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Roy Elghanayan's Krav Maga | REKM | Krav Maga L.A.
Self Defense School
Today 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
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Roy Elghanayan's Krav Maga is the leading institute in Los Angeles of Israeli self defense and tactical shooting. REKM is the only Official Training Center  directly associated with the Israeli SF.
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13347 W Washington Blvd Los Angels, CA 90066
13347 W Washington BlvdUSCALos Angels90066
Self Defense School, Jujitsu School
Self Defense School
Jujitsu School
Physical Fitness Program
Boxing Gym
Today 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am – 10:00 pmTuesday 10:00 am – 10:00 pmWednesday 10:00 am – 10:00 pmThursday 10:00 am – 10:00 pmFriday 10:00 am – 10:00 pmSaturday ClosedSunday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Roy Elghanayan's Krav Maga (REKM) is the leading institute of Israeli self defense and tactical shooting. We have the distinction of featuring classes taught by Roy Elghanayan, 4th Degree Black Belt and Chief Instructor of Krav Maga for the Israeli Special Forces. Roy trains law enforcement and military personnel around the world and has held seminars in more then 15 countries over the past 5 years. Our tactical law enforcement division is led by Aaron Cohen, former member of Duvdevan, Israel's top special operations counter terrorist unit. Together, we offer a true, authentic Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) training experience emphasizing hand to hand combat, tactical shooting and warrior training for both men and women. With our love and dedication to the self defense survival system of the IDF, we will provide you with a unique opportunity that was Made in Israel, but only taught at REKM.
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Shahreen Reza
reviewed a month ago
Having just moved to California from Canada I must say I felt a sense of up-rootededness. I casually bought a Groupon for this place as I had heard of Sensei Roy...from the very first class, I realized this place was indeed something special. There is a great deal of positive energy, encouragement and camaraderie that usually only comes when you're in a team sport (I remember my old rowing crew from college where we used to hit the water together every morn and built that spirit of bonding). But here I found a genuine sense of belonging, from Mike the incredibly warm and caring boxing coach, to Linda, the wonderfully inspiring and dedicated instructor who made sure I moved on to the next level by pushing me harder and not allowing me to give up, even when I wanted to toss in the towel. The care and attention that you receive here as a student makes you realize that this is more than dojo, it's a place where you meet wonderful people and make friends. After a long day of work or a hard and frustrating week -- I always found myself looking forward to Krav Maga. If you want a solid training session, the Warrior Workouts are excellent for building strength and endurance, it's a fusion of cross-fit and stretches to make sure you're ready for the moves they teach you in class (and the higher belts will always take the time to help you out during Open Mat -- for me it was those blasted roundhouse kicks I kept struggling to nail!). They say in LA you can die of encouragement, but this is one place where the encouragement is sincere and you will want to work harder because the people around you compel you to do so. If you want to learn how to defend yourself, Sensei Roy is ideal. He won't tolerate laziness. He won't take any bullsh*t. He'll work you harder than you think you can you want to work. You can break your ribs while you're testing or snap your fingers while you're sparring -- but he'll push you to keep fighting and teach you not to give up. Training the mind is as much a part of the discipline as training the body. Although I have to admit Roy was intimidating at the beginning, he's actually really caring. REKM is well worth the shot...I highly recommend it, especially to women who want to know that they can protect themselves and remain calm and confident if ever a situation were to arise where she found herself in harm's way. Linda is definitely an instructor who makes any woman want to learn to kick some serious ass...and believe me...she'll take the time to show you how! ;-)
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Ellen Ng
reviewed 3 months ago
I came to Krav Maga LA a little over a year and a half ago with no martial arts experience whatsoever and have loved it ever since. The smaller class sizes, great instructors (esp. Sensei Roy), and friendly atmosphere are what keep me coming back. There’s a good balance of technique and cardio, so whether you’re coming from an experienced background in other martial arts or are trying something new for the very first time, you’ll learn a lot. I can tell you it will be a challenge at first, but what you get out of it is well worth it! The other thing that’s great about this place is the holistic approach to training – besides krav maga, there are also yoga, boxing, and fitness classes. So, whether you're looking for something new to try or a new place to train, you'll definitely want to come check out Krav Maga LA.
