Gleason’s Krav Maga Classes 

(Self-Defense Training)

Sundays at 10AM

The classes are every Sunday

from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.

The instructors will be Norm Steiner and Dan White.

The classes will be for both beginners and advance students.


Classes are $60 for non-gym members, and $40 for Gleason's members.

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Mission:  To develop a heightened stable state of security by instilling courage and confidence to participants through; situational awareness training, risk assessment training, strength and combative technique training.


Instructors:  The training is conducted by Norman Steiner, a Krav Maga practitioner since serving in the IDF. His Instructor Certification was granted by Ran Nakash and Itay Dannenberg, both elite members of the IDF's Krav Maga Training Division. Join Norm, and other members of Gleason's Gym Self Defense/Krav Maga Program, in group classes offered Sunday afternoons  and Wednesday nights.  

MMA Fighter Dan White joins Norman as an instructor. Dan began martial arts early at the age of 8, by 20 he had earned a black belt in American karate as well as Japanese Jiu Jitsu. He then transitioned to Krav Maga where he became certified, while at the same time focusing his training to Muay Thai Kickboxing. He is currently 6-1 in Muay Thai/K1 as well as a K1 140lb champion. He holds a 1-0 record in MMA to go along with a high ranking blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He fights out of Legends FC & Los Lokos Muay Thai.

Taught By:

 Dan White, 


 Norman Steiner, 
 Krav Maga 


Discussion: Each class will begin with a short theory discussion including; situation awareness, risk assessment, types of threats, identification of threats, use of techniques and safe exit strategies. A review and assessment of recent anti-Semitic attacks will occur including an analyses of the reactions and what an appropriate defense would have been.

Warmup: The warmup session will be based around the type of techniques that will be learned that day. Reaction time, working under stress, situational awareness, and aggressive trigger theory, use of technique and safe exit strategy will be incorporated in the warmup.


Techniques: The majority of the class will be devoted to learning combative techniques. The techniques will be movements based on natural instincts that address the immediate danger that work against a variety of attacks, that are accessible to the average person, and that work from a position of disadvantage.  The training will include the stress experienced in real attacks.  The approach will be using general movements that deal with as many variations of attacks as possible.   A demonstration of the combative will be done, a step by step breakdown of the combative will follow, the participants will practice under supervision with corrections. There will be an emphasis on:


            1) Identifying the immediate danger,


            2) Operating under stress,  


            3) Defending and counteracting simultaneously. 


            4) Overcoming obstacles. 


            5) Awareness training. 


            6) Transfer of knowledge (the principals build on themselves, so that early lessons you use for one defense will carry over and be built on for later defenses). 


The combatives will practiced by the class under stressful circumstances to develop the reaction time, aggression trigger and reliance on muscle memory.


Brief Description of some of the curriculum: 


            Defenses from a neutral stance, 


            Fighting stance, movement in fighting stance, strikes from fighting stance.


            Punch mechanics, palm heel strikes, punches with advance, punches with retreat, various hammer fists, various elbow strikes, head butts. 


            Front kick, push kick, round kick, knee strike, 


            360 degrees defenses (blocks), inside defenses. 


            Punch defenses.


            Choke from the front defense (two-hand pluck), choke from the front defense (one‑hand pluck).


            Headlock defense. 


            Bearhug defense (arms free and arms caught).


            Ground fighting. 


            Weapon defenses (stick, knife, and gun). 


Drills: The combative will then be further drilled with participants playing the role of aggressor and defender. Emphasis will be placed on all aspects of risk assessment, reaction, neutralization and safe exit.