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What to Expect

Unlocking your potential:

Self Defence, Empowerment, Fitness, and Confidence

About
Krav Maga 

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Imi Lichtenfeld
Founder of Krav Maga

Krav Maga is not a sport—it's about survival.

Krav Maga is not a “martial art” as you might imagine it.  It is a purpose designed, self defence system, designed for average men and women to use to protect themselves and those close to them.  For you, that may mean protecting your children, partner, parents, grandparent or your friends on a night out.

Krav Maga was originally developed to provide rapid but effective training to both male and female conscripts into the newly formed Israeli armed forces, now known as the Israeli Defence Force (IDF).  The system is still used by the IDF by over 500 military and law enforcement agencies across the world, however it has been skilfully adapted for civilian use many years ago. While the military system is still taught in certain contexts, we specialise in imparting the practical art of the civilian Krav Maga system. 

Martial Arts are very good at what they do, and can be very effective – but they are based on rules and competitions and take years to master.  In a self defence situation, your attacker – or attackers – will not be wearing white suits or bowing respectfully.  They will not be following any rules, and they won't stop if you ask them to. 

 

Krav Maga is based on simple, direct and effective techniques with one goal: surviving and escaping.  The emphasis is on fast, natural movements, as these are are easier to learn and much less likely to be forgotten under pressure.  When compared to Martial Arts , with Krav Maga and self defence, there are no points to score when you are fighting for your life, only survival.

Our Krav Maga training is thoughtfully tailored to be age-appropriate, making it perfect for children too, ensuring that participants learn skills and techniques proportionate to the real-world situations they may encounter, making it a valuable and relevant experience for individuals of all ages.

First things first: Nobody is going to make you do something you don't want to do and nobody is going to stare at you, we were all new to this at some point and we've all had a first, nervous session. Starting new at anything can be daunting and we all have different reasons for being there, some of us have experienced some traumatic stuff. We understand it and we won't ask uncomfortable questions. Krav Maga means getting up close and personal and learning to deal with uncomfortable situations, so naturally we will have to simulate these situations in order to learn how to get out of it. You are in charge of the pace you want to take it at, but eventually getting a little nudge and push here and there is important. You'd be surprised what you are capable of.

You will learn how to effectively and efficiently defend yourself against potential attacks and threats, these include but are not limited to knife and stick attacks, grabs and chokes as well as rape defences. Anything you have faced or are worried about has a solution in Krav Maga. We're realists here; while Krav Maga offers effective solutions based on your natural instinct's, we won't make unrealistic promises about preventing injury or guaranteeing your safety in every situation. What we can assure you is that consistent training significantly increases your chances of effectively defending yourself and staying safe and that Krav Maga is the best self defence system out there, simply because even with an extensive syllabus, there are no rules in Krav Maga and sometimes doing what we can is all we can do. 

What you will gain:

  • Your body will learn to react to threats and shocking situations. 

  • You will become faster, stronger and more aware of threats to avoid them all together.

  • You will develop a huge amount of confidence that will help you in every day life.  

  • You will see a huge positive impact in your well being, imagine not thinking about any of your worries and stresses for 1.5 hours straight! Krav Maga is a great stress buster. 

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