Family Activities | Krav Maga Style
If you’re interested in alternative, fun, one-of-a-kind family activities, Krav Maga style family classes combine fitness, elite self defense training and character development strategies for kids. Plus, classes offer parents the unique opportunity to coach and work out with their children.
Family classes promote a fun, structured and supportive environment that’s appropriately paced for even our youngest Krav Maga students to experience fitness, learn techniques, acquire confidence, and build self-esteem – with Mom and/or Dad both participating and coaching alongside.
“I love taking class with Ms. Trish, and me and my dad go out to lunch after.” – Daniel D. (5), Mahopac
“It’s a great socialization opportunity for kids. My son enjoys the inclusive and encouraging atmosphere.” – Adam (42), Somers
“I love being able to use my voice to scare bad people away.” – Reilly (5), Somers
“It’s been great! After 4 or 5 classes, my son joined in, and now he loves it. It’s something special we can do together.” – Ryan (38), Beacon
“I like to hit the bags and run and use my voice.” – Emmette (6), Beacon
“You’re not going to find a better place to work with kids. It gives us strength and confidence.” – Ben D. (53), Mahopac
Each class begins with a warm up, followed by drills and practice to improve form and technique. The instructors introduce concepts such as movement, awareness and voice along with realistic defensive situations. Sporadic laughter and water breaks, as well as hugs and high fives, are a part of this positive atmosphere. A Verbal Self Defense lesson always concludes class.
Verbal Self defense is a principle based system of communication that teaches our youth conflict resolution strategies aimed at de-escalation without the use of force. But first and foremost, Verbal Self Defense build character.
The system helps our youth internalize Why certain behavior is unacceptable, When action becomes a moral obligation rather than a moral preference, and How to act effectively while maintaining dignity in the process.
By emphasizing dignity, respect, pride, unity, values, community, ethics, proper representation, security, safety, language, assertiveness, verbal redirection, conflict resolution, and S.A.F.E.R. lines, this system – especially when coupled with Krav Maga based defensive training – helps our youth understand Why, When, and How to intervene, and when words fail.
Family activities ought to foster unity. Come and see why Krav Maga families that kick together, stick together.
A Krav Maga style family class is offered every Sunday at 10:30 am. If you have questions or want to try a class, email Erin@kmny.us.