Michael South

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Michael South

(Total Krav Maga)

Michael South is a black belt Krav Maga instructor and has been a student of the martial arts for over ten years. He also holds black belts in Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido. He began teaching martial arts professionally six years ago and is the founder of National Martial Arts, an Oklahoma-based martial arts organization dedicated to making the world a better and safer place. He specializes in Krav Maga instruction and is an avid student of BJJ at the moment, as well as a competitor. He earned a black belt in Krav Maga under Dustin Koppel, who trained under John Gabriele, who trained under Darren Levine, who trained under Imi Lichtenfeld.

Total Krav Maga

Total Krav Maga SealTotal Krav Maga is an organized training program, which offers level certifications from Level 1-6. TKM itself is not “an offshoot martial arts style”, but rather an organized, standardized training regimen which three levels of understanding. The TKM program is designed to help beginners learn the strong foundational necessity of stances, blocks, strikes, self defense techniques, awareness, instinctive reactions, groundfighting, knife defense, gun defense, blunt weapon defenses and fitness. The course does not just teach you techniques, but also includes complete Krav Maga follow along classes, and Krav conditioning workouts. These classes include drills, exercises, and ideas for your own home practice. The workouts can be added to your current regimen as a way to get more defense technique repetition, while increasing your cardio endurance. A training partner is necessary for level certification advancement in this course. The black belt exam must be taken locally at one of our training centers.