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Kevin Chan
reviewed 5 months ago
Certain choices lead to transformative experiences. Growing up as a scrawny Asian kid in a very rural area in the south led to more than a few bumps and bruises. A bit older and a having staked residence in the City of Angels (but still sort of scrawny), I'm no longer ducking angry hillbillies. Yet there was something still missing in my life. I've had no problem occupying time with work and hobbies. My head space, on the other hand, has always been a bit frantic. I always knew my life needed a sense of balance, but I didn't know where to look. Groupon placed a stone on the other side of the scale. Having trained under the expert eye of Sensei Roy Elghanayan for almost a year now, I've developed a self-confidence that has permeated all areas in my life. I thought I was already in fairly decent shape, but the first few months of training at KMLA will increase your stamina and overall conditioning even higher. Linda and Chris help instruct and take the time to break down technique and form, while doing so in a very positive environment. The foundation you've built within just a few months will be taken to another level, as Sensei derives lesson plans founded upon a wealth of knowledge and experience. By the time each class hour is up, you'll reflect on how much you've accomplished (and how much you surprised yourself). And if you're looking to optimize your health and body, drop in on the Warrior Workouts... Linda's motivation will push you to complete evolutions your mind never thought possible. I came in with no previous martial arts training and it definitely showed at first. Don't worry- there are no egos at the dojo and the higher belts are all too happy to help. Several months seemed to fly by when another member stopped to tell me how far I've come. When you make this a commitment, improvement is a natural byproduct. And because you've been so focused in your training, you may be the last to know it. I've still got a long way to go, but I'm confident enough now to understand how to intelligently remove myself from more than a few dangerous situations. Like life, Krav Maga is a never-ending process of learning. You may as well learn from the best there is. You'll also meet some pretty genuine folks taking this same journey, along the way.
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Tegan Fochs
reviewed 3 months ago
Going into my 3rd year at KMLA and Love it!!! Seeing how all of it and myself have grown over the years, much thanks to Sensei and his insane passion. Level 1: It's your FOUNDATION, basic punches and kicks. Movements, wriest releases and combos. CARDIO and more CARDIO. Level 2: Expanding on level 1. More kicks and punches. Learning how to put together your own combos. Some takedowns. Level 3: Expanding on level 2 now including choke holds and bear hugs. More takedowns and some throws. Level 4: Expand on 3 now it starts getting REALLY fun! If he hasn't killed you yet, and you made it this far... let's prepare to earn that black belt. Now we get into knife defenses and when he's feeling like having fun, we do IDF style training. He pushes you harder then you ever thought possible. Heat, sweat, pain and sometimes a little blood. But when it's over, the confidence and feeling of accomplishment... nothing better. And the women!!! Holy hell, when I started in 2011; I was 1 of 4 chicks... now i think we have close to 20. The woman's class is a perfect start for those wanting to do it but concerned about working with the guys. It's a women's only Level 1 class, so you get the information and confidence before going into the other classes and working with the guys. One thing to note: now that we have so many women, you really only end up working with them when we spar. All and all if you really want to learn real world self defense and get a killer work out in the process. Plus build confidence no matter how your self-esteem is, this is the place for you. Everyone is helpful and kind and always willing.
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Lindsey Leposke
reviewed 5 months ago
If you want to learn authentic Krav Maga from the one of the best in the world- go to Krav Maga LA. It really is the best martial arts gym I've been to in Southern CA. I've taken boxing, muay thai and jiu jitsu, but nothing compares to the intensity, workout, or experience of Krav Maga with Roy. If you're a female, and want to learn how to truly protect yourself, gain confidence, get a workout (and be a badass :-))- come here! It's an awesome gym with a great, supportive environment. I've been addicted since my first class, try it-you won't regret it, I promise.
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Edgar Navarro
reviewed 5 months ago
I came in thru groupon I was just going to try it out and loved it. I like the fact that they have classes in the morning and afternoon because my schedule changes a lot and I can just go online look at the next class and go to it. I took my test to go to level 2 and passed : ) so I can still keep taking level 1 classes to work on my technique, I can take level 2 classes, Yoga, and the open mats as well for the same monthly fee. I really like the sparring the sensei Roy puts you with people that are going to make you better fighters and the sparring is not to hurt each other but to learn from your mistakes and get better and if you want you can go hard as well if you can take it and then talk them after because is a good sportsmanship eviroment. I have lost a lot of weight and my endurance is getting better as well. Come and try it you wont regreat it.
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