nfl jerseys paypal Krav Maga Southend | Welcome | Self Defense & Reality Self Protection, Essex

Want to build confidence?

Learn to protect yourself AND get fit?

Krav Maga Southend is a small community of passionate self protection enthusiasts from all walks of life.

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

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Our Classes

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Meet your instructors

Craig Wood

Founder / Head Instructor

Craig Wood is the Head Instructor and Founder of Krav Maga Southend. Craig's experience spans across both the military and civilian combat spectrum, delivering a unique dimension to his training and teachings.

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Lammert Hielema


Lam works alongside Craig to welcome the beginners into the world of Krav Maga. Introducing the students to basic principles and techniques to build the foundations of their journey with Krav.

An Introduction

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To begin with, let's answer the question...what is Krav Maga?

If you've found yourself here, you've probably had some exposure and understanding of Krav Maga so we'll save the history lesson.

Simply, Krav Maga is a reality based 'Fighting System' that originated in Israel. It's been widely used by the Israeli Army, close protection personnels and over recent years gained huge popularity in the mainstream for 'self protection'.

Krav Maga Southend was founded by Craig Wood in 2012. Craig has a wealth of exposure across the combat spectrum with experience in both military and an array of fighting systems. This combination in conjunction with his Krav Maga level and proud affiliation with Krav Maga Alliance, brings an unparalleled realistic approach to his lessons compared to other local clubs.

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Words from our members


I have been doing Krav Maga with Craig for 2 1/2 Year’s now. I started because i had had a couple of incidents of unwanted attention, I knew how to deal with them verbally but not physically. Krav Maga Southend is a mixture of guys and girls of all ages and has a real family vibe. We train hard, fitness is at the core of what we do, you will be surprised just how far you can push I feel now is “Whatever doesn’t kill me… had better start running”


Krav Maga in general has rewarded me with confidence in all areas of life, coming from a Wing Chun background it's been a transition but everything is natural instinct.


Krav Maga Southend is great, I've been going for a few years now and I love it. Great group of people!

Jon Folley

What can I say, Krav Maga Southend has become a family, pushing & testing eachother each and every week. With such simple methods to follow, techniques are quick to pick up, but under pressure it's obvious they actually work.


Absolutely great group of lads and ladies, every week is an absolute pleasure to train and I absolutely love the community.

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