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I specialize in Street Smart Survival / Self Defense Tactics and combatives for men, women and young adults. Face to Face Combat skills, that anyone can learn. I have an empowering and motivating attitude to help students be the best they can be. Always strive for more. I will work with the individual based on their needs and level. All levels welcome. I have been teaching self defense for 8 years, my personal journey is 13 years in Martial arts. I am always learning and growing. I was just nominated and awarded BEST FEMALE MARTIAL ARTS instructor of the year by the U.S. martial arts history museum. Former Navy soldier. I am a 3rd degree blackbelt in Krav Maga. 5th level certified by the International Krav Maga Federation IKMF.Other certifications include: 1st Dan in Guatamalan Kenpo Face to face Combat Level A and B KPAP/KRAV MAGA instructor certified with the Israeli Ministry of education and Certification in Security Defensive Tactics in Peurto Rico. I also work part time as a female security officer for a private security company. Currently teaching at 2 Community College Campuses for Self Defense courses. I continue to volunteer as a Neighborhood watch Captain and train with police,security and military personel on an ongoing basis.

I love helping and watching my students grow and develop as they learn their power and strength. Watching them build confidence and change their lives in a positive way is so rewarding, what can I say? I am blessed and honored to be a part of that. We all have challenges and struggles, some are the same< some are different, but having someone push and encourage you to keep being the best you can be is so crucial to our lives as humans. You help lift others up and that is a reward that keeps on giving.

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Woodland Hills, CA 91367
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  • Jennifer Tennis

    I have taken a few classes with Kravgirl, (Jennifer). She is passionate about Self Defense skills for women of which was deeply expressed in by her to our group in my first session. I feel comfortable with how she facilitates her techniques, as they are done in a way that is interactive and real life, but safe for the learning group. I have been able to retain in my memory particular skills learned and have even implemented a new awareness by her in a recent situation. Not only does she offer life saving techniques, but also the mental and emotional awareness to be in when using self defense. She has a fierce determination and many creative ideas in promoting her work for women. I highly recommend any woman who wants to feel more confident, more empowered, and to learn life saving skills to work with Jen. She lives and breathes this work and I look forward to doing more classes with her in the future.

  • Anne M.

    She was very knowledgeable and skilled. Patient and perceptive. I learned a lot of things I didn’t know before training with other martial artists.

  • Cindy Crane

    When you train with Jennifer you will be working with an experienced professional instructor that genuinely cares about her students while providing a program that is customized just for you. The skills you learn will be with you for life. If your goal is to get home safely with/to your loved ones each day, she will help make that your new reality. If you are considering self defense training I would encourage you to give yourself this gift and train with Jennifer. I have been training in self defense with Jennifer for about four months and have gone from feeling unsure, afraid and intimidated to feeling aware, more secure and confident. I truly feel beyond blessed to have found her! At the beginning of each session I say to myself, I am willing to be here, I choose to be here, this is for me and those I love. When I leave I reflect with gratitude, knowing that because of her I stand a pretty damn good chance of making it home safe and sound each day and look forward to continuing my journey with her.

  • Sonya

    Jennifer you are one of the most positive and inspirational women I’ve ever met. You have given me strength you have helped me to overcome and conquer the monsters that I felt were coming after me and you have made me realize that I am stronger than I even believed. You give strength and courage to women everywhere you go and you make them realize that they too have courage and they are stronger than they even know because you are such an amazing teacher. I love working with you and talking to you and thank you for all of your insights and teaching me how to defend myself. I will always be grateful to you Jennifer for saving my life. Thank you.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Establish a connection of trust and mutual respect. It is important to listen to the student and that way you can tailor their training to their specific level, and needs. Build them up and push them to show them they can accomplish so much more than they thought possible. Always be in tune and listen to I am a 5th level Practitioner in Israeli Krav Maga Certified Level A&B Instructor with the Israeli Minisrtry Of Education In Face to Face Combat. Level C Instructor in weapons training in Guatamala and Former Israeli Defense Forces Navy Training. Skilled in hand to hand combat and weapons. I strive to translate my knowledge and mindset to the student to help them form their own identity as a martial artist.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Former Military training IDF Navy

Certified with the Ministry of Education in Israel in Hand to Hand Combat as a Level A&B instructor. Working on the top level C. 

3rd Degree Blackbelt  in KRAV MAGA with mixed martial arts training in KENPO, MUY THAI, BOXING, KICKBOXING, KARATE and Weapons retention. 

NRA Certified Range Safety Officer

Security Tactics Trained and certified in Puerto Rico

Certified Level A-C instuctor in Guaetokenpo Fighting Tactics in Guetemala, including firearms, sticks and knives.

%th Level Practioner with Internationl Krav Maga Federation.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Typical one on one training is $40/hour. 

$50/ an hour and a half

$75/ 2 hours

Package discounts 10% off a bundle of 10.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Find an Instructor you are comfortable with that can meet your goals and needs.