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Krav Maga Southend

Reality based self defense

Want to build confidence?

Learn to protect yourself, your family, your friends AND get fit?

Our society is in an epidemic of violence & crime, with knife threats on the rise together with rape, muggings and home invasions. There has never been a better time to learn how to protect yourself and loved ones.

Krav Maga Southend is a friendly community of passionate people from all walks of life, who together forge lasting friendships while learning to efficiently protect themselves.

We leave egos at the door, train hard and welcome all levels.

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Our Class Timetable


19:00 - 21:00


19:00 - 20:00


19:15 - 21:00


9:00 - 10:00

Words from our students

What is Krav Maga?

If you're visiting this website, then you obviously have an interest in self-defense or looking to start a martial arts.

Whatever the reason, it boils down to be able to confidently protect yourself.

Krav Maga is not a Martial Art, it is a 'Fighting System' originating from Israel directly translating to Contact (maga) Combat (krav).

This is where Krav Maga stands out from the traditional methods, it's entire existence and design is based around reality.

There is no element of competitiveness or sport in Krav Maga. Originally developed from the streets during the war, Imi Lichtenfeld developed a system to help his Jewish Community protect themselves against brutal nazi-forces.

This is precisely where Krav Maga gets it's brutal, raw, aggressive techniques from - the need to immobolise an opponent until they are no longer a threat.

Usually with a kick to the groin.

What can you expect from Krav Maga Southend?

Each lesson is fairly unique and diverse. Typically a session focuses around key fitness, combatives (punching & kicking) and a key-skill technique which will include testing under pressure.

A key-skill could be anything from dealing with chokes, punches to stabs and even gun defense.

Do you need to be a certain level of fitness?

Our members ages range from 17 all the way to over 60. Although some classes can be quite fitness intensive, it is not a requirement to have a certain level of fitness.

Going at your own pace, we strive to develop your fitness level and endurance so under pressure and the situation arises you can physically go the distance

Is this is a contact sport with risk of injury?

Krav Maga is not a sport, however Krav Maga is full-contact.

Protective equipment is required, however not in your first lessons. The more you advance, the more protective gear will come in useful.

A groin guard is a key-requirement with Krav Maga, this is our main target in defense & offense.

With everything there is a risk of injury, however we will say it's better be injured during training than on the street.

Is Krav Maga full proof?

Unfortunately, nothing in the world is full proof. Training vs. Reality is very different.

Although we do try to simulative 'reality' situation as close as possible and put techniques under stress, no one knows how they will react in a flight-or-fight situation.

Our drills are designed to bring out the reflex & reactive element when put under stress, but usually techniques accuracy will dissopate around 90% under stress.

That said, it's better to have a little knowledge and training than none.

Do I need any specific kit to train?

In your early days, you will not require much kit - however, if you plan on sticking around for the long run you will be required to purchase some specific kit to aid in training and injury prevention.

First and foremost, you will require a Groin Guard (or box). Our first attack usually begins with a strike to the groin :).

A list of kit in order of importance:

  • Groin Guard
  • 4-6oz MMA Gloves
  • Wrist Guards
  • Elbow Pads
  • Knee Pads
  • Shin Guards
  • Boxing Gloves (10-16oz)
  • Hand Wraps
  • Gum Shield
  • Head Guard (Full Face Guard)

Are you ready to give Krav Maga Southend a try?

Email or give us a call to book your first trial lesson.

Krav Maga Southend
accredited by the
NFPS (The National Federation For Personal Safety)