Krav Maga


Join our Beginner's Class 

We have a beginners' class every Wednesday from 8pm to 9:30pm. For more details, and to register, please fill in this form. The class is for adults and teenagers, ages 13+ and is mixed; male and female. We are affiliated to the Israeli Krav Maga Organisation in Israel led by Chief Instructor Dori Nemetsky. Our Chief UK Instructor is Golan Levy, who is based in London. 

Defence against a choke whilst on the ground
Defending a choke from the ground

Classes available:

Sunday Advanced      2.00-4.00pm
Private Group        6.00-7.00pm
Monday Ladies        7.30-8.30pm
Monday Intermediate  8.30-9.30pm
Tuesday PRIVATE      4.15-5.15pm
Wednesday Instructor 7.00-8.00pm
Wednesday Beginners  8.00-9.30pm
Thursday Juniors     6.30-7.15pm FULL
Thursday Seniors     7.30-9.00pm FULL

Krav Maga seminar: Dec 2018 

Last few places! Final opportunity to register.

Our next seminar is on Sunday, 16th December 2018. This is an adult's seminar: with Israel's top instructor Dori Nemetsky Our seminars book up quickly and the last one was full to capacity, so please reserve your place now.

There are Junior, Ladies only and Instructor courses on various dates in December. See the seminar page for more information and to reserve your place.


Krav Maga instructor Alon Gross and student
Instructor Alon Gross from Israel


We train students of all levels in practical self defense techniques as created for and used by the Israeli Army. Our experienced Instructors have been teaching Krav Maga since 1984 and Manchester Maccabi Krav Maga was formed in 1999 and has been teaching Krav Maga ever since. We are the first club to teach Krav Maga in Manchester. Krav Maga is the most effective form of self defense and is used worldwide by Army, Police and Intelligence services including the FBI and CIA.

Our instructors are highly qualified, insured and attend regular Instructor training seminars to keep up to date with new techniques. We offer the highest standards of tuition. There are grade opportunities to Black Belt level.

Classes are available for all abilities. Please see our pages for one-to-one and corporate Krav Maga training in Manchester. 

Please see a BBC feature on our club below:


Krav Maga on BBC


Background to Krav Maga

Krav Maga was created by advanced martial arts exponent Imi Lichtenfeld for the Israeli Army in 1948. Maccabi's Krav Maga instructors have been involved in KM since 1984. For more information see  Imi's entry in Wikipedia, and see our About Krav Maga page.

Imi Lichtenfeld (1910-1998) "That one may walk in peace"

Krav Maga is Hebrew for "Contact Combat" and is a style of self defence designed initially for the Israeli Army and later developed for civilian use. It's methods are straightforward and intended to be quick and easy to learn. There are no Katas (Forms) and all aspects of a class focus on defensive methods for street situations. The philosophy is simple. In the event of an attack students are trained to "Engage, Disengage and Escape" in the shortest possible time.


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