The British Krav Maga Organisation
Before we became a British krav maga association for all Krav Maga Instructors we started off as a training company for producing Krav Maga instructors through training for existing school owners or new start ups.
As the years has moved on we have evolved and now offer affiliation to all existing instructors or seniors wishing to run their own schools offering services such as:-
Because of this The British Krav Maga Organisation is now becoming an association of Krav Maga self defence instructors. We are totally non political as we are now accepting Krav Maga instructors previously trained or qualified from other groups.
So what does the British Krav Maga Organisation offer the Presently trained Instructors or senior grades?
- Get FREE Member to Member Insurance
- Get Instructor Insurance for under £79
- Access to Association Profit share scheme
- Be Part of a Nationally Recognised Association
- Get Recognised and accredited for your system
- Have access to Business support to grow your school
- Certification and licensing for your members
- Show case your skills in instructor gathering events
- Access to International Martial arts travel
- Access to seminars for instructors and students
- Get Work Shop Opportunities in your area
As An Instructor How do I join the British Krav Maga Organisation?
A. Visit link to Join our Krav Maga Association today.
Join the Independent British Krav Maga Organisation today!
Check Out our founders story and how we started back in the day!
Rise of The British Krav Maga Organisation and the British Krav Maga System
Krav Maga had been a passion of Wayne Edwards since 2004 when he went to Jacksonville to visit Karate America which is owned by Bill Clarke. He had first heard of the system in 2002 when the movie Enough staring Jennefer Lopez came out in which Krav Maga was featured. In 2002 it was around about this time short instructor courses were held in England by official Israeli bodies so as to spread the system though out the UK. During those years there were some practitioners who seemed very clunky and awkward and the system by a lot of Martial arts professionals was labelled Crap Maga as some instructors came straight out of the army with not much hand to hand experience as the requirements for being on a Krav Maga instructor course was either 3 years martial arts experience or an equivalent military or police background. Maybe unknowingly, the Israelis in 2002 certified British military guys who did little or no hand to hand combat. In modern British Military, due to technology hand to hand combat had virtually become obsolete. It wasn’t until 2004 and seeing the system in Jacksonville did Wayne fully see the system in full swing and he was lucky enough to see a seminar in full flow by some of the Krav Maga Worldwide guys who Karate America were and probably still are affiliated too.
Wayne began to study Krav Maga and get all the material together about the system. The system had the knees and elbows of Muay Thai, hands of boxing, grappling and locks of jujitsu and aikido and so on. What he noticed was that Krav Maga is a mixed system of simple, easy to learn techniques that are very generic to most systems. The only difference being, Krav Maga classes were strictly focused on Self defence and finishing the fight quick and it removed the sport element of training. Most martial arts had seemed to not focus solely on answers for violent confrontation but Krav Maga did. It was very basic compared to some styles and didn’t required a long time of practice to be proficient.
Wayne ran a Freestyle or mixed system so to speak leading up to 2013 and implemented self defence into his system but was very much sport and fitness orientated. In light of the fact there was a growing demand for a solely dedicated self defence system he bit the bullet and sort out an Israeli Krav Maga Instructor course. This course was run by an Ex psychiatric prison nurse and Cross fit instructor who taught Wing chun prior to 2002. This nurse was attracted to Krav Maga because in his words, unlike Wing Chun Krav Maga gave him answers straight away and within his first class he had something he could use.
At the time the course was a 2 phase course of 9 days, 18 days in total. And the course was left open to Military personnel regardless of if they had hand to hand experience or not. The main reason it seemed that they focused on the Military was because they had access to Lcas resettlement fund that was over £2000 and there is a large amount of soldiers leaving the army that had access to this funding. Wayne was unimpressed with this course but saw potential and after expressing his interest in teaching instructor training as he felt he had a lot to offer he was seen to be a threat and refused a certification under that association at the end of Phase 2. full details can been here