Vanguard Krav Maga

Learn authentic Krav Maga from the South Bay's original training institute! We're the only online Self Defense Academy!

Experience Academy of Self Defense Krav Maga

At the Academy of Self Defense, we have the most comprehensive Krav Maga system in the world. Our Vanguard Krav Maga videos and online tutorials will give students the knowledge, tools, and techniques to protect themselves in real-life scenarios while also getting a full-body workout.

Vanguard Krav Maga® is a self defense fighting system that emphasizes the importance of environmental awareness and de-escalation to avoid physical confrontation at all costs. As a last resort, our system teaches you how to swiftly and aggressively react and escape to safety.  Krav Maga focuses on evasion and only resorts to physical violence if there is an immediate threat.

All Vanguard Krav Maga® participants must be 13+ years old. If your child is between the ages of 5-12, and you want them to learn Krav Maga, please feel free to check out our VKM Kids program.

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Guiding Principles of Vanguard Krav Maga

  1. Simple and effective gross motor skill-based techniques
  2. Provide a safe training environment where 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

Weekly Online Krav Maga Schedule

Join us for our live instructor-led online Krav Maga classes. Each week we run this set schedule. All times listed are Pacific Standard Time.













Vanguard Krav Maga Belt & Rank System

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.

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Krav Maga Self Defense Program

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  • 8 Live Krav Maga Classes a Week
  • 515 Videos on Demand: Classes, Curriculum, & Seminars
  • Beginner to Advanced Levels & Techniques
  • Realistic Self Defense
  • Certified and Experienced Instructors
  • No equipment necessary

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  • 30 Live Classes a Week
  • 500+ Videos on Demand: Classes, Curriculum, & Seminars
  • Beginner to Advanced Levels & Techniques
  • World class certified and experienced instructors
  • Classes and training videos between 30-60 minutes
  • Beginner to Advanced Levels

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Meet the Vanguard Krav Maga® Instructors

All of the instructors you’ll see in the Academy of Self Defense’s Krav Maga videos are trained and certified to teach in Vanguard Krav Maga®.

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Everest Pepper

Vanguard Krav Maga® Founder

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Amit Patel

Senior Krav Maga Instructor

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Shayne Herrera

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Shantik Azima-Taylor

Krav Maga Instructor

The #1 Rule in Krav Maga is AWARENESS

Inflict the most damage, with the least amount of effort

The best way to defend is quickly— learn the best places to strike an attacker in any given situation to quickly neutralize any life-threatening situation.

Effectively throw punches, kicks (combative) to neutralize any threat

Everything in Krav Maga is a STRIKE! In every class basic combatives are harnessed and improved for maximum damage with minimal effort.

Critical Thinking Skills to de-escalate any life-threatening situation

The #1 Rule in Krav Maga is AWARENESS. In addition to teaching self defense techniques, we also teach you critical thinking skills to become more aware of your environment, teaching you what to look out for, common signs of danger, etc. 

Learn the principles of disarming common weapons

With all the YouTube videos out there, it’s easy to see that there are many ways to disarm a weapon. However, you only need to know three basic principles to effectively disarm any weapon.

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More Ways to Learn

In addition to our Krav Maga videos and classes, we offer:

  • Boot Camp
  • ASD Fighter Fit
  • Muay Thai Kickboxing
  • Jivoni's Combo Fit
  • Kids Krav Maga

Choose the Academy of Self Defense for all of your fitness and self defense goals to have peace of mind and an amazing workout at the same time. Explore our class schedule and trusted team of instructors today.