I personally love martial arts and still train in various systems and teach them, however if you want to learn to defend yourself quickly then Krav Maga is one of the best methods of achieving this, you build your confidence with repetitive reactive training and its basic and simple, relying on gross motor skills and principles that are easy to learn and retain, we then pressure test so you can actually see for yourself how you can make this great system work.
When defending yourself in class, most martial art schools teach this with a compliant training partner, though this is needed to learn the techniques from scratch, we then encourage our training partners to be non compliant. Just like a real situation on the street, you must train this way or you are in for a shock when you find out everything you learnt may not work on the street due to no pressure testing!
We also teach how to be more aware of your surroundings, what to look for if something seems odd, pre fight gestures and body language, how to spot if someone is concealing a weapon, personal space, deescalation and inhibitors, about fear, mindset and controlled aggression, the difference between passive, assertive and aggressive and when you need to be in these states of mindset.
How to defend from punches, pushes, pulls, grabs, chokes, hair pulls, bearhugs, being on the ground, multiple attackers, seated positions, headlocks, kicks, also weapons such as impact weapons, edged weapons and firearms. We also teach medic trauma first aid in case you get injured or cut, which by using some of the techniques and up to date equipment to stop catastrophic bleeding.Our coaches are taught by ex special services personal medics so we can give you this vital information.
Martial arts teaches some of this, but rarely how it would happen in a real situation, many are sports based and though much better than not learning anything not what you might expect in todays society wether a bar room brawl, lone knife attack, mugging or a terrorist attack!
We also train outside, in the dark, against walls, fences, in alleys, on grass and in normal clothes, all to make our training as realistic as possible. Every team member is friendly and will assist with your training, we all help each other, have a great atmosphere and you will also get fit! Theres no room for ego’s in our academy!