Phoenix Krav Maga and Fitness is for EVERYONE Youth, Teens and Adults
- Gain confidence protecting yourself regardless of your size or age
- Protect against punches, kicks, chokes, bear hugs, headlocks, and hair pulls
- Increase strength, power, flexibility, stamina, and endurance
- Learn how and where to strike your attacker's soft spots (pressure points)
- Disarming gun, stick, and knife attacks
- Develop skills for protecting yourself on the ground
- Learn ways to be more aware of your surroundings
- Have fun and learn with people just like you wanting to protect themselves
Why Our Phoenix Krav Maga and Fitness Program Works
Phoenix Krav Maga and Fitness is not a fight club, a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) gym, or competition training - it's a system for protecting yourself when a real-life and unexpected attack happens. Our approach incorporates the principles of Krav Maga, a tactical and combative self-defense system that puts great emphasis on continuous motion, attacks to an assailant's soft spots, and simultaneous defense and attack.
The goal of Krav Maga is for success regardless of experience, age, gender, or physical ability. The basic principle is to inflict as much pain on your attacker to end the attack as soon as possible and GET AWAY. To do that, we use a skills-building cardio-based training format for building muscle memory, strength, power, flexibility, stamina, endurance, and more!
Who's behind Phoenix Krav Maga And Fitness
Matthew Numrich is a natural leader and teacher. He graduated from Concordia University Chicago with a Bachelor's Degree in Clinical Psychology and a Master's Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. In the beginning, he began studying martial arts and training under Sifu Paul Vunak (under Guru Dan Inosanto) in Bruce Lees's art of Jeet Kune Do (JKD). He founded his own studio in the Chicago suburbs shortly after being certified as one of only a handful of Full Instructors of JKD and the Filipino Martial Arts.
He also holds a Certified Executive Instructor position under Progressive Fighting Systems, which is the "crème de la crème" in functional JKD. Mr. Numrich has also had the pleasure of training with some of the other elite JKD instructors such as Sifu Larry Hartsell (original student of Bruce Lee) and Thomas Cruse (past instructor of the Navy Seals).
Mr. Numrich has written a manuscript on JKD, in addition to over one hundred articles in U.S. and international martial arts magazines and combat newsletters. In 2001, he completed the first JKD on DVD instructional series, which is now distributed around the world. Mr. Numrich was used as a public media resource after the attacks of 9/11, in addition to running several out-of-state seminars. In late 2003, he was invited to teach instructors of the Federal Air Marshal's Chicago O'Hare office. Since then he has been contracted out and worked with everyone from the US Army to the Navy, the ATF, and numerous law enforcement agencies.
However, he is most proud of the fact that he has personally taught and trained over 7,000 civilians of different backgrounds, athletic abilities, ages, and sizes on how to protect themselves while getting in the best shape of their lives. Now heading up his school in Northern Phoenix, he still teaches all of the adult classes, while his wife Stephanie, a certified instructor, teaches all of the youth classes.