Where Do I Begin?
As we have previously mentioned, you do not need prior martial arts or fitness backgrounds to start at Spartan. Nor do you need to be in top physical shape to do our classes. All of our group classes are perfect for total beginners. It's still a pretty daunting task to pick a first class.
In this section, we will try to de-mystify things for you by breaking down some of our classes and providing insight on the instructors that teach those classes.
If you've never done Krav Maga or Combat Fitness before, it can be a daunting task to pick which class to try. here are a couple of classes to consider starting with:
Krav Maga on Wednesday evenings at 7pm with Michelle Jeck - This is a great class to start with! Michelle is quite methodical in her teaching demeanor and has a great way of connecting with new students. You will progress pretty quickly through the class that you get an awesome class experience.
Krav Maga on Saturday mornings at 10am with Cyrus Osena - This class will be a bit more fast-paced, intense, but is taught in a manner that is perfect for total beginners. Cyrus is our Lead Instructor and can take you from a total novice to effectively navigating advanced techniques in no time!
KRAVfit on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:30pm with Amelia Sher - KRAVfit is our flagship combat fitness platform. It is essentially a Krav Maga without the bone-jarring contact. Punch and kick your way into the best shape of your life with this unique Combat Fitness experience. The entire class is one big HIIT session. Amelia is an awesome instructor.
If you are an old pro with previous experience from a different school or martial art, and/or are in pretty good physical shape and conditioning, here are a couple of classes we think you'll love:
Krav Maga on Thursday evenings at 7pm with Doug Laing - Doug reaches deep into his field experience to provide an awesome class experience, often combining more advanced Kapap protocols with traditional Krav Maga techniques. This is a good class for beginners, and an even better class for those looking to step it up to the next level.
Krav Maga on Saturday mornings at 10am with Cyrus Osena - See above.
Metabolic Conditioning on Saturday mornings at 8am with Cyrus Osena - Exclusive to Spartan Krav Maga, the MetCon classes use a variety of equipment such as Bulgarian bags, kettelebells, dumbells and battle ropes to develop strength, speed, agility, explosive power and muscular endurance leading to peak physical conditioning. These classes are fast and intense and are awesome compliments to Krav Maga training.
If you are a morning person, and love getting a session in to start your day, you should check out our morning line-up:
KRAVfit on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6am with Dan Irwin - Our flagship combat fitness platform is available mornings, too! Start you day off with just the right amount of intensity by attending these awesome training sessions!
K2 Shred on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30am with Mike Slater - Kettlebell training is functional exercise at its finest - training your body as a whole, utilizing almost every muscle group working together. It increases work capacity and explosive power, develops grip strength, and improves stability. And because of the ballistic nature of kettlebell training, you can improve cardiovascular ability while also strengthening your hips, legs, lower back, and core in a very short amount of time. Mike is equally great with beginners and experienced practitioners alike!
Our Combatives Class with Jason Bourke is not available under the "First Class FREE" options. This is an ultra-intense, full-contact class that is exhilarating to attend. You may try Jason's as a member with an Unlimited membership.
Have you narrowed down your picks yet?
Kids & Youth
In this section, we will try to clarify our Kid's Krav Maga program for you:
If your child is a teenager between 13 and 17 years old:
Youth Krav Maga (aka Teen Class) on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6pm with Jason Bourke - This is a great class for teens and Jason is an awesome instructor. The teen program is designed to be a segue between the Kid's and Adult programs - your child will have access to adult classes on top of the Teen classes. Great value!
If your child is between 9 and 12 years old:
Young Practitioners program on Mondays and Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm with Dan Irwin
If your child is between 5 and 8 years old:
Kids Krav Maga program on Mondays and Wednesday evenings at 5:30pm with Dan Irwin