SELF-DEFENSE IN SANTA BARBARA
- Imi Lichtenfeld
News & Events
CLOSED for Thanksgiving Vacation from 11/23 – till Monday 11/27 for all class. We wish you a safe and happy holiday. As November ushers in a season of gratitude and reflection, we at SB Krav Maga are delighted to extend our heartfelt wishes for a warm and joyful Thanksgiving to all of our students and their families. This month, we have some exciting events to share with you.
**1. Veterans Day – Saturday, 11/11:**
On this special day, we honor and express our deepest appreciation for the brave men and women who have served our nation. Join us in paying tribute to our veterans and take a moment to thank them for their selfless dedication to our country.
Every Thursday Night from 6:30-7:30PM: Weapons Defense Training
Join us every Thursday night for an action-packed session where no prior experience is needed. We’ll teach you how to Defend against and handle different weapons effectively, from hand guns, long guns, batons to knives, and even improvised objects. Each week, we’ll switch things up, ensuring an exciting and well-rounded learning experience. Take this chance to master self-defense with a variety of weapons! See you there!
**2. Women’s Self-Defense Workshop – Saturday, 11/18, 11a-12:30p:**
In the spirit of empowerment and personal safety. This workshop is designed to equip women with essential self-defense skills, promoting confidence and security in an ever-changing world. We encourage all interested participants to join us for this empowering event.
**3. Free Knife Defense Seminar – Thursday, 11/30, 6p – 8p:**
Mark your calendars for our upcoming Free Knife Defense Seminar on Thursday, November 30th, from 6 PM to 8 PM. In today’s world, self-defense knowledge is crucial, and this seminar is an excellent opportunity to learn how to protect yourself from potential threats. Don’t miss out on this valuable learning experience.
As we navigate through the month of November, let’s remember the importance of gratitude, honoring our veterans, and equipping ourselves with self-defense skills to ensure our personal safety.
Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving and a month filled with growth and empowerment.
Dec 5th: Teen Belt Test 11-14 years old. Tuesday 4p – 6p
Dec 6th: Warriors Belt Test 4-6 yrs old. Wednesday 4p – 6p
Dec 7th: Youth Belt Test 7-10 years old. Thursday 4p – 6p
Dec 9th: Adult All Level Belt Testing Saturday 8A – 1P
Follow along on our Instagram for video examples!
What is Krav Maga?
“So that one may walk in peace.” –Imi Lichtenfeld, founder of Krav Maga
The roots of the self-defense system date back to 1930’s Bratislava in what was then Czechoslovakia at the beginning of WWII during Nazi occupation of Europe. Imi Lichtenfeld, the son of a detective and chief instructor of police in what was then Czechoslovakia, was an active practitioner of boxing, Judo, wrestling, swimming, gymnastics, and all-around athlete. As violence towards Jewish civilians and other minorities increased with the rise of Nazism in Europe, Imi’s drive to create a survival system to defend civilians in the streets was honed and thus the roots of Krav Maga were planted.