Monday, August 10, 2015

Women's Self Defense

In this day in age, the chance of you having to defend yourself and your love ones is far greater than it was 10 years ago. We don't mean to alarm you but when someone tells you that times have changed, you have to stop and think about everything that has evolved over the last decade.

Violence has certainly increased. It is a fact of life.

Enter the world of self defense. With so many programs to choose from, it may be exhausting just reading about it.

Fortunately, there is only one program that puts you in "real life" situations. Enter the world of Krav Maga.

Krav Maga instructor, Benjamin Halcewicz has seen a rise in inquiries for "Self-Defense for Women". The reason is more than likely because women are easy victims and until they themselves show their attackers who is boss, the violence against women will continue.

Benjamin leads his classes by showing women, the most effective body parts to hit. When a woman finds herself in a confrontation, there is only a few seconds to react. Once must act quickly and before the attacker can gain full control. Benjamin teaches how to inflict injury quickly while conserving energy so that you can get away. It's "hurt or be hurt".

If you want to learn more about "self defense for women", we invite you to call (858) 349-8795 or visit to chat with Krav Maga and Self Defense instructor Benjamin Halcewicz. He will be very happy to answer any questions you may have.

Women's Self Defense
6108 Avenida Encinas
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Tel: (858) 349-8795

Benjamin Halcewicz, Krav Maga Instructor and Self Defense Expert

Thursday, July 30, 2015

College Teens Must Learn Self Defense

Want to hear a scary statistic about College Teens? A staggering 20 percent of college girls have been victims of rape or attempted rape.

This is one of the reasons why residents in Carlsbad, California are calling Krav Maga Self Defense Instructor Benjamin Halcewicz asking for adivse. Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, Benjamin holds classes in Krav Maga.

If you are thinking about learning self defense, Benjamin is prepared to teach you and show you how you too can become an expert and be ready to "kick ass!"

Benjamin Halcewics, owns Krav Maga Carlsbad, a gym conveniently located off the I-5 at Avenida Encinas. Next to the gym is the YMCA which makes it convenient for moms to drop their kids off at summer camp and join the noon Krav Maga classes that take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

To his surprise, many young women are getting ready for college, by taking advantage of the 5, 10, and 20-classes V.I.P. package. No experience in fighting necessary.

1. Learn how to use your body to fight off an attacker.

2. Learn to protect yourself.

3. Have fun learning something cool.

4. Fight like a girl and surprise your attacker by kicking his ass!
6108 Avenida Encinas, Suite A
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Tel: (858) 349-8795

Next to Gracie Jui-Jitsu, and at the same location as Japan-Karate Do Organization.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Krav Maga as Self Defense

Anyone looking to defend themselves must understand the two most important elements of self defense.

1. Confidence

This does not mean you should not be careful where you walk to. Never be over-confident or think that your opponent will be easily disabled. Instead, strike hard, strike fast, and get to a safe place.

2. Awareness

Be aware of your surroundings. Someone walking to close behind you, make sure you make him aware that you know he is there.

It is clear, by the mere fact that you have found our websites, that you are interested in learning self defense. We urge you to contact Krav Maga Self Defense Instructor Benjamin Halcewicz at (858) 349-8795 to schedule your first visit!

New students are always welcome.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Self Defense Tips for All

We have no doubt that you are aware of what is going on in the news. With so many attacks on women, it is clear that everyone needs to become vigilant in their surroundings. If you have not yet taken a self defense program, we invite you to come see our classes completely FREE!

We also know that a new self defense training program would only take you away from your busy schedule. That is why we offer classes 7 times a week; including two classes during the lunch hour on Tuesdays and Thursdays!

If cannot come in today, we still urge you to be prepared with these easy-to-follow tips in self defense:

1. Be confident.

When you walk to and from your car, be confident by knowing your surroundings. Avoid being an easy target.

2. Be alert.

Always be prepared for the unexpected. If you find yourself distracted, stop and get back to being safe; especially in an unfamiliar territory. It is best to put the smartphone down, stop texting, and get to your destination as soon as possible.

3. Be accompanied.

If you are going to an unfamiliar area, it is best to find a friend to come along for the ride. If you are out shopping by yourself, most retail establishments and supermarkets will offer you an escort to your car. Take advantage of the offer and avoid walking alone.

4. Learn Self Defense.

You will not become an expert overnight, but you will quickly be more confident in being to defend yourself against a would-be attacker.

5. Carry Pepper Spray.

This can be very effective and will allow you to run away from the attacker. A few seconds can make all the difference in establishing a safe distance.

