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Truekrav is an independent studio that provides true combat training. Members receive physical and psychological coaching to support our primary objective: training you to survive an attack by a criminal or terrorist. Truekrav is a community of like-minded individuals. Training starts with the right attitude and requires complete commitment to the task at hand. Because the end result of failure during a real attack is severe injury or death, we take our training seriously. That said, nobody at Truekrav pretends it’s anything it’s not. Training is not a sport. Gym-specific fitness means little. Surviving and adapting when things do not go your way in combat is everything. Truekrav exists to support this outcome.

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Babylon, NY 11702
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

All new students must make an appointmnet for their 1st free trial class.

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

AJ is based on Long Island New York. He is the first fully certified Truekrav instructor in the USA.

AJ is a retired NYPD detective who spent several years assigned to patrol, plain clothes undercover details and the NYPD’S most elite unit, ESU (SWAT).

During his career in ESU he conducted over 1000 high-risk search warrants, executed both dynamic and stealth entries for hostage rescue and anti-terrorist operations, and conducted Dignitary Protection for several high-profile US and foreign dignitaries, including past US presidents during the UN Assembly in NYC. He has more than 20 years of real-world experience and has been involved with martial arts and self-defense training since 1986.

After retiring from the NYPD, AJ began training in TrueKrav under Etienne Ferreira and in July of 2016 became the 1st Certified Instructor to teach TrueKrav in the US.

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

We offer monthly packages as well as class packages to our members.

What types of students have you worked with?

We provide like-minded individuals with a location and opportunity to prepare intelligently and effectively for an attack in reality. We provide unarmed training that deals with hand to hand situations, knife stabs and slashes, being held at knife- or gunpoint, handgun disarms, rifle disarms and disarming of an attacker who uses a baton, bat, stick, club, screwdriver, bottle etc. We cover rape-defence and hijacking as well as kidnapping and hostage situations. We believe that failing to prepare is preparing to fail and we therefore also coach members to be able to use a firearm effectively under pressure. We are constantly practising, troubleshooting, learning, improving and refining, and this is a process that all our members share in. When you train with us, you train what we train. You are free to ask questions or request to see proof of ability at any time. We learn by doing and we offer you what we know. It’s as simple as that.