We’re Krav Maga New York. Our system unlike others. We teach Verbal Judo, a proven, principle based approach that empowers kids through the use of language. Though it may be hard to understand what that means and how Verbal Judo can help, here is how one parent explained it: ” The service KMNY is providing is a true blessing. To my knowledge, there are no other similar resources out there…certainly none so immediately practical, effective, and supportive.
If your child is experiencing unwanted pointing, staring, touching, name calling, or other forms of taunting and is exasperated, anxious, and not wanting to participate, stop relying on others to make it stop and take charge. We’ll meet one-on-one with you and your child, teach you about the bully cycle, explain what it means to be assertive, why we should be and what’s at stake. We’ll teach you about anger guards, word re-directors, representation, how to win over the crowd, how to use LEAPS, universal truths, intervention and SAFER lines. Our approach will help your child resolve conflict without the use of force. And in the process your child will develop character and a sense of confidence, self-reliance and self-worth. We’re can help you, or we would not be posting this blog. If you’re reading this and contemplating our approach, chances are you’re at wits’ end. Give us and this process a chance.
Here is what people are saying about us:
“I did not understand the depth of Davide and Erin’s commitment to helping the victims of bullying. I knew that KMNY emphasized what they call “verbal judo”, which acknowledges that not all confrontations will be physical. It includes everything from verbally diffusing a tense situation to properly representing yourself in everyday life. But beyond that, Davide and Erin, through a series of private sessions, dug into the nature of the bullying, learned what motivated the bully, and explored why my son had been accepting it without pushing back. They helped him to develop specific and logical strategies with the intention of redirecting or diffusing the bully’s behavior, which we practiced until he was ready to implement them at school. With full knowledge and support of the school authorities, KMNY is helping to transform my child into someone who not only can stand up for himself, but who has the self-respect, confidence, and assertiveness to do it in an appropriate and responsible way.” – Alex
“I have been bringing my three kids here since the beginning of the school year. Davide and his instructors are very motivating and you feel that they care. Besides a great workout the kids sit together at the end of every class and talk about the different aspects of verbal self defense. Learning about how to verbally solve a situation is something I wish was taught in school. I highly recommend this place!” – Bettina
My son has been going to KMNY for 3.5 years- since he was 7. He goes 3 times a week, 52 weeks a year and loves it. It’s a good workout, he’s learning great self-defense skills and the environment is positive and supportive. He does lots of other things, but this is consistent year-round. I’ve never regretted our commitment. – Peggy
For more info, contact Erin@kmny.us or call us at (914) 514-9171