6. Practice to make noise.

What would you do if attacked? Would you really go kicking and screaming? Be sure to test the batteries on that panic button on your carkeys.

7. Don't be shy.

If you are attacked, it is not time to be timid. Kick your assailant, scratch his eyes, and run!

8. Resist.

Your assailant expects you to be frightened. He least expects you to fight back. Let him feel it and hit him where it hurts! It's OK to let him have it!

9. Be fit.

We are not all built the same, but be sure you are able to run to establish that safe distance.

10. Find a weapon.

What can you use as a weapon? Go through the purse and your car and be sure you have something to use as a weapon. Anything will do. An umbrella, a pen, keys, hairspray (yes some still carry a tiny can); all these items can be used as a weapon. Which one will you try first?

Don't be afraid any more, call (858) 349-8795 and schedule a class at your convenience. Self defense and Krav Maga instructor will be able to guide you through the first steps!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Krav Maga for Women

In this video, Tracie Ide, the owner and lead instructor at Idaho Krav Maga, demonstrates highly effective basic self defense moves. Tracy enjoys hosting women's self defense workshops to benefit women's services at Boise, Idaho's Rescue Mission.

As you know, Krav Maga is a self defense system developed and used by the Israeli military.

Tracy has recently opened Boise's first Krav Maga studio. We, at, wish Tracy very much success.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Krav Maga for Teens

What can Krav Maga do for you?

San Diego women have found our self-defense classes very rewarding. They feel and act more confident -- even when far away from home. It is naturally, teenagers are feeling confident but are typically more prepared for dangers in or outside of high-school. has recently opened its doors to new students and a dozen or so new people are taking environment of our new Carlsbad, California location.

Indeed you are learning a self defense system. However, "you are also getting a good workout", says Benjamin Halcewicz. By attending Krav Maga classes 7 time a week, you are also "staying in shape".

Remember, Krav Maga will teach you real-life techniques -- how to throw a punch, block a punch, avoid a punch, and disarm your attacker -- to help you get out of a dangerous situation.


You will not teach you to fight but rather "how to defense yourself in a fight!" You can use force but NOT retaliation. This is how you will keep yourself and your family safe!

Call (858) 349-8795 and speak with Krav Maga instructor, Benjamin Halcewicz, he is happy to answer any questions you may have.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Women's Self Defense

San Diego women have been forced to research self-defense methods. In the last few years, women have witnessed or heard situations where men have taken advantage of their vulnerability and weakness. Case in point, North Park residents were concerned as the number of attacks in their area increased without leads or an idea of where the perpetrator would attack next.

Since then, women's self defense classes have been offered to show women how to confront their attackers, intruders, or just overly aggressive acquaintances. Whether these guys are armed or not, women cannot leave themselves unprepared.

Benjamin Halcewicz launched to give Carlsbad female residents a "fighting chance!" His experience in martial arts combined with many years of training in Krav Maga have led him to establish a Krav Maga Gym in Carlsbad, CA. Benjamin now trains men and women alike and teaches them real life self-defense. By working closely with each student, Benjamin can tailor the approach so that each student is empowered and confident in fighting back!

Unlike Martial Arts techniques Krav Maga takes the art of self defense another level. Basically taking the fight into the streets! Are you aware that not all self defense techniques can be used in real-life situations? Karate, for example, often takes the student to get "set" and this could take a few seconds. In some cases, it would not take an attacker that long to disable the victim!

Krav Maga on the other hand is based on real life situations and its techniques focus on disabling the attacker before he ever thinks of moving forward.

All students appreciate the Krav Maga training they have received. Especially women whom as students, have learned how to free themselves from a hold, fight back, and escape from dangerous situations.

How quickly can a woman learn self-defense?

This depends on the individual but also on the person teaching you self-defense. Krav Maga instructor, Benjamin Halcewicz says, "skill development varies due to time, fitness, and the overall dedication that each student has; including their attitude." Though it may take months to master the art of Krav Maga, self confidence starts building up from the very first class.

You are invited to learn Krav Maga in beautiful Carlsbad, CA. For more information, please call Krav Maga instructor Benjamin Halcewicz at (858) 349-8795. You can schedule your first class today!
6108 Avenida Encinas, Suite A
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Tel: (858) 349-8795

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Teen Attacked Defends Herself

Attack occurred inside her home!

On May 8th, while watching the news, we heard that a 13-year old girl was attacked as she entered her home.

The teenage girl admits, she knew she was being followed home when she left school, but when the predator met her at her front door and began to ask personal questions, she immediately tried to go inside.

Unfortunately, the predator was determined and pushed himself inside the house.

