Krav Maga

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Learn Real World Self Defense For Real World Violence, Boost Your Energy, and Get in Great Shape While Having Fun!

North Branford's Best Self Defense & Fitness Training

The Outcome To A Situation Will Depend On Your Willingness to Prepare For That Situation.

Armed and unarmed assaults can happen anywhere, anytime and when you least expect it. Would you know what to do?


Three things will likely happen. You will fight, flight or freeze. Krav Maga will amp up your fight and flight instincts and lower the chance for your freeze response. It can mean the difference between an outcome that keeps you unharmed vs. becoming a victim of violence.

Krav Maga is arguably the most practiced self-defense system in the world. You will learn powerful and effective reality based self defense principles to protect yourself or your loved ones.

It will strengthen you physically and mentally. We will prepare you to know how to control your emotions in a highly charged and stressful situation. You will learn situational awareness and powerful striking skills.

Originally developed for the Israeli Defense Forces, Krav Maga remains a favorite among military and law enforcement agencies around the world.

Whether you are looking to try something new due to gym boredom, are a martial art enthusiast or want to learn how to protect yourself,  Krav Maga is a great choice that is hard to beat.


<style=”text-align: center;”>CT Krav Maga & MMA was included in the Top 20 Krav Maga Youtube Channels To Follow in 2018 by Feedspot!

What Will I Learn?

Here are just some of the things you will learn:

🗸How to neutralize a threat in unexpected or unprepared situations

🗸How to use common items around you for self defense

🗸How to use techniques that were intentionally created to be learned quickly

🗸How to use situational awareness to your full advantage

Some of our members admitted they felt nervous starting out. But after trying our classes, here is what they had to say:

    “Learning self defense has never been so much fun!”
    “Time flies while you are in class.”
    “I never thought I would be smiling through class.”
    “I was so nervous when I started and there was no reason to be.”
    “I wish I started sooner.”
    “They care about me.”

Try Us Out!

This is a fun, friendly atmosphere where everyone wants to help you succeed. Krav Maga was developed to be simple yet effective. You don’t need a background in martial arts, you don’t need to be in shape to start and you can wear comfortable gym clothing to class.

Krav Maga North Branford, CT


Ready to Stay Safe, Get Fit and Have Fun?

Krav Maga Class Schedule

  • Monday
    • 9:30 am
    • 6:30 pm



  • Tuesday
    • 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday
    • 9:30 am
    • 6:30 pm



  • Thursday
    • 7:30 pm
  • Friday
    • 9:30 am



  • Saturday
    • 11 am



What makes Krav Maga such a powerful form of self-defense?

Quick and Easy to Learn

The Israeli Army designed Krav Maga to work around your body’s natural movements. Everything just feels “right”.

Confidence & Control

Krav Maga is a very “mental” style of self defense. This means that it’s not about how much physical power you have. It’s about what’s going on inside of your mind and your spirit. Through Krav Maga, your confidence, self-control and self-discipline will skyrocket, and your awareness over yourself, and the choice you make, will become keen. That way you can steer yourself to live the kind of life you truly want and deserve.

No Lengthy Start-up Time

Many martial arts require a lot of time to feel like you’re at a level where you can fend for yourself. However, within just a few Krav Maga classes you’ll already feel more confident in your ability to defend yourself.

Krav Maga Testimonials

Dennis Hill is a great instructor and a great human being overall. I love training at his dojo he is very patient, and is always willing to take the time that is needed to ensure that you have the understanding of whatever it is that you are doing at the time.

Tony Fugere

I love this place! Very relaxed atmosphere with intense workouts. Instructors are always helpful and make time for questions and individual attention. If you are thinking about trying out krav or BJJ come in for a few classes-you will get hooked.

T Biggs

It took me a while to get in here, but now that I’m signed up I’m never looking back! I love the staff, and how much they care about us and our health! I feel myself getting stronger day by day, it’s an incredible feeling. They help keep us involved and shout us out on their facebook page to help motivate us 🙂 so happy to be a member here! I highly recommend it if you’re looking for a great workout!!

