REACT Defense Systems / Tactical Black Advanced Krav Maga

Get your training started Today! Call for an intro class 602-485-5728 Phoenix, Chandler, Glendale locations! Teaching Krav Maga reality based street self defense.

Brought to Arizona in 2000 by chief instructor Jay Ackerman. We are the only Official regional training center for Krav Maga Worldwide for the state of Arizona, one of only 5. Training in Krav Maga and Realistic Street Self defense to the civilian and law enforcement community. Along with fantastic conditioning and strength training classes (ALEET tm) and Tactical Black Expert self defense system, Jay Ackerman is also the founder of REACT Defense Systems scenario adrenaline training. Which combines the street self defense with every day situational training in a seminar form. Mission:This training gets people in the best possible shape and saves lives! Products:Training Memberships and our full service pro shops

8400 sq ft state of the art training center to 2620 E Rose Garden Ln suite 3 Phoenix 85050. Also locations in Glendale and Chandler.

Mission: This training gets people in the best possible shape and saves lives

Operating as usual

A candid and very funny interview with Chief instructor Jay Ackerman and John Holmberg! Watch to the end and you’ll hear some of his best impressions, they are amazing!

Get the New Year started right! We are enrolling new students!

A huge congratulations are in order as Tony and Erica welcome Valerie Iris into their family! We wish you all the best! Happy (special) New Year for you guys!

We are at the final days of our sale on our new online store 25% off wallets, watches, hand made paracord and chainmaille items. Check it out!

[12/24/20]   To all our React Defense family especially our secret Santa chief of police Pete ,all of our great doctors and front line first responders our amazing instructors have the happiest and healthy holidays!!!

The Ackerman family

[12/24/20]   From all of us at React we hope you all have a safe and happy holiday! A huge thank you to all of our students, the support you have given us this year through these times! All centers will be closed the 24th and 25th. Classes will resume on Saturday!

[12/23/20]   Need a last minute gift? We are open today for classes. Stop in and check out the vault for some awesome tactical gear and we still have gift certificates available for training!

Very cool carbon fiber RFID protection slim wallet we just got up on the shop!

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Special shout out to Victor and Tamara Zach! Two of the best doctors in town who have done an outstanding job saving lives especially this year and help keeping us all safe in the rough times! Thanks for everything you do, we are proud to have you as part of our tactical black family!

Check out this new Thin Blue Line watch from Armourlite, a new watch line we just started carrying! It has a great glow from the tritium tubes, best that I have seen. On top of that, you can also get a hand made paracord band from Josh! Our new online store is

Check out for custom made paracord watch bands that you can get with your brand new Luminox watch!

A HUGE thanks to Steave K. for making our Tactical Black Vault door! It turned out just awesome!

We are still doing our $169 for two months of training special! Flash sale! Today only use the code : CM25 for 25% off any purchases in our new online store

Sales are still going on for Cyber Monday in the Tactical Black Vault! Use the code: BLACKFRIDAY (all caps no space) for 20% off your purchase! We carry some truly unique tactical accessories along with handmade stainless steel jewelry and paracord gear. Check it out!
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Tactical Black Vault™

We are continuing our sale with Small Business Saturday in the proshops and our online store Check it out! Tactical Black Vault™

First special for Tactical Black Friday! Custom made AZ Cardinals slider cabinet! Normally $500 but on sale for $399. ONLY ONE in stock at the Phoenix location. visit today!

Tactical Black Vault™

As always we are very grateful to the wonderful students we have! We hope you all have a happy and safe Thanksgiving! Just a reminder we will not have class Thursday and Friday, however we are going to have our biggest Tactical Black Friday yet! Doors open in Phoenix and Glendale at 9am! Check out the Vault online at for 20% off starting now! Tactical Black Vault™

Don’t forget about Tactical Black Friday going on this week! Starting at 9am we will be having specials every hour! We also are proud to announce our new online store, the Tactical Black Vault. Now open!

It’s that time of year again! Take advantage of this limited time special offer from us at React Defense Systems/Tactical Black. $169 for two months of unlimited training! Over 25 classes a week available taught by the best, professional instructors with decades of experience. Call 602-485-5728 for more details.

All of us at React Defense Systems want to thank all service men and women who fight and have fought hard to defend our country! Even though this is their day to be recognized, at React Defense we recognize their sacrifice and service everyday! Anytime you encounter anyone who has served please thank them. We will continue to provide the best training possible for our sheepdogs! Happy Veterans Day!

The last belt you will ever need!

Hello everyone! Today we are doing a review of a new racheting tactical belt what we got in about a week ago. Once it is adjusted to your fit, it will not move! Great for a concealed carry holster or just everyday wear. Did we mention that it has a titanium nitride coated knife, LED flashlight and magnesium coated firestarted all housed in the belt buckle?! Yes it does!
Call 602-485-5728 or visit We have the Tactical Black Vault online store opening soon!

[11/09/20]   A Big Happy Birthday to Joy Ackerman! We love you and hope you have a wonderful day! ❤️

Thank you for voting us best martial arts teachers in Phoenix!!! Thank you to all of our students, you are the best group around!!

Congratulations to Jordan and Meghan as they welcome baby Wyatt into the world!!

The ultimate survival belt is here! A must have for any first responder!

A Tactical strap that has internal webbing that can withstand almost 1500psi, can stand heat up to 214 degrees, and has notches that run the entire length for adjustments that are perfect ☑️

A machined metal buckle with a ratcheting system for the most custom fit you can think of☑️

Did we mention the buckle houses a titanium nitride coated stainless steel knife, LED flashlight, and a fire starter?.... Yup☑️

Get yours at the Tactical Black Vault!

Adding some advanced combos to your workout!

Today we are back with a new video on how to add some more advanced combos to your bag or partner workouts! Be sure to stay to the end for some out-takes too!

[10/22/20]   Please join us in wishing Chief Instructor Jay Ackerman a happy 61st birthday!! Make sure you all train extra hard tonight!

Awesome job tonight for all those who did the Fight Analysis Seminar!

[10/11/20]   Just to let everyone know, Yes we are open on Monday for Columbus Day. Thanks!

Awesome job everyone! The Firearms Safety course was a blast today! Thank you all who participated. Until next time!

[10/10/20]   To everyone doing the firearms safety course today, we are starting at 12:30pm in Phoenix. Make sure you have pants or shorts with belt loops, your belt and a concealed holster! See you then!


Awesome black level class this morning! It’s so great to be back with so many of our students training including our law enforcement and first responder community!! We are enrolling new students now! Call 602-485-5728 or visit to get started!

Another custom paracord leash hand made by Josh! This one is a 4 color camo pattern, love the look of it!

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Videos (show all)

The last belt you will ever need!
Adding some advanced combos to your workout!
Bag work with Mel and Will!
Advanced bag workout!
John Holmberg does 24 rounds of our workout!
John holmberg doing the React defense workout!




2620 E Rose Garden Ln, Ste 3
Phoenix, AZ

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 20:00
Thursday 09:00 - 20:00
Friday 09:00 - 20:00
Saturday 08:30 - 12:00
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