Krav Maga Indy offers self-defense lessons

Jeff and Cecelia Fredericksen. (Submitted photo)

Jeff and Cecelia Fredericksen. (Submitted photo)

By Renee Larr

When one thinks of training in an Israeli army form of self-defense, one probably would not think to come to Fishers. But for Krav Maga Indy, the only official Krav Maga training center in the state, Fishers is just where you’ll find it.

Krav Maga utilizes reflexive responses to threatening situations. Owners, Jeff and Cecelia Fredericksen, have owned the training center since bringing it here in 2008.

The center was originally located on 96th St. but moved to 116th and Allisonville Road about two years ago.

“A lot of people thought we closed. We actually outgrew that spot. We have two and a half to three times the square footage at our new location,” said Jeff.

The center not only offers self-defense classes, but workout classes, as well.

“First and foremost, we’re the only official training center in the state of Indiana. We offer everything from self-defense classes which are what everyone comes to us for—Krav Maga. It’s a very practical, functional form of self-defense. Aside from that program, we offer fitness classes. We call it Krav Maga Bag classes. We also offer TRX which is a training suspension system,” said Jeff.

While Krav Maga may sound like an intense practice, it’s actually something all ages can participate in.

“We have people from 13 to 70 years old. We also offer programs for kids,” said Jeff.

KMI not only trains civilians, but various forms of law enforcement and the military. They have 17 different instructors with 30 percent of those being female. KM is always changing so workouts and classes vary.

“Krav Maga is always changing and ever-adapting due to what is going on in our society,” said Jeff.

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