Krav Maga Worldwide™ Official Training Center in Pompano Beach offers some of the highest quality Krav Maga and Reality Based Self-Defense instruction in South Florida.
Krav Maga is the official self-defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces. It offers you an easy-to-learn yet highly effective self-defense system that emphasizes instinctive movements, practical techniques and realistic training scenarios.
Whether you are big or small, male or female, young or old, you can use Krav Maga to protect yourself.
Watch the introductory video above for more information.
For detailed information about Krav Maga click here.
Our center offers separate Krav Maga classes for beginner, intermediate and advance students. This insures beginners are properly taught the fundamental techniques, while our more experienced students can continually progress through the system. We are one of the few Krav Maga facilities in Florida qualified to teach Levels 1 through 5 and the Apprentice Instructor Program of the Krav Maga Worldwide™ curriculum (click each level for details). In addition, we have classes for our Fitness/Conditioning and Fight Programs:
Due to the mature content, the programs and classes above are for adults (and teenagers with instructor approval) only. If you are interested in Krav Maga lessons for your child please visit our Krav Maga for Kids program website at www.KravMagaforChildren.com.
In addition to our group classes above, we offer to teach this curriculum through private lessons. Private lessons are available for those students who prefer individual training or cannot attend the group classes and need a lesson time that works with their schedule. These lessons can be done at our facility or at the student's home ( in-home personal training) if it is more
convenient for them. Private lessons are also popular for those who want unique or specialized training. Here are some examples of the specialized training we offer:
Combat Oriented and Functional Fitness Training
Handgun and Long Gun Defenses
Knife and Edged Weapons Defenses
Krav Maga Worldwide™ Instructor Apprentice Program
Stick and Blunt Object Weapons Defenses
Takedowns and Takedown Defenses/Wrestling
Weapon vs. Weapon Training
We also offer specialized training through scheduled workshops and seminars. View the Upcoming Events section of our website for more information.
Everyone is invited to our location to watch a class and as a thank you from us you will receive a FREE self defense weapon (no obligations). Click here for location information.
In 1990, Koch Martial Arts started as a traditional Taekwondo school for children and adults in Newport, Oregon. Over the years we expanded to three locations on the central Oregon Coast and offered a variety of programs including Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Krav Maga, Kickboxing, Mixed Martial Arts and pre-school aged classes.
In 2009 we sold our schools in Oregon and relocated to Pompano Beach so we could live in an area with warmer weather and more people for our new Krav Maga Worldwide™ Official Training Center that specializes in reality-based self defense training for adults.
Please meet our friendly staff that wants to help you achieve your training goals:
Randall Koch - Owner/Certified Instructor
Randall experienced his first Krav Maga training when attending an 8 hour seminar taught by Krav Maga Worldwide™ chief instructor Darren Levine and lead instructor John Whitman in Seattle, Washington in 1999. He was so impressed with the effectiveness of the system that he wanted to learn
more but there were no Krav Maga schools where he lived in Oregon. So he decided to purchase the entire
Krav Maga Worldwide™ instructional video set and learn as much as possible on his own. He integrated the techniques into
his current martial arts training as well as cross-training for the martial arts students he taught. The feedback from
his students in regards to the Krav Maga techniques was overwhelmingly positive!
In 2001, he became a Krav Maga Worldwide™ licensee. That year he completed and passed his first level of instructor training in Jacksonville, Florida and has taught Krav Maga classes ever since. He has continued to train through the higher levels of instructor training at various locations throughout the country, including the Krav Maga Worldwide™ National Training Center in Los Angeles, California. He is currently qualified to teach Levels 1 through 5 of the Krav Maga Worldwide™ curriculum.
He has the following Martial Arts and Fitness background:
Krav Maga Worldwide™ certified instructor and licensee since 2001
Martial Arts - 19 years an instructor, 31 years training experience
Taekwondo - 4th degree black belt
American Kenpo Karate - brown belt
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu - blue belt
Mixed Martial Arts - Trained/Cornered amateur and professional MMA fighters
Completed all three levels (I, II, and III) of the Muscle Balance and Function® (MBF®) education system
Has cross-trained in Kickboxing and Wrestling
Owner and Operator of Koch Martial Arts & Fitness Supply
Glenda Barton - School Manager/Fitness & Conditioning Instructor
Martial Arts - 11 years an instructor (ages four to adult)
Martial Arts school manager - 11 years
12 years training experience
Taekwondo - 1st degree black belt
Has cross-trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Krav Maga
Jacob Guevara Sr. - Certified Trainer
Krav Maga Apprentice Level 1 Instructor
Level 3-4 Krav Maga Student
16yrs of Law Enforcement Experience
Previously SWAT Trained
Call us for information at 954-957-KRAV (5728).
Defense Against Long Gun (Rifle/Shotgun) Workshop
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"I've had an interest in martial arts and been practicing one form or another for a very long time. From kickboxing, karate, wrestling, and ju jitsu I feel like I'll always have a scrappers chance against any threat that may come my way.
However, my newest and greatest motivation for safety is my infant daughter. I can't just be confident that I can remove or protect myself from dangerous intentions any more. I have to be POSITIVE that no matter the situation, no matter the number of attackers, no matter what they're armed with, I can make a big enough nuisance of myself that my wife and daughter will escape and survive. Preferably me too. That is where Krav Maga becomes a pivotal aspect of my life. All the best of all the styles I've spent my life learning are combined in Krav. It is BY FAR the most effective self defense system ever created and changes the definition of "Martial Art" forever. After spending a year training at Koch Martial Arts with Randal and his wonderful team, I've realized that spending time in any other discipline would be a half assed effort toward my families safety. The slogan "Get in shape, go home safe" isn't just marketing. It's true!
For anyone looking for the epitome of hand to hand combat training, Krav Maga has no equal. For anyone looking for the epitome of a Krav Maga instructor, Randal has no equal."
"Let me start this testimony by saying, signing up for Krav Maga at Krav Maga Worldwide was one of the best decisions I've made. I was always of the opinion that one should know how to defend oneself, women especially. I did some research which led me to Krav Maga as it had the vast majority agreeing as the best self-defense option as far as effectiveness is concerned.
I live in Deerfield and found the Krav Maga Worldwide website, when I sent Glenda the first email asking about the program she was so helpful and attentive that when she offered me to watch a class before I signed up, I just forwent it and scheduled my introduction class.
