4-Part Self Defense Series

At CFK, we talk often about the benefits of functional movement and functional training.  These are buzzwords, but it boils down to training for real-life situations so we’re ready for anything life throws at us.


We’re constantly bombarded with stories in the news about situations in which we hope to never find ourselves. The unfortunate reality is, we might encounter people in this life who intend to harm us or harm those we’re with. Just as we train in class to be prepared for life, we have to also train to be prepared to defend ourselves.


Enter our 4-part self-defense series with Jeff Cravens! Outside of dominating 5:30 a.m. classes at West, Jeff is a black belt in Krav Maga and instructor at National Martial Arts.


“Introductory self-defense seminars are intended to improve situational awareness and provide self-defense skills that are simple and safe to learn and are immediately usable by virtually anyone. Krav Maga is an Israeli martial art that adapts natural body movements to self-defense situations. Far less artistic than it is brutal, Krav Maga is considered by many experts to be the most effective self-defense system in the world.” -Jeff Cravens


Whether you can make all 4 workshops, or just one or two, this series will help you develop the skills to recognize and avoid potentially bad situations and defend yourself should you need to.

Price: $15/session ($40 for the entire series if paid up front)


How to Register:

Email Coach Rick

*Be sure to let us know whether you’d like to sign up for all 4 in advance



Part 1 – Wednesday, February 6 (5:30 – 7:00 p.m.)

Part 2 – Saturday, February 9 (11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

Part 3 – Wednesday, February 13 (5:30 – 7 p.m.)

Part 4 – Saturday, February 16 (11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)



CFK West



Anyone. No prerequisites or prior knowledge necessary. This course is meant to prepare anyone to know how to recognize the signs of a potentially bad situation, and give them some tools to use to get out of it.

Course Outline

Part 1:

Mindset – Paranoid vs. Prepared, Self Protection vs. Self Defense, Importance of Training

Combatives: Straight punches/palm strikes/eye strikes

Self-Defense Techniques: Wrist grabs, Chokes (front, side), Escape mount and get up


Part 2:

Combatives: Hooks, Overhands, Elbows

Self-Defense Techniques: Hair grabs, Chokes with push/pull, chokes against the wall


Part 3:

Combatives: Upper Cut, Hammer Fist, Mouth of Hand

Self-Defense Techniques: Carotid choke, Rear naked choke, Bear hugs


Part 4:

Combatives: Groin kicks, Front kicks, Clinch/knees

Self-Defense Techniques: Side headlock, Guillotine, Full Nelson