KRAV MAGA | Contact Combat SLC

When do classes start?

Classes run year round. Email to make a reservation for your introductory lesson and first group class.

Do I have to wear groin protection my first class?

Not for your first class, however it is strongly recommended. Both males and females will be required to wear groin protection on the next training day. It is 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, t-shirts, gi pants, patches and jump ropes 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.

I don't want to train barefoot, what shoes can I wear to train?

Wrestling shoes are the only footwear we permit.

Where is your training location?

1360 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115

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

כן Yes.

Can I wear socks?

Not alone. Only with your wrestling shoes. It's a safety thing.

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 before and want to start training at your school. Do I have to make a reservation even though it's not my first time taking Krav?

We require a reservation for everyone's first class, regardless of perceived beginner understanding–or especially if you refer to us as "Krav".

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 accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

Will I be required to sign a lengthy contract?

No. We offer several options for training–from individual classes, multiple class packages, 1-month and 3-months.

Can I just show up to my first class?

No. All students need to make an appointment. If you trained with us in the past and want to resume training, great, but please send an Email and let us know ahead of time so we can set-up your online account.

If you are a first-timer we require a minimum of 24 hours to create and process a reservation for your introductory lesson and first group class. This will allow you to have an enjoyable and safe training experience. Please note, reservations are first to RSVP, first confirmed.

How do I make a reservation for my first class?

An introductory lesson is scheduled prior to attending your first group Krav Maga class. This introductory lesson is 45 minutes and is scheduled the same day as your first group class. During the intro. lesson you will fill have the opportunity to ask questions and we will cover a few key fundamentals of Krav Maga like the basic stance, footwork and strikes utilizing various fighting ranges and vulnerable targets.

Minimum age to participate in group classes is 18 years old.

Please pick from the following days and times below to schedule your introductory Krav Maga lesson.

Tuesdays @ 5:15–6:00 PM
Thursdays @ 5:15–6:00 PM
Saturdays @ 9:15–10:00 AM

Email to make a reservation for the date you want to start. Please note, reservations are first to RSVP, first confirmed. Payment in full is required prior to your introductory lesson and first group class. Please note we have a 24 hr. cancellation policy.

Please arrive on time.

After your intro. lesson you will be ready to join your first group class!

What is the beginner schedule?

See the schedule on the Classes page.

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

Training is recommended two 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 is a belt workshop?

Belt workshops are held prior to testing. These semi-private (limited to six attendees) workshops focus solely on material and preparation for tests. A minimum of four participants are required to hold a belt workshop and advance payment is required at time of sign-up. There are a minimum of two that must be attended but no maximums. Please note our 48 hr. cancellation policy.

What discounts do you offer?

We offer a 20% discount on group classes to current law enforcement professionals, active military personnel and veterans.

What do I wear to my first class?

Wear a black, plain, no-logos t-shirt and black, long athletic pants or sweatpants. Tank tops, shorts or scrubs will not be permitted. You may begin training with bare feet. No street shoes will be allowed on the mat.

What equipment will I need after my first class?

All participants are required to have groin protection, a mouth guard and a KM|CC SLC T-Shirt after the 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 should I expect my first couple of classes?

Be ready to work hard, sweat and be tired at the end of the hour. You will learn how to effectively defend yourself against common attack situations and 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 training and their innate will to survive. Krav Maga classes have lots of physical contact with other students and the Instructor.

Do I need to bring anything else?

Please bring a water bottle and come to class hydrated!

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?

Please note the 5-class punch pass membership expires 3 months from date of purchase. The 10-class punch pass membership expires 6 months from date of purchase. All class packages are non-transferable, non-refundable and cannot be extended past the expiration date.

Do you teach Kids or Teens?

Yes. Kids Krav Maga classes are for ages 7-12 years and cover self defense techniques in a more kid-friendly environment and pace. Teen Krav Maga classes are for ages 13-17 years. Please Email us at for more information and to register. The winter session for Kids is Wednesday's (1/10/18-3/21/18) from 5:00-5:45 PM. The winter session for Teens is Friday's (1/12/18-3/23/18) from 6:15-7:15 PM.

I can't find the answer to my question. Where can I get my question addressed?

Please Email us at for the answer to your specific question.