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If you've never done Krav Maga before, this is what you need to know:
Your First Krav Maga Class
- At your first session, please bring our Health form (download here) and give it to your instructor or our receptionist
- If you have any injuries, let your instructor know before the class in case they need to adjust any moves for you
What to Expect
If you start training with an Induction class, it will be a beginners class suitable for anyone trying Krav Maga for the first time. Our experienced instructors will take you through the basics and prepare you to join the Krav Maga classes.
What to Bring
You should wear fitness clothing. T-shirt, shorts or tights (for the girls) is fine. We train barefoot so sneakers are not necessary. We recommend bringing a bottle of water and a towel as well.
You will not need any protective equipment for your first few classes. After the first two weeks we will encourage you to have a mouth guard, groin protection and boxing gloves. These are available for purchase at our gym or you can bring you own.
After 4-6 months of regular training you will likely be invited to apply for a grading assessment to your first level - Fighter 1 (See Our Levels). You will be tested together with other practitioners on techniques that you have been learning for the past months. If you successfully pass you will be eligible for training in the 'Advanced' class as well as 'Fight Club'.
Which Classes to Attend
Once you complete your induction everything is focused around the 'Krav Maga' class which will teach you the foundations. On top of that, if you have an interest in learning to defend weapons, try the Weapons class. If you want to improve your striking try K.M.C. (Krav Maga Combatives), if you're a woman and you'd like to work on defending threats specifically targeted to women, try our SHE FIGHTS BACK classes. And if you want to improve your overall fitness try our Fight Fit class. Once you pass your first level test you will also be able to participate in the more advanced classes ('Advanced' and 'Fight Club'). Check out Our Classes for more information.
Join our Community
See what your instructors are up to on Instagram:
- Krav Maga Defence Institute
- Chief Instructor Ron Engelman
- Senior Instructor Jarrod Krafczyk and Saar Markovitch
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