After the first class, I was hooked. I remember leaving the class with a clear understanding that this was one of the best financial and time investments I could've made. Let's be honest, when you are committing yourself to learn something it required from you an investment of time, effort and let's not forget the money part. If anyone is debating registering for classes in Krav Maga Worldwide because they aren't sure if it's worthy it, let me help you stop wasting time. Wonder no more, it's not worth not to take the classes. Plain and simple, you are rarely going to have a chance to invest on something that can save your life someday. Krav Maga is that investment.
Randall's thoroughness and teaching skills are second to none. Glenda's conditioning class will, beyond the shadow of a doubt, condition you. Her support and customer service is impeccable.
If you have been waiting, wait no more. Every day you wait to sign up is a day that you could be learning and training new techniques. It's one of the best decision you will make."
Deerfield Beach, Florida
"One 100% recommend this place. They have it together no non cents Krav Maga. And thanks again for the knife defence class tonight."
Palm Beach County, Florida
"Krav, the best cardio one can get outside the bedroom"
Boca Raton, Florida
"So signed up for Krav Maga worldwide pompano with Randall Koch 4 weeks ago. And I have to say I believe this is one of the best things I have ever become a part of. In four weeks time things are already becoming instinctual. I am way stronger and much more powerful when I deliver a combative combination. It is best workout I have experienced and I strongly recommend Randall and his pompano beach training center ! If you want to feel super confidant in scary situations this is the program for u!!"
Coconut Creek, Florida
"I have previously attended law enforcement academies, as well as numerous reality-based
personal protection courses, including courses sponsored by other Krav Maga organizations.
Not only do Randall and Glenda teach a viable, effective method of self-defense steeped in reality,
but their methods of instruction to both novices and advanced students alike are impeccable.
Some instructions are considered 'subject matter experts' and are very good at repeating or parroting what they were taught. Randall and Glenda are 'substance matter experts' and explain
in full detail the principle behind a particular technique, the reason for its proper execution
and some of the common pitfalls that may arise if the technique is executed erroneously.
All of the drills & techniques presented in training are pressure tested in an ego free environment
so that novices & advanced students progress accordingly and at their own pace. If you are
interested in training in a reality based fighting system, I believe this is one of the only
viable options in South Florida."
"As a 51 year-old woman, I had lost confidence in my ability to defend myself. Fear led me to take action. After searching for a school where I could learn practical techniques in self-defense, Glenda invited me to watch a Krav Maga class as she patiently answered all my questions. She spent an individual session preparing me for the basics of my first class. After 8 weeks of working with Randall, I'm amazed at how quickly I'm learning. Randall is disciplined, experienced, precise and patient. He's extremely skilled, and knows how to teach those skills to others. Every day I'm more mentally and physically confident that if necessary I can fight back. We all feel awkward at first. Don't let it stop you."
Family Central Inc.
Pompano Beach, Florida
"My name is Doug, I am a 19 year old premed student. I have been raised within a lineage of doctors and after seeing innumerable cases of patients that were assaulted or stricken I considered to start some type of self-defense training. When I decided to start physical combat schooling I didn't know where to turn. I looked to MMA, Jiu Jitsu, and Karate, but after thoroughly reviewing my choices I realized Randal's Krav Maga class was the best choice for me because it involves real life situations. Situations that I have seen the consequence to if you are untrained. Krav Maga is a form of Israeli martial arts that is taught to the Israeli soldiers. It is not a ring sport, it is meant to get you out of an emergency situation as fast as possible with minimal movements and minimal energy usage. Krav Maga is designed to save your life.
My first class of training I was a little doubtful, but Master Randall's warm welcoming and exceedingly expert demeanor took my skepticism away and I recognized I was at the appropriate place. We began by learning accurate footing involving balance and stability and how the Krav Maga punch is on a certain tilt. Randall studied my every move making sure I was flawless before we proceeded. His responsiveness and helpfulness to modifying my movements displayed that he cares about his students, that truly impressed me.
I am so happy I made the decision to begin training for Krav Maga. Once you begin training you cannot stop! Randal makes training fun and purposeful, while including an awesome workout! Krav Maga can be trained by everyone, no matter how young or old. I have nothing but good to say! I now feel safer and prepared just in case something dangerous was to happen. Krav Maga also helps me stay in shape! My decision to start training Krav Maga Worldwide- Pompano was a decision well made only resulting in positive outcomes!"
Boca Raton, Florida
"What a pleasure it has been to find Krav Maga teachings so close to my home. My son Jacob had been doing another form of Israeli Mixed Martial Arts for the past 6 years and I was always his sparing partner, but was not allowed to take that formal class. With finding Koch Krav Maga, it has been amazing! I have been taking classes with my son, and have steadily been learning and improving my technical skills as well as seeing a big improvement in his. We have both gone to the conditioning classes and we grapple every Wednesday night. We are not always partners even though we are in the same class, but that is by choice so our skills can be tested better with various others in the classes. Tonight Randall started the summer grappling workout. IT WAS FANTASTIC! I love it so much more because we really grapple while learning new techniques. It was excellent the way any questions were answered and repeat demonstrations were done without a second thought. I would so recommend anyone to try this. Self defense is so important in today's time, and you learn so quickly and can use it immediately. I should say that my son is 18 and I will be 60 this year. This is for folks of all ages. A terrific workout! All the classes are intense in the most positive way. I love being fit. I love having the ability to defend myself. Everyone is friendly and helpful. A TOTAL delight!! Thanks so much."
ER Trauma RN
Pompano Beach, Florida
"My name is Eric, my wife Karen and I have been training at Krav Maga World Wide for a few months now, (we took a month off to travel) and felt every minute of our next class. The class is great, and Randall is a great instructor, i feel like i really learned something every time we leave the class. Taking the class with my wife is also great, Its something we enjoy doing together, and I love the fact that we learn how to defend ourselves against real world situations. Besides the self defense training the workout is great and i feel like we are in much better shape then when we started. i feel better all around, i have back problems and back pain all the time, but ever since starting the class my back feels so much better. I recommend Krav Maga Worldwide of pompano to anyone wanting to get in shape and learn how to protect themselves.
P.S. Don't ever make your wife mad on the way to Krav."
Eric & Karen T
COO PDI Autoparts
Pompano Beach, Florida
"I started off like most boys do fascinated with traditional martial arts, sometime later I got more into self defense based training and for the last 10 years I have trained in some type of martial art almost daily. This training has sent me all over the country and I've had the pleasure of training with and meeting some of the most talented martial artists in the world. I'm an instructor in Jeet Kune Do and Filipino Kali, I hold credentials in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and my training has even led me to teaching Police Officers at the Metropolitan Police Institute in Miami -Dade County.
