Auckland Krav Maga Training Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions about Auckland Krav Maga training with Krav Fighter. If your Question is not Answered here, please Book a Trial Class and we'll talk to you about everything you may want to know in person, after you experience what is it like to train Krav Maga in Auckland with Krav Fighter. Alternatively, you can send us a message from the Contact form, or Call us on 022 KRAV FIT.

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Not all Krav Maga is the same. We at KRAV FIGHTER place great emphasis on keeping our training effective, realistic and current. KRAV MAGA as a discipline is not a joke and should not be trained like one. A violent threat or attack is a SERIOUS THING, and training to survive it should be just as SERIOUS.

We provide a realistic self defence training based on the experience and advice of renowned experts Dr ITAY GIL who served 14 years in the elite Israeli counter-terror and hostage rescue commando unit, "Yamam" and LIOR OFFENBACH who served 8 years as a police detective dealing with riots and violent offenders. Both have adapted traditional KRAV MAGA using their experience from the field about what works under pressure, deep understanding of biomechanical principles and criminal-victim behaviour.

Our approach to teaching and training reflects this, so our KRAV MAGA evolves with the times, rather than being stuck on what used to work when Imi Lichtenfeld was active in the Israeli military. Our training is enriched by Close Quarter Combat (CQC) elements from international experts like PETER SCIARRA, the founder of INTEGRATED COMBAT SYSTEMS, thus bridging the gap between the Military, Police and modern Martial Arts. Furthermore, we are the only KRAV MAGA club in New Zealand providing COMBAT STRIKING and COMBAT GRAPPLING training alongside KRAV MAGA. For more information about these classes, have a look at our TIMETABLE.

Ultimately, you can always TRY A CLASS with us and experience a difference in how we train first hand.

Please review our TIMETABLE and central Auckland location first, to avoid disappointment if your current circumstances would not allow you to train with us on a regular basis. If there is one or more days per week where you'd be able to train with us, the next step would be to book a KRAV MAGA TRIAL class, to experience the way we train, meet the instructors and other club members. We'll talk to you about membership options, protective equipment and everything else you may want to know after the class. When you decide you'd like to train with us, we'll guide you through the joining process. We accept payments by VISA and MASTERCARD credit cards, direct debit, bank transfers and cash.

We found that people interested in training with us often want to try another class before joining. In addition to Krav Maga, we also offer Combat Striking and Grappling classes, and Krav Maga classes are taught by more than one instructor. In the past, the only way to try another class was to purchase a casual session at a full price. Furthermore, sometimes people realise they can't make it to their first class last minute, so this introductory offer saves the day as they get to try a second class for a small fee.

By offering an introductory package with first class free and very affordable second trial class, we provide a great way for anyone who is interested in learning Krav Maga in Auckland to try our classes and experience the best Self Defence training in New Zealand.

Go to TRY US. You'll be presented with a list of available KRAV MAGA Trial Classes for the current week. You can choose another week using the calendar above the list. Once you locate a class you'd like to book, click on the Book button, followed by Next. Choose Create Account and populate all the required information, including your contact details in Auckland and acceptance of the Liability Waiver. Leave the "Account Management & Schedule Updates" selected! Otherwise, you will NOT RECEIVE the booking confirmation with essential information for your Trial Class, and will NOT be able to participate as a result. Click/tap on Create Account, then purchase the most suitable trial class option. The booking confirmation e-mail has detailed instructions for the Krav Maga Trial Class, so please read it to avoid surprises on the day. Each person trialling a class has to complete their own registration.

Most of our members lack general fitness when they join. This is a fact of life, as most of us don't move enough due to our sedentary lifestyles. The good news is that once you start training with us, your fitness and core strength will improve drastically over time. However, this does require consistency in training and willingness to put in a hard work. A person training twice a week will benefit much more than someone training once a fortnight. Our instructors are great motivators during the classes, but to take advantage of their skill and experience, you have to make the first step every time and keep turning up to training consistently. There are no magic formulas here, just hard work and determination to develop a set of skills that may save your or someone else's life in the future. If you want results, you have to be prepared to invest the time and energy into your training.

