General Questions

Do I need prior experience to join?

Don’t worry if you have no experience! Krav Maga Experts is a safe and supportive community, and we designed our Krav Maga classes for all levels, enriching everyone from our new students to our more seasoned practitioners. No experience is necessary to try your first class.

What is the Krav Maga Experts Boise community about?

Krav Maga Experts is a special community of practitioners guided by our mission to impact the lives of every person who walks through our doors in a positive way. Our studio is a place for all and we welcome everyone at every level, whether you are a beginner or an experienced student.

What should I wear to class?

Wear something you feel comfortable that allows free movement. You will work up a sweat, so lightweight and breathable materials that absorb sweat and dry quickly are best. Shorts or leggings and a T-shirt are great options.

What should I bring to class?

If you have your own protective gear, you may bring it with you. Otherwise, grappling gloves and shin guards are available to rent or buy if you don’t have your own. We also recommend bringing a bottle of water and a change of clothes for after class.

How long are your Krav Maga classes and workshops?

All of KME’s daily classes are 60 minutes long. Private training sessions can vary in length from 30 minutes to 60 minutes and our special workshops are 2-3 hours long.

What if I am running late for class?

Things happen – we understand! Unfortunately, we can’t let latecomers in once class has started. Every class starts and ends on time and includes a warm-up to help prepare you for practice in the safest way. If you are late, your spot will be given to another person on the waitlist. We suggest you stay and watch the class or enjoy our gym area and workout!

What classes are recommended for beginners?

Classes on the schedule labelled “Krav Maga Level 1” are designed for all-levels and are the perfect place to get started, as we break complex techniques down to simple movements.

Should I start with private sessions or group classes?

Private sessions are great for individuals, families and friends who are looking for the benefits of one-on-one private training. Private Krav Maga Instructors will chart an individualized path for training to help you reach your personal goals. Group classes are a fantastic way to instantly connect with the community and learn from and alongside your fellow practitioners.

Does Krav Maga Involve Sparring?

Sparring is considered an essential part of Krav Maga training, unlike other combat styles of fighting, it is not based in competition. The Aim of Krav Maga is to disable an opponent with “maximum efficiency and minimum effort”. The Aim of Sparring is to practice fighting skills and make the sparring partners better. During sparring, you’re not trying to beat your partner into a knockout or an injury. We work hard to train the body and mind to avoid fighting as much as possible, and when unavoidable, fight to win. Winning in Krav Maga/Self Defense means you are able to walk away from a situation safely.

Am I too old or out of shape to join a Krav Maga class?

Your Krav Maga journey begins when you decide it begins. Our current student ages range from 12 years old to 82 and come to us from all over the spectrum of fitness levels. We will meet you “where you are” and help you achieve your goals at a healthy pace right for you.

I am injured, can I still attend?

Please consult your physician to develop a plan on how to proceed with your training while injured. Depending on your injury your doctor may recommend rest for recovery or modifications to your training. Always be sure to inform your instructor before class if you are injured or are recovering from an injury.

Is Krav Maga training about exercise or learning techniques?

Students who train consistently will get very fit over time, but Krav Maga training is all about technique.

Membership Questions

What are all the membership options?

Please visit our Memberships Page for complete details on your options.

Do you require a uniform in class?

Yes, uniforms help us to create mutual respect and uniformity within our

community. Our uniform is simply a KME T-Shirt.

How often should I come to Krav Maga class?

Considering your goals is the best way to determine your training schedule.

Dedication and consistency are key to your progress, as it takes time to incorporate your newly learned skills into your body and create new instincts.

We recommend students train at least 2-3 times a week and without long breaks between training sessions for the best results.

Is there a belt or skill testing system for Krav Maga?

Krav Maga Experts uses the military Patch system, different than belts. This follows our history and origination of Krav Maga. After 60 hours of training, and Instructor approval, you will be invited to begin testing your current skill level. Advancement starts from Practitioner levels and continues through Graduate and Expert levels.

What are some of the benefits of taking Krav Maga classes?

Krav Maga has many benefits;

1. The most important one is learning realistic self-defense skills.
2. Get into the best shape of your life.
3. Improve strength and conditioning.
4. Improve self-confidence and self-esteem.
5. Weight Loss. Learning how to fight will get you fit.
6. Overcome trauma.
7. Learn how to manage high-level stress.
8. Improve mental health.
9. Make great friends! It is fact, people who fight together make better friends.
10. Who doesn’t want to be a Badass?

How can I bring a friend or use a guest pass? Do I need to register my friend/guest?

We encourage and reward our students when bringing friends to join them on the mat. For every friend who joins, you get 35 dollars off next month’s dues! Every student will receive (2) Krav Maga guest passes when they join a membership. Your guest(s) will simply need to contact us to take a class!

Do I need protective gear?

For self-protection and the protection of your colleagues, most of our Krav Maga classes will require you to use protective gear. Gloves and Shin Guards are available to rent or buy at the studio. In addition, we recommend mouth guards, and groin guards for men, for added protection. All gear may be purchased at our location.

Do you hold Krav Maga events for companies?

We specialize in corporate trainings and have held events in studio or on location at the workplace. There are many benefits Krav Maga Training can bring to your teams. We have worked with a long list of companies including St Alphonsus, Local and Federal Agencies, Facebook, Boise’s nightclub Security, Boise State University, WCA, and more! We are certified in additional trainings regarding use of force, OC, Handcuffing, Baton Training, Tactical Firearms, Scenario training etc.

How many classes do I need until I can feel safe?

There is no one answer as everyone is different. On average, people change their posture, their demeanor, and confidence within a few classes. It is a simple equation: The more you train the better you get.

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