Krav Maga Training and Self Defence Classes in London

What we do


Urban Fit & Fearless™offers self-defence (urban krav maga) classes and training in South London.

Thanks to our unique blend of conditioning and combatives, we're one of the top self-defence programmes in London.

With us, you'll get action-packed Krav Maga sessions where short, intense workouts alternate with simple self-defence drills.


What is Krav Maga



Krav Maga is a self-defence system developed by the Israeli army. In Hebrew, it literally means "contact combat".

Although it integrates elements from a number of combat sports and martial arts such as boxing, judo, wrestling and jujitsu, Krav Maga was, from the very beginning, rooted in real life situations.

It is not a sport but a simple and effective fighting system designed for self-protection.

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Self-defence against knife attacks: the ultimate guide

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(last updated June 2017)


We'll all agree that in order to adopt realistic methods of defence against knife attacks, we first need to understand how an attacker is most likely going to use the weapon.

But how do we get that understanding?

The truth is, we mostly rely on other people (the 'experts') to give us the answers.

The problem is that the Martial Arts / Self-Defence industry is plagued by misconceptions and fallacies.


Knife Attacks and Self-Defence


That's why I decided to properly research on this topic. I wanted to understand the dynamics of real knife attacks and I wanted it to be based on evidence.

Luckily, in recent years CCTV and phone footages have provided us with abundance of real-life examples we can learn from.

Data were readily available for anyone who was willing to carry out the (tedious) analysis.

And today I'm going to share with you the results of my investigation where some interesting findings were uncovered.

1 in 3 Expert Martial artists are out-of-touch with the reality of interpersonal violence



Some times ago, I conducted an informal survey on a number of Martial Arts online forums and pages; I asked a simple question: "If you had only one self-defence technique to teach, which one would it be?"


 If you had only one self-defence technique to teach which one would would it be?

Women's self-defence tips: defending arm pulling by a bigger opponent



One very common attack on women -particularly in cases of sexual assaults- is the following: the aggressor, using his left hand, grabs and pulls on the victim's right forearm to drag her to a nearby secondary location.





While working on various situations around this scenario with one of my female students, we realized that because of the difference of seize/weight between us, what would normally be a simple "arm grab and pull" situation, was in fact much worse for the victim.