british krav maga


The key to success is simple…

It’s all about quality, attention to detail, doing something extraordinarily well and doing it consistently with the right people.  Success is not to be found in the short cuts or half measures. Success is in the quality of what you do and who you do it with.

Coach Paul Grey – Krav Maga Instructors manual 2010

British Krav Maga

British Krav Maga is a network of Krav Maga Schools dedicated to promoting authentic Krav Maga. The term British Krav Maga refers to the organisation of  schools, instructors and students rather than a style or interpretation of Krav Maga.  

British Krav Maga offers a reality based programme of Krav Maga training for Professionals, Instructors, Close Protections operators and the general public.

What we do

British Krav Maga provides professional coaching in authentic Krav Maga. British Krav Maga schools focus on delivering a nationally agreed curricula with an emphasis tough training, simplicity and realistic application.

We welcome students of all abilities and backgrounds. We believe that Krav Maga Instructors should be polite, professional and competent to develop students to their upmost potential.

What we don’t do

We reject the awarding of instructor grades to candidates who don’t meet a professional standard. We also reject the use of  ‘Quick Instructor Courses’  for the generation of a quick profit. Both lack credibility and integrity.

Personal Protection is different to Martial Arts

Krav Maga is a personal protection system – not a martial art.

This is a vital distinction.

It defines who we are and how we train. Simplicity, intensity and realism are the foundations of our training. There are no abstract patterns or forms, just functional technique. We welcome people of all ages (over 16), all abilities, and we cater for all levels, nervous beginner through to expert.

Krav Maga and Politics

Whether its organisational politics, (‘my association/style/instructor is better than yours’), or International politics, (‘my country/religion is better than yours’). We avoid them.

We welcome Students and Instructors from other Krav Maga organisations and warmly welcome guest Instructors for seminars and short courses.

An open minded Approach to training

We are open to debate, discussion and pressure testing. We welcome difficult questions and awkward scenarios. There is a real truth in these situations. We acknowledge that the stark reality of violence means that there is not always a perfect answer.


We are open to new, better or more efficient techniques and training. The point at which an Association or Instructor believes they have all the answers is the point at which they begin to diminish.