Krav Maga Instructor

Black belt in Krav Maga under Ernie Kirk and Krav Maga Universal. Certified Krav Maga Instructor through Krav Maga Universal. Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, WW2 knife combat, and firearms training. ...
Instructor Curt Norcini with Kirk's Martial Arts & Krav Maga

Curt Norcini

Krav Maga Instructor

Curt Norcini holds the level of 3rd degree Black Belt, under the supervision and instruction of Ernie Kirk and Krav Maga Universal (KMU). He also holds a Purple Belt in Brazilian Jujitsu. He attained his Krav Maga Instructor Certification in October of 2009 and is currently a Krav Maga instructor at KMU and Kirk’s Martial Arts in Glen ...

Live Safe, Live Confident

At Kirk's Martial Arts and Krav Maga, we emphasize safety both in and out of training. Not only is our studio run by the best martial arts experts in West Chester, but we are dedicated to providing you with the most effective self-defense training available! Learn methods of identifying trouble, disarming and subduing attackers, and mastering yourself to be aware and calm in even the most threatening of situations. A safe community is a happy community, and we believe the only way to truly be safe is to be prepared for anything. Join us today at Kirk's Martial Arts and Krav Maga and learn how YOU can master self-defense!

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