The majority of people enquiring about our training have never trained KRAV MAGA, or the training they experienced in the past wasn't as Realistic as ours. We are passionate about a REALISTIC SELF DEFENCE and KRAV MAGA and believe it is vital that anyone showing interest in SELF DEFENCE experiences what a REALISTIC KRAV MAGA training session looks like. Even if you decide not to join us for the regular training after experiencing your KRAV MAGA TRIAL class, you will have an appreciation of what it takes to actually defend yourself when attacked by a motivated aggressor.

In addition to a myriad of membership options that are best explained in person, we want you to gain an understanding of value you get by training with us, and this can be only achieved by experiencing our training.

As a general guide, you can train with us for less than the cost of a cup of coffee a day.

It is important to understand that our instructors have specialised skills and experience. They will train you to increase your chances of survival in violent situations, and avoid becoming a victim. The amount of energy and individual attention our instructors give to each student every class is priceless.

Saying that, we do have a range of membership options depending on various factors such as whether you study full time or work, whether you prefer weekly or lump sum payments and how much time do you want to commit to training with us.

Pricing is also designed to reward commitment to training, so the longer term options are better priced than casual membership, starting from only $23 per week (conditions apply).

We will explain the membership options in detail after you experience our 'no obligation to join' KRAV MAGA TRIAL class, as by then we'll know more about you, so we will be able to offer the best pricing available to meet your training needs.

Go to CLASSES->COURSES , select an event you're interested in, click on the Register button, followed by Next. Choose to Create Account, unless you already have an Account with us. Populate all the required information, including the acceptance of the Liability Waiver. Leave the "Account Management & Schedule Updates" selected! Otherwise, you will NOT RECEIVE the booking confirmation with essential information for the Event and will NOT be able to participate as a result. Click/tap on Create Account. You'll be prompted to enter your credit card information (only VISA & MASTERCARD accepted) and will be charged when you click on the Checkout button. The booking confirmation e-mail has detailed instructions for the event, so please read it to avoid surprises on the day. Each person attending the workshop has to complete their own registration.

You need to be 14 years or older to train at our gym, however our Krav Maga Basics introductory course is open to everyone aged 13+. We don't have an upper age limit, however irrespective of age, our recommendation is that people should seek the advice of their medical professionals before starting any physical activity, especially if they have a medical condition.

Safety comes first for all people who participate in our classes and all members have to abide by our CODE OF CONDUCT, irrespective of whether they are people without disability or have a physical, mental or intellectual disability. Self defence training requires a certain degree of emotional control, moral reasoning, fine motor control, mobility, agility, balance, as well as three senses - touch, sight and hearing. This means that anyone who has one of more of these attributes and/or senses affected may either struggle or be extremely prone to injuring themselves or others, or both, depending on the severity of their condition.

While we don't wish to discourage people with disabilities, it is important to understand we are not a disability services provider and while we will try when possible, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to modify techniques and tactics we train on the spot to make them suitable for a particular disability. Wheelchairs and prosthetics are a safety hazard in the dynamic, close contact training environment and cannot be used in our gym for this reason.

People with a mental health condition may also face difficulties in training. For some people, self defence training, along with counselling may be useful in gaining their own voice and reclaiming self-esteem, while for others it may have an opposite effect.

This is why we always advise to check with your health provider first and foremost, as they will definitely be in a better position to recommend activity or advise against it. If your health professional is not familiar with Krav Maga, please point them to videos on our website and social media, as this could help them ascertain whether our training is appropriate for a particular condition or disability.


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KRAV FIGHTER is Auckland based full-time combative self defence training centre, that provides specialised KRAV MAGA training to ordinary people: women, teenagers & men. Training with us builds mental and physical toughness, confidence and fitness that empower you in all areas of life.

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