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.

Boxing, Pugilism and Self-Defence

Boxing/Fist fighting has a long tradition in human history. The earliest known depiction comes from Sumer (Iraq) and dates back to the 3rd millennium BC. Other depictions are found in Mesopotamia (Assyrian and Babylonian arts) and Anatolia (Hittite art) in the 2nd millennium BC while the earliest documented use of gloves is found on Minoan Crete (1650-1400 BC) and on Sardinia.

Boxing Classes in South London

What is Krav Maga? Principles & Organisation

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.

"There is no competitive Krav Maga circuit, because the idea is to break all the rules, not play by them."

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: evidence-based approach

(last updated March 2019)

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.

The History of Krav Maga

The history of Krav Maga (What is Krav Maga?) is closely linked to the lives of its founder Imi Lichtenfeld and the first generation of instructors he trained.

Krav-maga founder Imi-Lichtenfeld

It all began in eastern Europe...