Based on the realistic techniques developed by the Israeli military, this Portland Maine based school provides practical self-defense instruction from day one. 

Unlike other martial arts, Krav Maga focuses on effective and usable techniques to fend off an attacker.  Within the first few classes, students learn the most basic principles behind the martial arts effectiveness.  Each class is structured by beginning with a brief warm-up, followed by basic striking and finally two or three special techniques selected for the day.