In an effort to add to my own personal martial arts arsenal, I became interested in Krav Maga. I asked around and visited several schools. Quickly I became disheartened when it seemed like my standards weren't going to be met with the schools I visited and I even wondered if I should give up\settle for less then what I wanted. That's when I heard about Krav Maga Worldwide in Pompano Beach. I took a look at the website and figure that I would just send them an email. Frankly, Pompano is a little outside of my normal stomping grounds and I didn't want to waste a trip to see more of the same.
Glenda (the school manager) responded to my email quickly with all the information I requested. Honestly, I found it quite refreshing as most schools just sent you back the typical "come in if you want this information" email. Along with the answers to my questions she invited me to come in and watch a class. I was so pleasantly surprised by the no pressure email, that I thought what the heck let me go watch a class.
I went in on a Tuesday and Glenda came over and greeted me as I was walking in. I took a seat in the viewing area, and Glenda sat next to me and showed me the syllabus as the students prepared for their training. I don't quite remember what the lesson was that I watched that night, but I do fondly remember watching Randall teach the class. I was instantly impressed with what I saw, Randall's teaching style was simple and to the point. He taught with passion, and clearly understood each action he was performing and teaching. At the same time, Glenda sat quietly next to me and answered any questions I had. At the end of class, she got up and thanked me for coming in and asked me if I had any more questions. I think it's important to emphasize that this clearly wasn't a sales pitch, Glenda presented the information to me plainly and didn't put any pressure on me what so ever. I have rarely seen that at any martial arts school, but I guess she's able to do that because they really do have a great program that sells itself.
Now having trained with them for a while, I can honestly say I'm extremely happy with my decision. The school is clean and safe, the training is extremely good, and the students\staff are all wonderful people. Randall is easily up there with any of the world renowned instructors that I've trained under. Their students come from all walks of life, and every class I find a great training partner. Both Glenda and Randall are always available for questions, and many times I've seen students stay after class for a little extra help if they needed it. I would recommend this school to anyone interested in Krav Maga, Self Defense, or even someone looking to just improve their own health. You won't meet better people or find a better Krav Maga school in South Florida."
Restaurant General Manager
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
"I would love to share my experience with the workshop (Defending MMA Submissions - Part 2) since I know that I read others' ideas and always look for what I could be missing. I did not know what to expect but what I ended up finding out is that I enjoyed learning the moves as much or more than the defense of them. There was plenty of time for each person to get individual attention to make sure that each of the 3 defenses and attacks were understood before moving on to the next one. 3 hours seemed like a long time but afterwards I couldn't say that I hadn't learned a lot and would do it again. For me, that's what is worth it, wanting to do it again. Hope everyone takes advantage of these opportunities since it helps with overall skills and makes you feel more of the community we have. Thanks."
Delray Beach, Florida
"My name is I.G. and I am a 10 years veteran Federal Law Enforcement Agent. Currently I am a second level student in the Krav Maga Worldwide Pompano Beach. After a few close calls on the job,
I began to look for Krav Maga classes. I was looking for a place where the instructors really care about their students and did not put business profit above the integrity of this honored self-defense technique.
I am so happy that I found Krav Maga Worldwide Pompano Beach because it combines a family environment, strict regiment of tactical techniques and instructors that really care about us and our learning process.
Randall, Glenda, and the rest of the instructors share a great deal of knowledge and made me feel part of a family from day one. From a Law Enforcement stand point, Krav Maga has taken my confidence to work the streets to new levels.
I am so pleased with them that I am bringing the rest of my family to Krav Maga Worldwide Pompano Beach so they can walk the streets safely too.
I recommend Krav Maga Worldwide Pompano Beach not just to the community but to any Law Enforcement Officer that wants to have an extra tool in their bag and increase their chances of facing a close contact challenge in a successful
manner. I also recommend Krav Maga Worldwide Pompano Beach to young ladies, so they can learn how to defend themselves from close contact attacks and do not become victims of predators.
Thanks Randall and Glenda"
""For me, Krav Maga has been a great experience. I like Krav Maga because it's realistic and a powerful way of fighting."
"I always wanted my kids to be able to defend themselves, and enrolled them at a very early age in Tae Kwon Do, Gabby excelled and received her Black Belt before the age of 12. I noticed along the way I didnt think the training she was receiving would translate in a real world situation, or God forbid an attack by a bigger or stronger opponent. She also lost interest quickly and after getting her Black Belt asked if she could stop going. Enter Krav Maga. I first stumbled across it online while researching self defense techniques. I found Krav Maga worldwide Pompano beach and went to see a class. I immediately liked it for myself and thought I could get Gabby to attend with me. I thought if I was going with her, she would be more involved and dedicated. Well its been a fantastic experience to date. Not only do we both love the way Randall teaches the techniques, no nonsense...all real, but its been a great way for my daughter and I to bond and spend quality time together. My favorite time of the week is the car ride home after class just her and I, talking about what we learned, and just everyday stuff. I highly recommend Krav Maga Worldwide, Pompano Beach for anyone interested in learning real world self defense techniques."
Facility Director for Host.net
"I will never forget the day I made the decision to contact Krav Maga Worldwide-Pompano Beach. As an independent woman, I wanted a safety plan; a defense system I'd be able to call upon should I ever end up physically threatened or attacked. I researched various martial arts schools, learning about the different methods and gauged how applicable they were to my needs. My father, a former martial arts instructor, aided with the research process. I stumbled upon Krav Maga, not knowing anything about it. I read the mission statement from Darren Levine (founder of Krav Maga Worldwide), watched several videos, read and absorbed the #1 principle in Krav Maga ("Go home safe"), and was convinced...Krav Maga was exactly what I needed. It emphasizes instinctive movements, practical techniques, and realistic training scenarios. Perfect for a single woman wanting the ability to defend herself.
My experience with Krav Maga Worldwide-Pompano Beach has been incredibly rewarding. Glenda welcomed me on my first viewing. Her charisma and hospitality were inspiring and inviting. I started classes with Randall and found his teaching style effective and motivating. And the fellow students completed the trinity. I have felt like a valued member of an amazing family from the first moment I stepped foot in that center. I work full time and attend school. With seven Level 1 classes to choose from, I'm able to train despite my chaotic schedule. I selected Gabe's Sunday morning session as my weekly class (although I'm hoping to increase to 2 classes per week, as I love it so much). Gabe is an awesome instructor and coach. He is incredibly talented and engaging, and a pro at explaining the moves in layman's terms. He also has a great sense of humor. His classes are challenging, but so much fun!
