C.O.R.E. Krav Maga Classes

Self defense. No BS.

Logo for C.O.R.E. Krav Maga self defense classes in Canton, Waynesville, and Asheville North Carolina area.
Woman doing Krav Maga choke defense.

We get it.

You want to learn self defense that actually works. Rebranded kid’s martial arts or sport based systems trying to pass as self defense just won’t cut it. 

Imagine walking into class expecting real self defense skills, but finding yourself wading through katas and mysticism month after month.

Or you learn some techniques, but they’re complicated or sport oriented, never tested under pressure, and have no place in real self defense.

By the time you figure out it’ll take years to actually use anything you’re learning, you’ve already wasted too much time and money. Maybe you’re even stuck in a long-term contract.

Well, in our C.O.R.E. Krav Maga classes, we take your self defense seriously. What does that mean for you?

Discover real self defense for the real world.

What’ll you find in a C.O.R.E. Krav Maga class? Real skills for the time you find your life in danger.

No head high spinning kicks. No rolling on the ground with an attacker for five minutes while his buddies kick you in the head. C.O.R.E. Krav Maga is straightforward and to the point.

Is your attacker bigger? Stronger? Are you outnumbered? Does he have a weapon? The only correct and safe assumption to all those questions is “yes.” That’s why we ingrain ideas like our “two steps to safety” and “five second ground rule.”

Focused, scenario-based training is the best way to prep yourself for using classroom lessons in real life. Your Krav Maga training creates habits that will stay with you for life.

Krav Maga classes teach defense against knife attacks like this stab.
Women's self defense techniques being used on an attacker beside a car.

Get safer faster.

Pretty techniques are complicated and don’t work under stress. And self defense ain’t pretty.

Krav Maga was created so regular people could defend themselves against violent attacks. People needed self defense skills they could learn in a hurry. Krav Maga delivered then, and still does today.

No ten-step techniques that requires your attacker stand still while you do your thing. Instead, you’ll quickly pick up important self protection skills with simple techniques and principles. Doesn’t matter if you’re a stay at home mom, a mill worker, or have an office job.

Self defense is more than just punching and kicking.

Combatives– punches, kicks, throws, and cheats– are an important part of Krav Maga’s self defense training. And while you’ll practice plenty of those, you’ll also develop:

Psychological self defense skills. Understand how your mind and emotions work under stress. Every skill you gain will be improved under pressure. We’ll make sure you can do each technique when it really counts.

Perseverance to power through. Push through your perceived limit and find new ones. You’ll develop the power to overcome whatever is thrown your way.

Hidden “soft” self defense skills. The ultimate self defense is avoiding the fight. You’ll improve your awareness skills, de-escalation tactics, and learn when you can do what according to the law.

Fitness for a winning edge. Get fit to fight when you develop the ability to train longer and harder. You’ll know you’re becoming the best you can be– and getting better every class.

And you won’t just hear us talk about those things. You’ll actually practice them in all kinds of scenarios.

Rest assured, you’ll have personalized self defense skills– and the knowledge and confidence to use them– so you end the threat quickly and keep yourself and your family safe.

How do our students feel about their self defense training?

“I’ve had a great experience in this class. The instructor explains every move, and you never feel intimidated by others. The more experienced students actually help you gain better understanding.

No matter where you rank, there’s a cohesiveness in the group. A very safe place to learn self defense.”

– Bill M.

“I started training in 2011. Now Krav has become a way of life. It’s given me more confidence and has helped me be more disciplined.

The training and the other students are very professional.

If you’re looking for the best training to survive real word violence, this is the place.”

– Travis C., Deputy Sheriff

“It’s no-nonsense self defense that redefines your limits. I’ve found myself thinking “I can’t do this” during rank evaluations and having to ignore those thoughts and push myself through.

In a real life situation, you don’t have time to think. This is the best school I’ve been to at preparing you for that.”

– Jeff C.

Think you've got what it takes?

When you join our C.O.R.E. Krav Maga class, you’ll get complete, no nonsense self defense training. And you’ll walk out of class every night with at least one new technique under your belt.

But we’re not for everyone. In fact, about half the try-outs don’t make the cut. They’re just not ready to put in the work.

Are you? Here’s how you show us.

  • Submit the form below. Our instructor will call you for a phone interview.
  • If your interview goes well, we'll invite you for a 3-week evaluation.
  • Impress us with your attitude and work ethic during the evaluation, and earn your new student invitation.

Still think you’re up for the challenge? Fill out the from below to get started.

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