LP Martial Arts – Rules

LP Martial Arts – Rules

Welcome to LP Martial Arts! Our mission is to help you fall in love with martial arts. We are excited to guide you on this incredible journey that will transform your physical skills, mental toughness, and emotional confidence. At LP, your training goes beyond the mat. You will be a part of a supportive community and build lasting friendships.

This student manual will provide all the information you will need to take control of your progress from day one.

Academy Rules

  • No shoes on the mats.
  • Be clean and maintain good hygiene.
  • Remove jewelry and empty pockets prior to training.
  • Always have a mindset of learning.
  • Be courteous and respectful towards each other.
  • Help promote a safe and friendly training environment.
  • Treat all equipment with care.

Before Class:

For safety among many other reasons, members should take extra care in maintaining proper hygiene prior to class. The list below defines our hygiene policy for all members.

  • Be clean.
  • Do not participate in class if sick or contagious.
  • Fingernails and toenails trimmed.
  • Any open cuts or wounds should be properly sterilized and covered.
  • Wear a clean shirt for each class when attending multiple classes.
  • No shoes on the mats.

During Class:

Safety in training is undoubtedly our number one priority. We ask that every student always prioritize their safety as well as their training partner’s safety. The list below defines our safety expectations for all members.

  • Leave your worries and ego at the door; be mentally ready to learn.
  • Safety is paramount; remove all jewelry and items from your pockets.
  • Inform instructors and training partners about any current injuries.
  • Listen to instructions and safety tips attentively and practice proper technique.
  • Treat training partners as allies on your journey to improvement. They are not your enemies.

After Class:

  • Sanitize and return any equipment you have used.
  • Dispose of trash, including empty drink bottles.
  • Leave the academy cleaner than you found it.
  • Take all your personal belongings. Any unclaimed items over thirty days may be discarded or donated.

Training Attire

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (GI):

  • DO WEAR: A clean and washed Gi, rank-appropriate belt.
  • DO NOT WEAR: Shoes or socks, a dirty Gi.
  • Optional Equipment: Groin protection, mouth guard, ear protection.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (NOGI):

  • DO WEAR: Clean rash guard or dry-fit shirt, grappling spats and/or shorts, Gi pants.
  • DO NOT WEAR: Shoes or socks, clothes with buttons or zippers, excessively loose clothing.
  • Optional Equipment: Groin protection, mouth guard, ear protection.

Krav Maga:

  • DO WEAR: Comfortable workout clothes or street clothes.
  • DO NOT WEAR: Shoes or socks, excessively dirty clothes.
  • Required Equipment: Boxing gloves, shin guards.
  • Optional Equipment: Mouth guard, groin protection.

Striking Class:

  • DO WEAR: Clean workout clothes, MMA, Muay Thai, or Boxing shorts.
  • DO NOT WEAR: Shoes or socks, excessively dirty clothes.
  • Required Equipment: Boxing gloves, shin guards.
  • Optional Equipment: Hand wraps.

We hope this student manual helps you ‘hit the ground running’. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. Welcome to the team!



Steve Paek and Chelsah’ Lyons

Owners/Head Instructors

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Krav Maga for Law Enforcement

Krav Maga for Law Enforcement

Title: Krav Maga for Law Enforcement: A Vital Skill for Our Officers

Law enforcement officers must be prepared for the unexpected. The very nature of their job
demands quick thinking, adaptability, and the ability to protect both themselves and the
communities they serve. In recent years, Krav Maga has emerged as a vital skill for officers in
the line of duty. In this article, we will explore how law enforcement utilizes Krav Maga and
why it is considered a valuable asset—the consensus of police officers who have personally
benefited from Krav Maga training is an excellent start to gain insight.

Krav Maga: A Brief Overview

Krav Maga, which translates to “contact combat” in Hebrew, is a self-defense system developed
in Israel. It is renowned for its simplicity and effectiveness. The primary focus of Krav Maga is
to neutralize threats quickly, making it a perfect fit for law enforcement.


Officer Mosley: As a law enforcement officer, I have found Krav Maga training to be highly adaptable and have gained new ground in not only defensive tactics but de-escalation as well.  What I find very beneficial is how much of what I’ve learned is so easy to implement into everyday life, even in parts that may seem mundane, to raise my overall situational awareness and preparedness. The best part by far is how all of the students work together and encourage each other.
Detective Morse: I started training at LP Martial Arts with the idea Krav Maga would help me perform better in my law enforcement career. Krav Maga teaches the combined skills of self-defense, striking, and grappling into one comprehensive curriculum. Learning these concepts has provided me with a level of confidence in my day-to-day job in law enforcement. While I am no expert in the use of Krav Maga. I feel it has taught me different ways to handle various situations and not give up. I think it is important for law enforcement members to educate themselves in self-defense to protect themselves and the members of the community they serve. I believe having confidence in this area can reduce the use of force in general because you will portray in your body language you have confidence. I also believe it can reduce the levels of deadly force because the officer is more likely to use hands-on options instead of a weapon.

