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
Email: ikmsandiego@gmail.com

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!

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IKMCarlsbadCA.com 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
Email: ikmsandiego@gmail.com

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 IKMCarlsbadCA.com! 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 IKMCarlsbadCA.com 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 Mogaveera...by Pooja Pillai via manoramaonline.com.

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 WKOW.com

"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
Website: IKMCarlsbadCA.com

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

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
Website: hGracieCarlsbad.com
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
Website GracieBarraCarlsbad.com
Style: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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

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

Goju Karate Center
300 Carlsbad Village Dr., Suite 110A
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Telephone: (760) 434-0353
Website: GojuKarate.com
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
Website: www.IKMCarlsbadCA.com
Email: ikmsandiego@gmail.com

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!!!

IKMCarlsbadCA.com 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.

IKMCarlsbadCA.com 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 IKMCarlsbadCA.com 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