Fortitude Krav Maga Reviews

 near Neenah

Joel Ellenbecker is a great Martial Artist and instructor! Anyone training at Fortitude Krav will receive top notch instruction from him and his team

Larry Batista

Krav Maga near Neenah

I always hated exercising, I'd get bored, but I'm usually surprised to find myself sore the day after going to Krav. You're so focused on learning the techniques you don't realize how much stronger they're making you. The instructors are knowledgeable and are amazing teachers. Everyone is welcome here; I've trained with people from all ages, sizes, and fitness levels. If you're looking to learn how to defend yourself, and/or to get in shape, this is the perfect place!

Claire L.

 near Neenah

My nerves almost got the best of me, but the instructors are so down to earth & welcoming that my first class flew by! They do an excellent job of demonstrating & breaking down the moves & encouraging. Can’t wait to go back!

Peggy Feltz

I've trained in several locations around the US , spanning several different martial arts. This is a great place to go, whether you are looking to improve your level of fitness, interested in a practical no-nonsense martial art to use for protection of yourself or others, or want to improve your sense of empowerment or self assuredness. Highly trained excellent instructors provide a stepped process of skill aquisition in a fun, low pressure environment. Finally, the dojo is clean, well organized, and appropriately equipped. Can I say more?

Tom V.

 near Neenah

Fortitude Krav Maga is one of the best places that I know of to get real self defense training accomplished with a great community.

Not only is every staff member and instructor friendly, but they are so knowledgeable in their craft. The community that chief Instructor, Mr. Ellenbecker, has fostered is one of the best in the world.

If you have not tried out a class at fortitude Krav Maga, I urge you to be a part of the great team here! I promise you will not regret it!

Smit Chauhan

I knew I needed to be more active. Struggling with what I should do, how should I do it, and If I could do it...I made the decision and went. I am glad I did!!! The instructor is incredible; He is very enthusiastic yet thoughtful and motivating. I am happy I took the step to go. I am learning new skills and working hard, yet having fun.

Buffy C.

 near Neenah

The environment is very welcome and the instructors are amazing. They go through step by step and they follow up to make sure you understand what you are supposed to do. It is also a great workout!

Leah Dalke

This is a great place to train. The instructors are knowledgeable and the classes are fast paced and fun.

Ben S.

 near Neenah

Training here in Krav Maga is amazing. Over time, this incredible place has given me confidence in myself, taken me out of my shell, and prepared me for just about any self defense situation I can think of. I'm now teaching multiple days per week to help others gain the same benefits I have. Here it doesn't matter if you're a female who hasn't worked out in years or a male who works out all the time because Krav Maga is for everyone. Fortitude Krav Maga has done a great job building a constructive community geared towards self defense awareness and family values. I'm so proud to be a part of this community!

Tiffany Morey

The moment you walk into Fortitude Krav Maga you’ll feel the positive energy from the owners, instructors, and students!! I’m recovering from a debilitating illness that took me out of work late last year and kept me on the couch into early this year. Today it’s all managed with meds and taking very good care of myself, but those feelings of weakness, fear, helplessness, and vulnerability that I suffered through those tough months never went away. I wanted to change this, needed to get out from under this veil of being a sick person, and I wanted to take back my life. That’s when I found Joel Ellenbecker and Fortitude Krav Maga. Reaching out to sign up for a free class was something way out of my comfort zone but I knew that if I was going to step out, this was the place to do it, every single review I read supported this decision and I knew this was going to be the right one for me. Joel responded immediately and set up a class and made me feel comfortable and supported in spite of me confessing how overweight, out of shape, and hadn’t moved in years. Unfortunately I had to reschedule, for I had a setback, and he was not only understanding, he sent me a separate get well text message! Then going to my first class I was late because of work, so once again I was feeling way out of my comfort zone and embarrassed and asked myself “what am I doing?!” Upon registering with Mr. Coy I even stopped him mid-sentence and said I don’t even know if I’m even the right fit for this place given my history. He was so understanding and compassionate and explained they have people of all fitness levels, stages in their lives, and health conditions, and experiences, each person goes at their own pace and stops when they need to and start up when they can, no one judges, but everyone, the staff and instructors are there to support and encourage you along the way. So I told myself I had to give it a chance - it was fun and challenging and every bit out of my comfort zone - but people there were very supportive, helpful, encouraging, and there were quite a few instructors at the class. I was one of two new students that day and the other student was taken in to sign up first. I’ll be honest, because this was so out of my comfort zone, and Mr. Coy actually gave me “a way out” having to wait my turn, I was going to just slip out and say at least I tried. But, it was the students, staff, the instructors that made me stay - I asked Tiffany to go over a few of the moves with me because I stumbled during class and she took the time to do so, Val stopped to talk with me, and another student shared her experience with me as I expressed how uncomfortable all of this was for me. Each person that I met that night made me feel welcome and in spite of my doubts, fears, and how out of place I felt, every single one of them, from Mr. Ellenbecker to the student, made me feel I belonged there and I knew that if I am going to overcome whatever hurdles in my life, this is the place I am going to do it. I still shake with nerves before every class, I did at bags today, and I say to myself what am I doing here, but the moment my feet touch the mats - there’s no question why. If anyone wants a great workout, wants to learn self-defense training, build their self-confidence, and become a stronger person and stay motivated - Fortitude Krav Maga is the place for you!