The video surveillance system her parents installed, shows the man grab her while she fought back. Her instincts took over and she is seen slamming her hand into his face. The impact must have been painful because he backed off and took a look outside the door. As he pondered his next move, the girl ran into her parent's closet and texted her dad -- who immediately called 911. Read More on this story here...

The story comes from a quiet neighborhood in West San Jose, California. As you can imagine this type of incident can happen anywhere. In fact, this is the type of true story that should make every parent ask the question "how will my kid defend herself against an attacker or sexual predator?". We can tell you, Krav Maga is the answer!

If you are not familiar with the popular real-life self defense system, we invite you to give Krav Maga instructor Benjamin Halcewicz a call to schedule a "live" demonstration. He can be reached directly at (858) 349-8795 (call or text!).

Krav Maga

By learning Krav Maga, anyone will be able to quickly apply practical and life-saving self-defense techniques. Krav Maga is the fighting style developed by the Israeli Special Forces. It focuses on real-life situations and attacks such as the one this 13-year old girl experienced.

Don't wait to call! You have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Self Defense Classes in Carlsbad

We are so glad you are taking the first step in getting yourself prepared. Our self defense classes in Carlsbad are designed with you min mind. Each month we review the needs of our clients and will often cater to those with busy schedules. Although we offer classes 7x a week, we realize not every one is able to take advantage of our unlimited class schedule.

For that reason, you will be glad to know that we have created several VIP packages that will allow you to come in at your own pace.

Choose a 5-pack, a 10-pack or go above and beyond with a 20-pack! Any one package will get you started and on your way to becoming a more confident fighting individual!

Students in Vista, Oceanside, La Costa, and Encinitas have found our Carlsbad location is more convenient than any other Martial Arts studio in the area! For more information, please call Krav Maga instructor, Benjamin Halcewicz at (858) 349-8795 or visit our website at

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Where can I learn Krav Maga?

Indeed, over the last few months -- "Where can I learn Krav Maga?" -- has become a very popular question!

If you are looking for an answer, we "thank you" for expressing interest in learning Krav Maga. We can tell you that if you are looking for fitness gyms, Krav Maga gives you the best results. With crime rising, it is important that you feel confident to defend yourself and your loved ones -- while, of course, getting in shape.

At Krav Maga Carlsbad (, you will find dedicated instruction designed for the beginner, the advanced, and young ones alike. Krav Maga instructor, Benjamin Halcewicz understands you have many options. There are many Martial Arts facilities in the area but no other Martial Arts gym will focus specifically on self-defense in real-life situations. This is where Krav Maga is unique. Most Martial Arts academies in Carlsbad, CA and the surrounding area, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Karate, Boxing, etc., tend to focus on the student's ability to earn a "belt" and most trainers, if not all of them, are determined in making the bottom line. Krav Maga instructor Benjamin Halcewicz is more concerned in turning out proficient practitioners.

Be forewarned, this is not a "few punches" here and there approach. With Krav Maga training in Carlsbad, not only will you work up a sweat, you will "learn how to fight"!

For a one-on-one consultation, please call Benjamin Halcewicz directly at (858) 349-8795 and get ready to schedule your class!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Summer Fun in Carlsbad CA

Kids will have a blast this summer learning self defense while enjoying time at the beach!

Details provided by Benjamin Halcewicz, Krav Maga Instructor at, please call (858) 349-8795. Space is limited. Secure a spot for your child by calling today!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Krav Maga: Cardio, Strength, Self Defense Training

Krav Maga in Carlsbad, CA is proud to bring you this Krav Maga article recently posted at a food and wellness section of a popular News Magazine.

Krav Maga: It’s the official hand-to-hand combat style of the Israeli Defense Forces, but it’s also gaining momentum Stateside as a great workout combining cardio, strength-training, and easy-to-understand self-defense techniques.

I first heard about the class through a friend, who entertained me with the story of how Jessica Alba used the IDF platform to get in shape for her upcoming role in “Mechanic: Resurrection.” I was sold on the concept, but also for a much more serious reason: “Could you defend yourself if that man attacked you?” she asked, pointing at the large, 230-pound man walking adjacent to us.

My immediate reaction was to politely call her crazy. So I told her. I could not defend myself against a man that size. Could anyone?
But then, in that moment, I realized that if there were a way for someone like me to defend myself from someone like him, I needed to learn how. I wanted to feel like I could protect myself if I had to.

I walked into the Krav Maga Academy in NYC nervous but determined to understand the practice behind IDF. Our instructor, Matan Gavish, a former Krav Maga officer and instructor for a special-ops unit in the Israeli Defense Forces, was already on the mat preparing for our session.