Krav Maga empowers by helping to prepare me for whatever might come my way. It stresses the importance of awareness and knowing what is out there, how to avoid trouble, and how to respond to a threat or attack. Krav Maga has improved my physical prowess and my confidence has skyrocketed (just knowing that I can better handle myself). And I'm super-excited and anticipant for continued growth and confidence.
I look forward to my Krav Maga training all week. When I'm not at the center, I'm practicing in anticipation for class. It stems from pure, unbridled enthusiasm over the notion that I'll be able to protect myself (perhaps even save my life, or someone else's) should anyone ever try to hurt me. I am so fortunate and thankful to have found Krav Maga Worldwide."
Veterinary Technician, Biology Student
Pompano Beach, Florida
"At first, I was hesitant in joining Randall's Krav Maga classes in Pompano Beach. After all, I was old (age 68), out of shape, and had heart surgery. I needed to get back in shape, and not use my age nor my surgery as excuses for my sedentary life. Several months ago, I had an extended phone conversation with Glenda. She reviewed the Krav Maga program and how it could help me achieve my fitness goals. Glenda invited me to observe a class, followed up with a private lesson. After my first group session, I was hooked...I never looked back.
Randall, Glenda, and Jacob were my prime motivators for getting back into shape. I have substantially improved both my focus and my physical conditioning. I am now in the best shape of my life, with the confidence to handle myself in any situation.
Thanks Randall, and Glenda, for taking an "old guy" and giving him the confidence that, regardless of age or physical condition, it's never too late to change your life."
Retired Educator / Financial Planner
Coconut Creek, Florida
"With the rapidly rising crime rate here in Broward county, as a female, I decided I need to learn how to 'seriously' protect myself. An ex-military coworker advised me to look into the Krav Maga program. I called 2 schools which teach the Krav Maga program, one that is much closer to my home and Krav Maga Worldwide Training center in Pompano Beach. When I spoke with the instructor from the school closer to me, he was very rushed and immediately went through the belts and the pricing to test for each. It felt very commercialized with no sense of personal touch at all. I then spoke with Glenda Peel, Koch Martial Arts director & trainer, she was very patient with my many questions and encouraged me to come see a class to get a better understanding of the Krav Maga program. Glenda sat next to me while I watched, again answering my questions and was very happy to do so. I immediately felt comfortable with her and the school. As a local bank manager in a tough neighborhood, I decided to waste no time and began classes. Randall Koch, owner/certified instructor, is professional, patient and passionate about his instruction. He is able to spot what needs improvement and guide you in a very easy and understandable manner. All the other students, both male and female, are very friendly and willing to help each other during and after class. I feel comfortable at the school and confident I am learning from the best. I work 50+ hours per week so my time is very precious and the school closer to my home certainly would have been more convenient. Don't make that mistake..... not all schools are created equal; where and who you train with is critical to your development. I can't say enough great things about Randall, Glenda, the other instructors and Krav Maga Worldwide in Pompano Beach. I'm trying to get to a second class per week and would go three times if I could. I have only been training a short time but already feel much more confident in my ability to defend myself. It's definitely hard work, but well worth it!
You don't get what you wished for, you get what you worked for!!!"
Coconut Creek, Florida
"Moving to Florida three years ago as a Red Belt in Taekwondo, I was frustrated that I could not find a school serious and dedicated enough to train in. Then I learned about Koch Martial Arts. Owned and operated by Randal Koch and Glinda Peel, their approach to teaching Krav Maga was exactly what I was looking for. While other schools try to lure students by offering many different styles, Koch Martial Arts has one focus. Teaching Krav Maga. This is a fighting and defense style that everyone can do that is based on real life situations. The Instructors confident teaching style easily has students moving from simple warm ups to more complex reality based self defense combinations. The supportive and professional atmosphere provides a great physical workout, allowing you to test your limits while learning the skills necessary to protect yourself and keep others safe if the need ever arises. I am happy to have found Koch Martial Arts and look forward to many years of training."
Assistant Nurse Manager,
Psychiatric Emergency Department
Pompano Beach, Florida
"I began searching for a no-nonsense, practical approach for handling confrontational situations
and was fortunate enough to find Krav Maga Worldwide. After meeting both Randall and Glenda, I knew my search was over and my
training was just beginning. Randall's experience is exemplified by his ability to teach anyone who is willing to learn.
Learning the techniques, and mastering them, is within reach thanks to Randall's teaching style. The training environment is
very welcoming and allows those without a martial arts background to learn invaluable skill sets within just a few classes.
It's a great feeling knowing that you can protect yourself and your loved ones should the situation present itself. Schedule
a time to meet with Randall and Glenda and you'll see why Krav Maga training is the real deal!"
"It's great you've decided to get in better shape, or just be more confident protecting yourself and others, but the next important decision is deciding how and where. Krav Maga is a very practical and straight forward to learn system that was recommended to me by friends with a solid martial arts background. At 45 I was a bit concerned about starting something new like Krav Maga but it's been great. The thing I most want to tell you is how lucky I got finding this studio.
There's not a lot ego here and everyone seems to concentrate on learning or helping out other students. It's simply a great place to learn and it's not an accident. Randall, the Head Instructor, has a very patient and calm demeanor that fosters an excellent learning environment. It's rather rare to find someone highly skilled in any field who also excels at imparting their knowledge. All the students here with a martial arts background that I've spoken to are equally impressed with this studio and Randall. Don't even think about walking, get up and run to Krav Maga Worldwide Pompano Beach!".
Coral Springs, Florida
"I am a retired Federal Agent with 30 yrs of law enforcement experience. I have been involved in many 'incidents' on and off the job and by an amazing amount of luck I never got hurt. Throughout my career I never even considered taking self defense classes or learning the Martial Arts (My mistake). I have recently become motivated to take Krav Maga classes through watching and enjoying my 10 yr. old kid learn MMA. I am 60 yrs old and at this stage in my life I do not want to spend the time required to learn the traditional Martial Arts. Krav Maga is a street fighting/survival system that is easy to learn, developed with that ease in mind, and extremely effective as a self defense method to 'end it quickly' in Your Favor. Exactly what I was looking for! The head instructor at Krav Maga Worldwide, in Pompano Beach, Randall, and his Assistant, Glenda, are both very dedicated instructors and go out of their way to make their students feel comfortable and appreciated. I really like the school and there are students of all ages, male and female, learning together every day. I highly recommend Randall's school to everyone, and like the American Express commercial states, 'Never leave home without it'".
