Real World Self-Defense for Everyone!

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

Krav Maga In-Person
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$99 USD
Monthly Membership
14 Weekly Live Classes
93 Weekly Online Streaming Classes
4 Weekly Zoom Classes
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In-Person & Online Belt Testing
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Krav Maga Online
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$19 USD
Includes Free 14-Day Trial
Includes Free Two Week Trial
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4 Weekly Zoom Classes
800+ On Demand Videos
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Online Belt Testing
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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.



  • 14 Live Krav Maga classes a week
  • 93 Live Streaming classes a week
  • 4 Live Zoom Interactive classes a week
  • 800+ Videos on Demand: Classes, Curriculum, & Seminars
  • Beginner to Advanced Levels & Techniques
  • Realistic Self Defense
  • Certified and Experienced Instructors

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Krav Maga Class Schedule

Join us for online streaming, live interactive zoom, and in-person classes! We have different options to meet your needs! Our Vanguard Krav Maga training videos and online classes will give students the knowledge, tools, and techniques to protect themselves in real-life scenarios while also getting a full-body workout.

Online Streaming Classes

3:00 AM, Monday-Sunday
4:00 AM, Monday-Sunday
5:00 AM, Monday-Sunday
6:00 AM, Monday-Sunday
7:30 AM, Monday-Sunday
9:00 AM, Monday-Sunday
10:00 AM, Monday-Sunday
11:00 AM, Monday-Sunday
12:00 PM, Monday-Sunday
1:00 PM, Monday-Friday
2:00 PM, Monday-Friday
4:00 PM, Monday-Friday
5:00 PM, Monday-Friday
6:00 PM, Monday-Friday
7:00 PM, Monday-Friday

In-Person Clases

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Monday-Friday
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Monday-Thursday
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Monday-Thursday
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Saturday

Zoom Clases

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Monday
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Tuesday
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Wednesday
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Thursday

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.

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5

Level 6

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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

Krav Maga Instructor

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Andrea Cronin

Krav Maga Instructor

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Andy McFadden

Krav Maga Instructor

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Patrice Lagrange

Krav Maga Instructor

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Jason Stimac

Krav Maga Instructor

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James Krause

Krav Maga Instructor

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Sergey Sudakovich

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More Ways to Learn

In addition to our Krav Maga classes we also offer:

  • Boot Camp
  • ASD Fighter Fit
  • Muay Thai Kickboxing
  • JCF Cardio Kickboxing
  • Kids Krav Maga
  • Modern Combat Hapkido

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.