At FOCUS Self Defense and Fitness, our training center in Culver City/West Los Angeles, California, offers the best in realistic, practical self defense and real fitness, with instruction in Krav Maga, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Wrestling. Our instructional staff includes some of the world’s foremost Krav Maga instructors, world class CrossFit coaches, champion Olympic lifting trainers, champion gymnasts, and more.
Instructor John Whitman is a 4th degree black belt in Krav Maga and a CrossFit Level 1 certified instructor. He served as president of Krav Maga Worldwide for 7 years, and has been teaching for 15 years. John teaches civilian, military, and law enforcement personnel, and has taught elite military units in the United States and abroad. John is co-author of the books Complete Krav Maga and Krav Maga For Beginners. John has “train the trainer” status and has trained most of the other Krav Maga instructors currently working in North America. He contributed significantly to the creation of the certification course used in North America to train Krav Maga instructors. He has appeared in numerous media outlets, including The Today Show, ABC News, and CNN.