Krav Maga


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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. We are the first club to teach Krav Maga in Manchester.

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. 

Please see our club's recent feature on the BBC: Maga on BBC

Krav Maga class

Two classes are held each week. For both, you pay as you go, and there's no membership fee.

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

Krav Maga, Manchester seminars

Next seminar:  Sunday 25th February 2018.

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 25 February, from 1.15 - 6.30pm. 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.

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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