Krav Maga Online Self-Defence

We were asked the question can you learn Krav Maga online and the answers is yes you can!

Krav Maga Online Self-Defence! Some of our students were skeptical at first when we started our Krav Maga Online self-defence fully interactive classes as was I. Nothing beats Krav Maga self-defence training in class with contact and resistance of a training partner. But that doesn’t mean you can’t learn the techniques or principles and develop an understanding of self-defence fundamentals. How to prevent, escape, de-escalate, and manage your own emotional and psychological response to a situation. This is valuable and easily teachable via video, audio, and interaction (coaching). All you require is a safe space to train, a device with internet, and a camera and you are away!

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Krav Maga Home Training Program Development

Over the last few months we have been working to develop a Krav Maga 8 Week Self-defence program. Fully interactive for beginners through to advanced levels. We have incorporated interactive sessions with Facebook live instructional videos, allowing students to have the best of both worlds. You are able to train regularly interactively within-session coaching and have the ability to watch technical instructional Krav Maga videos at your leisure.

Before running our beginners’ Krav Maga Online Self-Defence Training classes for new students, we tested the delivery of Krav Maga training online with our existing students. Because we wanted the confidence that we would be able to deliver quality coaching techniques online effectively to students who have never trained before. After going through the process and seeking student feedback we know what works and what doesn’t!

There are so many courses that have now popped up online promoting self-defence, martial arts, and fitness classes!

The first thing you need to look at! What is your objective??

• Do you want to get fit, lose weight, gain functional strength?
• Want more confidence?
• Learn effective self-defence safety tips and strategies?
• Train with effective combat & release skills?
• Solo training drills
• Introduction into an art or system in readiness to attend classes later?
• Interactive online class where you will receive technical coaching, correction, and be able to ask questions as you move through the training program?
• Become part of a like-minded community of people in a positive environment gaining new vital lifesaving skills?

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Krav Maga Online Self-Defence 

Although it would be ideal to have contact training in a class, you can learn self-defence online. Since the end of March 2020 we have been working with our students running online fully interactive classes to develop a program that works online through trial and error. Fortunately, the system of Krav Maga is simple and robust enough to offer you valuable training. The system doesn’t just cover fitness but also the combative skills required to defend yourself. Learning effective self-defence techniques and principles online.

Self-Defence Training has moved on

The current pandemic has moved online training forward by at least 10 years! Our aim was to run online classes as an additional option for new students as an introduction to regular in-class training. The first 3 levels of Krav Maga are easily teachable online. In fact this is great news for learning self-defence because our first 3 levels cover approximately 70% of the subject content to deal with violent crime in the UK.

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One huge benefit is that you can learn the basic Krav Maga skills and movement before you step into a class. The feedback from our new students was that they were nervous and didn’t want to look bad when entering a class for the first time, especially if they have never trained in any martial arts systems before. Training online allows you to gain those key movement skills before entering a class, therefore giving you more confidence!

8-Week Online Self-Defence Program

This program covers the below subjects which are the most important elements regarding Self-defence:

• Introduction to Krav Maga /self-defence
• Combative skills, defence against chokes, holds, grabs, ground defence, falling safely, blocks, kicks and more
• Situational awareness, adrenal stress management, de-escalation FENCE principles
• Solo combative and fitness training relating specifically to Krav Maga
• Home invasion prevention and tactics
• Basic guidance on how to protect yourself legally and understand your rights within the realms of self-defence
• Fear management, understanding the emotional, physical and phycological conditions we go through, and presenting yourself as a hard target

The course outlines the most fundamentally important aspects of self-defence and tactical training! Without the contact elements, however these techniques can be practiced with a household member at home or in class when we return.

What if I already train in other Martial arts?

Traditional Martial Arts are great! I have trained in many different systems over the years and very much enjoyed the time spent learning and practicing with some awesome fighters. They generally only address some of the physical combat elements that you would need to prepare yourself for street defence. Generally you are also taught about fair play and sportsmanship, both of which do not live in the realms of dealing with street violence.

My Experience

After spending many years, training in traditional martial arts I found that they only address a small proportion of the tools required for the application of street self-defence. None of my studies in previous systems taught me about prevention, adrenal stress management, de-escalation or realistically dealing with multiple attackers!  The importance of maintaining space between myself and a potential assailant, situational awareness, or the basic legal understanding of proportionate force.  If you currently train in martial arts, ask yourself have I ever covered any of the above subjects in class and are these subjects relevant to self-defence.

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Martial arts training of body mechanical movement and conditioning are very valuable. What about the psychological preparation elements, de-escalating and avoiding the situation altogether?

