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Unparalleled Standards Make Alpha Krav Maga Connecticut The World’s Best!


Krav Maga is a generic Hebrew word meaning “contact fighting.“ The word Maga means “contact“ and the word Krav means “battle“ or “fight.“ In Krav Maga, there are no rules. Krav Maga is a self-defense and fighting system, not a sport. Krav Maga follows the basic principles: defend and immediately counterattack from a position of disadvantage, use the natural contours of instinct, and eliminate the threat by any and all means, “So that one may walk in peace.”

 Krav Maga training stresses the ability to react when surprised. Techniques and training methods emphasize the ability to function from a poor state of readiness and to move from a passive to aggressive state immediately in order to fight back and survive.

Krav Maga addresses a wide variety of aggressive acts, which include punches, kicks, chokes, bearhugs, headlocks, grabs as well as defenses against multiple attackers and assailants armed with a firearm, edged weapon, or blunt object.

 In addition to self-defense, Krav Maga teaches hand-to-hand combat. This is a more advanced and sophisticated phase and shows how to neutralize an opponent quickly and effectively. It embodies elements related to the actual performance of the fight, including tactics, feints, powerful combinations of different attacks, the psychological dimensions of the fight, and learning how to use the environment to your advantage. Techniques are continually refined and developed in light of actual modern combat and self-defense experiences.

Alpha Krav Maga owes its name to the biblical reference and to the symbolism derived from Alphas’ and Omegas’ key placement as the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. More significantly, the name has come to represent the basic and essential elements of something crucial, ie, part beginning, end, and everything in between. Our aim is to teach our students how to earn a black belt in life. We create a total experience for our students by combining Krav Maga training with motivational and inspirational advice as well as cutting-edge nutritional guidance. Anyone who desires real change and is willing to commit to action is a candidate for our training curriculum. Doctors, homemakers, police officers, teachers, troubled teens, battered women, and the average person, represent only a small group of individuals we support.

Alpha Krav Maga is proud to train law enforcement and military personnel around the world, providing solutions to the various threats they encounter.


We train, test, and certify instructors and Krav Maga schools from around the world. We are also responsible for consulting schools in the region and making sure they stay up-to-date on their training and curriculum to keep their affiliation with Alpha Krav Maga International. Several times throughout the year we hold special seminars for Military and Law Enforcement. You also will find Sam Sade at our training center many times a year to hold seminars, instructor certifications, and ongoing training for AKMI instructors and school owners.

For more information on Alpha Krav Maga, go to our International Site

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