KMA San Diego

Learn how to inflict as much damage as possible as quickly as possible while sustaining as little damage as possible.

Tailored Approach

Fitness boxing, Krav Maga, kickboxing, combat submission wrestling, combat fitness, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Training and fitness programs for both beginners and experienced martial arists.


Throughout 26 different lessons you will develop the fundemental skills in an unarmed combat. You will develop the ability to move efficiently, and help prepare you psychologically for the stress of a violent encounter.



You will focus more on armed attacker and multiple attacker scenarios. You will learn more advanced methods for approaching unarmed conflict and use more advanced striking and grappling to incapacitate opponents.



We also offer one-on-one training for professional atheltes. If you need a personal trainer to further develop your boxing, kickboxing, grappling or krav-maga techniques, you’ve come to the right place. At KMA, we’re here to maximize your potential. 



We help kids gain confidence and martial art skills. We prioritize safe distance management, de-escalation, clinching, grappling, and safe submissions which can be used to safely resolve a child’s conflict with another child.

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Try any/all classes

We offer Krav Maga, Boxing, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Combat Fitness, and more.
For only $19.99 you get to try all of our classes and find the best one that fits your needs.

Student Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our students say:

 This place is awesome!! My son and I have been going here for almost two months and we love it. Great instructors who really know their stuff and all the students are super friendly. I highly recommend Krav Maga Academy.

Michael Dye

 I’ve learned so much about defending myself in real world situations since I started coming here 1 year ago. This place is like my second home I’m here so often, and I keep coming back, not just for the knowledge and great workout I get, but for the people and awesome instructors!

Alicia Walker

 I came here with my friend a little while ago and it was awesome! Alex and his instructors are the so welcoming and helpful! I don’t live in San Diego, otherwise I would definitely belong to this gym! Thanks for teaching me some self defense while I was in San Diego!

Jillian McDaniels

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Our Team

Learn how to inflict as much damage as possible as quickly as possible while sustaining as little damage as possible.

Alex Trafton

Owner and Lead Instructor

Alex holds a black belt in Krav Maga,  a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and a yellow belt in Judo. He is a certified Combat Submission Wrestling coach, certified by MMA and grappling legend Erik Paulson.

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Matt Klier

Affiliate of KMA: Shooting Instructor

Matt is a law enforcement officer and a certified instructor in ground mobility, small boat-VBSS, and small arms marksmanship. He is a highly ranked competition shooter and a partner with KMA.

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Steve Gable

Head Jiu Jitsu Instructor

Prof. Steve Gable, is a 2nd degree Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu black belt, 2014 World and National Masters Nogi Black belt champion. Steve is also a former professional mixed martial artist. Steve is passionate about coaching aspiring martial artists.

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Anna Kasmir

Krav Maga Assistant Instructor

Anna has been a boxer for over 8 years. She is certified Krav Maga Assistant Instructor, and a Jiu Jitsu blue belt. She is a true martial artist, cross-training in many disciplines, including STX Kickboxing, and Libre Fighting.

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We’d love to hear from you!

We’d love to answer any qusetions you might have, and give you a tour of our facility and services.

7894 Ronson Rd Suite B
San Diego, CA 92111
Phone: 858-444-6274

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