What is Krav Maga?
Krav Maga is a method of hand to hand combat originating in the Israeli Military. Developed by Imi Sde Or in 1948, Krav Maga was developed initially as the Israeli Defence Forces needed an effective programme of Close Quarter Combat skills suitable for urban warfare. Krav Maga is now the largest Reality Based Self Defence system in the world and is still taught to thousands of military and police units and to millions of civilians worldwide.
What does krav maga mean?
The literal translation from Hebrew to English is “contact combat” or “close combat.”
Why choose krav maga midlands??
1. We have direct lineage from original Krav Maga as our chief instructor Bartosz Zukowski was taught by Eyal Yanilov (direct and the best student of Imi Sde Or – KM the founder) on many occasions including multiple trips to Israel. This knowledge has been passed to all Krav Maga Midlands instructors over the years of training.
2. We are proud to say that we are the most professional self-defence school in the Midlands. This will reflect on the service you’ll receive from us.
3. All of our instructors are friendly and adequately trained to conduct enthusiastic self-defence training. All members of our TEAM are fully insured, DBS checked, have First Aid training and are licensed by BMABA (British martial Arts and Boxing Association). All instructors also have SafeGuard Certificates.
4. We offer classes in 6 locations across the Midlands in a total of 15 per week. You can progress with us by participating in official gradings.
Our school is also one of the oldest and most experienced in the UK Est.2009
What will I learn?
Krav Maga Midlands curriculum is the only UK approved Krav Maga syllabus by British Martial Arts and Boxing Association (BMABA), which stands for very high standards in teaching. In our classes, you’ll cover, situational awareness, footwork, striking, kicking, defences against dangerous grabs/holds, ground defence, defence against weapons, multiple attacker scenarios, conflict management, and post-fight procedures. All of this according to UK Law.
I am unfit, older or have an injury?
Around 80% of those starting do so to improve their fitness and self-confidence. This is entirely normal, and we can scale activities to suit your ability.
Krav Maga does not emphasize high kicks or complex movements so older students can train with relatively simple adjustments in the intensity and recovery. We frequently see 50+-year-old Kravists who are fitter and stronger than new students in their 30’s. We have had members in their 70’s training in class with younger students with relatively minor differences in their practice. We can work around most injuries as long as you are safe to train in a dynamic environment – Krav Maga has something to offer you.
Is krav maga suitable for women?
Many women train with us. Krav Maga is a self-defence system that anybody can use. It does not rely on size or strength to overcome your attacker, but simple instinctive techniques that anybody can learn. It is a perfect system for women to learn to become safer and be able to defence themselves.
What is the minimum age to start Krav Maga?
The minimum age for regular Self Protection Fundamentals classes is 14years old – we may make some exceptions for 13y old, but please contact us before you book your trial. For students under the age of 18 parental written consent is required.
For TEENS classes we accept students aged 12-15 years. However, we may make some exceptions for 11 years old.
To participate in our Advanced Self Defence Tactics, you have to be 18+.
Is it dangerous? Will I get hurt?
At Krav Maga Midlands safety in training is our number one priority. It’s the nature of activity like Krav Maga that accidents can happen, but as long as you follow the instructor’s guidance and respect your training partner, you will be fine. Injuries more than the occasional bruise are rare.
Will I be insured?
We provide FREE 4-week insurance and temporary license for your induction period. As we are a professional self-defence school, we require all of our students to be LICENSED and INSURED. Our license provider is British Martial Arts and Boxing Association. We’ll send you all the necessary information about how to get insured and licensed once you become a member. Cost is only £29 for 12 months membership, and it’s mandatory.
Is there a grading system?
Yes! We are registered on the National Grading Integrity Scheme with British martial Art and Boxing Association, and we conduct grading for our students 3 times per year. You can go for your first level after completing 12 sessions within 3 – 4 months. Grades are divided into 5 Practitioner Levels, 5 Graduate Levels, and 5 Expert Levels. There is also Instructor Assistant and Instructor Programme for those highly dedicated students who want to teach the system in the future. All grades are the UK recognized and certified.
