This Week


Yes we’re open and classes are running! Choose from any of our 3 Krav schools in Northeast Ohio – Hudson, Tallmadge and Aurora. Once registered you can take Krav classes at any location or all of them! There’s more. Included in your registration is access to any of our Cardio-Kickboxing classes and our Krav Fight classes. Great value! Great fitness workouts! Great fun!

Krav Maga might be the perfect antidote to Covid lockdown!

In this GQ Magazine article Alex Holmes explores the art of Krav Maga, and how its physical and mental benefits might be the perfect solution to the anxieties and shortfalls of the last 18 months.

Coming Up

Belt Testing – Saturday, October 9, 2021

New Seminar: Surviving Multiple Attackers in the Real World

Save the Date! Saturday 10-16-21 at Asian Sun Annex in Hudson. 1:30pm to 3:30pm. Please share with anyone you know who could benefit! Point your camera at the QR code in the image below to register online or go to: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/smarr-10-16

Class Times

Hudson School: Mondays 6:30pm – 7:15pm, Wednesdays 6:30pm – 7:15pm, Saturdays 11am – 11:45am

Tallmadge School: Tuesdays 7pm – 7:45pm, Thursdays 7pm – 7:45pm

Aurora School: Tuesdays 7:15pm – 8pm, Thursdays 7:15pm – 8pm

Videos

ACTUAL CLASS VIDEOS – NOTICE THE SMILES – WORKOUTS SHOULD BE FUN

OUR FIGHT CLASS FOR THOSE ENROLLED IN THE KRAV PROGRAM WHO WANT TO TAKE IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL

(THIS IS DURING COVID WITH ALL OF OUR SAFETY AND AWARENESS IN PLACE)

Locations

Hudson School is at 5837 Darrow Rd., Hudson, OH.

Tallmadge School is at 137 East Ave. (Across from Dairy Queen).

Aurora School is at 7745 Marketplace Drive, Aurora, OH.

Your Instructors

Master Cary Root is the chief self-defense instructor at Krav Maga Northeast Ohio. He is a 4th Degree Black Belt instructor at Asian Sun, a 2nd Degree Black Belt certified by the United States Krav Maga Association (USKMA), a third degree black belt in Muay Thai, and a first degree black belt in Shito Ryu.

Grandmaster Ryan Andrachik is an 8th Dan Black Belt master instructor recognized by Amateur Athletic Union, World Song Moo Kwan, Kukkiwon and USA Taekwondo. He is the USA Taekwondo Martial Arts Commissioner, the current Sports Chairman of Lake Erie Taekwondo, and is the owner of all 10 Asian Sun schools as well as Krav Maga Northeast Ohio.

Master Bill Barnick is a 6th Dan Black Belt master instructor with over 20 years of experience. He is also the head instructor at the Tallmadge School.

Mr. Josh Felber is a 3rd Degree Black Belt instructor at Krav Maga Northeast Ohio and Asian Sun. He is also a 2nd Degree Black Belt certified by the United States Krav Maga Association (USKMA).

Mr. Dartanion Wormsley is a 3rd Degree Black Belt instructor at Krav Maga Northeast Ohio and Asian Sun. He is also a 1st Degree Black Belt certified by the United States Krav Maga Association (USKMA).

Learning Aids

Looking for ways to further your Krav Maga skills in between class days?

Smart phone app – short, easy to access videos of the same techniques and combatives that are taught in our classes. Great way to review before Belt and Stripe testing, and to practice when you’re not in class. Download and purchase directly from the USKMA website. All videos for levels 1 though 5 are $56, or you can get individual levels for $14 each. [ Go to the app website ]

Paperback book – a 372-page book written by the founder of the USKMA, Mark Slane. 3rd edition contains the same techniques and combatives that are taught in our classes, including photos and instructions. $23.95 from Amazon.com. [ Review the contents at Amazon.com ]

What’s Krav Maga?

The name in Hebrew can be translated as “contact combat.” Adopted as the official fighting system of the Israeli Defense Forces, Krav Maga has spread around the world as the most effective way for everyday men and women to train.

Our Krav Maga Classes combine the best total-body workouts with real-world self-defense. You’ll push yourself like never before and walk away with an incredible set of skills that could save your life in any situation.

A picture is worth a thousand words, so take a look at this video to see real Krav Maga self-defense in action.

For Women

Why is Krav so perfect for women? This article from Vogue says it all!

How krav maga changed me: one woman’s mind-body transformation

Instructor Rita Matty on how she discovered krav maga, as told to Alice Birrell.

About six years ago a friend of mine was mugged outside our apartment. Somebody suggested self-defence so we decided to go to krav maga together. I went to support her and fell in love with it.

Women come in for different reasons; there are women who have been victims of domestic violence, women who are in lines of work where they don’t feel safe, and some to get fit. Everyone has a different mentality but the end goal is the same: you learn to defend yourself.

It was the first time I had encountered something that wasn’t just fitness. I have been fit for most of my life but attending a class and learning a skill was the best thing to come out of it because it’s a mental and physical challenge. What you learn becomes muscle memory. If you’re under duress or panicking it all comes to you because you do it so often, you repeat it – so you don’t freeze, you react. It teaches you not to falter in that moment.

It’s the philosophy that the Israeli Defense Forces adopted. A lot of women in Israel do krav maga and I like that it’s very inclusive of women. You do a lot of boxing, striking, but ultimately it’s self-defence. It’s not like taking karate where you have a pressure point: it grows and changes as scenarios change.

I was completely uncoordinated when I started, but as I picked up on the little things and movements I became a lot more coordinated, more toned. I felt stronger and fitter and my reaction time increased. It has also had a wider impact on me: I’m a lot calmer now in life when something doesn’t go right. I just take a second to think: ‘Okay, this is what I need to do.’ I have a better understanding of what I’m capable of.

It’s good to be pushing through the physical difficulty of doing something like hitting or striking, or being aggressive, which isn’t a natural thing for a lot of women. Channelling that aggression and using it constructively is important. You don’t go in there with the intent of hurting others. There’s no ego in the gym. There were a lot of men in classes so it was rewarding to be one of the very few females who got to a higher level.

I know I’m small and I’m petite but it never comes down to just size. It’s not just about physicality but de-escalation. [Sydney’s] Krav Maga Defence Institute runs classes called She Fights Back for women only and it teaches skills for the workforce or on the street. It’s having the confidence to tell people that you’re not comfortable and raising your voice so they understand. I like that it’s very inclusive of women. I would say to women, don’t be afraid to do it. It’s not a boy’s club and it’s not about being big and strong. You learn to use what you have.

This article originally appeared in the February 2017 issue of Vogue Australia.

Tying Your Belt

Our Krav students wear belts in class, similar to those in other martial arts. The belt along with its stripes provides you with feedback of your progress and also helps your instructor quickly see what you’re working on.

We also have a standardized uniform that consists of our school’s black Krav T-shirt (that you can get at the front desk), and any kind of pants or shorts as long as they are black.

If you’re new to wearing a martial arts belt, or just need a refresher on how to tie it, check out the following video.

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