Head instructor Julio Anta is a certified Krav Maga expert instructor and member of the Krav Maga Association (KMA). Under the KMA he has trained in Israeli Counter Terrorism, and is an Active Shooter Response Instructor, Israeli Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics Instructor, Israeli Combat Pistol Shooting instructor and Israeli Tactical Rifle instructor.
Anta is Haganah F.I.G.H.T. (Fierce Guerrilla Hand to hand Combat) under the originator Mike Lee Kanarick. He has also been certified in C.O.R.E Krav Maga, KMMA Krav Maga Martial Arts. Julio has also trained with Dudi Tourjeman in Israeli Tactical Baton.
Anta’s Israeli Tactical Defense/Krav Maga Beginnings
1999: Anta took a Krav Maga class by World Wide Krav Maga with instructors Darien Lavine and Bas Rutten at the 1999 NAPMA World Conference
2002: Julio Anta and John Exum took private Haganah classes with creator Mike Lee Kanarick.
2002: Anta did a 2 day Krav Maga with instructor Nir Maman, IDF special forces and police officer.
2004: Anta gets certified as an instructor in Haganah F.I.G.H.T a hybrid of Krav Maga and other Israeli fighting systems.
Julio Anta continues his studies and instructor certifications with numerous Krav Maga organizations.
TRAIN, FIGHT, SURVIVE
WOULD YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO?
BE THE LAST ONE STANDING WHEN A TERMINAL SITUATION STRIKES!
What is Krav Maga?
Krav Maga is the official self-defense and fighting system used by the IDF (Israeli Defense Force!) Krav Maga is the quickest way to learn reality based street defense. It has no rituals, formalities, katas, etc. Krav Maga is a no-frills self-defense system created to be effective within a short period of training. Based on instinctual movements and simplicity, it is the perfect system for anyone wanting to learn a simple, effective, and devastating method of saving yourself or loved ones when reality strikes!
Krav Maga is a noncompetitive, non traditional martial art and reality based military self defense system, known for its focus on real-world situations. It was developed in Israel and involves striking techniques, grappling, gun, rifle, blunt and edge weapon defense. At Anta's Fitness and Self Defense you will also learn Israeli Counter Terrorism, Anti-Car Jacking, Anti-Hostage, Police Defensive Tactics and Active Shooter Defense. We also have classes in basic pistol, Florida Concealed Weapon Permit, Israeli Combat gun and rifle tactical shooting.
No Nonsense Self Defense
Krav Maga is the most effective and fastest growing self defense system available today. It is combat proven, battle tested and continually enhanced, no nonsense self defense! By statistics the average martial artist will loss a street confrontation. In today's society the martial arts have evolved to a sport or a kid's activity. Sport martial artist are at a disadvantage when encountering an attack by a street thug. Tournaments are a sporting event in a controlled environment with rules for safety. MMA or UFC is the closest thing to a street fight yet it is a sporting event and has rules to keep the fighters safe.
A street encounter is unscheduled, unpredictable and without any rules. The only trophy that you'll will in a street encounter is your life! There are no forms like in karate, kung fu and tae kwon do, rules, or set combinations as reactions to attacks. Instead, Krav Maga training focuses on teaching simple self protection techniques which are specifically catered to reality based attack situations. Krav Maga has no rituals, no belts, no rules and no bull. Classes are fun, exciting and effective.
Easy to Learn in a Short Time
Don't be a statistic, defy the odds. Be on top of the food chain, so that you can be the last one standing when reality strikes! When you want to be able to defend yourself and your loved ones, you don't want it to take years to learn. Traditional martial arts take years to perfect, introducing material in stages that delay becoming at all effective in defending yourself. Reality based self-defense systems typically teach material that is either too little to be effective, or requires too much skill and time to become proficient. Krav Maga practitioners are taught to finish a fight as quickly as possible and therefore all attacks are aimed towards the most vulnerable parts of the body such as neck, groin, knees, eyes, and joints.
