Ron Engelman

KMDI founder and IDF Krav Maga trainer.
Train with Australia's premier self defence coaches at KMDI.

No rules. No ref. No problem.

Krav Maga trains you to always expect the unexpected.

Krav Maga Workshop at the Metro Theatre

This workshop focused on dealing with multiple attackers in confined
spaces, third party protection, and defending yourself and others
against glasses and blunt objects.

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Get Fit, Stay Safe and Learn How to Kick Ass Israel Style

Shalom. Welcome to the Krav Maga Defence Institute.

The Krav Maga Defence Institute (KMDI) is the leading provider of Self Defence training in Sydney, Australia. Offering authentic Krav Maga training by experienced trainers. Founded by a former Israeli Defence Force Krav Maga instructor, this is the place for anyone who is serious about learning Krav Maga.

Founded to empower normal people with the ability to defend themselves, KMDI utilizes proven and tested training methods developed in the Israeli Army for Self Defence and fitness.

Training with us you can expect to learn the most cutting edge self defence skills. You will quickly develop and maintain a high level of fitness training in a friendly and professional environment with like-minded people.

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We have four Krav Maga training locations around Sydney and we are growing fast. Our headquarters are based in Surry Hills right outside of Central Railway Station.
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The Krav Maga Foundations Class is a 60 minute training session designed to give you everything you need to join our beginners Krav Maga classes. We run theses sessions weekly and you can book them online here.
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The Krav Maga Defence Institute is one of the longest standing Krav Maga schools in Australia, originally founded by an Israeli Army Krav Maga trainer. Learn more about us here.

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Latest Posts

  • Member of the week – Emmilly Mendelevich

                            Hi Emmily, What do you do? I am a Student Advisor at the University of Sydney Business School; I help students with their degree plans and make sure they get the most of out their time at university.   What’s your favourite Krav Maga...
  • A Night at the Theatre: Nightclub Seminar at the Metro September 7th 2014

    KMDI will be running a very special seminar in September at the Metro Theatre in Sydney’s CBD. Taught by the KMDI instructor team headed by Ron Engelman veteran Krav Maga instructor to combat units in the Israeli Defence Force, this is one seminar you do not want to miss.     On a nice spring...
  • This week at KMDI

    This week in KMDI, the focus in class was on defense against armed attacks, with particular training given to knife attacks. Students were taught how to defend themselves against knife attacks through a variety of simulated scenarios in which they worked with their partner to deflect an attack and remove themselves from a potentially harmful situat...