Krav Maga


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

Join our Beginner's Class 

We offer a range of classes designed to help you defend and protect yourself if attacked. The main beginners' class is every Wednesday from 8pm to 9:30pm and is £8.50 for a one and a half hour lesson. This class is for adults and teenagers, ages 13+ and is mixed, although women can elect to train together and parents can train together with their children. For more details, and to register, please fill in this form. For all other classes please contact Andrew

We are affiliated to the Israeli Krav Maga Organisation in Israel led by Chief Instructor Dori Nemetsky. Our Chief UK Instructor is Golan Levy, Head of IKMO Europe, who is based in London. 


Sunday Advanced  2.00-4.00pm 
Sunday Private Group    6.00-7.00pm
Monday Ladies (1)  7.00-8.00pm
Monday Intermediate/Advanced 8.00-9.30pm
Tuesday PRIVATE 4.15-5.15pm
Tuesday Teens Gatley (1) 7.30-8.30pm
Tuesday Seniors Gatley (1) 8.30-9.30pm
Wednesday Instructors    7.00-8.00pm
Wednesday Beginner/Intermediate 8.00-9.30pm
Thursday Juniors (1)  6.30-7.15pm
Thursday Seniors (1)  7.30-9.00pm

(1) For details and availability about these classes please e-mail Andrew 

Krav Maga seminar: 1st March 2020

Our next seminar is on Sunday 1st March 2020, This is an adult's grading seminar. Our seminars book up quickly and the last one was full to capacity, so please reserve your place now.

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

Maccabi Krav Maga Instructor Line-up

Manchester Krav Maga Instructors

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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