Krav Maga for Kids - Pompano Beach, Florida (South Florida) - A Koch Martial Arts & Fitness School

Krav Maga for Kids curriculum Krav Maga for Kids in Pompano Beach offers some of the highest quality self defense, bully prevention, personal development, and physical fitness training for children in South Florida.

Krav Maga is the official self-defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces. It is an easy-to-learn yet highly effective self-defense system that emphasizes instinctive movements, practical techniques and realistic training scenarios. Watch the introductory video above for more information about Krav Maga.

Krav Maga for Kids belt levels Our children's program takes Krav Maga techniques normally taught to adults and presents them in an age appropriate and responsible manner. The Krav Maga for Kids curriculum is divided in to four sections and uses a rewarding and motivating belt system. Through fun games and activities, your child will gain the following skills (click each for details):

We offer both group classes and private lessons. Private lessons are available for those students who prefer individual training or cannot attend the group classes and need a lesson time that works with their schedule. These lessons can be done at our facility or at the student's home (in-home personal training) if it is more convenient for them. Please contact us for class times and additional information.

We also offer specialized training through scheduled clinics and seminars. View the Upcoming Events section of our website for more information.
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About Us

Koch Martial Arts In 1990, Koch Martial Arts started as a traditional Taekwondo school for children and adults in Newport, Oregon. Over the years we expanded to three locations on the central Oregon Coast and offered a variety of programs including Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Krav Maga, Kickboxing, Mixed Martial Arts and pre-school aged classes.

In 2009 we sold our schools in Oregon and relocated to Pompano Beach, Florida so we could live in an area with warmer weather and more people for our new Krav Maga Worldwide(TM) Official Training Center that specializes in reality-based self defense training for adults.

In 2012 we started our Krav Maga for Kids program due to constant requests for Krav Maga/practical self defense classes for children.

Our Staff

Please meet our friendly staff that wants to help your child become more confident and successful in life:

Randall Koch - Owner

Randall Koch At the age of five he began his martial arts training in the style of Taekwondo, eventually becoming a black belt, instructor, and a national caliber competitor in the sport.

Like most children growing-up, Randall experienced problems with bullying, getting into fights, and similar incidents. Through these experiences, he quickly discovered the limitations of his Taekwondo training. Like many traditional martial arts such as Taekwondo and Karate, most of the techniques he learned were ineffective in a real confrontation. Unhappy with this, as a teenager he began learning techniques outside of Taekwondo, with the goal of learning anything that was useful.

He started this process by competing in "open-style" martial arts tournaments. These tournaments allowed participants from any martial arts style to compete. Competing against black belts from other martial arts styles exposed him to a variety of techniques and strategies that he did not learn in Taekwondo. As a young adult, he took the next step of training in practical styles such as Boxing, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Wrestling and Krav Maga. Out of all the styles he learned, he found Krav Maga to be the most practical for self defense.

Randall has taught over a thousand different kids in his teaching career. Over a dozen years ago, he was integrating practical but age appropriate Krav Maga, MMA, and Bully Defense based techniques and drills into his children's classes, well before it was "popular" to do so. He wanted his younger students to have practical skills and solutions to deal with the same problems he did growing-up. All his experience has lead to the development of the Krav Maga for Kids curriculum we teach at our facility.

He has the following Martial Arts and Fitness background:
  • Krav Maga Worldwide(TM) certified instructor and licensee since 2001
  • Martial Arts - 18 years an instructor, 29 years training experience
  • Taekwondo - 4th degree black belt
  • American Kenpo Karate - brown belt
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu - blue belt
  • Mixed Martial Arts - Trained/Cornered amateur and professional MMA fighters
  • Completed Level I, II and III of the Muscle Balance and Function® (MBF®) education system
  • Has cross-trained in Kickboxing and Wrestling

Glenda Barton - School Manager/Instructor

Glenda Peel It all began when I enrolled my son into martial arts at age 6. I decided I would start kickboxing at the same location. Before I knew it, (really after two years), I was teaching the class! Then I started training at the same location in Taekwondo. Eventually I earned my black belt and before I knew it, (really after another two years I was certified to teach). I have taught children ages 4 to adult as well as adults much older then myself. Whether it be kickboxing, Taekwondo or self defense, I enjoy sharing what I know and helping people to empower themselves and live a confident life.
  • Martial Arts - 10 years an instructor (ages four to adult)
  • Martial Arts school manager - 10 years
  • 12 years training experience
  • Taekwondo - 1st degree black belt
  • Kickboxing instructor
  • Has cross-trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Krav Maga

Call us for information at 954-957-KRAV (5728).

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Matthew and Stella Seamon
"Koch Martial Arts has proven amazing for my 5 yo daughter. They are able to teach her real-life skills in a fun environment. In fact, she just was just recently involved with an incident at school where a boy with Autism grabbed my daughter. As instructed, she coolly removed his hands from her neck, told him to leave her along and then told them immediately told the lunch aide what happened. Exactly as taught. She relayed the situation to me as soon as I picked her up in a calm and collected manner.

Natalie and Gabe, the instructors, are incredible. They show real passion and joy, as well as talent in their ability to teach. Every week the classes seem new and novel for the kids. There is no staleness to their approach, yet they consistently reinforce the skills.

My daughter has taken gymnastics and soccer and it is Krav Maga that she is sticking with. She always looks forward to her classes and it is my happiest hour a week – watching her learn defense systems that I know work. I look forward to watching her progress through the ranks!

Randall and Glenda provide a safe and comfortable environment to thrive in. They are the quintessential professionals and their skill is remarkable - both in the arts and their ability to individualize attention. I can’t imagine a better place to train."

Matthew Seamon
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Breonna Barker
"It was over 12 years ago and I was 8 years old when it was the first day I walked into Mr. Koch and Miss Glenda's studio. I had no idea how much their training would impact my life. As a woman I love having the knowledge and confidence to properly defend myself in various situations. Among self defense I have also improved both mentally and physically. I cannot even imagine where I would be in life without their years of dedication and support as my mentors. My training with both of these instructors have proven to be invaluable."

Breonna Barker
College Student
Key West, Florida

Will Zander
"I first trained with Koch Martial Arts in their kids program when I was 8 years old, many years ago.

I recently was the victim of an an unarmed (and unprovoked) assault!:( thanks to your expert instruction I was able to defend myself effectively against a larger opponent. Thank you both so much! I will have to refine my avoidance strategy (some people won't take no for an answer.) I sustained injuries for sure but it could have been alot worse. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!"

Will Zander
Newport, Oregon

Glenda and Randall
"I've trained in Krav Maga for over a dozen years and martial arts for 30 years...starting when I was 5 years old. This unique background has given me the experiences to create a highly effective and fun children's curriculum with our Krav Maga for Kids program.

The personal development skills I've developed through many years of martial arts has helped me immensely with my professional and personal life. I've owned and operated successful martial arts schools and other businesses since I was a teenager and feel very content knowing that I have an occupation that helps improve people's lives. However, I'm most proud of my happy relationship with my girlfriend of over 13 years and helping raise her son, both whom I love so much! I strongly believe I would not be anywhere as a successful or happy in all aspects of life without the personal development skills I've acquired through Krav Maga and martial arts.

Hypothetically speaking, if someone would approach me and offer me $1,000,000 but in return I had to lose all the skills I've acquired through Krav Maga and martial arts, I honestly would say 'no way!'. That's how much I believe in the Krav Maga for Kids program and what we do."

Randall Koch
Owner - Krav Maga Worldwide(TM) Offical Training Center
Pompano Beach, Florida

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