Krav Maga Worldwide® Courses and Seminars in Europe

A couple weeks ago I traveled from Krav Maga Worldwide® in Los Angeles to Europe to teach an instructor training in Luxembourg, and then an advanced weapons seminar in Barcelona. The trip was very rewarding as I had the opportunity to spread the self defense system that I love throughout the world.

In Luxembourg, I worked with a group of Phase B instructors (Level 2), all of whom I had worked with a year previously in the Netherlands. At the official KMW training center in Luxembourg (which is a beautiful training center by the way!), these instructors showed true heart, courage, and the ability necessary to teach at the next level. We are extremely strict with our teachers and want them to be experts at whatever level that they are certified to teach. We put them through an extremely rigorous week, and this group showed incredible poise and grit to pass on all fronts. I am excited that these instructors will be spreading our system throughout Europe, and teaching people to make themselves and their communities safer. I am proud of them all, and would like to thank them for their effort and dedication!

The seminar in Barcelona was a great success. People from all over Europe came to train with me for an 8 hour seminar focusing guns, guns, and more GUNS! We covered everything from the basics all the way to hostage techniques, 3rd party defenses, and even some ‘Active Shooter Scenarios.’ I also presented one of our newest Black Belts, Miguel Membrive, with his diploma in front of his home school. Miguel tested in August with us at the KMW headquarters in Los Angeles.

KMW Barcelona was an excellent host and they are clearly doing great things in the Barcelona community. Special thanks to both Marc Stoltz of Krav Maga Luxembourg and Andres Bravo Tornil of Krav Maga Barcelona for hosting these great events!

All in all, It was an honor to work with such talented people who all want help make the world a safer place!

Ok, that’s all for now… Go do some Krav Maga today!

-A.J. Draven
KMW Lead Instructor
Twitter – @AJDraven

Krav vs Wild II Registration Now Open!

Some exciting news!

The Krav Maga Worldwide™ Force Training Division is proud to announce the 2nd annual “Krav vs. Wild” 3-day Wilderness Survival Camp.

Join us from April 12th through the 14th, and experience this amazing 3-day event.

This event will give you the unique opportunity to experience the following*:

- Krav Maga Training In Non-Permissive Environments
- Marksmanship/Force On Force
- Survival Shelter Building
- Day-Light And Low-Light Tactical Climbing And Rappelling Operations
- Survival Knot Tying And Tactical Rope Work/ Zip Line
- Emergency Navigation / Survival Signaling And Communication
- Wilderness Orientation/ Dangerous Animal And Plant Identification
- Survival Foraging And Fire-craft
- Food Procurement-Trapping, Snares And Fishing
- Survival Water Crossing/Team Tactics
- Daytime And Nighttime Operations
- Survival First Aid / Camouflage
- Improvised Weapon Development And Training

*Topics are subject to change due to weather conditions and availability.

This event is all inclusive and is open to civilians.


Click the link below to download the registration form. Fill out the form and fax it to 310-477-9722 or scan and email it to


APRIL 12 – 14


Hosted by the Krav Maga Worldwide™ Force Training Division.



What’s the minimum age? 18

What level in Krav Maga do you have to be to attend? This training is open to all levels.

Where is Camp Courage? Camp Courage is located in Brea, CA. Directions will be given to those who register a few weeks before the event. Registrants will be put on a list and the security officer at the gate will permit them to enter.

What airport should I fly into? You can fly into any Los Angeles area airport. Burbank and LAX are both about 45 minutes – 1 hour away (or more, depending on traffic)

Will I need a car from the airport? A rental car is recommended. You can take a taxi but the location is about 45 min to 1 hour away (or more, depending on traffic) from LAX or BUR airports.

How much is it? $349.00

Is payment due at the time of registration? Yes

Can I cancel and will I get a refund? We are unable to provide refunds after March 12, 2013

Registration Deadline: Space is limited. We will accept registrations until 11:59 pm Sunday April 1, 2013 or until there are no spots left.

How do I register? You can register by filling out a registration form and faxing or e-mailing it to 310-477-9722 or

What items will I need to bring/pack? Participants will receive an e-mail with all the camp details after they register.

General Information

This training will start on Friday, April 12 at 6pm and continue through Sunday, April 14 at 12 noon. Participants will stay at the training site and sleep in tent style facilities in the outdoors for the duration of the camp. YOU WILL NEED TO BRING A SLEEPING BAG. There will be bathrooms and showers available (you will need to bring your own towel and toiletries). A recommended equipment list will be provided upon receipt of your registration. A limited quantity and selection of food will be provided while at camp.

Happy Holidays from Krav Maga Worldwide™

Happy Holidays from all of us at Krav Maga Worldwide™!

Seminar with Lead Force Training Instructor, Jon Pascal on September 15th

Some exciting news!

