What is Krav Maga?
Krav Maga is a modern close-quarters self-defence combat system based on simple and instinctive responses to a range of realistic threats. It is quite different from regular Martial Arts training!
This self-defence system has developed over many years of front-line use and real-life violent encounters. During this time, Krav Maga has evolved to deal with the current threats faced in modern-day society.
Students of Krav Maga always train with the assumption that their attacker is bigger, armed and has “friends”. You will learn how to punch, kick, grapple and clinch and defend against common street attacks, knives and multiple opponents.
The system is based on principles...
1. Stop the threat
2. Aggressive counterattack
4. Look for further threats
This method of self-protection is suitable for all fitness levels and all levels of experience. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive and welcoming team. Why not book your trial lesson and see what it's all about.
In a nutshell, Krav Maga training is your fitness, martial arts and weight loss programme in one!
"Trained with John and the team for 3 & 1/2 years and from the start wished I had begun sooner. John is an excellent teacher, patient constructive and although I am on a break for health reasons if I can get back to it this is where I’d go without doubt. Great fun, great team and a lot learnt." Warren
"Starting Krav Maga training with John a few years ago is one of the best decisions I ever made! This class teaches practical and realistic self-defence skills in a supportive and enjoyable atmosphere. It is highly physical so gets you fit as well as mentally and physically prepared to deal with situations that you could encounter in the world. The training is professional, intense, relevant and incredibly fun to be a part of. I can't recommend John's classes highly enough!!" Natalie
"I've been coming to train here for over 8 years, which for someone like me (with a very low attention span) speaks volumes! It was brilliant back when classes were held in various local sports centres - now there's a dedicated training space even more so. John is a great instructor, and whilst krav maga itself is very 'full-on' he has a keen eye to make sure that injury or any heavy-handedness is prevented. The class attracts a great bunch too! Whilst some of the regulars may look like they've jumped straight out of an octagon they are great fun and cause no need to feel intimidated. Highly recommended - if you're thinking of trying it for the first time I believe the first lesson is free too." Mike
"About 4 years ago I signed up for a free Krav Maga trial with John. In an hour I learned more about self-defence than I had in my whole life. This was right up my street! I signed up that night. Since then I’ve learned to challenge myself, to commit, I’ve shed weight and am mentally and physically stronger than I’ve ever been. I’ve made some great friends and have been met with nothing but positivity, humour and honest, exceptional teaching. If you want quick, easy to learn, instinctual solutions to a range of real-life scenarios that we all hope we never find ourselves in, give this a go." Rach
"This is the best form of self-defence out there. I’m 58 and really enjoy my sessions, which improve my fitness and strength as well as giving me the edge if ever attacked. Very calm and professional instruction and good value for money." Dave