How do I know if Krav Maga is for me?
Whilst we believe Krav Maga is for everyone, the best way to see if it is for you is to give it a go. We suggest you book yourself into a trial which will also give you the opportunity to speak to one of the instructors about Krav Maga, self-defence and your training goals. See Getting Started.
How do I join and start training?
First, we recommend that you attend a trial to see if Krav Maga is for you. Once you’ve decided to begin training, we have a number of membership options. For a more information on fees and payment methods, see Pricing.
I’m unfit, will I be able to train in Krav Maga?
Fitness should not be a concern as training can be scaled to your fitness level. Your level of fitness (and self-defence) is a journey and where you start is not important, only that you continue to move along it. Classes are physical but this should not discourage you from starting. Your body will adjust to the training and it will not take long before you can feel your fitness improving.
Do women train in Krav Maga?
Krav Maga is a great self-defence system for women. It fosters confidence and provides women the necessary skills to deal with a real-life threat situation. We also conduct a women’s only self-defence course, dealing with specific problems common to females. We also run a self-defence course specifically for women.
What happens in a training session?
We ensure that training is scaled for all abilities and experience, building on your skills and ensuring that each participant is catered for. A regular training session is made up of a warm-up, technical portion, summary and drilling.
Classes begin with a warm-up to ensure that your body and mind are prepared for the class and is specific to the topic of the class. The technical portion covers a self-defence topic which varies from class-to-class and can include:
Self-defence concepts and principles
Striking and moving
Defending unarmed attacks
Dealing with armed threats and attacks
Defending against various chokes, headlocks, bear hugs and grabs
Fighting and defending attacks on the ground.
Summary and drilling allows participants to summarise the lessons and apply the learnt techniques in a stressful, but safe, environment. Training in this manner allows you to learn how to deal with different levels of stress in high pressure scenarios.
How often should I aim to train?
Whilst we encourage everyone to train at least twice a week, we also understand that you have work and a life as well, so train as often as is practical.
How long will it take me to pick up Krav Maga?
Krav Maga is a defensive tactics system that is based on improving the natural reactions to attacks and self-defence situations. For this reason, Krav Maga is a simple system to initially pick-up and, depending on your frequency of training, students typically feel more confident within a matter of months.
Whilst relatively simple to pick-up initially, Krav Maga is a system that provides solutions to a broad number of situations, scenarios and attacks. So remember, the more training you complete, the more you will understand the principles and be able to deal with the stressful situations that you may find yourself in.
What should I bring and wear to training?
Be sure to wear comfortable clothes (we suggest training shoes, a t-shirt and sweat pants). As the sessions are physical, bring a water bottle and towel. Due to the nature of the training, singlets, midriff tops and any form of work boot are not permitted.
How much does it all cost?
For Krav Maga and self-defence training, we have a one-off club membership which includes a KMG training t-shirt and protective equipment. Then it’s a case of either paying the monthly fee or a 10 class pass. For more information, please check our Pricing.
Where do instructors get certified?
KM Melbourne instructors receive their Krav Maga instructor training under the personal direction of Eyal Yanilov, Head of Krav Maga Global (KMG) and top instructors from the Global and International Instructor Teams (GIT and IIT).
To ensure that both the students and themselves are exposed to the latest Krav Maga knowledge and to maintain their instructor certification, instructors are required to complete yearly updates under the supervision of Eyal or other members of the Global Instructor Team (GIT).
For more information our instructors, see Instructors.