I took a look around and began to stretch, first observing there were more women than men in the class. In fact, there was only one male in the class, who I happened to bring with me as a very supportive companion on my combat journey. (Gavish later told us that at most of his classes looked like ours.) The class is unique in that you role-play real-life scenarios and effective ways to remove yourself from danger: You learn how to remove a knife fron an attacker’s hand, or even a gun, and how to free yourself from sexual assault and abuse.

“You don’t need to aspire to become the greatest warrior of all time, but you do want to have a few tools in your back pocket, a little ace in your sleeve just in case you have to use it,” Gavish says. “And the only rule of Krav Maga is there are no rules.”

We began our class with an intense warm-up including jumping jacks, push-ups, leaps, and sprints followed by a tutorial of jabs, punches, kicks and combinations. Then we moved on to the hard part: practicing on a partner. “Remember, we do whatever we have to do to cause as much damage to our attacker and get out of the situation as soon as possible,” Gavish told us. “If that means I have to bite, gouge, use my nails [or] kick soft spots, then that is what I am going to do.”

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Netflix Comicbook Series Daredevil

As we watched the "black masked vigilante" for the very first time, we wondered what type of training actor Charlie Cox, who plays the lead role in Netflix's Comic book Series "Daredevil", had.

After one fighting scene, we can see that Charlie had to learn a little bit of everything. From Jui Jitsu to Kung Fu, from Boxing to Wrestling, the Daredevil series has everything a fighting aficionado is looking for.

Comic book history: The comic book is based on a fictional superhero and is published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by Stan Lee and artist Bill Everett, with a little help from their friend, Jack Kirby.

Set in the Hell's Kitchen area of New York City, Matt Murdock, as a young boy, is in an accident with an oncoming vehicle transporting a radio active substance.. Although, the radioactive exposure blinded him, this has heightened his remaining senses beyond normal human ability. This has given him a type of sonar which acts as his vision. His father, Jack Murdock, struggles as a boxer to support his now blind kid as he grows up. As he prepares to for a fight, gangsters offer him a substantial payday as long as he throws the fight. He refuses and is later killed. Matt is orphaned, but will always have a a "new look" on life.

Fast-Forward to 2015: Netflix took the comic book series and brought it to an action-packed TV series! Created by Drew Goddard, the Netflix series is based entirely on the Marvel Comics character. According to Marvel and Netflix, Daredevil is the first in a series of shows that will lead up to a Defenders crossover miniseries.

Matt Murdock (Daredevil), the lead character, is played by Charlie Cox. Matt is a blind lawyer-by-day, who despite his handicap puts on a black mask and fights crime at night. The villain, Wilson Fisk, is played by Vincent D'Onofrio. Filming takes place in New York City. The first season consists of 10 episodes and premierd April 10, 2015. We have not gone "binge watching" but each episode has left us looking forward to the next!

It was great to hear today that Marvel and Netflix have agreed to a second season, due to premiere in 2016. You can read more about it here.

If you have not watched the first episode, it's time to tune in and see why the action is worth while!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Krav Maga in Action

It's not unusual for a Krav Maga student to notice Krav Maga while watching a Movie. In this scene from Jack Reacher, starring Tom Cruise, you will see the "tactical approach" used to disable his attackers.

If you live in Vista, Oceanside, Carlsbad, or Encinitas, you will find our Krav Maga gym is just around the corner. Choose a class that is most convenient and visit us for your FREE self defense class!

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Krav Maga Carlsbad
6108 Avenida Encinas, Suite A
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Telephone: (858) 349-8795

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Why Krav Maga?

The History of Krav Maga

Krav Maga or "contact combat" in Hebrew, is a self-defence system developed for the Israeli military. It consists of a combination of self defense techniques and fighting styles. It is widely known for its real-life situations. Its counter attacks are extremely efficient. Students of Krav Maga are taught to defeat threats and avoid harm by any means necessary. A well-taught student will never give up!

krav maga instructor in carlsbad ca is owned and operated by Krav Maga instructor Benjamin Halcewicz, who began his martial arts training at the young age of 5 years old. He was taught the Shotokan method of Karate under his father, Thadee Halcewicz, who himself was a 7th degree black belt in Karate and Expert 1 in Krav Maga. During Benjamin's teenage years, his training was expanded to include Judo, Boxing, and Thai Boxing. Benjamin is honored to have trained with Gabi Noah, a direct student of the founder of Krav Maga (Imi lichtenfeld) and also elite Karate Sensei’s who were direct students of the founder of Karate (Mr. Nishiyama of the Shotokan method and Mr. Miki of the Shito Ryu method). Some of Benjamin’s other passions include Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Surfing. His educational accomplishments include a degree in Sports Education (from France) and First-Aid Certification.

