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Our Founder

Brannon Hicks, Founder

Hello All,

My name is Brannon, and I founded St. Johns Krav Maga & Fitness with the goal of bringing my decades of real-world experience as a police officer, SWAT operator and competitive fighter into an environment where I could teach people from all walks of life to become their own best protector.  I wanted to build not just a gym, but a community driven by good people working toward the common goal of learning to protect themselves and their loved ones.


Our Instructors

Instructors, SJKM & USKMA

I am proud to be the co-lead instructor of the United States Krav Maga Association, and all of our instructors are certified by myself and Mark Slane (Founder of USKMA).  They are passionate and driven to help you reach your self-defense and fitness goals.  The men and women who teach with us aren't called Sensei or Master, we call them Coach.  A coach works with you, not over you, to build skills and abilities you never knew you had.

Our Facility

Jacksonville, FL

Our new facility is truly a world class training center for self-defense, fitness and athletic development.  Clean, orderly and up to date with the latest equipment, our facility has everything you'll need including locker rooms and showers.  Our schedule is huge with times to fit any schedule, and we look forward to helping you become the best possible version of yourself.  Stay safe!

Contact Info

1780 Emerson Street, Jacksonville, Fl 32207



You will never regret joining our community at SJKM.

We Pride ourselves in providing the very best in self-defense and fitness for the Real World.