Real Reviews From Real People
(Reviews from Yelp.com)
“Life doesn't always have gentlemen, rules and a referee to make sure your next "altercation" (or any assault against you) is clean, fair and doesn't fight dirty or use a weapon... that's why I studied with Joey for the last year. Even though I already knew Taekwondo, had wrestled in HS & College and was currently studying Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - Joey's Krav Maga XD in Costa Mesa made me "world ready". "World ready" to me, means those things I hoped I'd never have to confront like knives, guns, bats, pool sticks, bottles etc. were less frightening bc I now knew "what to expect" and "how" to defend myself and others against these. Krav is an absolute "must" for those already in a form of self-defense training or interested in applicable/real life self-defense. I strongly suggest it if you have good friends, loved ones, girlfriends, and wives whom you want to be assured that they know "what" to do "when" it matters. The techniques are excellent and the instruction is solid. What I still love is that our military and law enforcement study Krav Maga or the like. I think it's awesome that even smaller, lighter weight females can learn how to efficiently defend themselves against full grown men (or other women.) I'm much more confident that I can protect myself and loved ones no matter what is thrown my way. You owe it to yourself to check it out - do it, call Joey!”
- Bryan R
Give it a shot - you won't be disappointed!
“I have trained with the head instructor at this location, Joey, for over three years. Joey is amazing and I love his classes - he is great at explaining the techniques and making it easy to understand. Even better, he seems to have an unlimited amount of patience for his students (which is good if you are like me and constantly asking, "what are we doing again?"). Joey is also just a really nice guy and makes it fun to go to class. I would highly recommend training in krav maga to anyone interested in learning self defense - especially women. This is a great system that can really empower you. Give it a shot - you won't be disappointed!”
- Kim N.
Krav Maga XD was a life saver.!
“I had been interested in taking a martial arts class before, and I had always wanted to take kickboxing, so finding Krav Maga XD was a life saver. I always wanted to seriously learn forms of self-defense because there had been several situations in my life where I wished I was able to better defend myself. I found this place after I was worried about nearly being assaulted, and I feel so much safer now. I've only been going to classes for about a month now, but I already feel so much safer and better abled to defend myself. I've learned/learning how to get out of several chokeholds, block kicks, kick properly, the proper fighting stance, etc. and with kickboxing added to this, I've gotten quite the workout. The staff is great; they're very knowledgable, helpful, funny, and overall very positive people to be around. This really helps make Krav Maga XD feel like a safe place to learn when you've got such a great support system.”
- Marley C.
“I've been going here for a few weeks now and I absolutely love it! I was in karate from 7 years old until I turned 17 and it was a blast. Krav Maga XD is a completely different experience. It is challenging, fun, and a great work out. They give you real life scenario's on how to protect/defend yourself in a quick and effective way. Joey my instructor is down to earth, very hands on with everyone in class and is constantly in contact keeping you up to date with new techniques and material to help you progress. Not just physically but also mentally. It's a great way to test your abilities on all your classmates so you have a wide variety of contact (controlled of course) so if you were to get into a situation you would have the upper hand and your brain just snaps into that training mode and know exactly what to do. I highly recommend you try a free class, you'll never want to leave. The monthly cost is reasonable, everyone is friendly and nice. It's like a big family. They also offer kids classes, and kickboxing class which I have not tried but plan on doing so soon. 5 stars!”
- Joseph A.
train in a realistic self defense system
“I'm a current student at Krav Maga XD and I would definitely recommend this school to everyone. I've been training for a few months and my experience (even with the bumps and bruises) has been great! Class size has been growing but the atmosphere remains friendly and dedicated to training. Joey has been a great teacher and always takes time to answer questions. I encourage anyone who wants to train in a realistic self defense system and get a good workout to give Krav Maga XD a try!”
- Ryan K.
Krav was the answer!
“I'm a student here having taken my fifth class tonight. Joey really knows his stuff. I have a purple belt in Tae Kwon Do from long ago but was frustrated by the "primadonna-ness" of that art. Was looking for more practical self defense training and Krav was the answer. Joey trained directly under the sidekick to the founder of Krav in Israel so he has a pure lineage of training and legit teaching skills. The culture of the class is super welcoming and workouts are always intense (moreso than Crossfit). Oh and the music is good 😉 Solid value at the introductory rate and hard to argue with no contracts... Highly recommend.”