Jessica DiNatale

Great environment!!!!! I gained energy and strength when I trained their!!! The staff is very friendly

Daniel Valentin

Staff here is wonderful. They are friendly, helpful, and truly have a passion for the classes they teach. Along with the martial arts classes, they also have kick boxing and kettlebell classes on the bottom floor. Definitely a place to check put if you are looking to change up your workout routine or learn Krav. Great classes for kids to learn the basics of Krav Maga and continue on to more challenging classes as they progress.

Gary B.

The instructors and team here are extremely awesome!! I love coming here!!

Julie Musgrove

The instructors show you that they really care and show you how to do everything correctly. They also take every client seriously and are interested in seeing everyone improve. I have done programs like p90x and insanity in the past, but kickboxing has definitely been the best workout and the best decision I have ever made in my fitness journey. I feel better than ever! I strongly recommend people at least trying it out. I know everyone will fall in love!

Kenia Lopez

I love everything about this place! Everyone is welcoming, friendly, and respectful. They are knowledgeable and its such a positive place to train. I love it!!

Bec Santos

I took a women’s self defense class there and it was tremendous and totally hands on! Dennis and Jennifer were awesome and I learned so much! Very comfortable, clean, professional and fun place! I look forward to another class there in the future!

Lisa Mayer

The instructors are very patient and make sure the proper technique is being performed. I have learned many self defense techniques to protect myself and my family. I never felt comfortable at a gym or in groups…but at Ct Krav Maga & MMA North Branford,CT.. I feel very comfortable and relaxed. No matter what level you are everyone is very helpful and patient. The programs are amazing!!! and the prices are reasonable!! This is definitely one of the best choices I have made in my life and my children’s life. The Kids Krav instructors are very dedicated to the kids and my little one looks forward to his classes……I would recommend Ct Krav Maga & MMA North Branford,CT to everyone!!!

Biyonka Mendez

The training is fast-paced and well-explained. A very friendly and welcoming place.

Tim Moore

Best classes and instructors. Dennis and his team are highly trained and exceptional trainers.

Marisa Hill

Been here 12 years, great people, great instructors!!

Laura DeFrancesco

You become a family here. I drive a half hour just to train here. I had started when I lived in Branford, and I just can’t imagine going somewhere else. Amazing staff and training. Best decision I’ve made!

Nikki Sacco

Great place for beginners to try a few different classes to see what they like. Staff and other members make you feel comfortable right away, it’s like a family, and newbies are always welcome.

Maryann Melio

Absolutely love this place!! I’ve been training here for close to a year and have seen many gains in my skills. Dennis is a great instructor and makes you feel welcomed right away. The environment here is super cooperative and friendly, with the more skilled people helping out the newbies. I love that they offer a wide range of classes like Krav Maga, BJJ, Combat Hapkido, Kickboxing, and Fight Evolution. This place is great for a well rounded training experience and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in training in martial arts!

Kristin Good

Everything you need in one place.many styles of exercise and martial arts all ran by great instructors with solid credentials. Group sessions are personal and comfortable with great attention served on each student. Can’t wait for my next class!

Jason Ruff

What can I say? I have been a student here for nearly two years, I started just for a change from the same old gym. Now as I am approaching 50 years old I am in better shape then when I was 30, the instructors are all knowledgeable and just all around nice people. From Krav Maga, to kettlebells, to bjj, to kickboxing it’s just a great place to learn and train.

Lou Fonda

What a great facility they have! They offer a ton of different classes run by a phenomenal and knowledgeable staff, plus every time I’ve been there the classes are packed with great people. Sensei Dennis is constantly running around with such motivation and positivity, the energy of this school is amazing. I highly recommend you check them out.

Frank Ciatto

I love this place! Very relaxed atmosphere with intense workouts. Instructors are always helpful and make time for questions and individual attention. If you are thinking about trying out krav or BJJ come in for a few classes-you will get hooked.

Trevor DB

My son (4) has been doing the Little Ninjas program for about a year and it is an excellent program with exceptional instructors. I have recently enjoyed a start in level 1 Krav Maga and the adult program is intense and rewarding. I only gave the studio 5 stars because 6 stars was not an option.

