What is Tactica

With locations in Santa Clara and San Francisco, California, Tactica and the Krav Maga Institute (KMI) are renowned for their self-defense and fitness training centers. They offer comprehensive programs in self-defense, fitness, applied tactics, and instructor certification, emphasizing high-quality, authentic Israeli Krav Maga.

Tactica, founded by Danny Zelig—who has over 30 years of experience in Krav Maga, including military training in Israel—leads in both civilian and professional tactical training. They specialize in realistic, intense, and safe self-defense training, accredited by extensive experience and continuous development of their instructors. Tactica also engages in corporate training, delivering tailored self-defense workshops and fitness programs to clients like Google, Oracle, and the US Coast Guard, affirming their leadership in tactical training solutions.

Tactica is proud of our local instructor team, and aims to enhance global respect for Krav Maga by providing top-tier instructor training.

What is Krav Maga

Krav Maga, recognized by entities like the FBI and SWAT teams, is not only a critical self-defense system but also a popular fitness regimen in top gyms worldwide, offering a less combative, fast-paced workout that enhances one’s survival skills, as noted by TIME Magazine. Developed in the 1950s and meaning “contact combat” in Hebrew, Krav Maga combines techniques from various martial arts to provide a practical, intuitive method of self-defense suitable for any age, size, or shape. Originally designed for the Israeli Army, its civilian training began in the late 1970s and now includes specialized adaptations for law enforcement and military purposes, focusing on realistic scenarios to boost instinctive reflexes and situational awareness.

Tactica’s Class Schedule

Tactica offers classes 7 days a week for adults only in San Francisco, and for adults + kids in Santa Clara.