When people ask me for an opinion as to whether I think they have what it takes to train Krav Maga, I often feel they are missing the point of Krav Maga & Self Defence training altogether. Although Krav Maga originated from the Israeli Defence Forces and is used by military and law enforcement around the world, you don't have to pass a special forces selection before you can train at Krav Fighter. There are no entry criteria to...

The Krav Maga we teach in Auckland is the perfect Self Defence training for adult women and female teenagers. While the average woman will have a disadvantage in physical strength, size and aggression compared to the average man, the way we teach ensures women learn how to overcome these disadvantages in realistic attack scenarios. As not every technique works all the time, even for strong men, every person at Krav Fighter...

Confidence building is one of the key benefits of Krav Maga & Self Defence training at Krav Fighter. We should not confuse confidence with arrogance. The confidence that people training with us develop is not misplaced. We do not think of ourselves as unbeatable ninjas, hot-shot Jason Bourne types, but as being equipped to recognise the signs that violence is about to happen and react accordingly to either avoid the violent...

Krav Maga Training Intensity is an often overlooked component of Self Defence training today and while unfortunate, this does not come as a surprise to us. To make Krav Maga massively popular, some global Krav Maga organisations have turned down the dial on the training intensity and placed their focus on fitness instead. In fact, New Zealanders have vaguely similar experience with rugby. There is Rugby, the national game...