What to expect at a class

​What to expect at a Class

Each session is 90 minutes long consisting of a warm up, physical fitness exercises and self defence techniques (Krav Maga). When you arrive your instructor will meet you before the lesson starts. We’ll introduce ourselves and have a chat about safety, your training goals, and any injuries or concerns you may have. You don’t need any previous experience; we all had to start somewhere.
There is a great community spirit and positive attitude at each session in a rewarding training environment. You’ll fit right in and enjoy yourself, while learning some real self protection skills from a well qualified IKMF instructor . It’s something you need to see for yourself – there’s nothing quite like it.

Who are the IKMF

​The International Krav Maga Federation (IKMF), is the original and most veteran Krav Maga organization. Deployed and active in over 25 countries worldwide, the IKMF declares its main goal to distribute the craft of Krav Maga to all sectors of society, always maintaining a strong sense of family and close ties between its international members. The IKMF is lead by chairman and head instructor Avi Moyal and represented by the highest ranking Krav Maga experts in the world, known as the Global Instructor Team (GIT).


Frequently asked questions

How do I start
You can  just term up to a class on your own or with a friend.

Am I too old
Krav Maga is for everyone. Unless you have a serious health issue, there is no reason you can’t train into your sixties or seventies. Ease off on the intensity, take a break as you need it – the fitness will come. We only cater for adults over 18s or accompanied by and adult over 16s.

Do I need to be fit
No. Krav Maga is a great route to fitness for anyone. Krav is more fun than gyms or fitness classes and the group ethos makes it far easier to get and stay motivated. You’ll notice a difference in as little as 3 weeks. In 12 weeks you will wish you had started years ago.

Will I need any training kit
Yes you will eventfully need to wear and use a training kit. Speak to your instructor as some kit is optional ,We suggest you that you come in a T shirt, track suit bottoms or long shorts ,Trainers and also bring a bottle of water.

Will I get hurt
We are professional instructors, safety is always the priority. Statistically, Krav Maga is safer than football, rugby or hockey. Whilst any training carries a level of risk, the likelihood of serious injury is low. You will use and wear protective equipment when required

How long before I can defend myself
This depends on the threat. For the average person training twice a week, we would expect effective skills to deal with common situations after 8-10 weeks.

How often should I attend
We recommend a minimum of once a week. Most students attend twice a week. But the choice is yours.

Are there belts and gradings

There is not a belt system in the IKMF however we have Practitioner levels for students, and Graduate levels for instructors. Students can grade if they choose, also if they are invited to grade by their instructor but this is regulated to ensure quality standards.

Are there competitions
No. There are no competitive events in Krav Maga. Most competitive events in the martial arts encourage behaviours and practices that are not conducive to real world survival. For example, roughly 80% of all violent encounters see the victim outnumbered at least two to one or being attacked from behind in a cowardly way, while most competitions are contested one on one. The job of a Krav Maga instructor is to teach you to survive on the street, in an aggressive environment, not to take home trophies and medals.





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