What is Krav Maga? It's is one of the fastest growing self defense systems in the United States. It's been featured on TV shows including "24," "The Big Bang Theory," "The Office," "NCIS," and "30 Rock."

Those who have tried Krav Maga include Matt Damon, Ashton Kutcher and Jennifer Lopez. I was told by Krav Maga instructor David Eaton that it is simple, effective and easy to learn regardless of age, sex and fitness level.

On February 16th, there will be a two-hour introductory Krav Maga course at the New Bedford Fitness and Martial Arts Center at 655 Orchard Street. The hours are 10:00 a.m. til 12:00 Noon, and the cost is $20. All the money will go to benefit The Woman's Center, a domestic violence shelter in New Bedford.