Who we Are

Rocky Mountain Self Defense is Colorado’s first Vanguard Krav Maga licensee. It is our goal to provide our students with practical, real life self defense training that can be utilized by anyone, regardless of age, weight, or physical ability. We specialize in self defense for women and children and have integrated a fully functional fitness and nutrition program to offer a little something for everybody.

About Your Lead Instructor

Bridgett is the Owner and Lead Trainer of Rocky Mountain Self Defense in Littleton, Colorado. Bridgett fell in love with Krav Maga in 2012 while training at the Academy of Self Defense in Santa Clara, California under Master Tactical Instructor and Vanguard Krav Maga co-creator, Ev Pepper. From then her love for fitness as well as her passion for self defense grew and her dislike for corporate America grew even more. Bridgett is now a certified Vanguard Krav Maga licensee and Instructor, a Insanity Live certified Instructor, and certified nutritionist. After leaving an Executive level position and moving to Colorado in 2016, Bridgett could think of nothing more she wanted than to open her own Vanguard Krav Maga training facility. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Corporate Management from California State University East Bay and a Executive MBA from Saint Mary’s College.

About Vanguard Krav Maga

Vanguard Krav Maga® (VKM) began development in 2009 with the purpose of designing a system that would truly be relevant to people here in the U.S. in addition to helping school owners adopt a system that would add to their success.

Krav Maga has always been advertised as “hand-to-hand combat” that is reality-based, consisting of gross motor skills, and easy for everyone to learn. While the marketing and “image” of most krav organizations was great, the substance in training and business approach were lacking. A majority of organizations drifted into mixed martial arts and jiujitsu techniques, or focused on antiquated military close quarter combat scenarios while presenting the curriculum in a traditional martial arts format.

VANGUARD KRAV MAGA® classes are known for providing intense and reality based training that will challenge students to reach new mental and physical limits. VANGUARD KRAV MAGA® “Go” classes focus on the physical conditioning aspect of training while incorporating repetitions of self defense techniques throughout the class. “Go” classes will have students performing fast paced drills to practice their skills while various forms of conditioning exercises are mixed in between. The high intensity and constant switching of drills teaches students to react quickly and adapt to a variety of situations.

While the focus of VANGUARD KRAV MAGA® remains on realistic fighting and self defense, the “Go” class approach gives students a variation from the normal class structure while refining their techniques during a challenging and fun workout.