The terms of all Krav Maga Houston’s agreements have been amended – allowing students and members in good standing “a license to enter our facility and access to our expertise and training methods through our Krav Maga Schools Online Resource and through other special venues.”

Krav maga was developed in Israel where men and women - big and tall, short and small - all serve mandatory military service. With this reality in mind, Krav Maga was developed from inception to be explicitly accessible and effective for men and women of all shapes and sizes - addressing threats that both men and women face on the battlefield and in everyday life. At Krav Maga Houston, our staff has worked with thousands of men and women and understand the differences that exist as men and women approach self defense training.


Krav Maga Houston boasts more master instructors than any other worldwide school, each having passed a seven hour black belt test with a average passing rate below 50 percent. Even with these odds, no Krav Maga Houston instructor has ever failed the black belt test - or any other Krav Maga test for that matter. In fact, Krav Maga Houston is known as “The Farm” within the Krav Maga community for consistently producing outstanding instructors. Our Chief Instructor, CJ Kirk, is a Third Degree Black Belt, Advanced Force Training certified, and a Simunition certified instructor, as well as, the founder of Kravology - an online magazine.


Krav Maga combines human instinctive reactions to danger with cutting edge tactics, technical genius, and highly effective training methods that produce safer and more confident students in relatively short periods of time. At Krav Maga Houston, our small instructor cadre has a combined 90+ years of teaching Krav Maga. There’s simply no better place to entrust your personal safety training.


Krav Maga leverages instinctive responses in developing, updating, and teaching the defenses that are eventually officially adopted by the governing body. Krav Maga’s training and teaching methods allow students to capture and retain techniques faster and produce those defenses under the stress of a violent attack. At Krav Maga Houston, our training innovations and technical methods have produced more black belt level instructors than any other school in the worldwide system.


Krav Maga’s training method creates a powerful by-product - high fitness levels. As a proxy for stress, many of the training methods employed involved significant bursts of energy, mirroring the results stress often produces - loss of fine motor skills and clouded/slower decision making. At Krav Maga Houston, you’ll push past self-imposed barriers, get in great shape, and learn a priceless skill-set.


Krav Maga is a military system - battle tested for many decades. Krav Maga Houston instructors have taught personnel from all five branches of the military, as well as, armed pilots, secret service agents, FBI agents, diplomatic security, and personnel from various “teams” throughout the military. There’s simply nothing better, and there’s no better place to learn Krav Maga than Krav Maga Houston.



The Best Skill Building Workout on the Planet ™

Krav Maga, a self defense and martial arts system initially developed in Israel, is also the official self-defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces, and has been taught to over 700 law enforcement agencies and tens of thousands of civilians in these United States alone.

Krav Maga is a simple, effective self-defense system that – utilizing: 1) instinctive physical movements, 2) practical self defense techniques, 3) realistic training scenarios.

Our personal self defense training for men, women and children teaches students to prepare for any self-defense situation.



Krav Maga is the most effective battle-tested, self defense system in the world – designed for men, women, and kids. Learning Krav Maga offers practitioners REAL SELF DEFENSE SOLUTIONS to REAL ATTACKS and THREATS, as well as, a great physical fitness exercise workout. Krav Maga is called “the best skill-building workout on the planet ™” for a reason!

Krav Maga Houston’s Chief Instructor and Founder, C.J. Kirk, is a fourth degree black belt candidate – one of seven certified and licenses candidates throughout Krav Maga Worldwide. Mr. Kirk started his Krav Maga training in the summer of 1997 under U.S. Chief Instructor Darren Levine, a 6th degree black belt and recipient of the Founder’s Diploma from Krav Maga creator Imi Lichtenfeld.



the Best Self Defense Program in Houston, TX


Krav Maga Houston is the world’s largest Krav Maga training center and has recently and affectionately been dubbed “The Farm” by other trainers for the Houston school’s consistent, decade long history of producing high level Krav Maga instructors.

Krav Maga Houston boasts more high-level black belt instructors than any other licensed Worldwide school in this hemisphere. In fact, over 25% of Krav Maga Houston’s student base has more Krav Maga experience than any other instructor in the greater Houston area.

We appreciate the great member reviews, friend and co-worker referrals, and reference as a leading self defense instruction & training center.

If you’re looking for a great skill-building workout, REAL self defense, REAL Krav Maga and the highest level instruction then Krav Maga Houston is the place for you!

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