Ann S.

 near Neenah

At Fortitude Krav Maga, people train safely, challenge each other, and learn life saving skills!!

Tammy L. Kadah-Ammeter

I started taking Krav Maga classes because I've always been interested in martial arts and never took the leap to try and learn. What I've found here is a great place to train, with people who care and are always pushing you to grow in the best ways. It's a great workout, while learning useful skills. I would go 7 days a week if I could. Can't recommend Fortitude Krav Maga enough. 👍 👍

Jonathan G.

 near Neenah

The training you get at this studio is next to amazing. All instructors are top notch and give great one on one advice in class, giving attention to every student. You meet new people all the time and classes are fun and enjoyable.

Jeff Faulkner

I have been attending Krav Maga here since 2016 and it is truly a wonderful place. I was nervous when I first came, but all the instructors are not only knowledgeable, but kind as well. I don’t like going to the gym to work out, but I love doing Krav, which is a workout in disguise. The Ellenbeckers are very qualified and run a safe, fun, phenomenal school, the best I’ve seen in Wisconsin, or anywhere, for that matter.

Ka A.

 near Neenah

I have been attending Krav Maga here since 2016 and it is truly a wonderful place. I was nervous when I first came, but all the instructors are not only knowledgeable, but kind as well. I don’t like going to the gym to work out, but I love doing Krav, which is a workout in disguise. The Ellenbeckers are very qualified and run a safe, fun, phenomenal school, the best I’ve seen in Wisconsin, or anywhere, for that matter.

Katie May

I discovered Fortitude Krav Maga about a year ago after getting bored with my normal exercise routine and have been loving it ever since! The skills I've learned here work outside of the studio, my father (a police officer of 25+ years) was impressed with what was being taught! This is due to the instructors, great care is taken to ensure each one is certified and their knowledge and friendly attitude makes them easy to learn from! The community is great as well, people from all walks of life come here and enjoy working out together. Definitely worth checking out!

Caitlin B.

 near Neenah

The staff is amazing and insanely caring about each and every person in class! I love that there is more than one instructor and everyone including students is there to help. I’ve never been able to clear my head 100% from my stressful job but walking in to class certainly does it for me! Great fitness option, killer workout & has given me WAY more energy & self confidence than I could have imagined! You all do an exceptional job!

Jordan Madary

Fortitude Krav Maga is a great place to train and get a great workout while you’re doing it. Owner Joel Ellenbecker is passionate about helping his students learn ease-to-use self defense skills while pushing them to achieve to the best of their abilities. The school has people of varying age and abilities from beginners to people 20+ years martial arts experience. If you’re looking for a great workout or want to learn a useful self-defense system, I would highly recommend Fortitude Krav Maga!

Scott V.

 near Neenah

I took Krav Maga because I wanted a workout that was challenging both physically and mentally. The skills I'm learning go deeper than just physical health, they help me to feel safer as well. The staff is also fantastic and they're a large part of what makes coming to class so much fun!

Raquel Lamal

Started coming to krav a few weeks ago and I love it! I don’t like to work out, but krav is a amazing way to get strong while learning how to defend yourself in realistic ways. The people there are very approachable and friendly. I am a pretty quiet person but they have made me 100% comfortable. Everyone is learning and the classes change every day. Come check it out! 😊

Jen P.

 near Neenah

Aside from being one of the most fun things that I've ever experienced the Instructors genuinely care about our future and well being... Mr and Mrs Ellenbecker bring a family atmosphere that is extremely unexpected in a self defense class. They both along with the rest of the instructors and my other classmates really push To make each other better everyday.... It's extremely refreshing to have so many people on your side!!

Adam Mckinney

 near Neenah

Fortitude Krav Maga is a great place to train and get a great workout while you’re doing it. Owner Joel Ellenbecker is passionate about helping his students learn ease-to-use self-defense skills while pushing them to achieve to the best of their abilities. The school has people of varying age and abilities from beginners to people 20+ years martial arts experience. If you’re looking for a great workout or want to learn a useful self-defense system, I would highly recommend Fortitude Krav Maga.

Scott VandenElzen

 near Neenah

Fortitude Krav Maga is a wonderful place to train. I feel safer out in the world, even after the first class! I feel more energized daily, and more physically fit. The things you learn here are so valuable and not to mention the staff is great! When I go to class it feels like a family, and the Intructors are top notch and so very passionate! Everyone has a great attitude, and it is so much fun, it truely is a pleasure to be a part of each class. I am so glad that I decided to take that first step into the doors of Fortitude Krav Maga. My life has been changed for the better!

Casey Vanderfin

 near Neenah

I started at Fortitude Krav Maga for a different fitness option. What I'm learning is more valuable than a gym membership could ever give me. When I leave class, I feel empowered and strong, physically and emotionally. The staff are amazing and the past month is only a beginning of a long journey.

Pam Kuepper-Lessor

 near Neenah

For me it’s a great workout, motivation, improve reaction while trusting myself, my muscle memory, challenging, teamwork, ....

Most of all helping me trust my instincts, while improving on brain, nerve, and balance after trauma, and of course, getting home safely.

George LaMaide



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