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Self-Defense Fit Lab specializes is just pure Self-Defense! Our primary focus is on Krav Maga and Mastro Defence System. Both martial arts were developed just for self-defense. They are not a competition art nor do we have forms or katas to learn – just practical self-defense skills that we practice on a weekly basis so it becomes second nature. What we do is not pretty nor can we compete in it because there are no rules. We just teach you how to protect yourself and your loved one but whatever means necessary.

Krav Maga is the official hand-to-hand combat system of the Israeli Defense Forces, and is widely regarded as the best self-defense system because of its efficient, no-nonsense, tactics that emphasize instinctive movements, practical techniques, and realistic training scenarios. It is offered to thousands of people, including law enforcement agencies and military units across the globe.

The Mastro Defence System is a very effective “no-nonsense self-defense system” filled with invaluable survival skills for every-day life encounters. The founder – Fred Mastro – has over 20 years of experience in private security work and close protection. He is a defense specialist which helped him develop and adapt techniques for the everyday-citizens. He has trained armed forces and special units across the world in knife techniques and improvised weaponry as well as empty hand combat.

Training at Self Defense Fit Lab is the absolute best way to learn to defend yourself against real-world dangers. Our commitment to Southern California is to empower people to be safe, healthy, and confident. Come in for a free trial class today!



Cliff Odette
Cliff Odette Owner | Head Instructor

Cliff had over 20 years experience in Roman Grecco freestyle wrestling, and 3 years BJJ, Muay Thai and Tae Kwon Do before he found Krav Maga.  In Krav Maga, he found a practical Self Defense style in which you can become proficient in it very shortly and just get better and better at it through the years. He believes it is a style that everyone should take some time to learn at least of few pieces of it.

Tia Jones
Tia JonesInstructor

Tia has been doing Krav Maga since 2003. She started at the age of four after being choked by another kid at her preschool. After she was attacked her parents immediately began looking into different self-defense classes and by the end of that week had signed her up for classes at their local Krav Maga gym. Once she started training she never stopped. Tia fell in love with it and became a firm believer in this style of self-defense.

She had the opportunity to be in leadership roles from the time she was 10 at her studio and able to assist in the lower level classes. She attended school talks at local elementary schools and put on demonstrations at local events and seminars. In 2012, at the age of 13, she became the youngest certified Krav Maga Worldwide Level 1 instructor. At 15, Tia began instructing kids classes as well as assisting in the adult classes. When Tia turned 17 she began teaching adult classes rather than assisting. Tia believes “Krav Maga has become a part of my identity and something that has drastically impacted my self-confidence, spatial and situational awareness, character skills and so much more.”

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