Krav Maga San Diego Women’s Self-Defense

Women’s Self-Defense training event coming in August.

Use the Contact page to have your name placed on the email contact list for upcoming training events.


Parents of teenage potential students, please CLICK HERE before registering your student.


THIS is San Diego’s ONLY REAL Krav Maga Women’s Self-Defense training program. Contact us for more information or to be placed on the “Women’s Training notification list”. We’ll need your first and last name, and a valid email address. Or, email us at: ””.* This is NOT a “course” (social event) to meet weekly over the course of a few weekends with a group of women who don’t really want to work too hard, but instead want to “have-fun-while-getting-fit”. Those types of recreational events are offered by franchise locations whose primary  focus has to be generating income. If that is what you are looking for, we request that you do not register for KMSD’s intense training events. If you are looking to join San Diego’s most serious, successful, popular, and longest-running Krav Maga Women’s Self-Defense training events, you have found it. KMSD has San Diego’s ONLY real Krav Maga Women’s Self-Defense Seminar, ongoing for over 31 years! Serious women only, please.

KMSD Women’s Self-Defense Workshops are typically 1 & 1/2 hours (1.5 hrs), held at one of our locations (TBD), or your place of work (after hours, lunchtime, or weekends).

KMSD Women’s Self-Defense Seminars are typically 3 hours of intense training. Ages 13 and above.

KMSD Women’s Weapons Threat and Self-Defense Seminars are typically 3 hours of intense training. Ages 16 and above. Note: this is highly realistic / emotional training.

Purchase a GIFT CERTIFICATE (when registration is open) for a friend / loved one to participate in these events. Gift Certificates have no cash value. Some measure of physical fitness is required for participation in all KMSD Women’s Self-Defense Training Events. See our Scholarship Program page for an opportunity to attend a KMSD Women’s Self-Defense Training Event and have tuition covered.

NOTE that there are NO REFUNDS for these GIFT CERTIFICATES or for Registration fees.

Every KMSD Women’s Self-Defense Training Event fills in advance, so please register as soon as they are announced. KMSD Instructors who teach these Seminars / Workshops have the highest skill level anywhere, trained for local San Diego scenarios! The sooner we receive more requests for these events, the sooner the next one will be. Submit your request with 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 Training Events are not simply “social events”, that create a false sense of security, and / or end with an unrealistic looking “attacker” in a “red man” suit or wearing a “martian helmet”. We will not coddle you simply because you are a female; participating in “fun” (poor) 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 intense KMSD Women’s Self-Defense Training Events. KMSD has taught at other Krav Maga schools, from Seattle, to New York City, to teach our brand of effective Women’s Self-Defense. KMSD reserves to right to bring in male role players at some point during the training, BUT, no female student is ever required or pressured to opt-in for training with a male role player.

WHAT YOU LEARN IN KMSD WOMEN’S SELF-DEFENSE TRAINING EVENTS: 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). Although every KMSD Women’s training event is different, typical techniques learned may include defenses against the following: hairgrabs from behind; purse grabs; chokes, even with a larger attacker sitting on top of you; headlocks from behind; weapons threats; Scenario Training to defend yourself against male attackers (role-players wearing protective gear); methods to teach you how to turn on your “Fighting Spirit” to use in an emergency situation to protect yourself and your loved ones. Role players are often KMSD Law Enforcement and Military students. 

Click HERE for Photos of past KMSD Women’s Self-Defense Training

Click HERE for a flier for the prior training event

Find Us

Our mailing address is:

KMSD, Inc.; P.O. Box 13453; La Jolla, CA 92039

We have been teaching Women’s Self-Defense since our Headquarters were established over 32 years ago in:

The Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center

4126 Executive Dr., La Jolla, CA 92037