10 Weeks of Self-Defence for the price of 8

You can use our course to run alongside your Martial arts training as we focus on a number of different self-defence aspects. Using none complicated gross motor movements that work under pressure and stress. In the event that you have to think about the move in a dangerous situation it will likely fail under pressure. Krav Maga is rapidly teachable as utilized by military units the world over’ gaining combat skills fast. Training in multiple systems can complement one another. for example, I trained in Ninjutsu which is a great system for locks, holds, throws, break falls, and attacking pressure points. However it lacked the combative stand-up fighting skills that I wanted. So I also trained in Kickboxing at the same time to cover the areas I wanted to improve. This doesn’t mean that one is better than the other, only that the objectives for each system were different.


I just honestly noted the difference between each system’s strengths and weaknesses. Combined the separate training of the two that I enjoyed in order to give me a rounded skill set. A perfect example of this is mixed Martial Arts training. Every system has its own objective depending on where it has come from and why the system was developed in the first place. The question is does the system line up with your expectation and objective? For self-defence, Krav Maga ticked this box for me. Covering most of what I was looking for in a fighting system this is why I teach it today.

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Krav Maga and our very own fitness training programs focus on functional efficient strength, and fitness! We WANT you to be FASTER STRONGER SAFER! To have the ability to move your body more efficiently and build up endurance, so the application of physical self-defence techniques has a much better chance of working. You also don’t need to be fit to try a course like this, I will push you to your own limits and you work at your own pace.

Will a course like this be of benefit to me?

Firstly, we need to look at how we learn. This is by watching, listening, and assimilating. The only missing element if you can’t find a willing partner is the contact, which can be practiced at a later date or with family at home. One popular theory relating to how we learn is the VARK model, this covers four primary types of learners:

• Visual
• Auditory
• Reading and writing
• Kinetics

Each individual will respond differently to the methods of teaching. By understanding how people learn and what works best for individuals will help to understand if Krav Maga online will work for you.

I am very much a visual/auditory learner. Our system is based on demoing a technique then breaking it down into elements and explaining why we do what we do. The question is can this be done online we have video, audio, and interaction allowing for coaching and correction!

We wanted to make our Krav Maga Online course diverse allowing people to join the course training on their own, or with a household family member. The drills we use allow you to do Solo training including solo pad training with minimal kit.

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All in all this is an opportunity for us to get Fitter, Stronger, Faster, Safer. Building our knowledge at home in readiness for in-class physical training or to pick up self-defence safety tips and strategies online.

The decision to offer a FREE Krav Maga Online Self-Defence session, was taken to allow you to try it out and see for your self how effective this method of training is without any commitment. There is no pressure on taking up the course. Attend the FREE session, and if you decide that it is not right for you then that’s totally fine and you will have had an introduction into Krav Maga self-defence. With some valuable information on self-protection and awareness. I’m sure you will see the benefits of such a course and will be wanting more!

Book your FREE Online Trial class now!

Written by Wayne Bailey Head Instructor British Krav Maga Oxford & Reading Wayne Bailey Head Instructor BKMA Reading & Oxford

Probably the best Krav Maga instructor I have trained with. Suitable both for beginners and advanced. Well structured lessons, friendly atmosphere, great location. Thoroughly recommended.

Jacob Khoklov https://

Been learning under Wayne’s instructing for quite a few years now and he truly does make the class fun. Krav Maga is a difficult and realistic form of fighting and that on its own can be quite intimidating to a first timer, but I’ve met a lot of new friends and shared a lot of laughs in the class. Everyone supports everyone in the class and Wayne makes sure everyone is going at the pace they are comfortable at. Even though I’ve been studying Krav Maga for nearly 5 years, I find myself learning something new nearly every week.

Danielle Wathes

Well worth going to , very interesting and good for fitness strength better than Gym memberships plus bonus of being more able in the event you need to protect yourself all round great activity . Wayne is a fantastic instructor! He is knowledgeable, patient, enthusiastic and has a love of Krav Maga that is catching! He breaks down each technique so everyone can learn it. Highly recommended

Andre Moreira

Excellent all round workout combining cardio and callisthenics with efficient and effective self defence training. Wayne is an awesome instructor, patient and knowledgeable with good delivery and a good laugh. I would certainly recommend Krav Reading to anybody with goals that include gaining more confidence / awareness, getting fit and of course learning how to effectively defend yourself in a variety of real-world situations

Tommy Sutton

great instructor with broad knowledge on practical techniques, for anyone that wants to try a self defense system, you should try Krav Maga, especially this class.

Lulian Arsene