Celebrities Training in Krav Maga
Numerous celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Hillary Swank, Angelina Jolie, Shannon Elisebeth, Tom Cruise, Jason Statham, Keanu Reeves, Daniel Craig, Brendan Fraser, John Mayer, Matt Damon, Christian Bale, and others have discovered the self defense and fitness benefits and are training in Krav Maga. Celebrities know that Krav Maga is easy to learn system for fitness and self defense.
Short Krav Maga History
Israel formed one of the most respected military forces in the world in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). Krav Maga (Contact Combat) is the official self defense system of the IDF (Israeli Defense Forces.) Faced with warfare and terrorism, the Israeli military developed Krav Maga combat systems that were practical in the battlefield. Krav Maga was developed by Imi Lichtenfeld in a hostile environment in which combatants could not devote many hours to hand-to-hand combat training. Krav Maga was created to bring students to a high level of proficiency in a relatively short period of time. For more Krav Maga history go to the Krav Maga history page on this website.
Krav Maga is for Everyone
Our philosophy is that no one has the right to touch you with malicious intent and anyone who does should be dealt with immediately and aggressively to enable you to be safe and secure at the end of the day. All Krav Maga tactics are hardcore. Whether you are a housewife, law abiding citizen, college student, military or law enforcement officer Krav Maga is the answer to today's violent crimes! We teach Krav Maga to 11 year olds to adults.
Get in Shape and Go Home Safe
Best of all, every Krav Maga class will keep you in prime condition and help you boost energy and manage your weight. You won't even focus on it because you'll be learning so much - It will just happen. You'll get in shape and go home safe! Krav Maga is the ultimate self defense/fitness program. Get fit while learning to defend yourself and get fearless!
Anta's Fitness and Self Defense
Anta's Fitness and Self Defense is the only school in the area certified to teach Authentic Krav Maga by The Krav Maga Association, with a direct link to the current commander of the IDF Krav Maga training division!
Instructors Krav Maga Qualifications
Head instructor Julio Anta is certified as an Expert Instructor in Krav Maga, Krav Maga Defensive Tactics for Law Enforcement, Active Shooter Response, Israeli Counter Terrorism and Israeli Combat Shooting by the Krav Maga Association. Anta is also certified as an Israeli self defense instructor by C.O.R.E Krav Maga, Krav Maga Martial Arts and Haganah F.I.G.H.T. Anta is a certified NRA Pistol and Rifle instructor. He is a retired Corrections Officer, FDLE (Florida Department of Law Enforcement) Instructor and honorably discharged U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant. Very few Krav Maga instructors in Florida have the vast Krav Maga knowledge and experience of Julio Anta.
Anta's Fitness and Self Defense has 2 other certified instructors in Krav Maga. Marcos Peternela is certified as a Krav Maga instructor, Israeli Combat Pistol instructor and Israeli Tactical Rifle instructor by the Krav Maga Association. NRA Pistol Instructor. Pedro Luis Martinez is certified in Israeli Combat Pistol Shooting instructor and Israeli Tactical Rifle Instructor by the Krav Maga Association. NRA Pistol, Rifle and Shotgun instructor.
Head instructor Julio Anta is also certified in Jeet Kune Do, 2nd Degree Black Belt in Judokickbox, Muay Thai Kickboxing, a Hung Gar Kung Fu Master and a Gracie Jiu Jitsu (Blue Belt). He believes in being a student for life.
For more information on instructors background and training log on to our instructors page on this website.
For more information on Anta's Krav Maga or how to host a workshop please call 305 599-3649 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Haganah certification with Mike Kanarek 2004
Krav Maga Association Full Instructor and Israeli Counter Terrorism under Marty Cale
KMMA Krav Maga instructor certification with Stephen J. Del Castillo
Training with Dudi Tourjeman in Israeli Tactical Baton
Training with Moni Aizik Commando Krav Maga
C.O.R.E Krav Maga certification with Steve Ledford