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A Krav Maga class at the Cannon Ridge Training Center. (CREDIT: Samantha Norton, MonroeCourier.com)

Chris Petitti wasn’t always a Krav Maga instructor.

For years, according to the Monroe Courier, Petitti worked personal security for government officials and celebrities.

Now, Petitti’s is using his professional training to teach others how to defend themselves at the Cannon Ridge Training Center.

Petitti specializes in Krav Maga, the official self-defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). It focuses on realistic scenarios, including multiple attacker defenses and defenses against sticks, knives and guns.

The Cannon Ridge Training Center where Petitti teaches, which was previously located in Newtown, opened at the Panther’s Den in Monroe on March 17. The facility offers classes for individuals of all levels and abilities that teach both physical and weapon-related self-defense techniques — including Public Safety Personnel, Weapon Defense, Focus Mit Combinations, and Advanced Combatives, and high school courses and sparring classes, Petitti said.

For more information on the Cannon Ridge Training Center and Petitti’s classes, please visit KravMagaCT.com.

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