Krav Maga is the official self-defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces. It is an easy-to-learn yet highly effective self-defense system that emphasizes instinctive movements, practical techniques and realistic training scenarios. Watch the introductory video above for more information about Krav Maga.
Our children's program takes Krav Maga techniques normally taught to adults and presents them in an age appropriate and responsible manner. The Krav Maga for Kids curriculum is divided in to four sections and uses a rewarding and motivating belt system. Through fun games and activities, your child will gain the following skills (click each for details):
We offer both group classes and 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. Please contact us for class times and additional information.
We also offer specialized training through scheduled clinics 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 Gift (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, Florida so we could live in an area with warmer weather and more people for our new Krav Maga Worldwide(TM) Official Training Center that specializes in reality-based self defense training for adults.
In 2012 we started our Krav Maga for Kids program due to constant requests for Krav Maga/practical self defense classes for children.
Please meet our friendly staff that wants to help your child become more confident and successful in life:
Randall Koch - Owner
At the age of five he began his martial arts training in the style of Taekwondo, eventually becoming a black belt, instructor, and a national caliber competitor in the sport.
Like most children growing-up, Randall experienced problems with bullying, getting into fights, and similar incidents. Through these experiences, he quickly discovered the limitations of his Taekwondo training. Like many traditional martial arts such as Taekwondo and Karate, most of the techniques he learned were ineffective in a real confrontation. Unhappy with this, as a teenager he began learning techniques outside of Taekwondo, with the goal of learning anything that was useful.
He started this process by competing in "open-style" martial arts tournaments. These tournaments allowed participants from any martial arts style to compete. Competing against black belts from other martial arts styles exposed him to a variety of techniques and strategies that he did not learn in Taekwondo. As a young adult, he took the next step of training in practical styles such as Boxing, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Wrestling and Krav Maga. Out of all the styles he learned, he found Krav Maga to be the most practical for self defense.
Randall has taught over a thousand different kids in his teaching career. Over a dozen years ago, he was integrating practical but age appropriate Krav Maga, MMA, and Bully Defense based techniques and drills into his children's classes, well before it was "popular" to do so. He wanted his younger students to have practical skills and solutions to deal with the same problems he did growing-up. All his experience has lead to the development of the Krav Maga for Kids curriculum we teach at our facility.
He has the following Martial Arts and Fitness background:
Glenda Barton - School Manager/Instructor
It all began when I enrolled my son into martial arts at age 6. I decided I would start kickboxing at the same location. Before I knew it, (really after two years), I was teaching the class! Then I started training at the same location in Taekwondo. Eventually I earned my black belt and before I knew it, (really after another two years I was certified to teach). I have taught children ages 4 to adult as well as adults much older then myself. Whether it be kickboxing, Taekwondo or self defense, I enjoy sharing what I know and helping people to empower themselves and live a confident life.
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