Krav Maga Training and Self Defence Classes in London

What we do


Urban Fit & Fearless™offers self-defence 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.

We aim to prepare you for the most common street attacks:
  • One person pushes, hands to chest, which is normally followed by the pushee striking first, to the head
  • A swinging punch to the head
  • A front clothing grab, one handed, followed by punch to the head
  • A front clothing grab, two hands, followed by a head butt
  • A front clothing grab, two hands, followed by a knee to the groin
  • A bottle, glass, or ashtray to the head
  • A lashing kick to groin/lower legs
  • A broken bottle/glass jabbed to face
  • A slash with knife, most commonly a 3 to 4″ lock blade knife or kitchen utility knife
  • A grappling style head lock
 
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 military self-defence system developed by the Israeli army after WW2. It is not a combat sport but a simple and effective fighting system designed for self-protection and physical training. It is intended to be practical and intuitive regardless of age, gender or physical ability.

Known for its focus on real-life situations, Krav Maga combines a wide variety of practical techniques sourced from diverse martials art and combat sports, with reality-based scenario training.


Self-defence against knife attacks: evidence-based approach

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(last updated 2020)


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 his 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.

Workplace violence in the hospitality industry

The prevalence of violence and harassment that hospitality workers are exposed to, namely at the hands of members of the public, has been highlighted by numerous studies on the topic (for an overview, see Ram 2015, Scott 1998).

Long hours, high social contact, large crowds and alcohol all create potentially unsafe working environment which, in turn, often leads to high staff turnover rate (Ram 2015).

violent customer threatening staff with a bottle of beer

How many lone workers are attacked every day in the UK?

There are between 123 and 205 assaults every day on lone workers. That’s between 44,850 and 74,750 attacks each year. Instances of verbal abuse vary between 159 and 266 daily.

But these figures are tentative.

Contrary to what many websites claim, there are no specific numbers for Lone Workers in the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) or the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) “Violence at Work statistics”.