Retired Federal Agent
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
"Krav Maga has changed my life and inspired me to channel my energy in a positive way. Randall and Glenda are truly unique professional people who have the experience and talent to teach
skills to anybody willing to learn. Training at Krav Maga Worldwide Pompano Beach is a golden opportunity and one of the best decisions I've ever made. It's an honor to be part of such an effective program and surrounded
by amazing friends. The atmosphere in class is outstanding, stress free and very supportive to all walks of life. Train hard, be aware, act with vigor when threatened, go home safe! Krav Maga is my escape from reality, preparing me for reality."
Manager at Gold Coast Transportation Systems
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
"I recently moved to Florida from New Jersey to further my career. While moving here by myself has been challenging at times, training at Krav Maga Worldwide has helped greatly. This facility has a little bit for everyone. While all classes will make you break a sweat, Glenda's conditioning class is the perfect cardio workout that focuses on techniques used in training. Randall's training in various martial arts can be seen in almost every class, but he specifically offers two fighting classes to allow you to develop your skills one on one. But perhaps the most important classes are the actual self defense classes. Each class will allow you to develop your combative technique then apply those techniques in an efficient, reaction-based defense. What's great about this gym is that everyone gets to know each other fairly quickly. Randall, Glenda, the other Level One instructors, and even your training partners are always offering advice to improve your strengths and develop your weaknesses. Training at Krav Maga Worldwide in Pompano Beach has been the best decision I've made since I moved."
Pompano Beach, Florida
"Its almost two years since I've started training at your school, and I'm proud to have met such a dedicated teacher who understands the art and is passionate about teaching. Randall, you are very humble and the techniques you instill in us are expressed in more than just physical forms. I'm honored to be a part of this school and the effort you and Glenda take to better our community."
Student/Health Care Professional
North Lauderdale, Florida
"Like the book says... KM is not an martial arts. I say it is the confidence we acquire through practice, and practice, to be able to walk in life more confident and secure. On every class there are challenges, that only with practice, I have learned to over comes them. Thank to that I feel more confident, feel more energetic, agile, and in a better shape. I look forward to every class."
"When I first started researching what martial art I wanted to focus on I was overwhelmed with all the different options. I have many friends who are either in the military or with other backgrounds who have mastered different forms. They all told me that if they could do it all over again they would choose Krav Maga. Not knowing what Krav Maga was I began to research it and found out that it was exactly what I was looking for. This form is more practical and efficient. Once I decided that this was what I wanted to do I contacted Glenda with questions regarding the classes and requirements. I came in one night and Glenda sat next to me and answered all of my questions. The atmosphere is very welcoming regardless of age or experience. Glenda and Randall are very patient people they do not get annoyed or aggravated when they are approached with questions, instead they want you to ask questions, they want you to understand and learn. I have done a few private lesson with Randall and he has a lot of experience with martial arts in general, especially with Krav Maga. He understands that everyone is different, and with that being said, everyone encounters different issues when first starting out. Rather than working against you he works with you, helping you to the point that everything you learn will stay with you. I would highly recommended seeking out Krav Maga with Glenda and Randall for self-defense."
Boca Raton, Florida
"This training center is first class. Randall & Glenda are seriously passionate, proffesional yet still easy going in their teachings. Every student I've trained with has been completely positive, encouraging me to push myself within my limits. The knowlegde and experience I've gained in only my first month is priceless. Can't wait for my next session...."
Boca Raton, Florida
"I won the Tri-State Kid Gloves in New York as a minor, took Tae-Kwon Do for 6 months
as a kid, and did BJJ for 3 months as an adult yet I learned more in one class with Randall than all of those 3 experiences
combined. Both Randall and Glenda are like family to me and I would venture to say most, if not all, students feel the same way.
Besides truly caring about the contribtions they are making to people's lives Randall is an absolute "technician" when it
comes to teaching and his laid back yet active observatory approach is excellent. He is watching you all the time and when
you have a question he addresses with laser guided precision. Go there and experience it for yourself and you won't regret it."
"I've always been interested in martial arts and fighting since I was young. When I first learned about Krav Maga about 4-5 years ago I did some research on it and instantly loved how effective it seemed to be and that it caters to not only the super fit but also the average joe. At least at the basic level it didn't appear to be something that you needed to be extremely fit for. Fast forward to present, I did some research looking for schools in the area and Krav Maga Worldwide Official Training Center was one of the first ones I found and the only one that had classes that worked within my schedule. Plus Glenda was so nice and very responsive in my emails! I was nervous about just jumping into something having very little training beforehand but Randall (and Jacob) made it SO easy to learn. Although I really didn't know what I was doing, the way they taught it just made it seem natural. I never felt afraid to ask a question and I've never seen Randall lose his patience. Being a woman in Broward County I feel like it's so necessary to know at least basic self defense. To be honest, the threat of rape and murder is so real down here that you really don't know what can happen. I feel much safer when I'm out and even my friends make me be the brave one when we're in dodgy situations. I'm excited to learn more and progress to the point that I can feel safe being out and I wouldn't want to do it anywhere else than at Krav Maga Worldwide Training Center under the leadership of Randall, Glenda, and of course Jacob! Thanks guys, you're awesome!"
Bridal Consultant/Wedding Planner
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
"I became interested in Krav Maga after watching a television documentary on martial arts.
I am a Vietnam Era Vet and having just retired from a sedentary job, I knew I had to find something that would keep my interest
and provide me with a cardiovascular workout as I was not interested in working out at the local gym.
I began researching Krav Maga on-line and found the nearest training center was in Maryland, a 1 1/2 hour drive from my home town
of Harrisburg, PA. I began going there 3 times a week for approximately 10 months and loved the workout. Due to the distance, I
convinced a buddy of mine, who is also retired, to work out with me during the week. We bought additional books, training videos and equipment. I always wished I would have tested while training in Maryland.
Last year in planning a trip to my parents, who live in Boynton Beach, I discovered Krav Maga Worldwide Pompano. So, I decided
to check it out. I attended several classes per week during my 4 week stay. Although I had been away from formal training over
the last several years, training under Randall brought it all back in a matter of no time.
This year, I again planned a trip to Fla. and contacted Glenda to see if I could again train with them. They were more than
happy to have me come back. There were others in the class who I had trained with the prior year but had moved on to more
advanced classes. During February, I attended about 4 times a week training with Randall and Glenda who encouraged me test..
I enjoyed training at Krav Maga Worldwide Pompano. The staff is both knowledgeable and professional, and their style is unique.
They train in a manner to attain confidence in yourself without intimidating you if you messed up. I tested as part of the "Fab 4" and ended up passing the Level I test at 63 years old. I love this training because it not only provided a good workout; it gives
me the confidence to be able to handle situations I hope I never have to deal with."
