About Us

We are a branch of Israeli Reality Based Martial Arts and Self Defense . The Israeli Martial Arts Academy was created in 2009 by 7th degree black belt Hezi Sheli (from Israel), to introduce this unique style to the US.

Our mission is to ensure all of our students (kids, teens and adults) have the necessary tools to defend themselves in the easiest and most effective way possible.

We use the same training methods used to train the elite units of the Israeli special forces; and work closely with the top black belts in Israel to ensure the best quality of training for our students.

The Israeli Martial Arts Academy teaches the original reality based MMA ("mixed martial arts"), combining and seamlessly integrating aspects of Krav Maga, Karate (Shotokan and Kyokushinkai), Judo, Jiu Jitsu (Israeli, Japanese and Brazilian), Kick Boxing and Aikido together to form effective responses to street threats.

The system looks to educate and develop the individual, so that they have both the skills and the mindset to defend themselves and use this unique authentic, elite Israeli self defense and offense techniques against vicious and violent assaults - Defeating Violence with Honor.


  • Plenty of parking
  • 1,200 square feet of clean mat space
  • Professional equipment for both adults and children (punching bags, striking targets, jump ropes, medicine balls, etc.)
  • Lobby with sofa, chairs and two 50" flat screen TVs.
  • A pro shop
  • Refrigerated drinks
  • Live HD camera feed
  • Viewing windows available
  • And so much more!!!

A mix of Krav Maga, Jiu-Jitsu, Judo,
Karate and Self-Defense


For FREE intro class information
please call 818-575-9755
or email us at info@selfdefensela.com

Address: 30961 W Agoura Road, Suite #107, Westlake Village, CA 91361