Krav Maga Techniques for Law Enforcement

Krav Maga provides officers with various techniques tailored to their unique needs. Here are
some critical aspects of Krav Maga training for law enforcement:

  1.  Weapon Retention: Law enforcement officers learn how to retain their firearms and other
    weapons during physical altercations. This skill is vital to prevent suspects from
    disarming them.
  2. Ground Defense: In scenarios where an officer finds themselves on the ground with a
    suspect Krav Maga techniques can help them regain control of the situation and get back
    on their feet.
  3. De-escalation: Krav Maga emphasizes verbal communication to de-escalate situations whenever possible. Officers learn to assess threats and use the appropriate level of force, avoiding unnecessary violence.
  4. Quick Responses: Krav Maga focuses on fast and efficient responses to threats. This skill is particularly crucial for officers needing more time in high-stress situations.
  5. Adaptability: Law enforcement officers deal with various individuals and scenarios. Krav Maga equips them with adaptable skills that they can customize to the specific context of each situation.

Why Krav Maga Matters
In today’s ever-changing law enforcement landscape, Krav Maga offers valuable tools for officers. Combining physical training with mental readiness provides a holistic approach to self-defense. Law enforcement officers who have embraced Krav Maga training report increased confidence, better situational awareness, and enhanced problem-solving skills.

Krav Maga is not just a valuable skill for law enforcement but a life-saving one. In high-pressure situations, thinking and acting quickly can make all the difference. Krav Maga equips officers with the tools to protect themselves and their communities. At LP Martial Arts, we are proud to offer specialized Krav Maga training for law enforcement. We understand officers’ unique challenges and are committed to helping them build the skills and confidence necessary to excel in their roles.

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The Realities of Krav Maga Training

The Realities of Krav Maga Training

Finding an effective self-defense system is crucial in a world where personal safety is paramount. At LP Martial Arts in Lewisville, TX (75056), we believe in empowering individuals with skills beyond the physical, instilling confidence and situational awareness.

Pros of Krav Maga: Real-World Applicability: Unlike traditional martial arts, Krav Maga focuses on practical techniques that anyone can apply in real-life scenarios. It equips practitioners to handle various situations, from street altercations to sudden threats.

Rapid Skill Acquisition: Krav Maga is designed for quick learning. Its intuitive techniques rely on instinctive body movements, making it accessible to beginners and advanced practitioners.

Adaptability: Krav Maga does not require extensive physical conditioning. It leverages a person’s abilities, making it suitable for individuals of various fitness levels and body types. Enhanced Physical Fitness: Engaging in Krav Maga offers a full-body workout. It improves cardiovascular health, strength, flexibility, and agility, providing a comprehensive approach to physical fitness. Mental Toughness: Beyond physical techniques, Krav Maga emphasizes mental preparedness. It teaches situational awareness, threat assessment, and quick decision-making, fostering a sense of confidence and self-assurance.

Cons of Krav Maga:

  1. Intensity and Physicality: Krav Maga can be physically demanding. It involves dynamic movements and may require a certain level of conditioning. However, at LPMA, our instructors are dedicated to helping you conquer any physical limitations. We provide personalized training that gradually build your fitness and stamina, ensuring you are always prepared.
  2. Limited Sportive Aspect: Krav Maga lacks a competitive or sportive component, unlike traditional martial arts. While this is intentional for practicality, LPMA offers a supportive and collaborative environment where you can engage with fellow practitioners. We foster a sense of community that complements the practicality of Krav Maga, ensuring that your journey is both rewarding and enjoyable.
  3. Risk of Injury: Given its realistic nature, Krav Maga training involves a degree of contact. While safety measures are in place, there is a potential for minor injuries during practice. At LPMA, your safety is our top priority. Our instructors ensure that you learn proper techniques to minimize the risk of injury while providing a safe training environment.
  4. Emotional Intensity: Krav Maga scenarios often involve high-stress situations, which can be emotionally challenging for some individuals. LPMA recognizes the emotional aspects of training and offers support and guidance to help you develop mental resilience. Emotional strength is just as important as physical strength in conquering any challenge.
  5. Continuous Training Required: Regular practice is essential to maintain proficiency in Krav Maga. Consistency in training ensures that techniques remain sharp and instinctual. At LPMA, we provide flexible training schedules and personalized guidance, making staying committed to your Krav Maga journey easier. We’re here to help you conquer the demands of continuous training.

LP Martial Arts provides a welcoming environment for individuals interested in learning Krav Maga. Our experienced instructors prioritize safety, personal growth, and building a supportive community. We believe that Krav Maga is not just a self-defense method; it’s a mindset that empowers individuals to take charge of their safety.

Through Krav Maga, we aim to equip our community with more than just physical techniques. It’s about fostering a sense of self-assurance, resilience, and an unyielding spirit. Join us at LP Martial Arts to explore the world of Krav Maga, and let us help you conquer physical and mental challenges to become the best version of yourself.

To learn more about our Krav Maga classes, contact us at info@lpmartialarts.com. Your journey towards empowerment begins here.

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