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Primal Krav Maga
Head Instructor:

Bill Kraus

  • Certified Krav Maga Instructor: Atlas Krav Maga Federation (Affiliate)

  • Licensed Krav Maga Instructor: Wingate Institute, Netanya Israel 

  • HERO ACADEMY, Youth Krav Maga Instructor: AKMF

  • Certified Personal Trainer: National Academy of Sports Medicine

  • Certified Special Needs Fitness Instructor: Strong Education LLC

  • Stop the Bleed Instructor: American College of Surgeons

  • Professional Fire Rescue Paramedic

  • Founder, Primal Krav Maga Training School, West Springfield Massachusetts 



     I began my Martial arts training over 20 years ago. I have had the good fortune to spend that time training in Tae Kwon Do, Kali and Krav Maga. Though I have found a great deal of value in all of my experiences, It was Krav Maga that truly captured my attention. I see Krav Maga as a true full service, practical fighting art for modern society. Krav Maga is practical, brutally effective, and carries a message of accessibility and strength for all Humankind. I have been instructing people in the art of Krav Maga for over 9 years now, and my passion for it grows more every day.
     Primal Krav Maga started as a passion project for me. When the school I was teaching for suddenly closed in 2018, I needed to choose between leaving Krav behind, or striking out on my own. With the support of my family, a few loyal students, and the backing of one the best Krav Maga Federations in the business, Primal Krav Maga was born. Our first classes in June of 2019 were held in public parks. Through blazing heat, and pouring rain this group held together, and by September 2019 PKM West Springfield opened it's doors for the first time.
     What started as a once a week training group, aimed at keeping Krav in the lives of a small but dedicated group of practitioners, has grown into a full featured school. PKM now offers classes for Adults and Kids, Private classes, and Specialty Seminars, in addition to Cardio Fitness and Yoga classes.  I have had a great deal of fun building and growing this organization and I have nothing but optimism for the future. 
     My endless thanks goes out to my Beautiful Wife Brittney for her understanding and support, my inspiring Daughter Everly, my students, my investors, and to the incredible team at Atlas Krav Maga. With your help our mission of "Strength for all" will continue.

        Walk in Peace,
    Bill Kraus
         Owner | Head Instructor 
         Primal Krav Maga



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