FAQs

How do I get started?
Once you have settled into training with Krav Maga you will have to register yourself with the International Krav Maga Federation for insurance purposes. You will then receive a passport and a handbook to the grading system.

The following equipment is highly recommended: ( some pics attached for reference)

  1. Shin protectors (not the football type)
  2. Boxing gloves /Hand wraps
  3. Grappling gloves
  4. Groin protection /Mouth guard
  5. Grappling rash guard
  6. Wrestling boots
  7. Ear protectors
  8. Workout towel
  9. Water

What sort of people participate?

Krav Maga is suitable for men and women of all ages and all levels of fitness. People who practice and study Krav Maga are those seeking to challenge themselves, find their limitations and go beyond them. Krav Maga offers the student a comprehensive package of self-defense, fitness and a great deal of fun in a friendly training environment. Our students range from those who have no previous martial arts experience, to those who have practiced for more than 20 years.

What happens in class? Will I get injured?

Classes begin with a thorough warm-up. Then, depending on which class is being taught, we will decide what techniques to practice. Krav Maga is taught in an atmosphere as realistic as possible — and in any physical activity there is always the danger of accidents — but safety is always the main priority. Sparring is closely supervised at all times.

Is Krav Maga suitable for women?

Unfortunately, in today’s violent society, women are often the victim of attacks. Krav Maga has proved popular with women in the United States and Europe because it does not rely solely on size or strength to be effective. Additionally, the realistic methods of training have given many women the confidence to react effectively, even under the stress of an attack.

Will I be intimidated when start training?

New students — men and women — sometime feel uncomfortable at the beginning of training, but classes have a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and beginners are made to feel welcome. New students move at their own pace until they are confident with the basic techniques before advancing.

Are there belts or a grading system?

A core belief of Krav Maga is that the ability to remain safe and effectively execute self-defense techniques under pressure matter far more than receiving a new color belt. However, we do recognize that aiming for a higher grade can motivate people to train harder, and therefore improve. IKMF uses the level system.

What should I wear to class?

Trainers, jogging bottoms and a T-shirt are all that is required to start. Eventually you will want to purchase a Krav Maga uniform, consisting of a Grey T-shirt and black trousers, which are available through your instructor.

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