Krav Maga in Carlsbad, CA

Benjamin has now brought his martial arts talents to Carlsbad. He has been training in Krav Maga for over 10 years and his dedication has earned him the privilege of running his own Krav Maga programs throughout San Diego County. He has led students that what to learn self defense in a group class setting, private/small group sessions, and women's self defense classes. Benjamin has dedicated his life to spreading Krav Maga training to anyone who expresses interest, especially women who, unfortunately, can be more vulnerable to sexual and physical assault out in the streets and even within the confines of the home.

Why Krav Maga?

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Krav Maga was derived from street-fighting skills developed by Hungarian-Israeli martial artist Imi Lichtenfeld. In the late 1940s, following his immigration to Israel, he began to provide self defense classes on combat training. His first group of students ultimately became the Israeli Defense Force (IDF). Soon thereafter, the IDF went on to develop the self defense system that became known as Krav Maga. Since then the fighting system has been refined for civilian, police and military applications. It is used by Israeli intelligence agencies like Mossad and Shin Bet.

Krav Maga will teach you that in any given situation, the defense or counter-attack must be fast, strong, short, natural and direct. The idea is to deal with the immediate threat quickly. This is to prevent the attacker from continuing to attack. As you, the Krav Maga student, develop self defense skills, you will be taught to neutralize your opponent. While counter attack is designed to inflict as much pain as possible, you are also taught to apply a "tactical-withdrawal"; i.e., run away. If the situation dictates such an approach.

Unlike other forms of martial arts, Krav Maga training will teach you to be in motion while executing different movements. You will practice in combat mode with an opponent or a punching bag. After all, the object of the training is so that you learn how to fight. Continued Krav Maga training will help you improve your balance, have better coordination, and be more agile. By executing Krav Maga self-defense techniques at a fast pace, you will naturally develop more confidence.

Lose Weight with Krav Maga Training in Carlsbad, CA

Your Doctor will tell you any type of exercise will boost your metabolism, help you burn calories, and help you feel healthier. However, there are only a few people who truly enjoy a "workout". This is where Krav Maga can turn things around for you!!! When engaging in Krav Maga, you will utilize both small and large muscle groups. Your entire body works hard to support you through each technique. The self defense sequences will rev up your metabolism unlike any other "workout". Remember, you will also develop a better balance, and the coordination required with each kick and punch will improve your overall fitness level.

Learn how to Fight

So why not get a "good workout" by learning how to fight? Learning self defense is almost essential when living or working in a large city like San Diego. For this reason, perhaps you already carry pepper spray in your purse. Just thinking of using it can be an eerie feeling. Especially as you realize that those weapons will only work if you can reach them in time. But, what if an assailant catches you by surprise? Or worse yet, a potential assailant has their own weapon? Being able to defend yourself in a dangerous situation makes you more confident and gives you "piece of mind".

Where can you get Krav Maga Training in Carlsbad
6108 Avenida Encinas
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Telephone: (858) 349-8795

Stop by our website to see our schedule of Krav Maga Classes. We invite you to schedule yours today!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Amanda Knox Takes Krav Maga Lessons

Amanda Knox is an American woman convicted of murdering her British roommate in Perugia in 2007. She is now awaiting the Italian high court’s verdict on her appeal. Her roomate's murder (Meredith Kercher) resulted in a legal battle and a media circus that focused on Amanda and her Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito. They both were found guilty in 2009, released in 2011, and re-convicted in 2014. Amanda received a sentence of 28.5 years which as we stated, she has appealed. She maintains her innocence and has refused to return to Italy. She expects the verdict on the appeal today (Friday, March 27, 2015) and is waiting for it from her home in Seattle.

What does this story have to do with Krav Maga?

When Amanda Knox returned to Seattle, Washington, back in 2011, she immediately began to receive hate mail. As a result, she started taking self defense classes with her sister — training in Krav Maga, the self defense system developed by the Israeli Defense Forces.

"She feels safer knowing she can fight back if she has to.", an unnamed source explains.

We are not sure what the future holds for Amanda Knox, but if she indeed has been training for 4 years, she will definitely feel safer against any would-be attacker.

Good luck, Amanda! Americans rely on justice!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Israeli Fighting System: Krav Maga

Krav maga is often called "The Most Devastating Israeli Fighting System" and is used by many Law Enforcement and Military officials; however, training you to be a Krav Maga expert is quite simple.

