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  • 522 N. Howard Ave
    Tampa, FL 33606
    Inside Brian Glazer JCC

Class Schedule

  • Monday: 6:30pm-7:45pm
    Tuesday: 6:30pm-7:45pm
    Wednesday: 6:30pm-7:45pm
    Thursday: 6:30pm-7:45pm
    Saturday: 12pm - 1pm


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KMST is an exclusive Krav Maga school training in South Tampa. Our school caters to adults and teens and is one of few authorized training locations in the U.S. representing the original Israeli Krav Maga Association- Gidon Fight System.
Simply put, we teach people how to defend themselves against both unskilled and skilled attackers. Our students receive advanced training in assault response, striking, groundfighting and weapons defenses. Belt-earners and casual learners are welcome

Direct from Israel

This is not franchise Krav Maga. Here you learn direct from the curriculum of 10th dan Israeli Grandmaster Haim Gidon, top student of Krav Maga inventor, Imi Lichtenfeld. Under his leadership since the mid 1990's, our fighting system has continued to evolve in order to ensure our students can face the latest threats. This is true Krav Maga, direct from Israel, taught in its most modern and effective form.

Professional Instruction

KMST owner and lead instructor, Jason Bleistein, spent his first several years of training under the direct tutelage of World renowned instructor and IKMA U.S. Chief, David Kahn, in NJ. He has also trained extensively with Grandmaster Gidon, both in the U.S and Israel, as well as Grandmaster Gidon’s top Israeli instructors including 5th dan, Yigal Arbiv, 5th dan Noam Gidon, and 4th dan Steve Moshe. Jason received his teaching certification from Grandmaster Gidon and was tested for his advanced-level belts by Grandmaster Gidon as well. Always a student, Jason continues to learn from these top Kravists as well as other highly-respected martial artists outside of Krav Maga.

Our History

The IKMA was founded on October 22nd, 1978 by Krav Maga founder, Imi Lichtenfeld. The IKMA was the first such association to be recognized by the Israeli Government.  Imi appointed his top student, Haim Gidon, to be his successor and to further develop Israeli Krav Maga. Working from Imi’s techniques and principles, Grandmaster Haim Gidon has spent well over two decades developing Krav Maga into its most modern evolution: The Gidon System.
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The legacy continues

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