How to try if krav maga is for me?
Just book 3 induction session to give it a go. There is no better way than try yourself in training. At the beginning, it may be challenging, but it’s a well rewarding experience which will improve your confidence and fitness level. After 3 sessions you should have an idea if this is something that you want to do on a regular basis.
How much does it cost? Is it expensive?
You can find prices and current packages by clicking JOIN US page.
I recommend trying a class first to see if it is what you are looking for. Basing your decision just on price is a HUGE mistake. You test drive a car before you buy it and the same should be true for this. We offer several options for you. We won’t "BULLY" you into signing today, avoid places that pressure you to do so...its a big red flag.
You can sign up by electronic DD from home so there will be no pressure at all. We only want students who have a genuine interest in learning Krav Maga.
How long are the classes?
We run 1-hour modules, but most of the time there are two sessions per day per location next to each other. 19.00 – 20.00 Self Protection Fundamentals (BASIC) and 20.00 – 21.00. Self Defence Tactics (ADVANCED)
Can I join straight away Self Defence Tactics (Advanced ) Classes?
No, unless you have been training Krav Maga somewhere else before, but you need to have an approval of our chief instructor. Every new student of Krav Maga Midlands Can join ADVANCED classes after completing 12 hours of Self Protection Fundamentals within 4 months.
What training equipment do I need?
For Self Protection Fundamental Classes (BASIC) you need Groin Guard which we supply for FREE, 4oz MMA Gloves and Shin Guards. All can be ordered with next day delivery from www.krav-fighter.com. For Self Defence Tactics you need 16oz Boxing Gloves and Mouth Guard as well.
What’s the dress code for the classes?
If you are on your trial, we recommend you to wear a dark t-shirt and loose tracksuit bottoms and trainers. When you become a member, and you’ll receive FREE club t-shirt, we’ll be expecting you to wear it on every session as it’s considered as an official club uniform.
If I need an extra t-shirt or proper Krav Maga Track Suit Bottoms where can I get it from?
Please visit www.krav-fighter.com for all Krav Maga training gear and clothing you will need.
Is there a minimum contract?
Yes, minimum contract is 3 months, you can then cancel your subscription with one month notice by contacting NEST MANAGEMENT directly.
Can I change my training package any time I want?
Yes, every training package can be changed with 30 days’ notice by contacting NEST MANAGEMENT directly.
Can I suspend my membership if I’m sick or I’m traveling abroad?
Yes, you can change your package to NON-ACTIVE. We’ll charge you a small fee of £12/month, and you still keep your online portal access, Facebook Group access and receive newsletters from us. NON ACTIVE package can last for a maximum of 2 months per the calendar year. After two months we’ll bring it back to your primary package. If you want to give a 30 days’ notice to cancel during your NON ACTIVE PACKAGE you have to pay for last month your regular package price – you can still use the classes though for that month.
How do I cancel the contract if I don’t want to train anymore?
Contact NEST MANAGEMENT directly and give them 30 days’ notice. Remember that there is no cancellation during the first 3 months. The earlier you can serve your notice is at the end of the second month.
What will happen if I cancel Direct Debit at my bank without giving 30 days’ notice?
NEST MANAGEMENT and other external Debt Collection Agencies will recover the outstanding balance plus £50 Cancellation fee. Please always give 30 days’ notice to NEST MANAGEMENT to avoid additional charges.
Do you run classes on BANK HOLIDAYS?
No. We don’t, but you are more than welcome to cover the class in any other venue that week.
Are the classes run all over the year?
We run our classes for 48 weeks per year. We take two weeks of holiday during summer period usually in July and during Christmas – New Year time.
If I miss the class can I catch up with it on the other day or location?
No, if you are on ONCE PER WEEK package. If you are on UNLIMITED, you can attend any classes you want.