Welcome to the official website for learning Krav Maga in the Victorville, Hesperia, Apple Valley, and Adelanto area. Krav Maga training methods have been proven so effective that law enforcement, elite military units and security specialists have integrated Krav Maga into their own training programs. This is the primary reason Krav Maga is considered one of the best systems for personal self defense in the world. We specialize in teaching people, just like you how to defend themselves and their loved ones.
Our aim is to help you develop the skills necessary to effectively defend yourself in a relatively short period of time, regardless of your age, size or athletic ability. We are successful at helping our students achieve their goals because we offer the best and most current training methods, techniques, and instructional resources for learning Krav Maga. As the only certified Krav Maga training facility with over 12 years in the High Desert and over 30 years of instructional experience, it is no wonder why we are the first choice when it comes to learning self defense.
Krav Maga classes are designed to be both challenging and fun while providing detailed self defense instruction. We invite you to tryout ONE FREE WEEK of classes and see for yourself everything we have to offer.
Krav Maga is a Hebrew term that translates "contact combat" and refers to the official Israeli Military's closequarters-combat system. It is an eclectic martial art system that incorporates a wide range of techniques including strikes, takedowns, chokes and joint-locks. Krav Maga is not a sport, rather a highly refined close quarter combat system that focuses on rendering the most amount of damage to an attacker in the least amount of time with the primary objective being survival. Krav Maga teaches a person to do whatever is necessary to make it home alive. Originally developed by soldiers for soldiers in the hostile environment of the Middle-East, Krav Maga has been battletested and combat proven. For this reason, military units, law enforcement agencies, and security specialists around the world have adopted Krav Maga as part of their training regimen.
While other schools in Victorville, Hesperia, and Apple Valley may claim to teach Krav Maga we are the only school certified to teach Krav Maga in the High Desert. Because Krav Maga has been recently featured on the History Channel and the Military Discovery Channel many instructors in the High Desert area, are attempting to cash in on Krav Maga’s popularity. These instructors claim to have received specialized military training and certification in Krav Maga, however, when asked cannot provide any proof to support their claims. You should know that any authentic instructor of Krav Maga will be able to provide upon request, supporting documentation of their training and will be recognized by an official Krav Maga organization. Before enrolling in any Krav Maga program take the time to research the instructor and their Krav Maga qualifications. A legitimate Krav Maga instructor will be able to provide proof of their qualifications in the form of certificates, photos, affiliation with official organizations, testimonials, and letters of recommendations. If you are looking for authentic instruction in Krav Maga be sure to check if the instructor has trained in Israel, and if so, with who and where.
Our head instructor, Ryan Spink, is a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Krav Maga and was awarded the "Krav Maga Instructor of the Year Award" in 2014 by the Martial Arts Hall of Fame. He has trained and was certified in Israel by the International Krav Maga Association IKMA, the first and oldest Krav Maga association in the world. It is also the only Krav Maga organization officially recognized by the Israeli government. Furthermore our location, Cobra Kai Gym, is the only mixed martial arts academy registered in the High Desert to teach Krav Maga.