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12/8/12 08:43PM

World's Top Krav Maga Self-Defense Comes to Tampa Bay Area

The World's original Krav Maga Association has landed in the Tampa Bay/St Pete area. Krav Maga is the street wise, self-defense system that's used effectively regardless of one's age or fitness level. Feel confident, be prepared and be dangerous! Learn from the best Krav practioners in the World.

The IKMA's world renowned curriculum is now being taught in the Tampa Bay/St. Pete area by top American student, Jason Bleistein. Prior to school openings we will be 'spreading the word' by teaching at featured locations. Featured location, Tampa JCC ( will be hosting classes every Wednesday at 7pm and Sunday at 10am starting in January. Please call 609-781-5888, or email for details.

Jason Bleistein is an exciting Krav Maga teacher who was mentored by U.S. Chief Instructor and renowned Author, David Kahn. He also received his instructor's certification direct from Grandmaster Haim Gidon. Jason’s passionate, hands-on style makes learning Krav Maga easy for people of all ages and physical ability.

Krav Maga is undoubtedly the right tool for the job of defending yourself and those around you out in society. Learn to avoid and properly combat chokes, sexual assaults, knife attacks, kicks, punches and everything else the bad guys have to offer.

Who is the IKMA? We are the real deal- the original. The IKMA (Israeli Krav Maga Association) was founded on October 22, 1978 by Krav Maga founder Imi Lichtenfeld, the inventor of Krav Maga, decades before any other Krav Maga association. The IKMA was the first such association to be recognized by the Israeli government. Imi appointed his top student, Haim Gidon, to be his successor and to further develop Krav Maga. Haim has spent nearly two decades developing Krav Maga into its most modern evolution- the Gidon System. Learn from the best. Learn real, Israeli Krav Maga.






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