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Krav Maga is a military combat and self-defence system, originally developed for the Israeli Defence Force and used worldwide today by members of Elite Military Special Forces including the U.S. Marines, the Royal Marines, well-known international law enforcement agencies such as the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  

Krav Maga is based on instinctive movements and is based on a no holds barred mentality.

Krav Maga by design stresses efficiency, aggression and, above all, survival. There are no katas, and rules for competition don't apply on the streets.


Krav Maga also teaches techniques like headbutts, groin strikes, strikes to the back of the head, eye gouges, and throat strikes. All of which would be considered illegal in a sanctioned sport fight or martial arts competition.


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Krav Maga is known for its focus on real-world situations and its extreme efficiency.

You are trained to be a human, walking weapon; your prime directive is the preservation of life - yours and the lives of others, in the face of a violent encounter. 

Like most martial arts, Krav Maga encourages students to avoid physical confrontation. If this is impossible or unsafe, it promotes finishing a fight as quickly and aggressively as possible.


Attacks are aimed at the most vulnerable parts of the body, some causing severe or permanent injury.  Some techniques are lethal.


Students learn to defend against a variety of attacks and are taught to counter in the quickest and most efficient way.

Training in situational awareness is an essential soft skill, given the ever escalating crime in South Africa.   Defending against an attack that you didn't see coming reduces your chances of survival.  

Unapologetically hard core, our intelligent, realistic, no nonsense system of self-defence can be learned by anyone of any age with little or no prior combat experience.

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Krav Maga teaches you how to use leverage and weight distribution to overcome every opponent, even if they are larger and stronger than you are.


Krav Maga is designed to enable a smaller defender to prevail against a larger assailant. Technique and leverage give you a fighting chance .  You learn to exploit timing and rhythm to overcome an opponent’s speed.  

Most of all you don't meet force with force.  You learn to redirect an opponent's powerful strike, using his own bodyweight and energy against him.

You also fight dirty, including groin strikes, eye gouges, eardrum bursting, neck strikes and more.

This is why Krav Maga works well for women.

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World class self defence for all ages. Tailor-made for the South African criminal elements. From BJJ, Boxing, Knife Fighting/Defence, Gun Handling/Defence and Krav Maga. A one stop dojo for all you rself defence needs.


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