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I’ve studied Urban Krav Maga for about eight years, working directly with the system’s founder, and I am currently one of only two female UKM instructors. I set up UKMW because I believe very strongly in women’s self-defence, and because there are some very unhelpful myths floating around in popular culture which go a long way towards discouraging women from defending themselves against attack. UKMW is intended to act, in part, as a countermeasure to those myths.
Claire is a very good teacher who recently ran a successful female self defence course in Uganda, a notable achievement.
Female Only Self Defence in North London
As a teenager in Belfast, I started training in kickboxing, Muay Thai and some Judo. Since then, I moved onto reality-based self-defence systems and have been an instructor in two Krav Maga organisations. I've also cross-trained in Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
I'm available for private classes in the Belfast area, especially East and Central, but will consider other areas as well. Whether you want to learn to defend yourself, or simply want to improve your fitness or confidence, send me an email and I'll see how I can help you achieve your goals.
I qualified as an Urban Krav Maga instructor in 2009, under my friend Stewart McGill (founder and Chief Instructor of Urban Krav Maga) and Leo Negao (4x BJJ World Champion).
My background consists of Muay Thai, 2 systems of Israeli Krav Maga and of course Urban Krav Maga.
I regularly teach members of the public, police officers, serving military personnel and have also worked with a stunt performer with an exceptional portfolio.
In June 2014 I was asked to run a female self defence seminar, which was featured in The Telegraph.
I have a large student base, where complete beginners and experienced martial artists are welcomed and treated equally, free of ego.
Six of my students have progressed onto the Instructor Course, all passing first time.
I no longer hold public group classes. Instead I am focusing on teaching private lessons, seminars and workshops, including female self-defence.
Please email me to discuss your requirements.
Urban Krav Maga for Croydon and Crawley, essential training
Known for his no nonsense approach David is an experienced doorman. martial artist and fighter. He is also an accomplished teacher who will always inject an element of gritty reality and humour into his classes. He has used Urban Krav Maga techniques successfully in the line of duty on the door on several occasions and is a fine ambassador for the system.
David has also created his own system Rolling Elbows Concept (R.E.C.) which has been taking off nicely since it's first seminar at the Fighting For Lives Charity Event in London's O2 Arena
He is available for private lessons in both Urban Krav Maga and functional strength training in the City, Covent Garden and across Central London.
Been training Urban Krav Maga for the past 5 years and I specialise in looking at explosive power, no-frills street fighting/self-defence which can be applied in real life situations.
I regularly train with Stewart McGill (founder of UKM), Leo Negao (4-time world BJJ champion and co-owner of UKM) and also train at Legacy Gym Thailand (Ole Laursen, ex World and European Muay Thai champion).
I have been training under Stewart since 2006 and qualified as an instructor in 2009. In addition I hold a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Leo Negao and have trained in freestyle and greco-roman wrestling under Peter Irving and Wendle Lewis.
Group Classes and Private Classes Avaliable
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Based in Blackheath, serving Greenwich and the surrounding areas.
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Leo has trained extensively in Brazil with Anderson Silva, Antonio Noguiera and Vitor Belfort and is one of the most respected all-round martial artists currently training in the United Kingdom.
Leo does private and public lessons in Vauxhall and St John's Wood.
Mark started his travels in Martial Arts as an amateur boxer, moving onto Lau Gar Kung Fu and during the eighties fought at National level before studying Wing Chun.
His training in Krav Maga began initially with the IKMF and then the British Academy of Krav Maga, where he helped open a school in Kent, before becoming one of the first Urban Krav Maga instructors in 2008 at the inaugural course when Stewart McGill established the Urban Krav Maga system.
Mark is a lifetime member of NABBA and experienced in Kettlebell, Indian Clubs and Functional Fitness, he is also a qualified MMA Conditioning coach.
He has trained Pro MMA Fighters both for conditioning and techniques and has published the Self Defence Guide to surviving the Top 10 Attacks.
Private, public and corporate classes available.
He has been teaching as a UKM Instructor for the past 5 years and continues to learn and currently trains in MMA with Leo Negao.
I begun my UKM journey under the tutelage of Dave Woodcock in Putney, a very down to earth man. Also a very experienced martial artist who has been a father figure and valued friend!!
I am now available in South West London, East Sheen and Richmond for personal lessons with classes to follow soon in the new year.
Shito Ryu Karate
Wado Ryu Karate
Kyokushin Kai Karate
And also Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, where I was lucky enough to train in Japan and was awarded my black belt there.
Other awards include:
BTEC Level 3 in Physical Restraint Instruction
BTEC Level 3 for Deliverers of Physical Intervention for the Private Security Industry
BTEC Level 3 P.T.L.L.S
BTEC Level 3 in Conflict Management
The qualification that really pushed me both mentally and physically was the UKM Instructor course. I am both honoured and proud to be part of this family.
I have a background in traditional martial arts such as Muay Thai and Karate. Until I discovered Urban Krav Maga I wasn’t convinced that I could effectively defend myself against someone that wasn't either barefoot or sporting a fetching set of white pyjamas.
I’m excited about teaching Urban Krav Maga because I can show you how to defend yourself from attacks that most frequently occur. What you will learn does not rely solely on gender, size or strength.
Training with me you will learn to embrace elements of fear, stress and verbal triggers. You will realise that acknowledging their effects will condition you to make the appropriate response should you need to defend yourself.
Equally important is being able to justify any use of force and I specialise in helping you understand the legal consequences you may face following a violent confrontation.
Private classes only at the moment, more classes to be announced