How to Literally Kick Butt in 2017

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It may be a few weeks past January 1 but it’s never too late to make a new resolution. What better goal than kicking more a** in 2017? What’s more, January is National Personal Self Defense Month so getting fit via self-defense only seems natural. EVKM Self Defense & Fitness (formerly East Valley Krav Maga) is riled up to get you in rocking shape and ready to rumble this year.

The Valley’s premiere self defense and Krav Maga studio just moved to a larger studio in Tempe – doubling it’s sq ft and the amount of classes offered – and opened a second location in downtown Phoenix on Saturday, January 14. A more intimate space, at 1600 square feet, the downtown Phoenix studio will be offering Level 1 Krav Maga classes only, for new members to learn the fundamentals of the Israeli martial art.

Classes at EVKM Self Defense & Fitness – offered Monday through Saturday (view the full schedule here) – teach everything from Krav Maga self-defense fundamentals and attacks to advance techniques, such as weapon defense and active shooter protocols, in addition to a series of kick boxing classes.

The studio is led by Hofrichter, a Second Degree Krav Maga Black Belt and the only licensed instructor in the state to have attended, and received multiple diplomas, at the Wingate Institute in Netanya, Israel – the home of Krav Maga. His team of eight instructors are also all certified Krav Maga instructors.

“Our classes foster a very inclusive environment so I wanted our Phoenix location to be a great space for new members to focus and master the basics while also becoming a part of the Krav Maga community,” said Hofrichter.

For more information on EVKM Self Defense & Fitness, visit

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