Krav Maga instructor, Benjamin Halcewicz, has been teaching Krav Maga for over 10 years and he is now running the self defense studio out of Carlsbad, California.

Anyone serious about learining self defense, will be interested in! Though the website is a fairly new, Krav Maga has been taught for decades. It is very effective form of self defense that has been around since the 1930s. At that time, Krav Maga founder, Imi Lichtenfeld, was forced to defend himself against fascists as well as his community. His skill at sport and street fighting, plus the training he received from his father, all combined well in a very powerful package, the end result of was the birth of Krav Maga. KM SD Krav Maga in Carlsbad is led by instructor Benjamin Halcewicz, an accomplished professional in mixed martial arts. The self defense classes will teach you the skill of Krav Maga, a worthwhile addition to anyone’s self-defense résumé. For details on Krav Maga Carlsbad Contact Krav Maga instructor Benjamin Halcewicz at (858) 349-8795. Self Defense classes start now, so sign up online for discounts and special pricing!

Remembers, first-time students get their first class completely FREE!!!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Fight for Suvival: Krav Maga

Krav Maga is just about one thing: "survival." These words by Krav Maga instructor Sensei Sadashiv Pooja Pillai via

There are neither any rules to follow, nor any tournaments to be won. Krav Maga is just about one thing: "survival." These words by Krav Maga instructor Sensei Sadashiv Mogaveera said during our first meeting were ringing in my ears as I made my way to the primary school in Bandra, for my first Krav Maga session. I had read an article about how the self defense system’s emphasis on delineating real life threatening situations left the writer filled with fear and paranoia. Would I walk out feeling the same way after my session? Or would I get the same buzz of energy and happiness that I usually do after a vigorous workout?

Developed for the Israeli military, Krav Maga combines moves picked up from various martial arts and self defense techniques such as boxing, Muay Th ai, judo and jujitsu,among others. It focuses on real-world situations, and has quick moves that are executed with deadly efficiency. While it has been used by the Israeli Defense Forces, as well as the country’s law enforcement and intelligence organizations like Mossad and Shin Bet, Krav Maga has also gained a wide, international following among fitness and martial arts lovers.

Warming up

The warm-up exercises at the start of the class set the tone for the rest of the session. Push-ups, squats, high knee running, mountain climbers, lunges —all these exercises were performed in quick, explosive bursts of energy. They were interspersed with exercises that are designed to improve reflexes, wherein everyone mingles about trying to hit each other on the head, shoulders, back, knees or feet while protecting their own body from being at the receiving end. Despite the amount of giggling this generated, everyone was dead serious about how well they did these exercises.

I tried to keep up with the rest of the class as they ran, did squats and push-ups, all in rapid succession. It was difficult considering the orders were being belted out so quickly that by the time I could register what the instruction was, the rest of the class had moved on to the next exercise. This was clearly one of the ways in which the instructors train their students to respond quickly in any situation.

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Fight LIke a Girl

We are happy to see the country get behind Events that promote women's self defense. If you live in San Diego, Point Loma, La Jolla, Encinitas, Oceanside, Vista, or Carlsbad, you will be happy to know that IKM Carlsbad will provide you with exciting training sessions designed to help you "fight back". Call IKM Carlsbad at (858) 349-8795 to schedule your first Krav Maga training session today!

Fight Like a Girl

We came across this article out of Fitchburg, Wisconsin. News Video Courtesy of

"There will be a lot of kicking and screaming going on tonight in Fitchburg. It's all because of a new 3-day intensive workshop aimed at teaching women how to survive an attack. Called "Fight Like a Girl," the training focuses on everything from how to get out of a choke hold with an "I Dream of Jeannie" chop to clobbering an opponent twice your weight." Read more...

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Self Defense Classes in Carlsbad

If you are looking for a self defense course, we want you to try Krav Maga. We do realize, however, that not everyone is ready to take on this unique form of "fighting back"

That is why we offer you your first class FREE! And, by the way, you can also find huge discounts available via Groupon and Yelp.

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IKM Carlsbad CA
6108 Avenida Encinas, Suite A         
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Telephone: (858) 349-8795

Japan-Karate Do Organization
6108 Avenida Encinas, Suite A
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Telephone: (858) 349-8795

self defense classes in carlsbad

If you are still not convinced, don't worry. We invite you to take a look at these other options for Self Defense in Carlsbad:

Gracie Jiu Jitsu
6108 Avenida Encinas,Suite C
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Telephone: (760) 918-0566
Style: Jiu Jitsu

[Note: Gracie Jiu Jitsu is in Suite C, and IKM Carlsbad is in Suite A, but we share the same building!]

