Krav Maga Institute Santa Clara

Self Defense. Fitness. Applied Tactics.
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about us

A leader in self defense and close combat, Krav Maga Institute is a respected training academy for self defense training at all levels, for civilians, security professionals, and instructors.

KMI founder Danny Zelig is respected around the world as a source of genuine Israeli Krav Maga technique and philosophy, with 30+ years of experience after he began teaching Krav Maga to elite combat units in the Israel Defense Forces in the 1980s. Our Director of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is two-time World Champion and two-time PanAmerican Champion Flavio Meier.

KMI Santa Clara offers classes in Krav Maga, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Functional Fitness 7 days a week in a spacious and clean 12,000 ft facility with state of the art training equipment. Special topics and Applied Tactics training courses are offered monthly.

Krav Maga Institute’s headquarters at 1030 Duane Ave, Santa Clara, CA is visible off of Highway 101 between the San Tomas and De La Cruz exits.

Self Defense

Every individual should be able to defend themselves and their loved ones. KMI offers self defense training in Krav Maga and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, led by masters in their disciplines.

Functional Fitness

Functional fitness is essential to healthy living as well as self defense. Build functional strength that will help you live your life to the fullest.

Applied Tactics

Tactical training delivered by experienced veteran professionals, with custom courses tailored for every sector: military, law enforcement, security, and civilians.

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Programs

You can access all weekly classes in our Krav Maga, BJJ, and Fitness programs as many times as you want with our regular and VIP membership options. There is no limit to the number of classes you can take in a week or a month and our memberships grant access to the Santa Clara, San Francisco, and Oakland KMI locations.

Offerings vary by location, so visit our main Krav Maga Institute website for more details on offerings and class schedule at each location.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Gi & NoGi) is exclusive to KMI Santa Clara.

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Instructor Team

CEO and Head Instructor Danny Zelig has over 30 years of experience in Krav Maga, beginning with teaching Krav Maga to elite infantry units in the Israel Defense Forces in 1987. Respected worldwide for his teaching methods and comprehensive knowledge, Danny is one of the top instructors in the world of authentic Israeli Krav Maga.

Director of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Flavio Meier is a two-time World Champion and two-time Pan American Champion. Flavio has been practicing martial arts since age 6 and holds a Black Belt in both Tae Kwon Do and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He is a traditionalist and loves to teach Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to kids and adults for self-defense, competition or exercise.

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Our Facility

Mat Training Rooms

Three spacious training rooms featuring wall-to-wall mats, designed for Krav Maga and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training. Accommodates large seminars and events comfortably and safely. Dedicated training shoes are required for safety and cleanliness.

Fitness Room & Gym

Huge cardio and fitness room featuring state of the art equipment and a custom designed strength and conditioning system. Separate gym with weights and cardio equipment available for use with all memberships.

Tactical Training Center

Designed to maximize realism, our fully configurable indoor and outdoor tactical training center creates immersive and realistic training scenarios, perfect for defensive tactics and situational response training.

KMI Santa Clara is a state of the art defensive tactics training center with a fully configurable indoor & outdoor shoothouse for advanced self defense and non-live fire firearms training through our Applied Tactics Division. Our facility and experienced instructor team are available for private training, custom courses, or team building events.

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$150 Krav Maga Unlimited
  • Unlimited Krav Maga
  • Unlimited Fitness
  • Gym Access
  • Santa Clara / San Francisco / Oakland
  • Member Discounts
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Membership auto-renews monthly. Monthly contracts have a $49 one time only sign up fee.
$150 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Unlimited
  • Unlimited Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Unlimited Fitness
  • Gym Access
  • Santa Clara / San Francisco / Oakland
  • Member Discounts
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Membership auto-renews monthly. BJJ only offered in Santa Clara. Monthly contracts have a $49 one time only sign up fee.
Membership auto-renews monthly. BJJ only offered in Santa Clara. Monthly contracts have a $49 one time only sign up fee.
$79 Fitness Unlimited
  • Unlimited Fitness
  • Gym Access
  • Santa Clara / San Francisco / Oakland
  • Member Discounts
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Membership auto-renews monthly. Monthly contracts have a $49 one time only sign up fee.

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1030 Duane Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95054
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