Krav Maga is a form of self-defense and physical training, first developed by the Israeli army in the 1940s, based on the use of reflexive responses to threatening situations.  Krav Maga takes your natural responses to threats and through training makes them efficient, effective, and second nature.  At Kirk's Martial Arts and Krav Maga, you will learn a curriculum of proven techniques, the principles upon which they were created, and the tactics  you will need when rules no longer exist.  

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students will learn the basic theory, principles, and history of Krav Maga in addition to the skills of self defense. The goal of this program is to help advance your knowledge and actions in common street attack situations that require you to defend yourself.  You will train your body as well as your mindset to not give up.

The main skills in this program are learning defensive/offensive maneuvers against real-life situations that involve quick random attacks. These hostile situations will be continually simulated during practice. Training includes workout sessions to increase strength and defensive “instincts.” Basic contact is required.
This is a beginner/entry level course – men and women, adults or youths, are encouraged to apply. The classes are diverse and include a variety of training: practice techniques from any possible angle, with a partner, on punching bags, with pads, and in a group.


Students will continue to build their depth of knowledge regarding the "why" of the principles and techniques within the curriculum.  Skills learned in Krav 1 will be tested under added stress with more variations.  

Classes will include increased work with weapons training, including defenses, deployment, retention, and tactics.

Precision striking classes will develop skills of movement and power generation required for sparring.  

This class is open to all levels however topics will be more advanced and sparring will be included.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

By using maneuvers, joint locks and chokeholds, even smaller people can successfully defend against a larger opponent.  BJJ and grappling  training can be used for self-defense or as a sport in grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competitions. Sparring (commonly referred to as “rolling”) and live drilling play a major role in BJJ classes.  Kirk's Martial Arts is affiliated with Elevated Studios.

Kettlebell Training

Kettlebell training to a safe and effective way to build strength, shed fat, and create explosive movement required in self defense.  Our instructor is a practicing Doctor of Physical Therapy as well as a certified Strong First kettlebell coach.  You can expect personally tailored programs, small class sizes, and results!


As in any martial arts system, there are both physical and mental aspects of training. The physical training in Aikido is diverse, covering general physical fitness and conditioning, as well as specific techniques.  Because a substantial portion of any Aikido curriculum consists of throws, the first thing most students learn is how to safely fall or roll.  The specific techniques for attack include both strikes and grabs; the techniques for defense consist of throws and pins. After basic techniques are learned, students study freestyle defense against multiple opponents, and techniques with weapons.


This introductory class teaches students of all levels the importance of balance, grip, and using your opponent's strength against them.