Krav Maga & Jiu Jitsu

Now offered at Nantucket Cycling and Fitness

Nantucket Cycling and Fitness is excited to begin offering Krav Maga and Jiu Jitsu. We have, with much gratitude, been handed the torch from Steve Tornovish, former owner of Krav Maga Nantucket. You leave big shoes to fill Steve, but we will do our best. I will try to address all of the transition questions you may have in this newsletter, but please email me, Lisa Wisentaner, at with questions or comments.

Jules (Head Krav Instructor) and I have talked at length about the best way to make this transition work. Our programming and scheduling requires us to work around an already existing and very busy business. We have decided to break the programming and scheduling into two sections. The first will be from now until early September working around the existing fitness class schedule at NC+F. And the second will run from mid-September thru mid-June, which will be scheduled and programmed to work as an after school and weekend program. The scheduling and programming that you see now, will only run thru early sept. We will send out the Fall/Winter/Spring program info in late August.

All reservations and pricing can be found here. The kids Krav programs have their own "drop-in card" options, which can be purchased in our online store. Cards can be shared with siblings. Adult Krav and Adult Jiu Jitsu are considered the same as our fitness classes, so our regular drop-in card options are needed to make a reservation and these can also be found in our online store.. Student rates available. Please email for info.

Please note that the following change that is very different from the past Krav program. Due to liability and safety, parents and non-particiapants will not be allowed in the Fitness Room while classes are session. Parent are encouraged to drop off or we have an entry way with seating where parents can wait and watch through the glass door while class is in session. Younger siblings may stay but must remain with a parent/caregiver and may not run free through the building. Unsupervised children in our building creates liability and safety concerns so we ask that this policy be respected. We really appreciate everyone cooperation.

A Message from Jules (Head Krav/Jiu Jitsu Instrcutor)

I’m excited to join such a skilled and enthusiastic group of instructors. I can’t wait to reconnect with old students, and welcome new ones. I look forward to expanding the outstanding class selection at NC+F with exciting new options for kids and adults, aged four to ninety-four.

-Jules Embry-Pelrine

Program Descriptions, Day and Times

Krav Kids FUNdamentals (age 4-6)

Saturdays 12:30pm to 1:10pm (begins 7/19)

This class introduces students to the basic elements of Krav Maga while focusing on continuous activity and plenty of fun games. Dress code: bare feet and comfortable workout attire.

Krav Kids Explorers (age 6-9)

Mondays 4:15pm to 5pm (begins 7/14)

This class introduces the belt system and our structured youth curriculum. Dress code: bare feet and uniform (pants, jacket, belt).

Krav Kids Gateway (age 10+)

Saturdays 1:15pm to 2pm (begins 7/19)

The primary focus of this class is to develop the skills and fitness that will allow students to join the adult program. Dress code: bare feet, comfortable workout attire (uniform optional), and belt.

Adult Krav Maga (age 15+)

Wednesdays 7:30pm to 8:30pm (begins 7/16)

Krav Maga is the self defense system of the Israeli military. It teaches simple, effective responses to reality-based situations. Students will learn the stance, movements and strikes of Krav Maga while getting an awesome workout. This class will focus on high intensity drills and conditioning. Dress code: bare feet or clean shoes, and comfortable workout attire.

Jiu Jitsu Basics (age 15+)

Fridays 7pm to 8:30pm (begins 7/18)

Jiu Jitsu, or “the gentle art” does not include strikes of any kind. The goal is to control your opponent with trips, throws, and joint locks. Our Jiu Jitsu Basics class focuses on conditioning while familiarizing students with the fundamental rules, movements and positions of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Dress code: bare feet or grippy socks (no shoes), and comfortable workout attire including lightweight pants or tights (no shorts).

Please help us spread the word

If you know of families from the old Krav location, please share this newsletter with them. We do not have a complete list of all the families and you helping to spread the word is valuable. They can email us at to be added to our mailing list.