Discover martial arts for the modern world.

Build real-world self defense skills, boost fitness, and find your stronger self with C.O.R.E. Krav Maga and Integrated Martial Arts.

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What is Krav Maga in three words?

Real. Simple. Self defense.

Krav Maga is the most widespread combatives system in the world today. It’s sole purpose is creating physical and mental skills for surviving violent attacks.

Born in the midst of Central Europe’s anti-Semitic society during the 1930s, it really came into its own as Israel fought to become a nation.

C.O.R.E. Krav Maga includes hand-to-hand and weapons fighting tactics, as well as guerilla jiu jitsu– specifcally for street self defense.

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What do you get when you cross the best of Kenpo, Filipino arts, and Jiu Jutsu?

Integrated Martial Arts.

On their own, each art has hundreds of years of history dedicated to one thing… helping people protect themselves and live to tell about it.

And their inclusion in the Integrated Martial Arts curriculum still serves to give you those same valuable skills in today’s world.

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Get traditional martial arts and modern self defense programs geared to fit your life in today's world.

At Riverside Martial Arts Academy, you’ll find professional instruction in a close-knit, safe environment. Whether you explore Integrated Martial Arts or C.O.R.E. Krav Maga– attend group classes or try out a seminar– you’ll discover ways to…

Strengthen yourself through tackling new physical and mental challenges.

Put the power of personal safety in your own two hands.

Bust through your perceived limits and learn what you’re really capable of.

Get a self confidence boost… for your children, or even yourself.

Empower your kids with skills and composure to deal with bullies.

Or simply give something new and fun a try.

And while martial arts have been around for centuries, our classes aren’t stuck in the past. You’ll learn how to apply the skills in class to the problems of today.

Try out our martial arts or self defense classes now. It's as easy as...

1) Pick style you want to try.

2) Complete the pre-registration form. 

3) An instructor (Spencer or Steve) will call to schedule your FREE class.

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