David Stacy

coming to krav maga kentucky

march 20-21st 2021 

Do you practice an martial art, do you want to compete, or just get better at self defense?

Do you want to learn how to bridge the gap between standing and ground fighting?


Lets be realistic, you are only as good as your training. 

Learn how to use grappling skills in an effective way for self defense.

Do an honest reality check.... How good are you if the fight goes to the ground?

Can you use your skills, get up, get away? Deal with multiple attackers?

What would you do if you or your attacker has a knife?

Only 20 spots available for this TWO DAY work shop.


Lets get real! 

Bridging the gap part ii - with David Stacy

When the fight goes to the ground +knife skills and drills


(All Levels and Abilities Welcome): 

Note: If you’re a beginner, out of shape or have physical limitations there’s no need to be intimidated. This course is for people of all levels and abilities. Come learn and train at your own pace.

Taught by David Stacy, Owner of Octagon MMA and Krav Maga

 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 4-stripe purple belt | Certified USA Boxing coach | Weapons Defense Specialist.


This unique training intensive is designed to explore the true nature of stand up fighting, boxing, kick boxing and  ground fighting styles as BJJ and Grappling techniques, while bridging the gap between stand up fighting and ground fighting, between competition and self defense encounters.

David will give you the tools to prepare you to use these techniques effectively for competition or in a self defense situation.

Train in a controlled and safe environment, without egos or style comparisons...

What's "best" what sucks... what's a joke.....? words that people throw around like confetti these days. Usually by people that may be skilled in their "art" but do not grasp the concept of  bridging techniques from one style to another. Can't or wont see the difference between competition and real life assault, or lethal encounters.

While the techniques are the same, the mentality, and purpose is vastly different...

David is an expert in bridging the gap between competition and realistically preparing attendees for optimal outcomes for self defense encounters.


David strives for a learning environment that closely simulates real world encounters.

In short, the goal of this unique training is to give you the practical skills and framework for decisive, confident decision making during violent, rapidly evolving, encounters.



Saturday: Session A -Submissions.

Learn a variety of submissions you can use from positions of disadvantage. Particular emphasis will be placed on attacking from the closed and open guard.

All submissions will be geared to no-gi grappling, because we don't want to rely on the variable of clothing in a self-defense situation.

Saturday: Session B -Reactive Mitt work.


In this session we will be adding on to the standard krav maga 1-4 series. There will be a number of new combos that can be implemented, but the main focus of this session is to create automatic counters when defending punches while building the speed and power necessary for self defense..

Sunday: Session A -Escapes and Sweeps.

You will learn a variety of ways to escape from the bottom. All positions of disadvantage will be covered (guard, mount, side control, scarf hold, and seated vs. standing). We will also look at escapes from common submission attempts such as the RNC, arm bar, triangle, and guillotine.

Sunday: Session B -Combinations for self-defense.

Sometimes the good ol' groin kick just ain't enough to get the job done.

In this session we will work with Dutch style kickboxing combinations.

You will be incorporating punches, kicks, knees, elbows and learn how to create proper angles for self defense. You will learn some options for clinching and sweeps, however you will also learn why it is our goal to maintain distance as much as possible in a self-defense situation.

What to bring:

  • A good attitude and willingness to learn

  • Necessary Meals

  • Snacks, Drinks and Hydration

  • Something to take notes/ record/ photos (optional)

  • Boxing gloves is a Must. 

  • MMA/ Grappling style gloves

  • Shinguards

  • Cup

  • Long sleeve tee-shirt/ Pants/ Rash guard is optional

  • Training knife (if you have one)

Limited pricing is available to the first 10 participants: ONLY NINESPOTS LEFT on 03.04.21 !!!!




Payment required at the time of registration. 

Questions: Call us at 859-559-8810 or email: info@kravmagakentucky.com


I don’t want you to miss out on this opportunity! Will I see you and shake your hand next month in Lexington? Get your seats before the entire workshop completely sells out! 👉🏻

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