We are the ONLY official Krav Maga training center in the Spokane area!
What it isn't - a rigid martial art structured around kata's, uniforms, hierarchy, and ancient mystical techniques that serve little purpose today.
Make no mistake. What you learn at Krav Maga Spokane is practical, efficient, and designed for one thing and one thing only: To make sure you and your loved ones get home safe.
Some students find it hard to effectively use striking combinations and angles after they complete the self defense in Krav Maga. These classes will help with that as well as help increase the students' striking, accuracy, strength, fluidity and most importantly how to get off the "X".
The key in a street fight when brought to the ground is to defend yourself and get back to your feet as soon as possible. Learn how to strike effectively from the ground, avoid and defend common submissions and get back to your feet.
Cardio Bag Classes
Being able to throw a punch, land a kick, or defend yourself is only half the battle. If you're too out of shape to sustain your attack, then what's the point? That's why we offer options designed to bring your fitness to the next level.
Cardio Bag: Cardio Bag classes are centered around sustained punches, kicks, and knees intermixed with body weight exercises, kettlebell work, running, sprints, odd object carriers and other functional fitness exercises. They may be short but trust us, they are brutal.
When Brayson moved back to Spokane, WA he saw an opportunity to live out his dream and open his own Krav Maga training facility. In July of 2009, Brayson became the first instructor to bring Krav Maga to Spokane. As the only full time instructor in Spokane, Brayson has made it his mission to bring true Krav Maga techniques to the Inland Northwest. For Brayson, Krav Maga is not simply a hobby, it’s his life.
Mikaella Croskrey was born and raised in Spokane and found KMS while she was in college. After seeing the positive impact that the instructors at the gym had on her and the other students, she knew that she wanted to join their rank. One of her favorite aspects of Krav Maga is that it teaches that you can always do something to protect yourself. Krav Maga has become an integral part of her life and she plans to continue moving up in belt levels as a practitioner and instructor so that she can help the people around her to live their best lives.
I’m a Spokane native and found KMS after moving back in October 2018. Since bringing it into my life, it has become a passion and an obsession. The styles ability to be translated into all different walks of life, young and old, is truly remarkable. Witnessing people become more impassioned for their health, and more confident in the way they hold themselves, has been the biggest reward while studying the art.
While studying the form, my love of it lead me to instructing others, with the hopes that we can all be better neighbors, citizens, and friends. With ability and situational awareness to assist each other in difficult situations, that may require calm minds under stress.
Earl started training in 2013 at Krav Maga NOVA just outside of Washington, D.C., where he earned his Orange Belt in 2015. He was originally drawn to Krav Maga because it offered an extensive combatives training program that he could use to stay safe during his numerous worldwide military deployments. One of the first things he did upon moving back to Spokane was join Krav Maga Spokane, eventually becoming an instructor in 2021. Since retiring from the US Air Force as an instructor pilot, he looks forward to putting his teaching skills to use in every one of his Krav Maga classes.
I've been involved in sports my whole life, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Track, and Bodybuilding. Always wanted to do some form of self defense as I loved the physical challenges of athletics and wanted something challenging and something to train for life. Tried a few different self defenses, but nothing spoke to me. Then I came to Krav and absolutely loved the system and instructors, so much that I wanted to become an instructor to be able to pass on the knowledge, helping students prepare for life situations and be in better shape.
Justin Van Elsberg
Justin has been a practicing yogi for 16 years and a yoga teacher for 3 years. With a research background in anthropology and psychology, he has worked in the education and counseling fields for most of his professional life, providing evidence-based psychological flexibility training to folks experiencing difficult life transitions. He currently works as a group therapy facilitator and biofeedback/meditation counselor.