VALHALLA ​Martial Arts

Santa Barbara's elite mixed martial arts training and fitness center

Master Instructor Michael Mac Donald

Learned the Krav Maga system directly from Israel's Special Forces Counter Terrorism Instructor Avi Schaefer and was certified by IDF Veteran Yoav Schaefer. 

Krav Maga

Krav Maga is a continuously evolving system (reflecting real-world experience) and so there is no universal curriculum. 

Krav Maga (pronounced “krahv mahGAH”) is an effective, modern, and dynamic self-defense and fighting system.

It is designed to be practical and intuitive for people of any age, shape, or size. The techniques expand on your natural instincts to develop skills quickly and effectively, while enabling you to address attacks under any scenario.

Krav Maga (“contact combat” in Hebrew) was developed by combining the most effective techniques and philosophy from various martial arts and fight training.

Krav Maga is an eclectic system that was not looking to replace effective techniques, but to take what is most useful from available systems, for example:

Strikes - as per karate, and boxing.
Take-downs and throws - per judo, and wrestling.
Ground fighting - per judo and wrestling.


Class Schedule:

Monday - 11:00am and 7:30 pm

Wednesday - 11:00am and 7:30 pm

Friday - 6:00 pm