Kettlebells and Krav Maga – what’s the link?

Well they both start with the letter K, are hard (ie, you shouldn’t pick a fight with either) and appear to require a level of skill to master. Yes, indeed these are common attributes of both, but perhaps we should look a little deeper at why this combination of systems are so complementary? Learning When  Continue Reading »

Street Robberies: Giving up your possessions?

You can watch the video here, if you want to (it is VERY graphic, be warned): It shows two criminals getting off a motorbike and attempting to grab the phone from the unsuspecting pedestrian. The pedestrian appears to resist relinquishing his phone and a struggle ensues. The victim flails ineffectually with his free hand to  Continue Reading »

Do you need self-protection training? – (2) Reflections on recent radio interviews

Recently, I was interviewed on a couple of radio shows for the BBC to talk about Krav Maga. Members of Parliament (and their staff) have been offered Krav Maga training in the wake of the murder of the Labour MP Jo Cox. Naturally enough, the editors of the shows wanted to do a short piece  Continue Reading »

MPs Krav it up! – (1) Reflections on recent radio interviews

In this post I’m going to concentrate on the first question of how Krav Maga differs from other martial arts. This will also allow some elaboration of what Krav Maga actually is. The term “martial arts” is something of a suitcase term – a kind of catch-all label – that includes sports-based arts such as  Continue Reading »

Reality-based training, anyone?

Neat phrase – but what does it mean? Reality of a night out in the pub? Reality of your business trip to Bogota? Reality of your office day-job and evenings down at the W.I.? To each, their own…… Reality-based training doesn’t mean training for particular contexts. Otherwise, we’d need to train every conceivable scenario to  Continue Reading »

Students! Don’t become a statistic… By Gordon Bunyan

Some things haven’t changed though. The modern dangers of crime and violence are as much a part of student life now as they were 20 years ago. A person living in or around a student residential area will on average be 2.5x more likely to be subjected to violent crime than those in the general  Continue Reading »

Get Aware – by Rob Knowles-McNab

Or when your friends say “did you just see that…?” then need to explain what you have missed (again!)? Well if either of the above does ring true, you’re not alone. It’s more common than not – but if so, you’re perhaps moving around in a state that may walk you head-first into trouble, and  Continue Reading »

Teenage Kicks – by Rob Knowles-McNab

Statistically, you’ll never be in as much trouble as when you’re a teenager – and from personal experience, I can confirm those statistics ring true with the younger me (sorry Mum!). During my teens I often found myself in scraps, scrapes and at risk from aggression and harm from others in and around my age  Continue Reading »

Krav Kadets

We’re now offering Real World Self-Protection skills for 8 to 14 year-olds… As a Krav Kadet you will learn practical skills that are realistic, and not fancy but useless moved. Enhanced awareness, confidence, and personal protection skills are taught via our unique training and drilling methods. Cost: £20 per month (payable via direct debit), or  Continue Reading »

New Student Safe Krav Maga Course

This is a great opportunity to come and learn some skills to keep you safe while you enjoy your time in education. Only last week a University of Nottingham student was stabbed repeatedly in an attack perpetrated by a group of youths. This 8 week course (which costs just £40) covers skills and material focused  Continue Reading »