- Sean T.
increase in my confidence and happiness with myself
“I had no idea what Krav Maga was until half a year ago and didn't think i was up for the challenge it would give me, so i never attempted it for months! when spring semester ended for me, I decided to try it out. when i was looking around, i actually found a groupon for this place and bought it, during that time, i went to almost every class. (they also have a kickboxing class) i took both the kickboxing and krav class, and it was crazy intense in the beginning. i am not an athletic person, so the first month i was dying and actually didnt get through the whole class, had to sit it out. after that first month, i started getting the hang of things. after 2 months of classes here, i noticed an increase in my confidence and happiness with myself, and also it was a great workout! lost weight, now i look good~ started seeing muscle definition forming in my arms, back, and stomach area. the instructors here are really friendly too! (seriously, great instructors) they took their time with me and helped me work on my form and get the hang of things. because KM seems violent, i was nervous at first, but after a week, i started to get more aggressive in a good way. this place is a great experience and is the best quick defense school in Orange County, IMO! friendly staff, great instructors, awesome family of great people here!”
- Clara H.
One of the best decisions I've made
“One of the best decisions I've made is signing up with Krav Maga XD in Costa Mesa. . I'm getting in shape, learning cool skills in self defense, and enjoying the time I am investing. Definitely not a waste of time. I have been doing since November 1st, 2014. The classes are more fun as I get more experience and as I get use to the drills. The chances of getting hurt are slim to none. It's mostly doing drills, learning skills, and progressively gaining stamina at a realistic pace. The trainers are smart, friendly, and considerate. I believe it when I hear them say, "This could save your life."”
- Alex D.
“My son has been taking lessons there for a few months and we love the instructors and staff there. Facility is nice and the lessons are very reasonably-priced.”
- Charles F.
I highly recommend this place. =)
“Yay my 500th Review!! =) I had organized an Intro Krav Maga class here with Joey the trainer. He was very professional & accommodating. Class went smoothly & everyone enjoyed the class immensely. Joey explained the techniques & made it very easy for everyone to understand. Service here was great; facilities was nice & clean. Krav Maga is a great self defense class which teaches you how to defend yourself in real life situations (very helpful for women). Location was kind of hard to find; but its right next to the Beach Cities Car wash. There's a good deal right now on Zozi for classes here if you are interested in trying this place out. Or if you have a group coming, Joey can workout a special deal for your group. I highly recommend this place. =)”
- Kimquyen L.
Stop reading reviews and go train!
“Definitely only good things to say about this place The head instructor, Joey, knows what he's doing and is helpful and motivating in every way. All the members at this location are equally helpful, motivating and friendly. Now stop reading reviews and go train! 🙂”
- Andrea T.
“My training at the Costa Mesa location exceeded all expectations and I was going on a regular basis at one point, but due to scheduling conflicts, I decided to try out the 360 KM Huntington Beach and Long Beach locations, which worked out perfectly with my schedule at the time... (I really liked the flexibility of being able to go to different locations, but again, not sure how this will be affected given the new KM XD label...) The vibes in all locations were always positive. Other trainees were friendly for the most part and my partners, if they've been doing it for a while, were quick to correct any mistakes I was making as a beginner. However, that is not to say that the competitive spirit was lacking. That is definitely not the case! In general, I felt the other trainees were there to learn KM, to be better and to improve- in doing so, they pushed themselves and each other and worked hard without putting others down. If you're into that type of atmosphere, 360 KM is most def for you! As for the instructors, each were unique in terms of their teaching skills, but all were equally passionate about their work, pushing every trainee to their limit, which I loved. Every instructor was also eager to stay after class to explain to me what specific techniques were learned that day and/or to answer any other general questions I had. I always had questions, and they always had answers... Overall, I give 360 KM (the CM, LB, HB and Tustin locations) 5 big bright and beautiful stars for giving me (and continuing to provide) superb experiences, every. single. session!! My hope in writing this super long review is to convince any one who is contemplating on joining, to just try it out!!! You'll love it. 🙂”
- Sarah M.
“This location was just opened by the lead instructor from the Tustin location, Joseph Karam, who is highly trained and professional. His instruction style works great for beginners and advanced students. With beginners he really observes students and makes sure they develop the proper form and techniques. What else is especially helpful for beginners is the other members really help each other practice good technique and push each other to become better, stronger and faster. Krav Maga is a great way to improve your fitness level, learn very practical self defense techniques and blow off daily stress. Everyone can learn the techniques and you can take it as far as you want and adjust your level of intensity. If your reading this review believe me you are ready to try the class.”
- James F.
“I can't tell you how much my teenage daughter has really grown in the kick boxing and self defense classes with Joey and his team. I want my daughter to be confidant and have the ability to protect herself in any situation. This class and personalized instruction provided her with a safe and friendly environment that she felt comfortable to gain the life skills that are invaluable. If you have been a victim of a crime, or know someone that has been subject to a crime this training can make a world of difference in their recovery. I hope no one ever has to go through the pain of a criminal act but why not be as prepared and ready to defend yourself and others if this does happen to you or someone you love. .Joey shows you the real life situations that one could be in, and the training and knowledge that my daughter receives has changed her. She will continue to build her confidence and strength. I can rest assured there is no better feeling as a mother than to see this transformation happen. THANK YOU!!!”
