Krav Maga San Diego Women's Self-Defense Training Program

Upcoming KMSD Women's Self-Defense Seminar:

SUNDAY, APRIL 23, from 2 - 5 PM in the JCC Gymnasium

Late Registration is OPEN

Contact us to be placed on the "Women's Seminar notification list", or for more info about either Seminars or Workshops.

Or, email us at " [email protected]".

KMSD Women's Self-Defense Seminars are typically 3 hours of intense training held on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon at the JCC; $50, Discounts available.

KMSD Women's Self-Defense Workshops are typically 1 1/2 hours, held on site at your place of work, either after hours, or at lunchtime.

If you are looking to join San Diego’s most serious, successful, popular, and longest-running Krav Maga Women’s Self-Defense training event, you have found it. KMSD has San Diego’s ONLY real Krav Maga Women’s Self-Defense Seminar, ongoing for 25 years!

However, if you just want to have some “fun training” for recreation and socializing, or meet over the course of a few weekends with a group of women who don’t really want to work that hard, our 3 hour intense Seminars are not for you. Those recreational classes are offered by franchise businesses. If you’ve given your money to one of those businesses, we especially invite you to step up to KMSD‘s level of training.


Every KMSD Women’s Self-Defense Seminar fills in advance, so please register as soon as Seminars are announced.

  • KMSD has been training girls and women in San Diego and beyond to defend themselves for 25 years! We know what we’re doing.
  • KMSD was recently brought in by a Krav Maga school in New York City to teach our Women’s Self-Defense Seminar.
  • The skill level of our experienced Instructor Team is unmatched, anywhere in the US.
  • The sooner we receive more requests for these seminars, the sooner the next one will be. Submit your request via the drop-down menu on the Contact page.
  • We are the ONLY Krav Maga location in San Diego with a high percentage of female students in our regular classes (see our KMSD Facebook photos from our regular 8 week sessions).
  • Our life-saving Women’s Self-Defense Seminars are not simply social events, creating a false sense of security, and / or ending with an unrealistic looking “attacker” in a “red man” suit or “martian head” suit. 
  • We will not coddle you simply because you are a female; weak training can be worse than no training.
  • In our regular 8 week sessions, female and male students work together to experience different types of attackers, but some female students choose to only train in our regularly scheduled intense 3 hour KMSD Women’s Self-Defense Seminars.


  • Using your Intuition; Avoiding Danger; How to NOT “Look Like a Victim”.
  • How / where to strike a potential attacker with an effective preemptive strike.
  • How to escape from the most likely attacks (San Diego-applicable). Typical techniques learned (although every seminar is different) may include defenses against the following: hairgrabs from behind; purse grabs; chokes, even with a larger attacker on top of you; headlocks from behind; knife threats; and more.
  • Scenario Training to defend yourself against male attackers (role-players wearing protective gear). These are usually Law Enforcement and Military KMSD students acting as role players (female students can participate in these drills on a voluntary basis).
  • Methods to teach you how to turn on your “Fighting Spirit” to use in an emergency situation to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Click HERE for the downloadable FLIER (.pdf file) for the recent

Womens Self-Defense Seminar

Find Us

Our mailing address is KMSD, Inc.; P.O. Box 13453; La Jolla, CA 92039-3453

Our KMSD Women's Self-Defense Seminars are held at the same great facility we've been in for > 24 years: The Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center