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Krav Maga Classes in New Bedford, MA

 Krav Maga, the official fighting and self-defense system of the Israeli military, is a great way to improve your overall level of fitness While you're having fun. The principles of Krav Maga are : 

1) Address the immediate threat.

2) Defend and counter simultaneously.

3) Eliminate the threat.

4) Disengage.

During the course of your training, we will challenge you to train under stress, learn situational awareness and prevention techniques that will help avoid problematic situations. Beginners welcome.

As a student progresses through their training, advanced students will learn defenses against against blunt objects, firearms and knives.

Train and take Krav Maga Classes at our New Bedford, MA location


Street parking only. Please respect our neighbors and do not block any
driveways, bus stops or park next to a yellow painted curb.
Please do not park in the lot or the driveway in front of the school. 
It is unsafe and reserved for instructors. You will be asked to move immediately.

Our adult classes are open to students over the age of 13 and all fitness levels. Modifications are always welcome for disabilities and injuries. Prior martial arts experience is not required.

Want to buy a drop in?

Please follow the link below to our calendar and choose the class you would like to attend. Then you will be prompted to sign up and pay $20

This link will redirect you to our member site


Tips for Your First Group Class

Fuel and Hydrate

Drink, drink, drink! The key to a healthy body is staying hydrated. So be sure to have water before, during, and after class. Please make sure to have eaten a sufficient amount of snacks and meals through the day. Food is fuel!

What To Wear

If you’ve never been to class, we suggest wearing a tee shirt and work out pants or shorts. Leggings are welcome as well.

we train barefoot.

Check-In/Arrive Early

Nothings worse than a last minute set-up! Do yourself a favor and come in 15 minutes before class starts. Be sure to stop by the office and an Instructor will greet you.


Let them know that you’re a new student and they’ll get you set up with a run down on class and help you with any equipment you may need.


What is Krav Maga? Krav Maga is an Israeli martial art that combines self-defense techniques with physical fitness and mental focus. It is designed to be effective in real-world situations, allowing practitioners to defend themselves against attackers in a variety of scenarios.

Where can I take Krav Maga classes in New Bedford? South Coast Self Defense offers Krav Maga classes and training for all ages at our New Bedford, MA location (457 Ashley Boulevard). Our instructors provide a safe and fun environment while teaching the fundamentals of this martial art. Visit our website for more information about our classes and training options.

What is the benefit of taking Krav Maga classes? Krav Maga classes offer numerous benefits including improved physical fitness, mental toughness and focus, self-confidence, and the ability to protect yourself if needed. Additionally, it serves as a great way to stay active and meet new people in the community.

How long is each class? Each Krav Maga class at South Coast Self Defense runs for one hour.

Is there a minimum age requirement for attending the classes? No – all ages are welcome!

Do you offer kids krav maga classes? We have courses specifically tailored for children, teens, adults and seniors so everyone can get involved regardless of their age or experience level. (enter info about kids page for more info)

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