Krav Maga Self Defence System

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What is the Krav Maga Self Defence System?

Krav Maga is a self defence system used and invented by the IDF (Israeli Defence Forces). It was invented by Imi Lichtenfield who honed his skills in the 1930’s fighting fascist thugs in Bratislava. During this period Imi, who’s background was in western boxing and grappling, learned the difference between sport and street fighting. Imi was forced to leave Bratislava in the late 1930’s as Europe became a battlefield. Imi went on to develop Krav Maga in 1948.

Krav Maga techniques had to be easy to learn and easy to remember under stress. The self defence system had to be accessible to a wide variety of soldiers (at this point civilian training had no yet begun) not just athletes in their prime.

Krav Maga is a mix of Boxing, Muay Thai, Grappling, and BJJ. However a large part of it takes into account how people react under stress. Under enough stress the bodies natural instincts will kick in and this alters how we react. Taking into account these instinctive reactions Imi used these to form the building blocks of the self defence system we know today as Krav Maga.

Real self defence training needs to be 2 things. It needs to be both simple AND effective.

Krav Maga has been designed to reduce your options so that you do not hesitate under stress. In a real life situation where you and/or your family may be under threat, you need to be able to act with aggression and with decisiveness.

Self Defence Classes Bristol

In Bristol our Krav Maga Bristol Titans Academy runs classes teaching self defence every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at the Bristol Brunel Academy. Our Head Instuctor is a fully qualified Krav Maga Instructor, a Black Belt martial artist and a Licensed Bodyguard. We also have a team of highly experienced Assistant Krav Maga Instructors who you can meet here.


Self Defence Classes Bristol

Mondays 7pm – 8.30pm

Tuesdays 7pm – 8.30pm

Thursdays 7pm – 8.30pm

Fridays 5pm – 6pm Kids Krav Maga


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