Krav Maga Worldwide™ Lead Force Training Instructor, Jon Pascal, will be teaching a Krav Maga seminar in Detroit, Michigan on September 15th.

Jon Pascal is a 4th Degree Black in Krav Maga and has studied Krav Maga for over 25 years. He is the Director of the Krav Maga Worldwide™ (KMW), Force Training Divisionand has 15 years of law enforcement experience with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He is currently a reserve deputy assigned to the Field Operations Training Unit, Force Training Division and has trained in the US, Israel, Europe and Asia.

The KMW Force Training Division is dedicated exclusively to training law enforcement, security and military personnel. Jon and the KMW Force Training Division are responsible for providing training and support to over 4000 KMW Force Training Division instructors worldwide.

For members/students, or anyone that is NOT a Krav Maga Worldwide™ Instructor, please click the link below for details and to register:




If you are a Krav Maga Worldwide™ Instructor you may attend this seminar for FREE:

There is a separate registration process for you. Please login to with your username and password, and find the link titled “Event Registration” under the Instructor Menu. Once you are on that page, in the drop down field under “Select a Seminar,” click on “Jon Pascal • 9/15/12 – Detroit, MI (Deadline August 27th)” and then complete and submit your info.



We look forward to seeing you!

Licensing Program 2.1 is Coming Soon!

Licensing Program 2.1 Coming Soon!

We’ve got some more big news to announce:


• KM Wrestling “The Bridge”
• Curriculum Updates
• Mobile Updates
• New Digital Designs
• New Marketing Materials
• Commemorative Seals of Authenticity

More to come on this, but in the meantime…


Don’t be left behind.

In our continuing effort to improve and evolve the Krav Maga system we’ve called upon some of the best Krav Maga and grappling minds in the world, (No, make that the universe…and beyond) and formed a committee to find opportunities for improvement in Krav Maga; specifically as they pertain to grappling, wrestling, takedown defenses, etc.

The committee, consisting of high-level Krav Maga Worldwide Master Instructors, Champion Wrestlers, and Grappling Experts, are proud to share the next evolution of Krav Maga.

Introducing KM Wrestling (“The Bridge”)

In order to ensure that you stay one step ahead of the Instructors who work for you, we will be holding an early registration period open only to Licensees and Lead/Head Instructors (ONE PER LICENSED FACILITY).

Register now for the 3-day inaugural seminar with Krav Maga Worldwide™ Licensee and Lead Instructor Jeff Fredericksen. The seminar takes place August 10 – 12, 2012.

PLEASE NOTE: Since this is material that, by 2013, will be integrated into the Krav Maga curriculum, we expect demand to be high. Space is limited, so register now.


What: SEMINAR: KM Wrestling • “The Bridge”
Who: Instructor: Jeff Fredericksen
When: August 10, 11, 12, 2012
Where: Krav Maga Worldwide Indianapolis, 7305 East 96th St., Indianapolis, IN 46250
Cost: $349



• Krav Maga Worldwide™ Black Belt
• Krav Maga Worldwide™ Lead Instructor
• Krav Maga Worldwide™ Licensee
• Two-time NCAA Wrestling Champion
• Two-time World Freestyle Champion
• 2002 USA Olympic Wrestling Team Quarter Finalist
• Junior Olympics Silver Medalist
• Four-time Hawaii HS Wrestling State Champ
• 2nd Place Pan Am BJJ Tourny
• 3rd Place “Best of the West” BJJ Tourny
• Wrestled under Dan Gable at Iowa, Jay Robinson at Minnesota, and
others like Melvin Douglas, John Smith, Dan Henderson with Team Quest,
Matt Hughes, Randy Couteur, Tito Ortiz, Chuck Lidel, Bas Rutten, and many others.



Stay tuned for updates on 2.1.
More details coming soon!


Darren Levine Seminar in Alpharetta, GA on June 2

US Chief Instructor Darren Levine in Alpharetta, GA
Register Now! Space is Limited!
Call 770-817-KRAV
Seminar Location: Alpharetta High School, 3595 Webb Bridge Road, Alpharetta Ga 30005

Darren Levine and KMW National Training Centers™ • Sherman Oaks Featured on CBS2 and KCAL9

Each year, in April, Krav Maga Worldwide™ rallies it’s network of KMW Official Training Centers™ around the world to put on special Rape Prevention Seminars to not only raise public awareness about sexual violence, but to offer life-saving, practical self-defense and rape prevention techniques to the public. Krav Maga For Women BookBut, on the heels of the recent release of Krav Maga Worldwide™s new book, “Krav Maga For Women,” co-authored by Chief Instructor Darren Levine, Head Instructor Kelly Campbell, and Ryan Hoover, the focus on Krav Maga Self Defense for women takes center stage a few weeks early.