Gregory E. Skipper
"What I like most about my Krav Maga classes is we are taught real-world self-defense, not posing or "for-show" martial arts. I've had previous MMA & Jiu-Jitsu training and was happy with those, but I especially like the new skills I've acquired through my Krav Maga classes because I feel that it is self-defense at it's finest. Not just fighting to hurt back, but survival techniques and strategies to get away, should it ever come to that. Our instructors Randall & Glenda don't just work on our physical strength & agility, but on our mental skills too. They teach us to be prepared for anything, improvise & how to handle all situations. I look forward to participating in all the new classes that will provide opportunities for me to learn new skills."
FAU Ocean Engineering Student/Server at Seasons52
"Krav Maga Worldwide of Pompano Beach is the best Krav center around. I tried some in West Palm but Randall and Glenda's center have, hands down, the most professional, focused, disciplined and structured classes. They create an extremely comfortable atmosphere for all different types of people. The techniques are broken down into simple steps that are easy to learn while all questions are handled immediately and in a friendly way. As a self-defense course, Krav can't be beat...it is focused solely on getting you home safely, without unrealistic sport-focused guidelines or eastern philosophies that require a spiritual commitment. The workout is great, mentally and physically! And the level of self-confidence soars as you feel you will be able to defend yourself should the situation arise."
Slovakia and Delray Beach, Florida
"Let me say, I've trained with numerous Krav instructors and was very impressed with Randall's approach and similarly impressed with Glenda's positive and wonderful customer service."
Clinical Advisor RN
"I've been a student at Krav Maga worldwide training center for the past couple of months and I must say I love it here. I love the street smart fighting and self-defense system and the way the techniques are easy to learn. Everybody here is great including my positive and awesome instructors Randal and Glenda. Thanks to their classes I lost 20 pounds in just 4 months! I'm learning self-defense skills, losing weight, getting fit and building confidence. I couldn't have asked for a better Krav Maga school to attend to!"
Receptionist at Comprehensive Obstetrics and Gynecology
Delray Beach, Florida
"Krav maga not only stimulates a since of courage and a feeling of self protection, it gives me a entitlement of self gratification. Accomplishing level one of krav gave me a feeling of self worth. Giving me the tenacity that I am capable of reaching new levels in many other aspects of my daily life. Krav not only makes me feel good by letting out my frustrations of the week, it also gives me a new perspective of how I look at the world. Krav let's me not be intimidated by bigger guys and gives me the courage to stand up for myself like I'm supposed to do, regardless of the circumstances. I can truly say krav maga is the best investment I have made to improve my life."
Boca Raton, Florida
"Ever since I started training krav maga under Randall and assisted by Glenda I've become more confident in all kinds of everyday situations. Not only is the krav maga class a great workout, you learn to be disciplined mentally, physically, and emotionally. I can honestly say that I feel on top of the world after every krav maga class and now since I passed my level 1 skills test, I'm looking even more towards learning new techniques and honing my skills to the best of my ability and beyond. Randall is a great instructor and is knowledgeable in many mixed martial arts disciplines and he will repeat skills over and over until you've mastered them. Men and women of a wide range of age groups can learn a great deal by joining our krav maga classes for self defense, conditioning, and fighting techniques that will literally train you to 'work hard, have fun, and get home safe!'"
Coral Springs, Florida
"Before joining Krav Maga, I tested other martial arts such as Jui Jitsu, Kickboxing, MMA, Muay Thai and boxing. Although they were great in each aspect, I felt as if they were TOO concentrated and focused more on 'competition rules' and guidelines to prevent disqualification instead defending your life against people of all sizes. The moment I sat in on a class, I knew I found the martial arts that I've been looking for. Randall and Glenda break down the material to accommodate both visual and verbal learners. I started Krav in Jan of 2012 and since then I have looked forward to every day of class. The class sizes are perfect. There was never a question or concern that didn't get addressed within seconds of me asking. If you are looking to do martial arts so you can gain some cool points on facebook, pay the extra ten bucks a month at your local gym for the kickboxing classes. If you want to learn how to defend yourself in the real world, feel more confident and sharpen your senses, join us! Krav Maga incorporates techniques from martial arts across the board and with their organized curriculum guide; you can track your progress and look forward to the upcoming new material."
Pompano Beach, Florida
"I've been a part of Krav Maga Worldwide with Randall and Glenda since Aug, 2011. Since then, not only have I gained strength and confidence, I've also lost weight! I strongly believe that every woman should know some defensive techniques, just in case.... Unfortunately, we do live in a crazy world and therefore, it is so important to feel safe by knowing that you can defend yourself. Randall has an incredible background in martial arts and with his guidance and instruction I have that sense of security. Randall demonstrates any defense or combative move in an easy fashion - anybody can do it! With practice we polish our technique and gain speed. So I can definitely refer to this class as a "two-in-one": awesome workout plus self defense! I wouldn't trade that. So no more regular gym membership for me, that's for sure!
Love you guys and thank you so much !!! "
Biochemist Specializing in Immunology
Boca Raton, Florida
"From my very first class the whole school has impressed me, Glenda and Randall work very hard to provide a positive and safe training environment. If your interested in learning Krav Maga, you're going to want Randall as your teacher. Randall breaks down the techniques in easy to understand demonstrations, then works closely with us to insure we get it. I have enjoyed working with my all classmates and feel confident that Krav Maga is the right system to get me home safe."
Graphic Designer - North American Retail
Boca Raton, Florida
"The first day I walked into Mr. Koch and Miss Glenda's studio I had no idea how much their training would impact my life. As a woman I love having the knowledge and confidence to properly defend myself in various situations. Among self defense I have also improved both mentally and physically. I cannot even imagine where I would be in life without their years of dedication and support as my mentors. My training with both of these instructors have proven to be invaluable."
Key West, Florida
"Recently I was the victim of an an unarmed (and unprovoked) assault!:( thanks to your expert instruction I was able to defend myself effectively against a larger opponent. Thank you both so much! I will have to refine my avoidance strategy (some people wont take no for an answer.) I sustained injuries for sure but it could have been alot worse. THANKYOUTHANKYOU THANKYOU!"
"Krav Maga was something I read about a couple years ago and although interested, I was never able to find a location near me that offered classes on a regular basis. At the beginning of 2011, I discovered Krav Maga Worldwide Official Training Center in Pompano Beach and was thrilled to have found a school specialized in training Krav Maga, not just a one day seminar on the technique. After speaking to Glenda it seemed this was exactly what I was looking for and she invited me to watch a class to see if I was interested. I will never forget the first class I watched.
