About Us

About Krav Maga Elite Self Defence Training in Battlesbridge


At Krav Maga Elite you will never feel intimidated or physically vulnerable, in fact, we do not tolerate nor welcome individuals with negative intentions. Our ‘ego-free’ team atmosphere is contagious, and one-of-a-kind.

Perhaps you are looking to improve your fitness and lose weight, or you would like to increase your self-confidence whilst learning practical self-defence skills to protect yourself
and your family

Maybe you have realised that ensuring your child can protect themselves is a lifeskill, and you want them to receive the best training possible.

Whatever your personal or family goals, we are here to help you achieve them. It doesn’t matter if you are young or old, athletic or out-of-shape; you will immediately feel at home in our club.

Jon - Krav Maga Trainor


In Krav Maga, principle-based learning stands as the cornerstone of this dynamic self-defence system. Rooted in simplicity and effectiveness, Krav Maga emphasises practical techniques that anyone can learn, regardless of size or strength.

Rather than memorising rigid sequences of moves, practitioners focus on understanding the underlying principles guiding each technique. This approach empowers individuals to adapt their responses to diverse situations, fostering quick thinking and decisive action.

By honing fundamental principles like leverage, control, and efficiency, Krav Maga equips its students with not just physical skills, but also the mental agility to navigate real-world threats with confidence and resilience.


Krav Maga is suitable for all, regardless of age, sex, strength, experience or fitness level. Whatever your physical abilities or limitations Krav Maga is able to adapt so you or your child gets the most out of the training.

Supported by the guidance of a certified and experienced Krav Maga Elite Instructor, you can reach your training goals and meet your individual needs with consistent training at our weekly classes, where you will immediately feel at home.

Our members form long lasting friendships between them both on and off the training floor.

And the parents of our Elite Kids and Teens also form fantastic connections as they watch their children progress and succeed together.


An essential part of Krav Maga training at Elite is our structured teaching process, delivery of learning and training methodologies. Our training is divided into both programmes and grades which are fantastic short-term goals to set, to keep you on track and to ensure you are progressing.

Krav Maga Elite is a leading training provider of authentic Krav Maga in the United Kingdom operating out of full time, permanent training centres.

Our team of experienced instructors are all certified to teach Krav Maga through ongoing instructor education by Krav Maga Global (KMG), a professional Krav Maga training organisation based out of Israel.

KMG is active in over 60 countries around the world and is the gold standard of Krav Maga Instructor Training


At Krav Maga Elite, we are passionate about offering structured, enjoyable and safe Krav Maga training opportunities to help you achieve your training goals. To get started, we’d love to invite you to attend an adult beginner class for just £19.99, or a free intro class for your child, so you can come and meet our team and we can get to know more about you and what you would like to achieve with Krav Maga Elite. We look forward to meeting you.

How to prevent, avoid, escape and evade situations of conflict
Learning how to protect yourself in difficult situations, such as on the ground
Understanding how to gain a high level of proficiency in a short space of time
How to use everyday objects for self defence
Training methods to help you improve you ability to make decisions in a short space of time
How to protect yourself against more than one person
Advanced functional fitness routines to improve mobility
Condition workouts for fat loss and stress reduction
How to protect the people you care most about


No. By starting Krav Maga you will immediately start to improve your fitness, through movement and activity whilst learning something new. Our instructors are experts in ensuring you train a pace that suits you, and your goals.

Most people do not stick to a fitness programme due to getting bored, unfocused and lost. Krav Maga offers so much variety that you’ll never get bored and will always leave a class sweating and smiling.

Yes. We have a purpose built seating areas for parents to relax and take some valuable time for themselves.

Both our Battlesbridge and Hertford training centres offer allocated and private parking.

Yes. We run gradings every 4 months to show how your child is progressing

Yes. Practitioner Levels 1-5, Graduate Level 1-5, Expert Levels 1-5.

Yes. Our national governing body, Krav Maga Global require everyone training in Krav Maga in the UK to obtain a training licence and includes insurance. Training licences start from £20 per year. More details will be given at your first class.

When you, or your child join Krav Maga Elite, you’ll be able to choose one of our essential training packs, so you’ve got everything you need to make the most of your classes.

Yes. This is included in your essential training pack.

No. We do not believe in annual contracts. We ask you to commit for 3 months of training, after which time you move to a rolling 30-day notice to cancel policy.

No physical activity can offer a complete guarantee of safety, yet injuries in training are rare. Our instructors ensure that all training whilst progressive and realistic is also safe and achievable.

No. Krav Maga is primarily a self defence system. We do hold a specific class for controlled adult sparring as this helps to build confidence with contact training, but this is optional and only accessible after you have achieved your Practitioner Level 1 grade.

As a beginner to Krav Maga you’ll join our Practitioner programme where we focus on the foundations of the Krav Maga system and ensure you're paired with someone of similar experience.

However, our longest serving club members are very humble and welcome the chance to help others who are just starting out with their Krav Maga training. We enforce an ego-free, positive and supportive training environment.


It's fabulous, highly rec
Roger Ellis
Roger Ellis
15:01 19 Jun 24
Great club with excellent training to deal with todays real world situations.
steve d
steve d
12:02 02 Jun 24
Had a taster session with the guys and they were so welcoming and understanding that I couldn't commit straight away.I have now joined the 16 week foundation programme and I am loving every second of it.The instructors and students are all fantastic, taking the time to explain everything and teaching us how to deal with real life situations.As an overweight 53 year old, I am loving this new lease of life.If I can do it, so can you. You won't regret it.
Grahame Peacock
Grahame Peacock
13:12 26 Mar 24
Brilliant club, very friendly, suitable for all ages, a skill that everyone should know, highly recommended, wish I started years ago.
Tom Carr
Tom Carr
18:08 06 Nov 23
Great club atmosphere with superb coaches.
Mark Eames
Mark Eames
21:36 18 Apr 23
The team at Battlesbridge are fantastic!My two children have been attending their classes for years and continue to learn some very important and valuable defence skills.
Louise Sutton
Louise Sutton
15:12 08 Mar 23
My daughter loves going and seems to enjoy it a lot
Safwa Aboobackar
Safwa Aboobackar
19:06 02 Mar 23
An amazing training centre for both adults and kids!
Great place to learn self defence skills in friendly, very organised classes. Would definitely recommend👍
Andrew Nicholson
Andrew Nicholson
22:14 17 Feb 22
Friendly, professional, knowledgeable, respectful environment with personable staff and students. A must for anyone looking to increase confidence, fitness and learn a skill that will help you look after yourself and those you care about.
Dan Swift
Dan Swift
23:28 06 Feb 22