Why BAKM Krav Maga?

Here’s just a few good reasons

Founded in 1999 we are the leading Independent Krav Maga Club in London, UK. Unhindered we can develop & teach a more relevant British form of Krav Maga.

We have Krav Maga classes in London – Oxford Street & Kensington, Chichester & also conduct intensive courses in Vauxhall London.

We have some of the highest trained Instructors in the UK ensuring a proficient & safe training environment.

We welcome both Guys & Girls to provide a realistic mix of training & education for both sexes.

Unlike other clubs we also run Seminars & Events that enhance and/or compliment Krav Maga Skills.

Although self defence is a serious subject, you won’t find us taking ourselves too seriously. Classes whilst educational are also designed to be fun & to get you fit.

What our Members Say

  • Just finished the 5-Day Intensive course which really kick starts you into KM and is a great workout, different to your usual gym routine, too. The course is very efficient as mistakes are instantly detected and corrected and John is a great teacher.Sandro Oswald
  • I started a short while ago, but I have loved every class I have been to so far. The fitness is intense, but enjoyable. I have found the instructors to be very approachable and friendly guys who ensure that everyone receives correct and safe training… Well worth getting involved in!Cahir Muldoon
  • I have learned a lot in a relatively short period of time and feel so much more confident in my (albeit still learner) ability to defend myself. I could not recommend the British Academy of Krav Maga more highly.Matt Cockcroft
  • This is just a FANTASTIC school. John Aldcroft is a first rate chief instructor and has a superb team working with him. They seem to cope with a whole range of ability levels and will develop your skills, fitness and confidence. The school’s flexible in terms of the amount of time you can commit to it. It’s also very friendly and great fun.Vince Turner
  • Great fun, quality people.Initially I felt pretty lost however after I started attending twice a week my understanding of the basics quickly grew.The instructors are informative, approachable & always willing to help, especially with the smaller technical aspects.Sean P
  • Not only I am learning a lot and I am still surprised when many times my muscle memory is better than my celebral one, but I also found an amazing environment when people can fight one another without being a danger.Thanks John for your amazing academy!Ludovica Pianon
  • All the instructors are well trained and always giving constructive and progressive feedback on your personal skill level.Would highly recommend to anyone looking to get fit and learn to feel confident in defending yourself in tricky situations.Richard Keogh

BAKM Christmas /New Year Gift Voucher
A Unique Gift Idea with 10% Off

Unsure what to give a friend or loved one for Xmas or their birthday even?
Do you want to help someone kick-start their New Year?
Or do you simply want to show someone that you do really care about them & their personal safety ?
Then why not give them a BAKM gift voucher and get a 10% discount to boot

    • Every year, around this time, we think of Krav Maga orientated ways to show your nearest and dearest you really do care about them (& we mean that literally) & this year is no different. This Xmas / New Year’s offering gives 10% off across a great choice of BAKM products.

      Included in the Krav Maga Gift Voucher offer is:-

      • 2 Week Krav Maga Trial
      • 1 Month Basic Membership Chichester
      • 1 Month Basic Membership
      • 1 Day Intensive Self Defence Course for Women
      • 3 Day (Mixed) Intensive Krav Maga Course
      • Annual Membership
      • Lifetime Membership
      • Private Training (1 hour)

      This is a limited time offer and will be available until January 31st 2018.

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    FREE Krav Maga Trial Class

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    Mixed & Ladies Only BAKM Krav Maga FREE Trial Classes

    As someone who is new to Krav Maga, you can choose to take a FREE Krav Maga trial class at any of our regular weekly mixed or ladies only classes where available.

    The free trial class is highly recommended if you would like to have an idea of what Krav Maga is about before committing to joining the school via one of our membership options or taking one of our acclaimed courses or seminars.

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    The Much Acclaimed
    Intensive Krav Maga /
    Self Defence Courses London

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    3 day Intensive Krav Maga Course

    The Much Acclaimed 3 Day Intensive Krav Maga course London (Southbank Club, Vauxhall) is a unique training experience providing participants with an opportunity to train with BAKM’s highest level instructors. This London based course is a fully certified course of 3 days equalling 18 hours of training.

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    1 Day Intensive Self Defence Course for Women

    The one day intensive self defence for women course is designed for female participants only & covers situations / scenarios that they can or may find themselves in.

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    1 Day Intensive Krav Maga, Travel Safety, Survival & Awareness Course

    This 1 Day Intensive Krav Maga, Travel Safety, Survival & Awareness Course is 7 hours duration (with 1 hour for lunch) & is designed for those people who are about to travel abroad and would like a day of training & enlightenment in regards to keeping safe and secure whilst doing this.

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    Free Krav Maga Trial Class

    As someone who is new to Krav Maga you can choose to take a free trial class & induction at our location in Pimlico for London or The Old Dojo, Chichester ** New Class ***

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    BAKM 10 | 20

    10 Days Membership
    For Just £20

    This promotion is designed for the anyone who is thinking of getting into Krav Maga with the UK’s Leading Independent KM Group and would like a lead time to decide if this is something you would want to commit to before making regular membership payments.