I was amazed at the skill displayed by the participants in class that night. They were punching and blocking, they were doing ground defenses, they all looked very accomplished and knowledgeable, I was impressed and admittedly, a bit intimidated. I was nervous about being able to keep up or be tough enough or be coordinated enough because they all seemed to know exactly what they were doing and I assumed they had been training for a long time. After class, I asked one of the participants how long he had been coming and nearly fell out my chair when he said, "I think this is my third class."
That was all I needed to hear to sign up immediately! I initially committed to one class per week and for the past six months I have trained with Randall. I am very impressed with his knowledge, instruction and guidance during class. He is very clear in his demonstrations, breaking each defense technique down to it's individual components, which are learned and practiced individually, then ultimately combined into a comprehensive self defense move. He encourages questions and constantly observes his students for correctness, adjusting and guiding to ensure the defenses are being executed properly. He is serious yet approachable and it is obvious the great atmosphere at Krav Maga Worldwide Official Training Center is the result of his and Glenda's friendly attitudes and approach to their training and their care for their students.
I thoroughly enjoy and look forward to class each week. I feel more confident about myself and my ability to protect myself and react in an appropriate way to a threat which I feel is extremely important for men and women alike. Truly, the absolute best I feel both physically and mentally all week are the moments after attending class!
Deerfield Beach, Florida
"Even after being in law enforcement for many years, I felt lacking in my hand to hand, self defense skills. When I started my search online, I was looking for something that would work on the street, where there are no rules. I didn't want to be involved with a rigid discipline, with a lot of "dancing" around. When I came upon Krav Maga, I decided this was the way to go. This was also confirmed by a friend who is involved in very high profile bodyguard work.
I just so happened to run into a fellow officer that had a copy of the book, "Complete Krav Maga", on his front seat. He introduced me to Randall and Glenda and their Pompano Beach Krav Maga Official Training Center. I signed up at the end of May 2010 and in about 10 months with a whole lot of practice, hard work and Randall's great instruction, I completed my level 3 (green belt) test and am working on the level 4 (blue belt) curriculum. Now that I'm over the level 3 hump, my friend suggested that I should get involved in the Krav Maga Instructor Program. With all of Randall's qualifications in place, he is currently helping me through the Krav Maga Instructor Apprentice Program.
I have found both Randall and Glenda to be extremely professional and trustworthy. Randall's style of teaching is very conducive to learning. He is very humble and patient. He can help you clean up your moves without making you feel stupid or incapable. I still find it amazing that he is able to watch me do a technique a few times and can analyze just what I'm doing wrong or how I can do it better.
Since Krav Maga is a mixture of the best parts of numerous disciplines, it is only fitting that Randall is so very capable in several of them (Taekwondo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, American Kenpo). This, along with having over 10 years of training in Krav Maga, has given him the ability to not just teach the best of the Krav Maga curriculum but to build upon it, in order to provide a complete fighting system. It has been a true pleasure learning from Randall, but most of all I believe he is providing me with training that I can trust my life to."
Jacob Guevara Sr.
North Lauderdale, Florida
"The most important factors on why I like learning Krav Maga are both Glenda and Randal. Their professionalism and dedication is obvious to everyone, yet they are very friendly and approachable. Whenever I had doubts or questions, they’ve never failed to respond in and help. The studio has all the adequate space and equipment, and everyday there’s something new to learn; even if you already know the moves, they’ll make sure you work your technique until you get it right. If one is looking for a place where to improve their physical condition, learn to effectively defend yourself and do something different, Krav Maga Worldwide Pompano Beach is the place you’re looking for."
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
"I have been training with Randall for three months and already feel like I have acquired more self-defense know-how than I did after years training in any other martial arts school. The instruction is top notch and the self-defense moves are efficient, practical, and highly effective; a perfect combination. Randall is very patient with his students and is very effective at pointing out a student's weakness and administering a corrective drill to fix it.
Student at Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, Florida
"Having never taken Martial Arts, I wanted a system that is effective and practical so I chose Krav Maga. Also I didn't want to take classes at a "cookie cutter" school which unfortunately are abundant in South Florida, so I chose Krav Maga Worldwide under Randall Koch and Glenda Peel. Krav Maga is what is taught here without any fluff, it is direct and to the point. Every technique is broken down, you practice it slowly then speed it up. Randall and Glenda are great! They have been doing this for a long time and it shows, they really care. If you ever have any questions they are happy to take the time to make sure you understand.
Not only is it a great fighting system it is a great work out. After the first class I felt more confident in myself, this is definitely the way to go if you are looking for a way to protect yourself and your family."
AC / Appliance Tech
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
"I started Krav Maga Worldwide in February 2011 with not really knowing what to expect. I was nervous and being a new student, I wasn't sure that I would be able to keep up with the other students. But this was quickly diffused after the first class. Randall is a great instructor and will break down the techniques so that it can be easily learned. Even his personality was great; serious with the class but pull him aside and carrying on a conversation shows that he is a down-to-earth kind of guy. This isn't just some fitness class. This is truly a place to come and learn self-defense skills that you can use to protect yourself and your family members."
Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, Florida
"As a former state champion high school and Division I wrestler, I wanted to find a competitive sport after college and Mixed Martial Arts was the logical choice. I won my first MMA fight just using my wrestling background and fell in love with the sport. However, I realized I needed to learn more to improve for future fights and tougher competition. When I lived in Oregon, I found Koch Martial Arts and started taking Brazilian Jiu-jitsu classes under Randall and then added his stand-up training. I've learned under many coaches but Randall's attention to detail and teaching structure is one of the best! He has helped me to a 5-2 MMA record and dozens of victories in BJJ and Submission Grappling tournaments. I now do MMA training at
American Top Team in Coconut Creek but continue to learn Krav Maga under Randall. There are so many things I learn in Krav Maga
that are not taught in MMA."
Professional MMA Fighter
Boca Raton, Florida
"My daughter & I trained with Koch's Martial Arts in Newport on the Oregon coast. We took Krav Maga and other self defense classes for several years. I felt the training was so valuable I had Koch Martial Arts do a class at my Real Estate Company . As President of the Board of Windermere, DCP I wanted my agents to have some self defense awareness. The agents were impressed with the training skills. I would recommend Koch's Martial Arts."
Karla Kuhlenbeck, CRS
Gleneden Beach, OR
I have been involved in the world of martial arts from the young age of 4, I must say that these classes of Krav Maga are very educational and are very informative, Coach Randel is one of the most dedicated instructors I have met in a long time, his way of teaching is very unique as he implements real life situations, I highly recommend to join in the classes.
On September 15 I attended a Gun control seminar, it was fantastic as you learn life situations and problem solving tactics, I strongly recommend it.
