Krav Maga Classes

Learn authentic Krav Maga from the Bay Area’s original training institute in Santa Clara, California. The Academy of Self Defense is now running Vanguard Krav Maga® classes.

Real World Self Defense

Vanguard Krav Maga® is a self defense fighting system that emphasizes the importance of environmental awareness and de-escalation to avoid physical confrontation at all costs. As a last resort, our system teaches you how to swiftly and aggressively react and escape to safety.  Krav Maga focuses on evasion and only resorts to physical violence if there is an immediate threat.

Class Format

Krav Maga classes are 55 minutes long. Classes generally start off with 15-25 minutes of combative conditioning warm-ups. The remainder of the class is spent learning a specific set of techniques.


All participants must be 13+ years of age. Hand protection, MMA Gloves, are required to participate in Vanguard Krav Maga classes at the Academy of Self Defense. Appropriate athletic attire is suggested


Monthly rates at the Academy of Self Defense for Vanguard Krav Maga® classes are highly competitive. Krav Maga Membership is $99 per month. To learn more about ASD Pricing, click here.

Krav Maga Class Schedule

Vanguard Krav Maga® classes are running weekly at the Academy of Self Defense in Santa Clara, California. On the schedule, beginners can take Krav Maga 1 and Krav Maga All classes. During your free trial, you are also able to attend any of the other classes.

Not in the Bay Area? Check out some of our certified Vanguard Krav Maga Instructors and their school’s across the U.S.