Legacy ATA Martial Arts

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Krav Maga will help you improve your physical fitness, while teaching you defense skills you can use in the real world.


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Krav Maga


Krav Maga is a true conditioning program that specializes in a total body workout that doen’t feel like to boring fitness class you may have taken before. Krav Maga brings a fresh experience and keeps each and every student motivated in class on a day to day basis. With a strong dedication and commitment to their students, Krav instructors teach a combination of strength training, combatives, flexibility skills, and workouts with our top notch academy training facility. There is a emphasize on muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance while instilling the distinctive awareness and self-defense techniques needed for street survival in our ever changing world. Correct body alignment to maximize efficiency is key and our team of professional instructors will work on refining Krav Maga technique through exciting repetition drills and training.

Krav Maga is the official self-defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces and has been taught to hundreds of law enforcement agencies and thousands of civilians in the United States. It offers a unique approach to personal safety that can be used by anyone regardless of age, gender or fitness level.

The History of Krav Maga

The first person to develop Krav Maga was Imi Lichtenfeld. Trained as a boxer and a wrestler, Lichtenfeld developed the new Martial Art to help defend the Jewish quarter from fascist groups in Czechoslovakia during the late 1930s and early 1940s. He started to give lessons on Krav Maga to the Israeli Defense Forces after immigrating to Israel in the late 1940s. The development of the Martial Art took off from here and has since been refined by the Mossad and Shin Bet law enforcement and intelligence organizations.

Principles of Krav Maga

The primary goal of Krav Maga is to neutralize the threat. You want to do this as quickly and efficiently as possible. Because the aim is to neutralize the threat in a life-or-death situation, anything goes in Krav Maga. There is very little fighting etiquette to learn and an emphasis is placed on attacking vulnerable soft tissues and pressure points, such as the eyes, neck or throat, face, solar plexus, groin, ribs, knee, foot, and fingers.

Maintaining an awareness of your surroundings is also taught. In a street setting, it is vital to know what is happening all around you. For example, if you are arguing with someone on the street, you don’t know the intentions of any third-party observers gathered around you. They could very well be looking for an opportunity to attack.

Another important principle of Krav Maga is simultaneous defense and attack. Unlike many other Martial Arts, defensive and offensive movements are combined into a single continuous movement. When blocking an attack, you are also performing a counterattack. This is also where the principle of Retzev, or continuous motion, comes into play.

Finally, Krav Maga doesn’t shy away from the use of weapons. Practitioners are taught how to incorporate firearms and knives into the Martial Art. They are also taught how to improvise and use random objects such as keys, pens, belts, and chairs as weapons.

How Krav Maga Benefits You

  • You will learn to defend yourself against different types of attacks
  • Your fitness level will increase dramatically
  • You will train in a proven method of defense
  • You can significantly reduce your stress
  • You can build your confidence
  • You can wear comfortable gym attire
  • You will learn useful techniques from day one
  • You will train in a safe and supportive environment

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get started?
Come try a free class! This is the best way to experience Krav Maga! There are several classes each week. See our schedule for a list of days and times. Please call 208-888-1855 to schedule an intro class today!

What should I wear/bring?
Loose fitting exercise clothing with gym, wrestling or boxing shoes (non skid soles only). Also bring water, a towel, and groin protection for men.

What if I want to sign up?
Sign up information is explained in person. This will be covered the day you try a class or you may also stop by our school and one of our staff members will be happy to assist you.

Do I need previous martial arts experience or to be in great shape?
Definitely not! This is an easily learned system not based on traditional training styles. In regards to being in shape – you’ll get there! Whether you are a beginner looking for self-defense training and cardiovascular conditioning or a professional athlete looking to get to the next level of elite training, this proven system will get you there!

All levels of Krav Maga and fitness, from the beginner to the experienced can train at our school. Call today and don’t delay.


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