KRAV MAGA | Contact Combat SLC

How do I get started?

Email us at: contact@slckravmaga.com to make a reservation for your Introductory Lesson + First Group Class. These Intro. Lessons are typically scheduled on Saturday mornings. Please note: Proof of Covid-19 vaccination will be required from all students. Face masks are required when entering the building and during training. Thank you for your understanding and interest.

Are face masks required?

Yes, we are following the CDC’s recommendation and Salt Lake City’s mandate for fully vaccinated people to wear masks indoors during training due to the current high transmission rate of the Delta variant in Salt Lake City. We are protecting our Instructor, our Krav Maga community, and those at higher risk of severe infection and complications. In addition, we are wearing masks to protect any student that has someone in their household who is immunocompromised, at increased risk of severe disease or not vaccinated (kids). This includes older adults and those who have certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, obesity, and heart conditions.

Do I have to wear groin protection my first class?

Not for your first class. ALL STUDENTS will be required to wear groin protection on their next training day. We have Women's groin protection and Men's cup/supporters available for purchase at the gym.

Do you sell all the equipment I need for class?

Everything you'll need to start can be purchased through the gym. We offer male and female groin protection, mouth guards, jump ropes, and boxing gloves to get you started. (Ask about availability.) You may purchase equipment elsewhere, but you are advised to ask about gear requirements before buying.

I'm a little out of shape and not that coordinated, can I still do this?

Your attacker doesn't care; start preparing today.

What shoes can I wear on the mat to train?

Wrestling shoes are the only footwear we permit (besides socks). We also recommend "Superfeet" insoles for your wrestling shoes for support. 
You will need flip flops for the hallways and bathrooms!

Can I wear socks?

Yes, but only in the training area.
You will need flip flops for the hallways and bathrooms!

Where is your training location?

Face masks are required when entering the building.
1360 S. Main Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115
We do not allow walk-ins at this time. 

I'm not Jewish, can I still take classes?

כן Yes.

How do you pronounce Krav Maga?

It's pronounced kräv mägä and is Hebrew for contact combat. Please keep in mind that we refer to our martial art as “krav maga”, not “krav”. We do this for several reasons. Firstly, no one was given permission by either Imi Lichtenfeld or Grandmaster Haim Zut to change the name of this art. Secondly, while the literal translation of "krav maga" from Hebrew to English is "contact combat” the colloquial translation is “martial arts”. Thus, the word “krav” can be translated to mean either “combat” or “martial”. Lastly, the seriousness of our commitment to this style prevents the use of nicknames; doing so would diminish preserving the art.

Do you wear belts?

Yes. KM|CC SLC shares a commitment to the true art of Krav Maga: to properly educate fighters and to respect what the art represents to the State of Israel and its people. We remain true to the principles of Krav Maga founder Imi Lichtenfeld, which include following a belted system whereby new material and new techniques separate ranks from White through Black Belt. There are six belts in Krav Maga: Yellow, Orange, Green, Blue, Brown and Black Belt.

I trained in Krav Maga before and want to start training at your school. Do I have to make a reservation for an “Introductory Lesson” even though it's not my first time taking Krav Maga?

We require everyone that’s interested in training with us to schedule an Introductory Lesson. Please share your previous training experience when you inquire about availability.

What are Gi Pants? Do I need them?

Gi Pants are a specially-designed type of pants used for martial arts. Our preference is made of ripstop material (durable and light) and have a drawstring-fitted waist. They typically are shorter in length than sweatpants and wider in cut, allowing free movement of the legs. Gi pants with a KM|CC SLC patch are required when students test to Yellow Belt.

Do you have gift certificates I can purchase for someone else?

Yes. They are a wonderful gift for someone special.

Do you take credit cards?

We do, all major credit cards including American Express. We utilize a software management system called Gym Rocket that allows our Members to set-up their accounts, allowing hassle free, automatically scheduled and processed payments. It's convenient for everyone! Members can also complete retail purchases, one-time charges, premium class fees (such as belt workshops) with multiple payment options attached to their account. 

Will I be required to sign a lengthy contract?

No. We offer several options for training–from individual classes, multiple class packages, and monthly* membership packages. *Recurring payments.

Can I just show up to my first class?

