Krav Maga and STW – Simple and easy to learn battlefield-proven self defense. Train as if it were a matter of life or death.
STW has been the only official licensee of Krav Maga Worldwide in San Antonio since 1992, and is owned by one of the few individuals to have attained the rank of second-degree black belt. Our instructors undergo intensive training at Krav Maga Worldwide headquarters in Los Angeles, and since we are an official Krav Maga Worldwide regional training center, KM school owners and instructors come from all over the country to receive training and certification from us.
Fit To Fight – a safe, practical approach to training the average person the skills of a MMA-type fighter.
We offer the Fit To Fight training system for those who are ready to get serious about getting fit by learning the skills of a MMA-type fighter without the fear of being injured during training. Fit To Fight gives you the skills—and body—of a fighter without looking like one after a fight.
What is Krav Maga? Krav Maga (the Hebrew words for “combat contact”) is the official self-defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces.
Simple and easy to learn
Krava Maga is based on instinctive movements. Its techniques rely on leverage, the physics of body mechanics, and common sense. You’ll learn how to effectively defend yourself, even if your assailants are faster and more powerful than you.
The basic idea: do what works best
Krav Maga’s approach is to teach you how to survive a real-world threat; avoiding fighting when you can, render your attacker helpless when you must. You will be trained to counter-attack swiftly and effectively to the most vulnerable targets on your attacker’s body.
Battlefield-proven self defense
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) including their Special Forces Units, Israeli Police and Internal Security Branches have been using Krav Maga for over sixty years in one of the world’s most volatile hotbeds for conflict. In the United States and other countries it is being used by elite special forces. KM techniques have proven themselves time and time again in the real world.
The choice of law enforcement agencies
Hundreds of law enforcement agencies (including the FBI, NYPD, and the Texas Department of Public Safety) provide Krav Maga training to their officers.
Why is Krav Maga different from traditional martial arts?
Krav Maga is a modern hand-to-hand combat system. It’s strictly about learning how to defeat an attacker. Krav Maga teaches how to fight in the street, where there are no rules. Krav Maga training has no rituals, pageantry, meditation, or mysticism.
Training as if it were a matter of life or death
Krav Maga training is realistic. Students learn to be effective under conditions of stress, fatigue, and being physically impaired.
Conditioning that puts you in fighting condition
Conditioning is an important part of the Krav Maga curriculum. You’ll master techniques that help you defeat attackers that are stronger and faster, but it’s inevitable that you will get stronger and faster when you train in Krav Maga.
You won’t be taught choreographed forms (or “katas”). There are no showy flying-through-the-air kicks or ancient temple weapons. You won’t have to purchase a traditional uniform or practice in bare feet (unless you actually are a temple monk who stubbornly insists on training barefooted.)