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01268 833 448 United Krav Maga Academy (HQ) Tue: 19:45, Thu: 19:30, Sat: 10:00

18:45 to 20:15
Basildon Sporting Village
Gloucester Park
Cranes Farm Road
SS14 3GR

19:45 to 21:15
Becontree Heath Leisure Centre
Everyone Active
RM10 7FH

19:30 to 21:00
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Priory Chase

10:00 to 11:15
Basildon Sporting Village
Gloucester Park
Cranes Farm Road
SS14 3GR

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About United Krav Maga

We give you an insight into the history behind this ever growing popular self defence solution used by A List celebrities!

Krav Maga is recognised as the most comprehensive reality based self defence system in the world today. Translated from Hebrew to English it means ‘Contact Combat’ and was developed by Imi Lichtenfeld as an unarmed combat system for the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) due to its no-nonsense approach, simplicity and effectiveness. It was then adapted by Tomasz Adamczyk, an ex-member of the exclusive Israeli Global Krav Maga Instructors Team. Facing up to the necessity of program changes, he decided together with the instructor cadre, to develop new training methods. This would better answer the threats of the modern world, the needs of civilians, law enforcement officers and security personnel.

The development of a new program called United Krav Maga required the recruitment of a team led by Tomasz Adamczyk, of civilian, military, police and anti-terrorist experts from Israel, Poland, USA, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, France, Russia, Germany, Austria and others. Some solutions, which had been in use since the 1940s, had to be changed in reaction to new kinds of threats such as huge increase in popularity of mixed martial arts and cage fighting as well as the rapid escalation of violence in the form of group attacks with the use of dangerous offensive weapons such as knives, machetes and guns.

After years of hard work, a new and modern system United Krav Maga was created based on both the genius of Imi Lichtenfeld’s method and contemporary experiences of international instructors and experts. 20 years of his work as a Krav Maga instructor saw Master Tomasz Adamczyk successfully train more than 600 civilian, military, police and law enforcement instructors throughout the world. His teachings and methods recommended internationally by the Israeli Ministry of Defence as well as the passion and engagement of the united cadre of instructors to guarantee the highest level and quality of training.

Krav Maga is a unique, logical system of self-defence, fighting skills and defensive tactics. There are no traditional or sporting elements with all training methods based on adaptive and instinctive responses through principal based learning. This results in useful skills in stressful conditions that become practical in a short space of time. Krav Maga is suitable for anyone and our certified instructors can help elevate your physical, mental, technical and tactical capabilities.

Essential parts of Krav Maga training are a structured teaching process, delivery of learning and training methodologies and specific curriculums. This includes tactical adaptations to meet ever-growing needs of Civilians, Military Units, Anti-Terrorist Groups, Special Units, Undercover Officers, Close Protection Agents, Correctional Officers, Air Marshals and more. Curriculum is divided into grades and levels while training also emphasises the need to deal with conflict when in positions of great disadvantage such as standing, sitting down, laying down (front or back) and travelling on public transport or with a loved one.

It’s adaptable enough to meet the needs of men, women, children and mature adults to enable personal growth from a physical and mental perspective. Krav Maga training sees vast improvement in physical health and the mental ability to make decisions in dangerous, stressful and fast moving situations.

It has taken lots of hard work and dedication, but I can safely say that I am fitter, healthier and more confident than I ever been! Why not give Krav Maga a go, it might change your life.

Rob Client

I am amazed at what I can do now compared to 5 months ago. But overall the thing that is always in the front of my mind is the people that I train with. They are not just training partners; they have become friends and are always there to help.

Andy Client

I can honestly say I am more confident and much fitter than I have ever been, and I would urge anybody that is thinking about giving it a go, to stop thinking about it, and take some action as I know you won’t regret it.

Jamie Client

I would like to thank everyone at United for their patience, time & support. I'm glad I got the nudge I needed. People say it's only the hard work you put in that gets the results but it's much more than that. It's a great support network amongst the club too that makes you want to put in the hard work.

Maria Client

Grading System

There is a grading system in place within Krav Maga for those who wish to assess their abilities, progression and retention of the skills they have acquired under the watchful eye of examiners from the headquaters of the International Combat Shooting and Krav Maga Association (I.C.S.K.M.A). Grading in Krav Maga is divided into 3 main categories; Practitioner, Graduate and Expert Levels. Most Krav Maga members are ready for their first grading after 4 months of regular training. Grading thereafter is taken every 6 months depending on progression and requires regular attendance at training classes.

Practitioner Level (P1-P5)

The Practitioner Levels of Krav Maga are the core of the system. You’ll learn how to defend against the most common attacks, as well as building on your fighting skills and learning how to avoid a situation or what to do after a confrontation. Training also improves fitness, strength, flexibility and mental determination.

Graduate Level (G1-G5)

You are eligible to move into the Graduate program 6 months after completing your P5 grade. More advanced skills are taught at G level, including dealing with more complicated situations. You are expected to have a full understanding of all the Practitioner grades and continue to keep those skills at a high level whilst you progress through the Graduate program.

Expert Level (E1-E5)

Expert Grades are held by very experienced instructors who have a complete understanding of Krav Maga, after passing the coveted Expert Test. E Levels are normally also qualified to teach in more specialist areas such as the Military, Law Enforcement or Security Sector. You can take your Expert Level exam 1 year after passing your Graduate Level 5.