What is Krav Maga?

It is our belief that everybody, no matter what age, weight, gender or body type, has the right to defend themselves and their loved ones.

Krav Maga is regarded by many to be the best self defence system around. We know Krav Maga works and it works under stress. All Krav Maga techniques are tried and tested in real-life situations: Krav Maga is the official fighting system of the Israeli Defence Force. When you learn Krav Maga you can rest assured you are learning techniques that are proven to work. Krav Maga is quick to learn and easy to retain. Krav Maga has no sporting applications, although there is a grading system for people who wish to monitor their own progress.

Defences are taught against all manner of attacks and threats from all around the body as well as sitting or lying, in well lit and dark surroundings. Releases from dangerous grabs such as chokes, strangles, headlocks and bear hugs are covered early in the syllabus, as are defences against various stick and knife attacks and knife threats. So that you can make decisive counter-attacks you will be taught how to strike effectively and powerfully using hand combinations and feet. You will also learn close combat (Krav Maga means ‘close combat’ in English) striking with elbow, knee, head butts, eye strikes etc. We will teach you how to fight at different speeds and rhythms.

Krav Maga training teaches you how to react when you are completely surprised because that what is likely to happen on the street. Our unique training methods simulate the stress of a real attack without compromising your safety. Every technique must work from the worst possible position. Krav Maga training is also fun and your fitness and endurance levels will improve as will your flexibility and co-ordination, which can lead to an all-over feeling of well being and confidence.