Reservations for a Introductory Lesson + First Group Class are required. We do not allow walk-ins at this time.

How do I make a reservation for my first class?

Email us at contact@slckravmaga.com for our Introductory Lesson + First Group class availability. These Intro. Lessons typically are scheduled on Saturday mornings.

What is the class schedule?

See the class schedule on the Classes page. Please note: We use the 24-hour clock or military time.

How many times a week do I have to train per week to get good?

Training is recommended two to three times consistently per week. Less is less and more is better than less.

What are the costs to take classes?

See pricing on the Classes page.

What do I wear to my first class?

Students wear a plain black (crew neck) T-Shirt and black, long athletic pants, leggings or sweatpants. No shorts, capris, scrubs or tank tops. No street shoes will be allowed inside the gym (you may train in socks). All jewelry must be removed.

What equipment will I need after my first class?

All participants are required to have groin protection, a mouth guard and a jump rope after their first class.

Do I need a special mouth guard from my Dentist?

Maybe, if your dentist recommends it–but most students wear a single, boil-and-bite style mouth guard. We have them in stock.

What kind of boxing gloves do you use?

Because of safety and hygiene reasons ALL STUDENTS will need to have their own personal boxing or MMA gloves to use in our classes, we will no longer have general or community use equipment.

We allow 14 oz. size, lace-up, safety sparring boxing gloves in our classes. No velcro style closures, heavy bag gloves or weighted gloves of any kind will be permitted. Please show to the Instructor (for inspection) prior to usage with your training partner. We also utilize MMA sparring gloves in our training. MMA sparring gloves must be a minimum of 7 oz. size and have a closed thumb. No open or split fingers will be permitted. 

What should I expect my first couple of classes?

Be ready to work hard, sweat and be tired by the end of class. You will learn how to effectively use your body as a weapon to minimize your chances of injury. Krav Maga training is an intense workout where the student will be physically and mentally pushed and motivated by their commitment to their training and their innate will to survive.

Do I need to bring anything else?

Face masks are required when entering the building. Please bring a water bottle. You will need flip flops for the hallways and bathrooms! No socks, and no wrestling shoes inside the restrooms; flip flops only! If you do not have clean flip flops you will not be permitted to use the bathrooms. Please also bring your own (personal) hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes/spray for your gear.

How do students progress?

Beginners should expect to train in beginner classes a minimum of four months at least twice per week before testing to Yellow Belt. Students are also encouraged to attend Yellow Belt workshops in preparation for their Yellow Belt test. Once selected to test, students will successfully execute material in a testing format before being promoted to Yellow Belt. Students follow a belted system whereby new material and new techniques separate ranks from White through Black Belt.

What's the fine print regarding the membership terms?

Class packages are non-transferable, non-refundable and cannot be extended past the expiration date. No refunds/credits.
Please note the 5 Class Membership expires 2 months (60 days) from date of purchase. The 10 Class Membership expires 3 months (90 days) from date of purchase. 1 Month Memberships (30 days) are set to be recurring payments.

Who can attend Sparring class?

Sparring class is for Orange+ Belt students. 

Do you offer a Teens Class?

We do! This class is for younger students aged 13-17 yrs. old.

Teens Fall ‘21 Session
Mondays
October 4, 2021–December 13, 2021 
(No class Monday, 11/1/21)
17:00–18:00
10 Sessions

Teens Winter ‘22 Session
Mondays
January 4, 2022–April 4, 2022 
(No class Monday, 2/21/22)
17:00–18:00
10 Sessions
Registration ends: Friday, January 14, 2022

Do you offer Yoga?

Yes! Krav Maga training is hard… and so is life. We want our students to care for themselves both on and off the mats. We offer a 1 Hour (Zoom) practice held Friday evenings from 18:00–19:00. This class is the perfect end to the work week and a rejuvenating start to the weekend! Emphasis is placed on breath work, stability, proper alignment, and the correct biomechanics of the body. Practice lead by Heather Sky. *$12. drop-in fee. Venmo: @rebelutionyoga

What are the office hours?

We are in the office during the following days and times. 
Monday–Thursday: 10:00–14:00
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 14:00–18:00
Sunday: Closed

I requested more information through your Google web site and have not heard back. Can someone get back to me?

We answer every Email. Please check your junk or spam folders for our response.