Vanguard Krav Maga

Learn authentic Krav Maga from the South Bay's original training institute!

Vanguard Krav Maga®

Vanguard Krav Maga® (VKM) began development in 2009 with the purpose of designing a system that would truly be relevant to people here in the United States. The developers of VKM® experienced the shortcomings of other organizations and revised the curriculum to move away from sport, theory, and tradition to provide a simple and effective system that was truly tailored to modern situations in the United States.

Whether you’re an experienced martial artist or a newcomer to the self defense and fitness world, VKM® offers a positive and exciting workout while learning reality-based self defense. The program is designed for people of all ages, experience, and fitness levels. We invite you to try the program free for two weeks with no obligation.

Guiding Principles of Vanguard Krav Maga®

  1. Simple and effective gross motor skill based techniques
  2. Provide a safe training environment where every-day people of all ages and abilities can develop to their full potential and test the effectiveness of their skills
  3. Teach only reality based scenarios that are relevant to what is seen in the U.S. and true to the principles of Krav Maga – No fake commandos; making “soccer moms” train like a SWAT team member; or “fantasy camps” where you’ll train in situations only seen in the movies.


All Krav Maga® participants must be 13+ years old. If your child is is between the ages of 7-12, and you want them to learn Krav Maga, please feel free to check out our VKM Kids program by clicking here.


During the  Trial: MMA Style Gloves

Level 1: MMA Style Gloves


There are 6 levels in the Vanguard Krav Maga Ranking System: Yellow, Orange, Green, Blue, Brown and Black. When you first start taking classes you are a "White Belt", taking Level 1 classes to get ready for your Yellow Belt (Level 1) Test.

Yellow Belt

Level 1

Class Requirement To Be Eligible to Test for Level 1: 60

Orange Belt

Level 2

Class Requirement To Be Eligible to Test for Level 2: 84

Green Belt

Level 3

Class Requirement To Be Eligible to Test for Level 3: 120

Blue Belt

Level 4

Class Requirement To Be Eligible to Test for Level 4: 144

Brown Belt

Level 5

Class Requirement To Be Eligible to Test for Level 5: 144

Black Belt

Level 6

Class Requirement To Be Eligible to Test for Level 6: 180

Meet the Vanguard Krav Maga® Instructors

All of the instructors at the Academy of Self Defense are trained and certified to teach in Vanguard Krav Maga®.


Everest Pepper

Vanguard Krav Maga® Founder


Amit Patel

Senior Krav Maga Instructor


Jason Stimac

Krav Maga Instructor


Patrice Lagrange

Krav Maga Instructor


Andrea Cronin

Senior Krav Maga Instructor


Sergey Sudakovich

Krav Maga Instructor


Andy McFadden

Krav Maga Instructor


Shayne Herrera

Krav Maga Instructor


James Krause

Krav Maga Instructor


Revia Romberg

Krav Maga Instructor

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