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What is Krav Maga?

Krav Maga is the official self defense and fighting system of the Israeli Defense Forces and U.S. law enforcement agencies. This wholly unique and original method was developed and refined during years of conflict. Krav Maga emphasizes easy-to-learn techniques that have been battle-tested in real, life threatening confrontations. There is nothing flashy about the system.

What does Krav Maga mean?

The literal translation from Hebrew to English is "contact combat" or "close combat".

Why Krav Maga Worldwide? ?

Krav Maga Worldwide? offered the FIRST Krav Maga Classes ever in the United States, putting KRAV MAGA ON THE MAP literally!  Krav Maga Worldwide? is currently the largest reality based self-defense organization in the world with over 240 licensed schools, over 500 law enforcement, government agencies and multiple specialized military units trained.

Krav Maga Worldwide? was created in 1999 to help spread Krav Maga training across the United States and around the globe. Darren Levine, 6th degree black belt and recipient of a Founders Diploma from Krav Maga creator Imi Lichtenfeld, founded the company.  The company certifies instructors and oversees quality control at hundreds of authorized Krav Maga Worldwide? training centers in the United States, Canada, Japan, Mexico, and Europe.


Now Krav Maga Worldwide? is in Squirrel Hill!


Our classes are taught by Chief Instructor and Sensei George Mowod, 6th Degree Black Belt certified and licensed by Krav Maga Worldwide? and USA Professional Karate Studio is a Krav Maga WW Official Training Center.  Classes are held M/W from 8-9 PM and T/Th from 7:45 to 8:45 PM. Our Krav Maga program also includes unlimited Fitness Kickboxing classes which are Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:45- 6:45 PM and Saturdays from 10-11 AM we also have a "Krav Bag" class. Krav Maga in Squirrel Hill proudly and officially provides "Fitness, Self-Defense and Fighting" where you can train hard and go home safe!

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"If you have never attended a class or just stopped by then you truly have missed a great place to go. I have know George for more than 20 years and is the best teacher I've every seen!" Rufus J.

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"Not too strict. Not too lax. So that everybody exercises and learns some serious karate while having some fun. Sensei is just perfect with kids and adults alike." Jerome P.

"Such a great place for the whole family!! Sensei and Vicki love each one of the children and students so much. They have changed a lot of lives by teaching discipline, character, respect and so much more! I would highly recommend this studio to any family even considering Karate or another extra curricular for their children or even themselves!" Annette R.

"My son joined the studio a few months ago on the recommendation of a friend. We had been searching for a place that would both teach him the tools of Karate as well as boost his self confidence and self respect. USA Professional Karate does that in spades. From the expertise of the teachers to the kindness of the other students. Everyone is so very encouraging. We have enjoyed watching our son flourish in the program so much that my husband has now joined and is enjoying the learning process of this wonderful discipline as well. I am so glad we found this diamond in the heart of Squirrel Hill." Kim R.

"I'd choose not to rate this because there's no sixth star but I'll give a five. In the midst of my sixth year, karate has probably been my highest location of attendance second to only school. The studio is a wonderful place where I have always felt relaxed, protected and confident. Karate has improved myself, and many others around me in so many ways. I'm very thankful to have it in my life (late for Thanksgiving) and I hope to always have the time in my future to continue attending. Maybe I should have copied and pasted the essay I wrote about Karate!" Gabe B.

"I went here for near 3 years. One of the best experiences of my life. I met new people, experienced new ways on how to live my everyday life and in the process learned how to fight without fighting. The instructors and Mediators at the studio are fantastic. Richard M.