The team of Randel and Glenda are the success of this school they are willing and able to work with you as much as needed to improve your technics as well as your understanding of the Krav Maga fondamentals.
You are great."
Professional Catering Consultant
Boca Raton, Florida
"Special thanks to Koch Arts for the amazing handgun defense seminar, I had a great time and learned vital skills needed for survival. I highly recommend this to everyone, does not matter what your background is. Thank you Randal and Glenda for this opportunity!"
Michael De La Nuez
Deerfield Beach, Florida
"I used to be in the Mexican army and have done some boxing...so I wanted to learn something practical like I have learned before. I watched a class and liked how
Randall taught it so I decided to join. Since then I've learned a lot of good techniques, especially a lot of groundfighting which I really enjoy because it's not something I knew a lot about until I started
training here. I've also used the punching defenses I've learned in class to avoid getting injured during a confrontation I had at a bar recently. It's nice to know the techniques I learned in class
actually worked in a real situation. I've also lost over 20 lbs. and I'm in much better shape since starting."
Roberto "Chapo" Torres Valle
Pompano Beach, Florida
"The best instruction I've ever experienced, in anything; I had the good fortune to be a martial arts student under Mr. Randall Koch for eight years, during most of my 60s. He has an incredibly strong skill set not only as a martial artist but more importantly, from my perspective, as a teacher. He has an uncanny ability to hone in on a student's problem, if asked, and to then devise a perfectly tailored corrective drill, explanation or change in technique. Also, I never saw him lose his patience with myself or any of my fellow students, which must have required the patience of Job at times. He is not only advanced in Krav Mage but in Taekwondo and in a number of other martial arts disciplines. If you are fortunate enough to become one of his students, you will agree with this assessment. I am confident that every single one of my former fellow students would echo it."
Depoe Bay, Oregon
"At an undisclosed location, I was at a birthday party a which point a fight broke out behind me. At the time I had no knowledge of the brawl going on behind me until I got pushed from behind and fell to the ground. As I hit the ground face first, I immediately rolled to my back and got into a defensive position which I learned from Randall in my Krav Maga class. As my onknown attacker advanced to strike me I rolled onto my side still in a defensive position and kicked my attacker on the lower part of his leg with my bottom leg and immediately stood up ready to attack.
I have been doing Krav Maga for approximately four months and through multiple repetitions which Randall has us doing in class, it was like second nature to me when I fell on the ground to get into a defensive position and fight my way up."
"My name is Denise Runions, Randall Koch was my martial arts instructor for ten years. I'm a 2nd Degree blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do, a greenbelt in Krav Maga and I was just really getting into Brazilian Jiu Jitsu when Randall moved. Before I trained with Randall I had tried four other martial arts instructors, never staying with one for very long because of poor instruction. I was so impressed with Randall that I was his student for ten years and still would be if he hadn't moved away from the area. Randall was always extremely patient, yet expected 100%. He's able to integrate people's different learning styles and abilities very well. I would recommend his Krav Maga to anybody, but especially the ladies. It's the best self defense system I've been exposed to. It's made me a lot more aware of my surroundings and more confident."
Licensed Massage Therapist
"If you've ever seen my fights or trained with me in mixed martial arts, you know that I only teach techniques that work in the ring. The same is true for the street - I believe in only doing things that work.
Krav Maga works. I know it does, because the very day I met one of Krav Maga Worldwide's instructors, Amir Perets, he loaded a pellet gun and told me to put the gun to his chest. He said, 'If you see me move, you pull the trigger.' The next thing I knew, he had the gun in his hand - and repeated it six more times. It was incredible to observe, and it was simple to do.
The system is simple and easy to learn. You don't have to be a mixed martial arts champion to perform its techniques. But what I like most about Krav Maga is that it has all the answers."
Former UFC Heavyweight Champion
Three-time King of Pancrase
Thousand Oaks, CA
Courtesy of the book Complete Krav Maga
"I just wanted to let you know that while I’m on vacation in Florida, I had the pleasure of visiting a fellow Krav Maga World Wide Training Center operated by Randall Koch and Glenda Peel. Originally from Oregon, they recently relocated to South Florida and have only been in business a short time.
Both Randall and Glenda were very gracious host to me and invited me to join them for (2) LV-1 classes at no cost. I received excellent instruction. Randle did in fact include me as his student, he watched and evaluated my performance and made specific critiques with attention to detail. I appreciated this very much."
Morton Grove, Illinois
"I starting training Krav Maga under Randall Koch in 2003, before Mr. Koch I had trained 8 years under various instructors and systems including American Kenpo, Judo, Karate, Kosho Ryu Kempo, Small Circle Jiu Jitsu and Boxing I am currently doing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and at this time I have yet to have found any instructor who is more Professional, Knowledgable or passionate about a fighting system as Randall is with teaching Krav Maga, whether you are a rank Beginner or a seasoned Black Belt he will give you an equal amount of attention and Patience as you increase your skills and I have very much enjoyed being taught under Mr. Koch if ever he came back to Oregon I would definitely look him up, Thank you Mr. Koch. Sincerely,"
Lincoln City, Oregon
This is the story of a Denver Police Department officer. On his own initiative, he appeared at one of Krav Maga Worldwide's Law Enforcement Training courses in Denver to give a testimonial to the officers who were training. What follows is his story, told in his own words:
"In the spring of 2005, I was doing traffic enforcement and pulled over a drunk driver. The guy was totally uncooperative and drunk, cussing, saying he's not going to get out of the car. I opened the driver door and used a twist lock to get the suspect out of the car. As he exited the car, I felt the suspect spin on me and saw him making a punching movement towards my head. I had just gone through a Krav Maga edged-weapon instructor course so I blocked what I thought was a punch and used an elbow strike to his head as a counterattack. I heard something metal hit the ground and saw a large folding knife lying next to us. I immediately followed up with knee strikes and the suspect collapsed to the ground. When I took the suspect to jail to book him, we noticed that he had large scars and cut marks across his chest in the shape of X's. I asked him where he got those scars and the suspect said that he had been in a lot of knife fights. When we ran his rap sheet, we found he had been arrested 17 times and most of them for ADW ("assault with a deadly weapon") with a knife. This guy was a knife fighter.
I have a background in Thai boxing, jeet kune do, and mixed martial arts. Although I liked Krav Maga, I thought I would use something else in the field. But Krav Maga came out of me so naturally that I didn't even think about what I was doing and I never saw the knife, only the punch. I am totally sold on KM and you should take the training seriously.
Courtesy of the Book Complete Krav Maga
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