Krav Maga Self Defense Instructor Chris Ost Inducted into the U.S. Martial Arts Hall of Fame

The U.S. Martial Arts Hall of Fame inducted Chris Ost, the same guy that Karate Illustrated Magazine named a “Top 10” fighter. Krav Maga self defense is the official hand-to-hand combat system of the Israeli Defense Forces. It’s also the preferred system for U.S. Military and law enforcement personnel. Krav Maga is not a traditional martial art.

The words “Krav Maga” means literally “close combat.” Krav Maga is a simple, effective unarmed self defense system that emphasizes instinctive movements, practical techniques, and realistic training scenarios.

Chris Ost is a fully trained, well experienced Krav Maga self defense instructor at Stockton Karate American Martial Arts Academy. According to Karate Illustrated Magazine, he is known as one of the best self-defense instructors in the world because he deals with lots of different skills and knowledge about fighting.

“Knowing about Krav Maga self defense will transform you into a confident person. Learning how to deal with surprise attacks means that you will learn solid self defense skills for helping you deal with real world situations when they arise.” states 3rd degree award winning karate instructor, Chris Ost.

Based on simple principles and instinctive movements, this reality-based system is designed to teach real self defense in the shortest possible time. Krav Maga is a great form of self defense against common choke holds, arm grabs, and bear hugs, as well as weapons such as guns, knives, and sticks. Just as important is learning to function during the stress and shock of a sudden, violent encounter. Tested on the battlefield and in the streets, Krav Maga’s practical approach to self defense will make you feel safer and more secure.

Chris Ost impresses upon his students at Stockton Karate American Martial Arts Academy that by taking Krav Maga street fighting classes they can develop the skills needed to win any battle they encounter. His karate classes focus on all areas of a street fight including: attacks, self defense, timing, tactics, movements, and vision.

Chris Ost tells his karate students, “The bad guy isn’t fighting for points and neither should you. Krav Maga self defense emphasizes down and dirty fighting techniques – what is effective to win a fight on the mean streets. The Krav Maga self defense system of fighting will keep you safe and help you to survive a violent assault. Learning Krav Maga self defense techniques should be a must for men, women and children of all ages. ”

The Krav Maga unarmed self defense method is designed so that ordinary citizens, young and old, men and women alike, can successfully use it, regardless of their physical strength.

Learn more about Chris Ost and his Krav Maga martial arts unarmed self defense classes for men, women and children of all ages by calling (209) 952-4000 or visit


About stnkarat

American Martial Arts Academy founder and certified 3rd degree black belt Chris Ost specializes in delivering phenomenal Israeli self defense in the form of the popular Krav Maga martial arts.