COVID-19 Update
To our valued Budo Family Members: we have decided to temporarily cancel our regular group classes until May 16th, effective immediately. We are currently providing online classes to all members with active memberships. We will closely monitor the progress of the Coronavirus and will keep you updated if it is determined we are able to open our facility sooner or need to extend the closure. Please follow us on Instagram and/or Facebook for our latest updates.
If you have any questions, please contact us at 805-704-7666. Click here to read a note from Eric Sandahl.

Krav Maga

Krav Maga = Israeli Close Combat & Self Defense

Krav Maga is a self-defense system developed by the Israeli army. In Hebrew, the Krav Maga literally means "contact combat." Developed by Hungarian boxer and wrestler Imrich Lichtenfeld in the 1930s, the technique was first used by Israeli underground paramilitary organizations such as Haganah. When Israel became an official country in 1948, Lichtenfeld was appointed Chief Instructor and Combat Trainer for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Since then, Krav Maga has spread, and it's now practiced in over 30 countries around the world. At first view, Krav Maga may look like a martial art, but it's actually a form of combat with no rules and no limitations.

Central Coast Krav Maga teaches authentic and effective self defense for civilian, military, and law enforcement applications in a fun, safe, and welcoming training environment. Our instructors are the most highly-trained and skilled instructors around. They are all active teachers and students, continuing to hone their craft to stay current in an ever-changing world. Our goal with Krav Maga is simple: get home safe!



A  group class focusing on the techniques and tactics of Krav Maga self-defense. Beginner-friendly, all skill levels are welcome. Ages 13+.


A 60-minute private lesson, individually tailored to the student's skill-level and needs. Please contact Eric Sandahl at 805.704.7666 for more information, and to set up your private lesson today!