Gracie Barra Carlsbad
3125 Tiger Run Ct, Suite B108
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Telephone: (760) 270-9006
Style: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

AK Martial Arts & Fitness
6120 Innovation Way
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Telephone: (760) 828-7165
Style: Karate

Z-Ultimate Self Defense Studio
2624-C El Camino Real
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Telephone number (760) 729-1138
Style: Martial Arts

Goju Karate Center
300 Carlsbad Village Dr., Suite 110A
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Telephone: (760) 434-0353
Style: Karate

We invite you to call (858) 349-8795 and speak directly with Krav Maga instructor, Benjamin Halcewicz. He is happy to answer any questions you may have!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Are you looking for something cool to do this St. Patrick's Day? Why not stop by one of our self defense classes and learn Krav Maga?

That's right, today is St. Patrick's Day and you will be glad to know, there are two classes to choose from every Tuesday! 12:00pm and 7:30pm.

Whether you are able to join us or not, we want to be the first to wish you a very Happy (and safe) St. Patty's Day. We hope you can come visit us soon!

We are conveniently located next door to Gracie Jiu Jitsu in Carlsbad.

Krav Maga Carlsbad
6108 Avenida Encinas, Suite A
Carlsbad, California 92011
Telephone: (858) 349-8795

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Self Defense System

Krav Maga has become the best known self defense system in the world. Originally used by Israeli Special Forces units, it is now taught here in Carlsbad by a martial arts expert and Krav Maga instructor Benjamin Halcewicz.

There are so many different types of martial arts, it can be difficult for a person to decide which one to pursue. The best way to decide is by determining what you want to achieve from your course. If you are looking for self defense raised to the height of an martial art form, an excellent choice is Krav Maga training.

Krav Maga is a hybrid form of efficient self defense created by Imi Lichtenfield in the 1930’s to fight fascists attacks in a world gone mad. Now, it is used by the Israeli Defense Force and taught to the Israeli Police. One of the many good qualities of Kava Maga is it is a recent invention which focuses intently on defending yourself. It takes strengths from many martial art forms to create a hard core program. Another strength is it allows the user to quickly disable any attacker. This program concentrates on keeping the user alive.

Is it time for you to take matters into your own hands? Call (858) 349-8795 to schedule a free consultation with Krav Maga instructor Benjamin Halcewicz. You will be glad you did!

Friday, March 13, 2015

How Krav Maga helped Jennifer Lopez

Watch Jennifer Lopez apply her self defense training in the movie Enough! After years of taking her husband's abuse, she trains herself to fight back...

The movie is considered to have one of the best fight scenes between a battered woman and her abusive husband! The movie did not get great reviews, but JLo was praised for her role as "Slim", a streetwise woman who learns to fight back!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Women's Self Defense Classes in Carlsbad

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Krav Maga Carlsbad offers women self defense classes designed to teach you how to protect yourself and your loved ones! As you know, Krav Maga is a unique approach to every day safety. Krav Maga can be learned by anyone regardless of age -- including teenagers! Benjamin Halcewicz' Krav Maga classes are designed to make you feel comfortable and at ease as you learn this new and exciting self-defense technique. You will also lose weight, get in shape, and most of all have fun!

There is probably a good reason why you have embarked in searching where to take self defense classes...but, as you have undoubtedly discovered, there are many options if your goal is to learn self defense in San Diego. From Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) to Karate, you will find yourself buried in ads giving you the many reasons why you must learn Martial Arts. Unfortunately, when learning Martial Arts, there could be added costs in that type of training...and what is worse, is that the training you will receive is seldom "real life situations".

Enter the World of Krav Maga with Benjamin Halcewicz

Krav Maga training is more than likely your best bet against real-life attacks. Street violence is not uncommon and you could one day be faced with an unruly individual who wishes to causeyou harm. You should know how to protect yourself.

That is why Benjamin Halcewicz is proud to offer self defense classes 7 times a week. Giving you a multitude of choices, you can join his classes several times per week. Benjamin brought his martial arts talents to San Diego at the age of 22, and has now been offering Krav Maga training for more than 10yrs. His dedication to Krav Maga has earned him the privilege of running his own Krav Maga classes all over the San Diego area; he has used his skills and talents in a group class setting, private/small group sessions, children's lessons, and women's self defense classes.

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With just a few sessions, you will learn self defense techniques that will boost your confidence and teach you how to be aware of your surroundings. Come learn self defense and be a Krav Maga student today!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Krav Maga "A kick-ass workout!"

