Omar Torres – Instructor
Xtreme Krav Maga & Fitness St. Louis
I moved to St. Louis from Puerto Rico in 2011, for a job in manufacturing. There I did about three years of kickboxing but couldn’t find a gym I liked in Missouri. In February 2015, Omar and his wife were talking about martial arts and how we wanted to find a really practical style of self-defense, not something for competitions or to look pretty. We had heard of Krav Maga before, so we Googled it and found Xtreme Krav Maga. After out trial class the very next morning we signed up and have been doing it ever since!
We’re officially addicted to Krav and am there for at least six or seven hours each week. I sign up for every weekend workshop they scheduled, including Active Shooter Neutralization, Car Jacking, Home Invasion, and more. I even bought a training knife and gun to practice with my wife at home. I did so many sneak attacks with them that she has now hidden them from me!
There are so many things I love about Xtreme Krav Maga. From Day 1, you walk into class and start hands-on training, learning how to defend against being choked, gun and knife attacks, multiple attackers, and so on. It’s so real, so practical, that I know I could use it in real life. Plus it’s a great workout!