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Our Dojo in Carlsbad has merged with our Vista Location…read more below!

1580 S Melrose Dr, Ste 116, Vista, CA 92081 (858) 349-8795


About Krav Maga Carlsbad with IKM San Diego

Anyone serious about their own self-defense, and that of others, will be interested in learning about Global Martial Arts and the Krav Maga craze. Krav Maga is a fairly new, very effective form of self defense that has been around since the 1930s. At that time, the founder, Imi Lichtenfeld, was forced to defend not only himself against fascists. He defended his community as well. His skill at sport and street fighting, plus the training he received from his father, all combined well in a very powerful package, the end result of was the birth of Krav Maga. Led by instructor Benjamin Halcewicz, an accomplished professional in mixed martial arts, our self defense classes, will teach you the skill of Krav Maga, a worthwhile addition to anyone’s self-defense résumé. For details on Krav Maga Carlsbad Contact Benjamin Halcewicz at (858) 349-8795. Classes are starting now, so sign up online for discounts and special pricing!


We’ve Moved

You will be very happy that Global Martial Arts, Karate Carlsbad, Krav Maga Carlsbad, and Cali Karate are merged into one locale. The Dojo is located in Vista, just minutes from Highway 78’s Melrose Drive, Sunset Drive, or Mar Vista Drive Exits. All lead to the newest Dojo and best martial arts dojo for kids in Vista.

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1580 South Melrose Drive
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krav-maga-carlsbad-gymThe opportunity to learn from a master in the art is golden. Instructor Benjamin Halcewicz has some very impressive credentials to go with his skill. He has enjoyed the honor of training with Gabi Noah, who is a direct student of the founder of Krav Maga, Imi Lichtenfeld himself. Benjamin has trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and has also had the honor of training with the elite of Karate Sensei’s who were themselves direct students of the founder of Karate, Mr. Nishiyama of the Shotokan method, and Mr. Miki of the Shito Ryu method. Qualifications don’t come much better than that when you need to learn from the best instructor in Krav Maga of Carlsbad you can find. 

Even as the owner, and head instructor of a thriving business, Benjamin Halcewicz still finds time to enjoy surfing, and get his degree in Sports Education from France, plus a first aid certificate. He is a very accomplished man with the ability to inspire students to go farther than they ever thought they could. Born in France, Benjamin began receiving training in the martial arts at the age of five from his father, Thadee Halcewicz who held a 7th degree black belt in Karate, and a rating of Expert 1 in Krav Maga. By the time he reached adolescence, his training included Judo, boxing, and Thai boxing. Over a decade ago, while still in his early 20s, instructor Halcewicz brought his martial arts training, and experience to Carlsbad where he discovered Krav Maga. 

ikm-san-diego-krav-magaBenjamin Halcewicz’s dedication to the art of self-defense has given him the opportunity to operate several of his own Krav Maga programs throughout the Carlsbad area in many different settings. Group classes, private or small-group sessions, and classes where women and children are the focus are all available. Hopefully, you will never have to use a learned skill like martial arts to actually defend yourself against attack, but if that day should ever come, it is far better to have learned from a master than not. 

During the 1930’s Imi Lichtenfeld, the founder of Krav Maga, was forced to protect both himself and his community against fascists. His experience in organized sport fighting (he was a member of the Slovakian National Wrestling team) plus his street fighting experience and training with his father all came together to help Imi develop a useful repertoire of self-defense techniques. This martial arts style continued to develop and eventually came to be known as Krav Maga. Benjamin Halcewicz has mastered this form of Krav Maga and now provides instruction for Krav Maga Carlsbad. Contact Benjamin Halcewicz for more information on self defense clsses and Krav Maga Carlsbad at (858) 349-8795.

Krav Maga was brought to the US in 1981 and it quickly spiked an interest with the general public, but also with the FBI. It is currently the official system of self-defense used by the Israeli Defense Forces and is also taught to the Israeli police.

The unique characteristic of Krav Maga is that it is not a sports style of martial arts, but rather focuses on real life self-defense and hand to hand combat situations. In addition to this, Krav Maga also emphasizes stopping threats quickly and getting away safely. Defense against weapons is also an important part of the curriculum. To put it concisely, instructors and students are taught to defeat threats and avoid harm through a variety of means or by any means necessary. They are also taught to never give up.

Krav Maga Carlsbad

Krav Maga is not known for uniforms or belts (IKM San Diego does not add any extra costs associated with things of this nature). In training, attempts to simulate real world situations outside of the training center are often utilized. For more information on Krav Maga Carlsbad, contact Benjamin Halcewicz at (858) 349-8795.