- Alecia K.
“Like Lee, I have not trained at this location yet, but I'm super excited because the instructor Joey K. is amazing! He's super talented and really cares about his students. I have trained with Joey for about 4 years and he really is serious teaching and learning continuously about Krav Maga and self defense in general. I would definitely recommend people of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds to train with Joey.”
- Stephanie M.
“I just started training at this Krav Maga location with my boyfriend and it has been a great experience so far. Joey is a great instructor and I definitely feel like I'm learning and hopefully will be able to kick butt soon. It's not too far from where I live too, so that's a plus.”
- Roxanne H.
“Great place! I came in planning on only trying the zozi deal for a month but happy that i decided to get a membership. Joey is a great teacher. He makes everything understandable and easy to learn.”
- Josey V.
“I have been training at 360 Krav Maga for close to 2 years and am excited to see another location to train at opening up close to me. Got to echo the other reviews about the instructor Joey, he is a great person and an incredible teacher learn from. His knowledge of technique and his teaching of its application for self defense is excellent. He takes teaching Krav seriously and as a result, as one of his students, you develop a solid skill set. Can't wait to train at this location.”
- Cecil D.
Best decision I've made
“I would highly recommend Krav Maga XD. I've been training there for 3 months now, and it's one of the best decisions I've made. They create a great environment along with very knowledgeable instructors to help you train and grow.”
- Brock S.
Krav Maga Costa Mesa
“I just started training here a couple of weeks ago but I'm really loving it! The classes are tough yet really enjoyable and informative! I used to do Karate but for me it lacked the real life situation preparation that I'm now learning at Krav Maga XD. The instructors are all great and the other members are all encouraging as well! I would recommend it to anyone! Give it a try!”
- Steven N.
signed up the same day.
“I recently transferred from Northern VA to Southern CA with my job, and with that came transferring Krav Maga Studios. I sent Krav Maga XD an e mail before making the move, inquiring about schedules, class structure, and ranking system. Joey was very quick to respond to my e mail and even followed up with me as move time came closer. Long story short, I came in took a free class and signed up the same day. Joey is a great instructor with a lot of charisma and a passion for what he does. He teaches a reality based system of self defense, but at the end of the day you will just be better. I have been taking Krav for about 3 years now, and Joey gives different perspectives on even the basics making me think about things that I previously did not. Brooke and Justin, who also teach there, are really great and since they still attend a lot of the classes and train with us it provides a great opportunity to learn.”
- Adam M.
Krav Maga has given me the confidence to walk with my head higher
“I joined Krav Maga XD a little over a month ago with my husband and we have had nothing but a great experience! The instructors Joey, Brooke and Justin create a fun, positive and motivating learning environment. The Krav Maga techniques they teach are practical and relevant and you can see them take time with each individual to make sure they understand everything. The classes are a good mix of people both male and female ranging in age. Krav Maga has given me the confidence to walk with my head higher knowing that I can defend myself if I were ever to get into a dangerous situation. Plus it's kinda fun to sucker punch my husband once in a while and tell him to refer to his training 🙂”
- Brittnee G.
Be a team member, not a number in the Dojo.
“Krav Maga from the source. Joey's instruction comes directly from Israel. Joey, the instructors, and the students are all in constant training. The class creates fit individuals with tools that saves lives. Krav Maga XD is a team where everyone is there for each other and everyone becomes a proper respectful representation of Krav Maga. Be a team member, not a number in the Dojo.”
- Gilbert G.
Best Gym in The World
“This is the best gym in the world. I had to leave due to some life circumstances but if I had my way I would have stayed here for ever. Joey is absolutely amazing. He is programmed and delivers amazing content every class. I have done martial arts and been in the military and have never seen an instructor like Joey. He is patient, calm, fun and real, not to mention, he is a total bad ass!!! If you were thinking about finding a gym to learn how to protect yourself and your family and friends, you need to come here. I will be back as soon as I can get the time in my life to devote to working out on a regular basis.”
- Jeff C.
“I started training here with Joey and the team and it has been great. The instructor is professional, thorough, and wants you to improve your skills. The techniques are explained well and he makes it easy to learn. There are classes for students of all levels and the facility is clean. The other students are cool and willing to help as well. It is a great atmostphere to learn Krav Maga and I definitely recommend signing up if you are interested!”
- Ryan F.