Nathan Miller

As a woman, self-defense has always been of interest to me. It’s no fun walking down the street at night and being scared of every guy you pass. I think every lady should at least know how to handle herself. Anyway, I’ve taken classes around town…at the local gyms, at the local college, and some other places too. Those were okay – but I never walked away feeling any more confident in my ability to defend myself than when I started ONE Krav Maga class – and I mean just ONE – taught me more useful, usable tactics than any class I’ve ever taken. I’m not saying I’m a martial arts pro or anything – but I now feel confident that I could defend myself enough to run away and get help.

Jennifer Sanders

I’ve tried other forms of martial arts, like Tae Kwon Do and Kung Fu. While I think those have their strengths – none of them ever clicked with me. It’s kind of like college… where you take a couple years of “pre-requisite” classes before you really start to learn anything. With those martial arts – I felt like you have to jump through hoops for a few years before you really get to a level where you can take care of yourself. What I love about Krav Maga is that from day 1 you learn real-world tactics that you can start using that day. This is the no B.S. path to self-defense.

Sean Mazzola

I know a lot of people take Krav Maga for self-defense… But to be honest my main goal was to lose some weight. Believe me, you WILL lose weight with this! I can already see the pounds melting right off! Every class is full of great fat-melting workouts. And as an added bonus, I now know how to defend myself. It’s the best of both worlds. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, or for self-defense, this is the real deal. Just get started already! You won’t regret it!

Gina Ricci

The other night I was out with a couple friends. Some guy who had too much to drink came up to us and start talking some serious trash. He seemed really hostile, like he might start a fight with us too.

The thing is, even though I was with 4 other guys… I locked up. It was like I froze. The way the guy was yelling and waving his arms around just caught me off guard, and I was worried for myself and my friends. I felt really embarrassed afterward. Ashamed. As a man, you feel like you should be this “Rambo” guy who can handle himself. I don’t wanna be Rambo or anything, but I at least want to know that I can defend myself.

I haven’t been taking Krav Maga for very long. But even with the short amount of time I’ve been learning – I know for a FACT that if anything like that ever happened again, I’d be able to defend myself and my friends.

I don’t mean to say I wanna go around picking fights or anything. But sometimes fights find you. And if another one ever does – I’ll feel safe, for myself and whoever I’m with.

Cory Henson

I always painted martial arts classes to be these crazy, tough things (and kind of intimidating too). I mean you wear these uniforms and have to bow to people and it just really didn’t seem like my kind of thing.

After starting Krav Maga, I realize it’s kind of the “rebel” of martial arts. You DON’T have to wear a uniform – just bring comfy gym clothes. There’s also no bowing or anything else that makes martial arts seem unapproachable.

It’s totally raw and REAL. You don’t learn anything that you don’t need.You only learn what you will help you in a real world situation, and nothing less. Honestly, you just show up, have a ton of fun, and immediately start learning how to defend yourself. I mean after day one you already feel more confident

Joanne McCarthy

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Krav Maga FAQ's

What kind of physical shape do I need to be in?

Any! We have Krav Maga students who are in great shape, and others who aren’t. Everyone has a great experience, and learns a ton in every class. Those who start out in not-so-great shape often get in shape very quickly. So if this is you, have no fear! Just come and enjoy Krav Maga.

What should I do if I have a medical condition?

If you have a medical condition, a past injury that required surgery and still troubles you from time to time, or anything else that may be of concern… Please speak to a medical professional before joining our classes. Chances are you’ll be more than able to come and enjoy learning Krav Maga. But there may be certain exercises that you’ll have to take it slow on. Just let us know what your doctor says!

Are these classes violent? Can I get hurt?

People often associate martial arts with violence. After all, you’re learning self-defense techniques. However, there’s a big difference between self-defense and violence. Self-defense means you seek a peaceful way of life, only defending yourself is you absolutely have to. Violence means seeking out hostile situations. While injury is possible with any form of exercise – we’re proud to say that injuries are very rare here. We go to extreme lengths to make sure you learn Krav Maga in a safe, effective way.

Are these classes fun? Serious? Strict? Etc.?

All of the above! Every class ranges from fun & light-hearted, to focused and serious. We’ve found that a good balance of both provides the most enjoyable and effective learning environment.

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