Vanguard Krav Maga®

Women's Self Defense

Empowerment through Self-Defense: Your Safety, Your Strength

Welcome to Self-Defense Academy, where empowerment meets safety. In today's world, ensuring personal security has never been more important. Our academy has a clear mission: to equip women with the tools they need to confidently navigate their surroundings, fostering a sense of security, self-reliance, and strength.

Start Your Empowerment Journey Today!

Join us in taking the first step towards empowerment and safety. Enroll in our Women's Self-Defense classes to gain the skills, confidence, and awareness you need to navigate the world with strength. Your safety matters – let's build it together.

Why Women's Self-Defense Matters

In a society where safety concerns are a reality, our academy recognizes the unique challenges that women often face. We understand that personal safety is not just a physical matter, but an emotional one as well. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive approach to self-defense that goes beyond physical techniques. We believe that a strong foundation in self-defense not only prepares you to handle potential threats but also instills a sense of empowerment that permeates every aspect of your life.

Empowerment in Every Step

Our academy is dedicated to empowering women with the confidence and skills needed to handle any situation. We believe that self-defense is about more than just physical techniques – it's about cultivating a mindset of strength and self-reliance.

Holistic Approach to Safety

Unlike traditional self-defense classes, we emphasize environmental awareness and de-escalation as primary tools for staying safe. Our approach, rooted in Krav Maga, equips you with techniques to defuse situations and, as a last resort, respond effectively.

Awareness as You First Line of Defense

In our classes, the #1 Rule is awareness. We teach you to recognize potential threats, interpret danger signs, and stay vigilant in any environment. This critical thinking skill becomes your strongest asset in staying safe.

Confidence Beyond Self Defense

Beyond physical skills, our classes offer something invaluable: confidence. The confidence to navigate the world, make informed decisions, and live life on your terms. Your safety journey is a path to empowerment.

Community of Empowerment

Join a community of like-minded women who share your commitment to personal safety. Our experienced instructors not only teach self-defense but also foster an environment of support and camaraderie.

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New Member Offers


Free Two Weeks for In-Person Classes

Try as many classes as you like for 14-days! Unlimited access to all classes at our Santa Clara, California location. Gain access to our full schedule of classes: Krav Maga, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Hapkido, Boot Camp, Muay Thai HIIT, GRIT, Box & Bells, 300 and Escrima! In addition to access to our full in-person schedule, you'll also get access to our Online Membership as well!

Krav Maga Memberships

Already did a trial? Ready to sign up? ASD offers the best deal in town for Krav Maga! All of our memberships are month-to-month, no enrollment fees, no long term contracts, no initiation fees, just simply pay the same low rate each month!

Krav Maga In-Person
per month
$99 USD
Monthly Membership
14 Weekly Live Classes
5000+ Videos on Demand
Free Online Membership Included
Experienced and Certified Instructors
In-Person & Online Belt Testing
No enrollment fees
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Unlimited Online
per month
$39 USD
Includes Free 14-Day Trial
Includes Free 2-Week Trial Online
Access to all Programs & Classes
Online Belt Testing for Krav Maga
Access 5000+ On Demand Videos
50% off Drop-In Rate
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Gear Requirements


Gear rentals are available in our Proshop. $5 per pair.
Gear is also available for purchase in our Proshop.


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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.



We are running both in-person Krav Maga classes and Zoom Krav Maga Classes.
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Krav Maga Instructors

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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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Anh Clemens

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Sergey Sudakovich

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Gina Reddick

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Andy McFadden

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Patrice Lagrange

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Chris Chan

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James Krause

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Richard Meure

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Jason Stimac

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Andrea Cronin

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Nabih Numair

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Revia Romberg

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