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  • How to Make The Most of Your Martial Arts Class Time

    How to Make The Most of Your Martial Arts Class Time Whether you are a brand-new practitioner or a 10-year veteran, martial arts students are always looking for ways to accelerate and optimize their training. The benefits of joining a self-defense program are great for your physical, mental, and social well-being, but at the same time it is important to understand everyone is on a different path of progress. Here are some tips to help you maximize your time in class: Set a goal for each class There is a mountain of scientific evidence telling us that multitasking is ineffective. Trying to focus on too many things at once is bad for productivity, quality, and efficiency. ....

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  • Krav Maga Black Belts at EVKM

    EVKM now has 5 black belts on the instructor staff! Recently EVKM Instructors Sara and Keith tested for and received their Krav Maga black belts! The 2 day test was held at the Krav Maga Alliance HQ's in Culver City, CA, and was administered by KMA Founder John Whitman. Sara and Keith join Ivvette and KC as 1st Degree Black Belts under our Chief Instructor and 3rd Degree Black Belt Derrek, and all four of them started their Krav Maga journey from Day 1 at EVKM. Together, our Black Belt instructors have over 40 years of combined of Krav Maga experience. ....

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  • Krav Maga Level Tests in Tempe

    Both our adult and youth programs had level tests recently! Our Young Warriors Krav Maga program had youth testing up to various levels, and our adult program had Level 1 and 2 students testing to move up to their next levels. Belt testing is an important part of the Krav Maga training cycle to test the techniques and strategies that have been learned and practiced during class times. Upon successful completion of the level test, students can then move into the next level of Krav Maga classes and learn new techniques that use the building blocks of the previous levels. Our Krav Maga self defense program is structured around first learning beginner fundamentals and then progressing ....

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  • Arizona State University Self Defense Presentation

    This week, EVKM's Chief Instructor was invited back to Arizona State University for a presentation on "Self Defense at Any Age" through the principles of Krav Maga. This special program took place at the downtown Phoenix campus of ASU and was part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. This is the 5th consecutive semester that Derrek has been a guest speaker on campus on the important topic of personal safety. His presentation included the 3 key elements of any personal self defense strategy, along with demonstrations of Krav Maga techniques for common violent situations. He was joined by EVKM instructor Emma who demonstrated the techniques. If you would like an EVKM Krav Maga ....

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  • Self Defense Presentation at Fairway Library

    EVKM Instructors Derrek and Sara recently visited Sun City, Arizona for a presentation at the Fairway Library. This is our 3rd visit in 3 years to this library branch and we always enjoy the invitation. Derrek and Sara demonstrated important self defense scenarios and situations with guidance on how to problem solve using the principles of Krav Maga. Topics included situational awareness, body language, force escalation, and the key components of a personal self defense plan. This key point was that no matter your age, there are steps and strategies that can be used to increase your safety and the safety of those around you. EVKM is a frequent guest speaker at libraries throughout ....

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  • ABC 15 Back to School Safety with Krav Maga

    To talk about back to school safety, ABC 15 asked EVKM instructors to visit and share tips and advice. EVKM instructors Derrek, Michele, and Eric shared some tips about staying safe on campus. In addition, they demonstrated some Krav Maga self defense techniques including defending pulls, chokes, and grabs. To see the full interview and demonstrations, visit: Tips on Staying Safe from EVKM Self Defense & Fitness ....

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  • EVKM Featured at Europa Games & Expo

    Recently, EVKM was asked to demonstrate Krav Maga at the Phoenix Europa Games! This event and expo is the largest annual fitness event in the State of Arizona. The weekend event has competitions ranging from powerlifting to Crossfit to bodybuiling. EVKM was contacted by the organizers of the event as the leaders of Krav Maga training in Phoenix to be featured in the expo area. We were given a 20x20 matted area in a prominent spot on the convention floor where we held seminars, demonstrations, and other educational sessions to show Krav Maga. These sessions included Womens Self Defense, Defenses vs Weapons, Multiple Attackers, Youth Self Defense, and Q&A sessions. ....

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  • EVKM Brings Krav Maga at Phoenix Fan Fusion

    For the 7th year in a row, EVKM Self Defense & Fitness was featured at the local pop culture event Phoenix Fan Fusion ! This annual 4-day event held at the Phoenix Convention Center attracts over 60,000 attendees, and EVKM was again asked to provide Krav Maga training and education.

    Super Hero Side Kick Training
    EVKM Young Warriors Instructor Paulina and Mark lead a session for kids called "Super Hero Side Kick Training" where they taught some age appropriate self defense tips and techniques. This session was part of the youth programming of the event. Krav Maga in Action
    EVKM's Chief Instructor Derrek lead his annual Krav Maga in Action panel where he talked about the ....

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  • Krav Maga at East Valley Jewish Community Center

    The East Valley Jewish Community Center invited EVKM Chief Instructor Derrek Hofrichter to be the guest speaker at a recent Terrific Tuesdays event! Instructor Derrek spoke about the history of Krav Maga, his visits to Israel to train in Krav Maga, and how everyone can take measures to defend themselves regardless of their age. He was joined by Instructor Sara who demonstrated some defenses for common self defense attacks. Following the presentation, they did a Q&A session and a tour of the Community Center. The East Valley Jewish Community center is located in Chandler, Arizona, and their mission is to be a center for social, cultural and educational activities to engage families ....

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  • Free Women's Self Defense Seminar at EVKM for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and to help raise awareness and education,EVKMSelf Defense & Fitness will be hosting a Women's Krav Maga Seminar on Saturday, April 27th. This seminar will be held from 1pm - 2:30pm at EVKM's facility in Tempe (1332 E Apache Blvd) and will teach women some vital fundamentals of self-defense with some of the top techniques, tactics,and strategies every woman should know. Lead by some of the female Krav Maga instructors of EVKM , this special seminar event is open to the public, all skills levels welcome and being held at no cost to attendees!
    For women ages 13+ only. Visit this link to register!


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