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We train students of all levels in practical self defence techniques as created for and used by the Israeli Army. Our experienced Instructors have been teaching Krav Maga since 1984 and Manchester Maccabi Krav Maga was formed in 1999 and has been teaching Krav Maga ever since.

Our instructors are highly qualified, insured and attend regular Instructor training seminars to keep up to date with new techniques. We offer the highest standards of tuition. There are grade opportunities to Black Belt level.

Classes are available for all abilities. Please see our pages for one-to-one and corporate Krav Maga training in Manchester. 

Krav Maga class

An adult class is held at Maccabi every Wednesday at 7:30pm to 9:30pm. It cost £8 per session, and is pay as you go with no membership fee. 

NOTE: Parents or guardians who take full responsibility for children from 12 to 18 years of age may join our classes. The parent/guardian must supervise and train with the child throughout the duration of all classes. 

For more information, please e-mail mailto:[email protected] or fill out a registration form and we'll be in touch with more details. 

Krav Maga seminar Krav Maga, Manchester seminars

Next seminar:  Sunday 6th November 2016
We run seminars for all abilities throughout the year. These are very popular and are always fully booked. Please register your interest early to ensure your place. The next seminar will be on  Sunday 6th November from 1-6pm with expert instructor Golan Levy. Full details are on
the seminar page.

Krav Maga is the most effective form of self defence and is used worldwide by Army, Police and Intelligence services including the FBI and CIA.



The calendar below also contains classes in other parts of Manchester if coming to Maccabi is inconvenient.


South Manchester Krav Maga

For classes in South Manchester we recommend Fitness 365 Academy.

Background to Krav Maga

Krav Maga was created by advanced martial arts exponent Imi Lichtenfeld for the Israeli Army in 1948. Maccabi's Krav Maga instructors have been involved in KM since 1984. For more information see  Imi's entry in Wikipedia, and see our About Krav Maga page.

Imi Lichtenfeld (1910-1998) "That one may walk in peace"

Krav Maga is Hebrew for "Contact Combat" and is a style of self defence designed initially for the Israeli Army and later developed for civilian use. It's methods are straightforward and intended to be quick and easy to learn. There are no Katas (Forms) and all aspects of a class focus on defensive methods for street situations. The philosophy is simple. In the event of an attack students are trained to "Engage, Disengage and Escape" in the shortest possible time



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