The Redwood Club will be Hosting
Krav Maga Demo on May 9th!

What is Krav Maga?

Krav Maga is the self-defense system used by the Israeli Military. It is a simplistic, highly effective martial art that leverages natural instinctive movements while simultaneously attacking during defenses. When translated from Hebrew to English, Krav Maga means ‘contact combat.’

It was created in 1948 by Immi Sde-Or as a way to train up the general populace as quickly as possible for the upcoming war of independence. At the time, the Israeli military only had two weeks to train the men, women and children in hand-to-hand fighting skills before the war would come.

Krav Maga Demo Class

Tuesday, May 9th

6:30-7:30 pm

Meet the Krav Maga Instructor, Asher Smiley

I was born and raised in Oakland, California and then moved to attend University in the United Kingdom, which was where I first started training in Krav Maga. I am also a trained and certified archery instructor that teaches regularly.

I started training in civilian Krav Maga as a student of the Institute Krav Maga, UK. I steadily progressed through their grading system while training with many of the organization’s top instructors from around the world until I moved back to my native California. Once back in the United States, I started training with Boaz Aviram (a former head of Krav Maga for the IDF) and Tony Cohen (founder of 1947 Krav Maga). I received my certificate of instruction in the military form of Krav Maga while training with Boaz and Tony.

I regularly travel in order to continue my training. I also make it a point when I travel for fun to get in touch with other Krav Maga schools so that I can train with them when the opportunity arises. In the winter of 2017, I traveled to Colorado where I trained with Gabe Cohen, owner and head instructor of American Krav Maga. Certifying as a Tier 1 instructor in the AKM system, it was through this training that Krav Maga Revolution decided to affiliate with American Krav Maga. In the summer, I will be traveling to Israel to train with one of the top Krav Maga experts in the world, Lior Offenbach.