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From Brandon Kemmer


Hi, I’m Brandon Kemmer, Owner and Chief Instructor at Cutting Edge Karate & Krav Maga.

As someone who has dedicated themselves to martial arts, I understand the incredible impact it can have on a person's life, no matter their age.


Whether you're a teen or an adult, the discipline, focus, confidence, and respect that come with practicing martial arts can positively affect every aspect of your life.


Our martial arts school in Woodland Hills is passionate about providing top-quality martial arts training for all ages.


We're committed to teaching not just self-defense techniques, but also important values and life skills that will help you succeed in the long run.

Our experienced instructors create a safe and supportive environment where you can grow physically, mentally, and emotionally.


We believe that everyone has the potential for greatness and our programs are designed to help you unlock that potential.

Whether you're looking to improve your physical fitness, learn self-defense, or just find a positive outlet for your energy, our classes offer a fun and supportive community where you can learn and grow alongside your peers.

Not only will you gain valuable skills, but you'll also make lifelong friends and memories.


So, if you're looking for a fun and rewarding activity, we invite you to give martial arts a try.

We hope to see you at Cutting Edge Karate & Krav Maga soon!


Thanks for considering us.

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Do you ever worry about your safety or the safety of your loved ones?  It's a scary world out there, and it's important to be prepared for the worst. That's where our Krav Maga program comes in. We teach practical, effective self-defense skills that can help you feel confident and empowered in any situation.

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced martial artist, our Krav Maga program is designed to help you learn to defend yourself against real-world threats. Our experienced instructors will guide you through each step of the process, teaching you techniques that can help you protect yourself and your loved ones.


With our Krav Maga classes, you'll gain the knowledge and skills you need to be able to walk through life with confidence and peace of mind.


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Krav Maga is not just a martial art, it is a complete self-defense system that teaches you how to protect yourself against real-life threats. Krav Maga is designed to teach you how to defend yourself quickly and effectively, regardless of your size, strength, or experience level. In Krav Maga, you will learn to defend against all types of attacks, such as chokes, knives, guns, sticks, and active shooter situations.

You will learn how to react quickly and decisively in stressful situations. You will also develop a heightened sense of awareness, so you can avoid potential threats before they become dangerous.


In addition to learning how to defend yourself physically, Krav Maga training also focuses on mental and emotional preparation, so you can handle high-pressure situations with confidence and clarity.

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Our Krav Maga classes offer many health and fitness benefits. The training is intense and will push you physically, making it a great workout. You will build strength, endurance, and flexibility. It's a full-body workout that will help you burn calories and lose weight.

In addition to the physical benefits, Krav Maga training can also improve your mental health. You will learn to manage stress and build confidence in your ability to defend yourself. The mental toughness that you develop during training will carry over to other areas of your life, helping you to be more resilient and better equipped to handle challenges.


The camaraderie and sense of community among Krav Maga students also contribute to a positive and supportive environment that can improve your overall well-being.


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Krav Maga is designed to teach everyday people how to defend themselves against real-world attacks. This combat system was developed for the Israeli military, with a focus on neutralizing the threat as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Krav Maga techniques are based on our natural instinct and focus on attacking the weak parts of the body, such as the eyes, groin, and throat, which can help you quickly disable an attacker.

In our Krav Maga classes, we teach students to handle real-world scenarios that are typically stressful and unexpected. We also train students to handle situations when they are at a disadvantage, such as when they have a broken arm or are on the ground. The goal is to help you feel confident and prepared to protect yourself and your loved ones in any situation, and ultimately, to get home safe.


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If you're serious about learning how to defend yourself and want to train in the most effective self-defense system in the world, Krav Maga is the way to go. It's battle-tested and relied on by top law enforcement agencies and military personnel because it works.


By signing up for a class, you're taking charge of your training and your safety.

Krav Maga will equip you with the skills and confidence to handle real-world threats and protect yourself and your loved ones. So don't wait until it's too late to take control of your safety.


Sign up for a Krav Maga class now and start your journey to a safer and more secure life.


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We Teach High-Quality, Fun, and Energetic Martial Arts Classes.

We Care About Our Students' and Their Growth.

We Train Against Real-Life Threats.

Our Instructors Are Excellent Actively Training Martial Artists With Many Years of Experience.

We Teach Students' How to Defend Themselves Against Any Attack.

You Get a Great Workout, Relieve Stress, and Get Stronger.


- Janice M

"This studio has knowledgeable and experienced instructors teaching self-defense in context to life-threatening situations. Classes are positive, informative, and valuable. I'm very pleased!"

- Ellen Pauli

"No doubt Cutting Edge was the perfect choice for us. Master Kemmer is is a wonderful instructor, in teaching these very important life lessons, from how to protect yourself, having confidence, being disciplined and respectful of others."

- Arlene Zabala

"Great place to train on Krav Maga and Tang Soo Do! Family atmosphere. Kids learn more than the discipline of Martial Arts, they also learn about character building. We love all the instructors, very professional, and mentor kids to be strong leaders. Kudos to Cutting Edge Karate and Krav Maga!"




Brandon Kemmer is our chief instructor and lifelong martial artist who began training at just six years old. With over 30 years of experience, Brandon now holds a 6th Dan black belt in American Tang Soo Do, as well as a second-degree black belt in Krav Maga under Grandmaster Mark Cox, and also trains in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Sergio Machado. 


Brandon's brother founded Cutting Edge as an after-school program in 1999, which he took over in 2008. As a husband and father of three, he's passionate about instilling discipline, focus, and hard work in his students both on and off the mat.


Brandon's committed to teaching high-quality martial arts and helping each student achieve their full potential.


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How Safe Are Your Classes?

Very safe. Every class is supervised and taught by a qualified instructor and curriculum is taught step-by-step in a controlled environment. A thorough warm-up routine, matted flooring, and protective safety equipment are all part of our commitment to ensuring student safety.

What Will I Learn?

Krav Maga is not a traditional martial art. It was developed in an environment where the Israeli military could not devote many hours to hand-to-hand combat training. Therefore, the Krav Maga system was created to bring students to a high level of skill in a relatively short period of time. In Krav Maga there are no forms (katas) or rules or set combinations as reactions to attacks. Instead, Krav Maga training focuses on teaching simple self-defense techniques which are specifically catered to reality-based attack situations.


Krav Maga addresses a wide variety of aggressive acts which include punches, kicks, chokes, bearhugs, headlocks, grabs, as well as defenses against multiple attackers and assailants armed with a firearm, edged weapon, or blunt object.

Do I need to be “in shape” to start?

No. Our students span the scope of fitness levels. In fact, many students join to get fit, lose weight, and become stronger. Martial arts is a unique and fun way to get into shape and build muscle.

Is Krav Maga violent and will it be hard on my body?

A true martial artist is not someone who beats up other people and starts fights. They not only have the physical skills but the mental skills to avoid conflict. However, if a fight needs to happen, they will have to tools necessary to defend themselves.

Martial arts will push you past limits that you never thought possible. Some exercises and drills will be tough. Martial arts is a journey. We want you to succeed and it's important for you to go at your own pace. At times it will be hard, but not so hard that it will cause injuries.

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