What do I need to start?
Loose fitting clothing, i.e. T-shirt, jogging bottoms, trainers, sweat-top.
For safety please remove jewellery
Although not compulsory, the following equipment is highly recommended:
Is there a joining fee, etc?
No Joining Fee
No Direct Debits
No Uniforms (unless you want)
Can I pay upfront or online?
Yes. That option is available. Please Click Here
Do we learn to defend against weapons; e.g.: knives, etc?
Yes; knives, sticks, bottles and even guns
Why do you only teach one public class in the evening?
To avoid a divorce!
No, I mean it, to avoid a divorce :-)
I'm actually booked every other evening
I start teaching at 7am and if I was to teach more classes
then I would finish at 10pm every night instead of just 4 nights a week
In which areas of London do you teach privately?
I am currently teaching students in Chelsea, Moorgate, Liverpool st, Queensway,
Notting Hill, Holland Park, Totteridge, Hampstead, St.Johns Wood, Maida Vale, South Ken, Pimlico, Belgravia, Mayfair, Knightsbridge, Hendon, Southgate and Chiswick
What can I expect to learn in a class?
Attacking skills - using fists, elbows, knees, fingers etc
Defensive skills - against punches, kicks and weapons etc
Releases from grabs, chokes, strangles etc both standing and on the ground
Specific Krav Maga techniques
Combinations of the above - stress free and under stress
Is Krav Maga suitable for women?
Absolutely! Krav Maga does not rely on strength or size to 'work'.
We aim for good technique and power. We incorporate aggression and
reflex training aiming to 'shock & awe' assailants.
Is there a women only class?
Not at the moment, but if there is a specific demand then we will run a women only class (Soo Dixon runs women only seminars- Click Here )
Most attackers are male and we feel it essential for women to train in as realistic a way as is possible.
If there particular concerns or if you would prefer private tuition then please contact Mike on 07956282402.
An excellent book to read for both women & indeed men is
"The Gift of Fear" by Gavin De Beckier; sadly its quite difficult to obtain.
How much do private lessons cost?
£75 1:1 at your venue
If 3+ people want to train then if possible
I encourage upping the session to 90mins then its £40 each etc
Krav Maga : How to Defend Yourself Against Armed Assault
Imi Sde-Or, Eyal Yanilov Click Here
"The Gift of Fear" by Gavin De Beckier
Will I get hurt during training?
Hopefully not. 'Safety in training' is an absolute priority, whether we are training special forces or civilians.
Classes have a thorough warm up & cool down period, however by its very nature (Contact Combat) accidents can occur but hopefully only bruises
The Instructor is a Sports Therapist so good attention is guaranteed
4 years working for Saracens Rugby Club, 2 years with Rambert Dance Company &
5 Years at a West End Medical Facility has exposed me to quite a variety of injuries and trauma
Where can I find out about Krav Maga in my area?