Tonight, at 11 pm, Krav Maga Worldwide™ Chief Instructor, Darren Levine, and Lead Instructors Mike Burton and Junior Merkle, will be featured on CBS2 in a special broadcast, prepared by Emmy-Award winning journalist Leyna Nguyen, that will focus on practical self defense training for women. The story was filmed at KMW National Training Centers™ • Sherman Oaks, and features footage of classes, female students Jasmine Urdaneta and Cindy Guerrero, and interviews.

Don’t miss tonight’s special broadcast at 11 pm on CBS2. CLICK HERE for details.

Click on this image to find Leyna on facebook.

Following tonight’s story, Leyna, who anchors the 4 pm and 9 pm newscasts on KCAL9, is set to continue her Krav Maga training with Darren Levine throughout the month of May to prepare for additional Krav Maga self-defense broadcasts. KCAL9 News will feature Leyna performing Krav Maga, live re-enactments of crime scenarios, and self-defense demonstrations. And, the two stations (CBS2 and KCAL9), between now and then, will document her progress. They are going to film her training…all leading up to a big feature that will air in May.

Don’t miss tonight’s special broadcast at 11 pm on CBS2. And stay tuned for more updates on Leyna’s Krav Maga training with Chief Instructor Darren Levine. CLICK HERE to follow Leyna on facebook.

Pick up a copy of “Krav Maga For Women,” on sale now at all major book stores.

REGISTER NOW for “Krav vs. Wild” – Krav Maga Worldwide™ Wilderness Survival Camp – April 13 -15

SAVE THE DATES!: APRIL 13 - 15 • WILDERNESS SURVIVAL CAMP • Hosted by the Krav Maga Worldwide™ Force Training DivisionSome exciting news!

The Krav Maga Worldwide™ Force Training Division is proud to announce the first-ever “Krav vs. Wild” 3-day Wilderness Survival Camp.

Join us from April 13th through the 15th, and experience this amazing 3-day event.

This event will give you the unique opportunity to experience the following:

  • Krav Maga Training in Non-Permissive Environments
  • Wilderness Orientation and Navigation
  • Ambush and Counter Ambush
  • Stalking and Camouflage
  • Escape and Evasion
  • Tracking and Danger Area Crossing
  • Survival Foraging and Fire Craft
  • Daytime and Nighttime Operations
  • Rope Tactics
  • Improvised Weapon Development and Training

This event is all inclusive and is open to civilians.


We’re now taking registrations via fax and email (online registration coming soon!). Click the link below to download the registration form. Fill out the form and fax it to 310-477-9722 or scan and email it to


APRIL 13 – 15


Hosted by the Krav Maga Worldwide™ Force Training Division.

More details coming soon!

Krav Maga Worldwide™ Issues Licensee-only Event Marketing Assets

Krav Maga Worldwide™ 2012
Attention Krav Maga Worldwide™ 2012 Event Hosts (Those of you that are hosting seminars with Darren Levine, Jon Pascal, etc.):

We’re excited to announce that for each individual event we will be providing you with custom marketing assets and guidance to help you and your team promote your event.

 We have put together a list of our most-utilized digital and physical assets (Offline, Online and Mobile) and will be providing custom designed versions to you at no additional cost. 

Login to and navigate to the page titled “2012 Event Marketing Assets.”

Fill out the form and we’ll get started on your campaign.

We look forward to working together with you to make these events a great success!

Krav Maga Worldwide™ Instructors Kelly Campbell and Matt Romond on Good Day LA

Losing Weight Krav Maga Style:

Kelly Campbell, a 3rd degree black belt, is the highest ranking female instructor in the United States. She is a senior instructor and holds two official titles at Krav Maga Worldwide™; the Director of Instructor Development, and Training Coordinator for the Licensing Division. She is certified in a number of other specialties including; Train the Trainer, Civilian Law Enforcement Instructor, and ASST (Adrenal Stress Scenario Training). She is also a certified km-X™ Instructor (Krav Maga Worldwide™ youth program), and is a single mother of a teenage boy. This combination of expertise and life experience makes her a highly sought after role model for other women.

“It’s really important to respond [to an attack] and strike *hard* so that you can eliminate the threat and get away” – Kelly Campbell

Matt Romond, the youngest member of Krav Maga Worldwide™’s Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) – the Committee that systematically reviews all of the techniques and teaching methods in the Krav Maga Worldwide™ system – is a 2nd degree Black Belt, and is the Director of km-X™ (Krav Maga Worldwide™ youth program). Matt is also one of a handful of lead licensing instructors who are charged with training and testing other Krav Maga instructors from around the world.

“It is an amazing feeling to be able to help create something that has a positive impact on people’s lives.” – Matt Romond