Testimonials 2017-11-14T15:07:58+00:00

Nick Gaines (US Army 18 Delta Green Beret)

“As a Veteran and former US Army Special Forces soldier, I have no time or patience for fluff, “cool guy moves”, nonsense and half measures. When it comes to the defense of myself, my family and my fellow citizens there is only one course of action. A fully committed one. There is no time to think in a true emergency. You need to have decided, trained and created an appropriate response long beforehand. This is accomplished through consistency and repeated action, creating appropriate muscle memory in order to respond to a given situation. If that is what you are looking for this is the place.”

Dennis Watts (Age 60+)

“I was a black belt in Taekowndo and level one proficient in Krav Maga when I met Nathan and joined his school. He is by far the best instructor I ever studied under. Common sense, self defense, and incredible instruction.”

Gary Rayford (Palestine Police Dept.)

“Nathan and his staff are first rate in every manner. Krav can be used by anyone in real world settings.”

Roger Wolfe (Retired US Navy, Age 60+)

“I love ETKM…started working out there several years and quickly became addicted…very professional instruction at a pace that is never too aggressive…May Nate live and train us forever!”

Nate Boomer

“After just 2 1/2 months I have lost 20LBs! I expected to lose some, but Dag gum. Thanks again ETKM!!!!”

Casey Douglas

“Mine and my husband’s absolute favorite place to be!”

Mark Bombyk

“Mr Nate is a quality instructor. He is admired and respected by his students. His skills and command of Krav Maga are phenomenal!”

Brent Farmer

“I have been associated with martial arts for the past 12 years. Nathan does an outstanding job of teaching all levels of students this concept of self defense. You will get professional training with easy to follow concepts, all while getting a great workout with building muscle and cardio.”

Holli Bushnell

“Coming from someone who has experienced assault, I can definitely say that this place is top notch when it comes to self defense and confidence building. The instructor is incredible and genuinely cares for the wellbeing of the students who walk through his door. Whether you’ve had a bad experience in the past that is prompting you to learn how to defend yourself like me, or you just want to ensure that you won’t be a victim in the future, please come try this place out. You won’t regret it!”


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