For Nate Acton, Krav Maga isn’t just a sport, it’s a calling. Empowering others with self-protection is what drives the owner of Counterstrike Krav Maga. Acton, who has studied six other forms of martial arts, believes the intense system developed for the Israel Defense Forces is the only one that teaches effective real world self-defense attacks.
Although many of Acton’s classes focus on self-defense for women, he believes that everyone, even children, can benefit from the confidence of knowing Krav Maga. “I want them to have the peace of mind that comes from knowing how to deal with the unknown.” Acton founded Counterstrike to offer this peace of mind to the Birmingham community.
Krav Maga uses techniques grounded in ancient martial arts, but the methods are unique incorporating boxing and wrestling and maneuvers common to street fighting. In a world of ever-growing danger and violent attacks, Acton believes that everyone has the responsibility to defend themselves as well others who may be defenseless. Danger doesn’t wait for law enforcement to arrive. “You are the first responder,” says Acton.
Recognized by the International Krav Maga Federation, Acton earned a Civilian Instructor Certification in 2013 and a Self-Defense for Women Instructor Certification in 2014. He has training in ground fighting, anti-carjacking, and third party protection and teaches these skills to people of all ages. He received instructor certification from Premier Martial Arts Instructor College in 2009, and has a Black Belt ranking. He founded Counterstrike Krav Maga in 2012.
As the International Krav Maga Federation state director of Alabama, Acton is considered an ambassador of Israel to bring the knowledge of Krav Maga to citizens, law enforcement and the military and to support the development and success of Krav Maga schools and training centers.
Because Krav Maga’s philosophy is the neutralization of aggression, Acton’s main goal as the IKMF Alabama state director is self-defense education so that one may walk in peace. The world is an uncertain place and no one knows when danger will strike. Counterstrike Krav Maga is the place to learn how to strike back.
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