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Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What is Krav Maga?

A: Krav Maga was originally developed by the Israeli Defense Forces. It was designed to rapidly teach hand to hand combat techniques to Israeli soldiers.

Krav Maga has been re-developed and adapted for self-defense.

Q: What is Citadel Krav Maga and what orgnization does it belong to?

A: Citadel Krav Maga is an authorized American Krav Maga Federation (AKMF) school. We have both an Adults Program and a Kids Program. Citadel Krav Maga is run by it's Chief Instructor, John Veverka, who holds a 2nd Degree under the AKMF.

Q: Who is the American Krav Maga Federation (AKMF)?

A: Click here to find out more about the American Krav Maga Federation. 

Q: What does Citadel Krav Maga's emblem mean?

A: Citadel Krav Maga's stylized shield emblem pays homage to the Krav Maga Kuf-Mem emblem. The star at the top of the shield represents the AKMF.

Q: What's the minimum Age requirement for Adult Classes?

A: Ages 13+ can attend regular classes. If student is under 18 years of age, they can attend class with an electronic waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian signature. 

Ages 4-12 can attend kids class with an electronic waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian signature.

Q: What gear do I need to bring?
A: -Appropriate gym attire; e.g. T-shirt, Gym pants/shorts. Be sure that the clothing is
comfortable, but secure.

-Water bottle. We also have a water cooler for you to refill.

-Gym towel.

Q: How many classes are recommended or required?
A: We recommend at least 2 classes a week. Class attendance requirements only 
pertain to belt level exam eligibility. Any classes that are listed as Level 1 or Level 1/2 open to new guests and new members. 

Can I wear shoes?
A: Outside shoes are not allowed on the mat, but wrestling shoes or dedicated mat shoes are allowed. This is more for sanitation and health reasons than wear and tear on the mats.

Q: What can I expect walking through the door?
A: Expect a welcome greeting from the instructor or other students of the school. We train people from all walks of life as we are all here for the same thing. If there any concerns or questions, please feel free to speak 
to an instructor.

Q: What is a typical class like?
A: We start the class off by bowing in, going into warm ups, following by the 
lesson plans for the day; e.g. combative strikes, self defense techniques, 
weapons defenses, etc.

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