"It's a kick-ass workout!" says Tyler Perrry, who 2 years ago turned to Krav Maga training to prepare for his role in Alex Cross and lost 30 pounds doing it!

The movie trailer below will show you why he needed to attain some fighting skills. Although the movie did not have good...heck, not even the trailer got good reviews...the moral of the story is that Krav Maga can help you lose weight too! So why not learn some "kick-ass" moves yourself?

Come join us at Krav Maga Carlsbad and start your training before Summer gets here!!!! To schedule your first class, call us. If you tell us why you want to learn Krav Maga, your first class is FREE!!!!

You can reach Krav Maga instructor, Benjamin Halcewicz directly at:

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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Live Krav Maga Training

If you are ready to get fit, learn self defense techniques, and have fun, contact Krav Maga instructor Benjamin Halcewicz at (858) 349-8795 to schedule your FREE class*!!! Krav Maga self defense classes are designed to get you fit while demonstrating self-defense techniques that can be applied in real life!!!

Here is a Krav Maga Carlsbad video which features one of our live training sessions:

* FREE Class is available to first-time students. Don't be afraid, come join Krav Maga Carlsbad today!

March 2015 Schedule is as follows:

Monday: 7:00pm
Tuesday: 12:00pm and 7:30pm
Wednesday: 7:00pm
Thursday: 12:00pm and 7:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Krav Maga or Martial Arts

Krav Maga is not your traditional martial art, but rather a revolutionary self defense program. If you remember watching Kung-Fu movies as a child, you already know that all martial arts have an appeal to most men and our fighting spirit. It is a fact that Krav Maga will draw you closer to the mystique of a "bad-ass" attitude. It is quite simple. When applied properly, Krav Maga can be an effective “street fighting” self-defense system that is much more practical in this day-in-age.

A well-trained student of Krav Maga can be considered a walking human weapon.

You will be glad to know that since its inception, the art of Krav Maga has spread rapidly to over 30 countries around the world, and it has now arrived in Carlsbad, California!!! is your source for Krav Maga in Carlsbad. That's right, IKM San Diego's Krav Maga Instructor, Benjamin Halcewicz now has classes in Carlsbad. "Benjamin is taking Krav Maga in Carlsbad to the next level." With the influence of Karate and Jiu Jitsu, Benjamin brought his martial arts talents to San Diego at the young age of 22, which is when he discovered Krav Maga. He has now been training for over 10 years!!!

His dedication to Krav Maga in San Diego has earned him the privilege of running his own Krav Maga programs all over the San Diego area. He has used his skills and talents in a group class setting, private/small group sessions, as well as children’s and women's self-defense sessions. Benjamin has had the honor of training with Gabi Noah, a direct student of the founder of Krav Maga (Imi lichtenfeld) and also elite Karate Sensei’s who were direct students of the founder of Karate (Mr. Nishiyama of the Shotokan method and Mr. Miki of the Shito Ryu method). In addition, some of Benjamin’s other passions include Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Surfing, his educational accomplishments include a degree in Sports Education and First-aid certification.

Krav Maga Carlsbad

IKM Carlsbad recently joined forces with Japan Karate-Do Organization and now share their martial arts facilities in Carlsbad.

Conveniently Located at:

6108 Avenida Encinas, Suite A
Carlsbad, CA 92011

Unlike Karate, with Krav Maga you will not incur extra costs related to uniforms, tournament fees, etc. IKM Carlsbad will focus on ingraining the core fundamentals of Krav Maga in each student so that each one can become mentally and physically stronger...and be able to “walk in peace”.

For more information on Krav Maga in Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, or greater San Diego, please contact Krav Maga instructor Benjamin Halcewicz at (858) 349-8795.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

About Krav Maga Carlsbad

Thank you for your interest in Krav Maga Carlsbad. is associated with International Krav Maga (IKM), founded by Gabi Noah in 2009.

Growing rapidly and gaining popularity in its global presence, IKM is active in more than 20 countries. Whether you are a beginner, just wanting to learn the basics of self defense or if you are advanced, wanting to refine and perfect your selfdefense techniques, Krav Maga Carlsbad offers programs and instruction custom fit for your needs. Specialized self defense courses for Women are also offered. Female students will gain the skills and knowledge they need to fight! All while in a safe and inviting environment.

The education provided in any type of class at can instill martial arts techniques which can be potentially lifesaving.

We invite you to click, call or visit us today!!

Benjamin Halcewicz, Lead Instructor
Krav Maga in Carlsbad
6108 Avenida Encinas, Suite A
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Telephone: (858) 349-8795