Self Defence Classes in BristolSelf Defence Classes in Bristol

The Krav Maga Bristol Titans Academy offer self defence classes in Bristol every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 7.00pm

Why is Krav Maga so widely regarded as the Best form of Self Defence?

The combatives of Krav Maga are based on a mix of Western Boxing, Muay Thai, Judo and Jiu Jitsu – this sometimes leads to the question but what is the difference then between Krav Maga and a combat sport such as MMA, BJJ or Judo?

The differences are actually quite big. Although the combatives (striking or grappling) are the same, in sports you always train for a one on one sport scenario with rules set for safety and against a similar sized and skilled opponent. In Krav Maga we train to defend against this scenario and teach all of our students how to punch, kick and wrestle BUT we also spend time training in:

  • Fighting larger opponents
  • Fighting against multiple attackers
  • Defending against attacks with weapons such as knives, firearms and bats as well as improvised weapons such as bottles and glasses.
  • Dealing with threats – and looking to resolve a situation without having to resort to physical violence
  • Training to defend yourself when you have your wife or kids with you


All of these things make a massive difference to how we train. They happen regularly and so we train them regularly within our self defence classes in Bristol. We also train one on one regularly at the club whether it is by MMA rules, by western boxing,  muay thai rules or BJJ rules. We do this as an added form of pressure testing and also for fun. Krav Maga however is for business. It is the chosen form of self defence and martial art for the professional. In fact, Krav Maga is used by over 500 law enforcement and military agencies throughout the world.

Krav Maga Bristol Titans have been running self defence classes in Bristol since 2010 in Fishponds, Kingswood and Speedwell.

So why does a self defence system need to focus on things such as multiple opponents, does that really happen?

In 2010 there were 1.7million recorded violent incidents of crime in the UK. Of these:

45% attack on their own (1 on 1)

23% attack with 4 or more (4+ on 1)

18% attack 2 on 1

12% attack 3 on 1

This means that 55% of recorded attacks show multiple attackers are involved. This is why our martial arts classes in Bristol train self defence against multiple opponents on a regular basis.

Some Principles and Statistics on Multiple opponents:

1. Scan for threats and always train under the assumption that there is more than one attacker.

2. Never underestimate the potential for a situation to escalate or for the attackers to “stop” the assault.

3. Never underestimate the seriousness of a situation

4. Never underestimate your opponent(s)

5. Always fight back with 100% commitment and aggression once the attack starts

6. Always be alert/never in white zone – was there an opportunity BEFORE the attack where had the guy been alert he may of been able to avoid/run/de-escalate? (this is very important)

7. Always fight back – fight hard and never ever give up.

8. If you go the ground you MUST get back to your feet as soon as possible. You must know that the second it goes to the ground it will invite kicks/stomps to downed opponent.

9. If you must you will have to weather the blows, get to your feet, stack where possible and fight fight fight.

10. If you are a “hard” target it will increase your chances of survival eg continually fighting back/landing strikes etc.



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