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Welcome to the Academy of Self Defense (ASD)
Welcome to the official website of the Academy of Self Defense (ASD)! ASD has been the #1 rated facility for Krav Maga, fitness, and fighting sports in Santa Clara since 2005.

ASD provides real world self defense training in Vanguard Krav Maga®, a system that originated in Israel and is still used today by the Israeli Defense Forces. Our Krav Maga classes are designed for people of all ages and experience levels teaching relevant self defense for what is seen here in the United States. Vanguard Krav Maga® Force Training is also available for Law Enforcement, Military, and Executive Protection. The Academy of Self Defense also coordinates firearms training with Stoic Ventures covering basics for civilians up to advanced courses for experienced shooters or those wishing to expand on their personal protection skills. Stoic Ventures instructors have real world combat experience and are often sought after for training by other local firearms trainers.

Fitness programs are also offered such as Jivoni's Combo Fit/300 (cardio kickboxing/ circuit training), and CrossPIT. Private and small group training is also offered for kettlebells, mobility, nutrition, and body maintenance.

For those wishing to go beyond krav maga/self defense and further their fighting sport skills we offer THE PIT Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and Muay Thai. Our fighting sport classes are designed for adults of all ages, experience, and fitness levels in a safe and friendly environment.

Our purpose is simple:
           Quickly teach you how to defend yourself
           Challenge you with an exciting fitness program - - Classes for people of all fitness levels!

ASD also offers specialized seminars and small group training such as: Women's Self Defense, CDT® Non-Lethal Force Training, 3rd Party Protection, car-jacking prevention, defense against firearms and knives, THE PIT MMA/CrossPIT, Combat Hapkido, Know and Go® For Kids, family protection, and TRX Suspension Training.

We use the latest and most innovative techniques to provide our students with the necessary tools to deal with any kind of potentially dangerous situation on the street or to meet their fitness goals. Call us at (408) 844-8485 with any questions regarding our classes or pricing (we offer law enforcement/military discounts). If you are ready to start your Free Two Week Trial just come on in!


(408) 844-8485
3475 Woodward Avenue
Santa Clara, Ca 95054