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Good news, hard-asses and hard-asses-in-training: Israeli Krav Maga has just signed a lease on Second Avenue and 49th. Krav Maga is technically a self-defense program used as combat training by the Israeli army, but civilians like it for its cardio properties. We're assuming the Second Avenue gym will see a lot more ladies in Lululemon than people who know their way around an Uzi; it's slated to occupy 2,600 square feet on the lower level of a new luxury condo called The Alexander.
· Bring It! IDF Program Opening Gym [NYO]
· Israeli Krav Maga [Official Site]
· The Alexander [Official Site]