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    Krav Maga Tactical Shooting Course, Gdansk, Poland

    £480 Per Person (Excludes Flights, Only 12 Places)

    • The course covers: –
      1. Full board accommodation
      2. All Transportation In Resort (from & to airport / to & from shooting range / back to hotel)
      3. 15 hrs of training using Glock 17 & M4 AR15 Rifle
      4. Firing of 450 9mm Rounds & 20 x .223 Rounds Per Person
      5. Training in: Safety, Equipment, Rules, Wearing Of & How To Grip The Weapon, Reloading, Shooting Positions, Target Identification / Neutralisation & More …
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    Krav Maga Surf Camp 2016

    Saturday April 9th until Saturday April 16th 2016
    Location: Element Fish Surf Camp Portugal
    Price: £289 Per Person

    • Would you like to have an opportunity to combine surfing with Krav Maga?
      Or perhaps you have a partner or family member who would like to practice yoga, take a massage or try stand up paddling, kitesurfing or surfing whilst you practice Krav Maga even?
      If the answer to above is a resounding yes, then we may have the perfect solution.
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    Krav Maga Regular Membership London

    * No Contract (Cancel with Just 1 Month’s Notice)
    * No Joining Fee
    * No Hidden Charges

    To join the British Academy of Krav Maga (BAKM) you must be a minimum of 14 years & above for adult classes.

    You must also be accompanied by a parent or guardian if you are above 14,  but below 16 years of age, to attend an adult class.

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    Krav Maga Chichester

    * No Contract (Cancel with Just 1 Month’s Notice)
    * No Joining Fee
    * No Hidden Charges

    As the Chief Instructor of The British Academy of Krav Maga now resides near Chichester we have decided to keep him busy with Monday, Wednesday & Friday evening classes that run from 6pm until 730pm.

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    FREE Krav Maga Seminar

    Free Weapon Defence Seminar
    Sat 21st & Sat 28th November in Kensington / 10am until 12 noon

    In response to the tragic events that occurred in France recently we will be holding 2 FREE weapon defence seminar dates at our Kensington London location on 21st & 28th November, 10am until 12 noon.

    We will be covering defence against long arm weapon (AK47), hand gun, stick and knife.


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    Survival Weekend

    Starts: 7pm Friday 17th March. Finish: 4pm Sunday 19th March 2017

    Cost: £170 Per Person (Inclusive Of Food) – (Limited Places Available On A First Paid Basis)

    • The Survival Weekend is perfect for adventurous beginners and those with some experience as you will learn a comprehensive set of woodland survival skills from a qualified, experienced and friendly instructor/s.

      You will take a step closer to real survival in that you have only basic provisions (flour, oil), game (rabbit, pigeons or fish carcasses may be provided depending on availability) and wild plants to sustain you.

      You will sleep in natural shelters, purify the water that you drink and cook the food you forage using bushcraft cooking methods. In addition, the course covers knife and saw use, primitive firelighting methods such as sparking and fire by friction.

      There will also be a demonstration of trapping methods & wildlife recognition of targeted and non targeted species and more & you will be given guidance, support and instruction in all the methods throughout the course.

    • “Excellent all round, really nice approachable tutors, covered loads and had a good chance of trying everything hands on”

      “Wide range of items covered and each item could easily take up a day or more to learn, but Leon manages to show the basics on each. Almost a sampler so you could fine tune a particular item on another of the courses”

       “A super couple of days providing a real insight to the bushcraft and survival activities – something of an eye opener to the world of nature around us”

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    Krav Maga Beginners Course

    Just £108 for an 8 Week Rolling Course & Join at any Stage

    The 8 Week Krav Maga Beginners Course (Into Regular Membership) runs every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday in Kensington, London & every Monday, Wednesday & Friday in Chichester

    Generally speaking, every new student with no associated Krav Maga / Stand Up Martial Arts experience that joins BAKM will follow this course before then being considered a ‘regular’ member of the school.

    After their respective 8 week beginner course is finished the student then falls into regular monthly membership payments according to the location that they use (either Kensington or Chichester).

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    FREE Krav Maga Self Defence Seminar

    Once a month we hold a free Krav Maga / Self Defence seminar at our Kensington location in London.

    At this seminar you will be given an introduction to Krav Maga self defence & learn tried & tested theory & techniques that have saved countless individuals time & again.

    Whether you are a complete novice or nasty ninja you will gain something from this seminar – guaranteed.

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    Self Defence for Women Class

    Regular Krav Maga /  Self Defence for Women London

    This class was set up a large number of participants on our bespoke self defence for women course requested that we set up a class that would reinforce the skills that they gained whilst on this course.

    Within this then the class format builds upon the course but is still readily available to women who have not done it as after all repetition is key.

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    Krav Maga 4 Kids / Teens Class

    BAKM are now running Krav Maga for Kids Classes and Krav Maga for Teens Classes in Vauxhall, London, SW8.

    The first Term starts Weds 7th Sept 2016 & finishes Weds 19th July 2017

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    Krav Maga Private Training In London

    Private Individual or Group Self Defence and Krav Maga Tuition

    Ideal for those wanting to take their self defence skills to the next level, improve their fitness or fine tune techniques already taught, we offer a number of locations throughout London where we offer a range of opportunities to train 1 2 1 or as a group of up to 4 people with our highest level instructors.

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    5 Day Certified Self Defence Instructor Course

    FREE eBook “The Theory Of Self Defence”

    FREE Training Manual: Complete Krav Maga

    30 Days Membership To Any BAKM Group Classes (Where Available)

    The 5 day intensive self defence instructor course is a unique training experience that runs over 2 phases of 3 and then 2 days duration providing participants with an opportunity to become registered self defence instructors with a leading UK Krav Maga / Self Defence organisation.

    This course totals 5 days of 6 hours + tuition per day, equalling over 30 hours of in-house training + another 30+ hours of free school membership to reinforce techniques taught or even practice your teaching under the guidance of the main class instructor. So, all in, and assuming you could make the free group classes you would receive a total of over 60 hours training.

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