Self Defence - Krav Maga in South London


We offer Urban Krav Maga classes in South London. Thanks to its unique blend of conditioning and combatives, Urban Fit & Fearless is one of the top self-defence programmes in London.

I have trained in a lot of schools for over 13 years and I have to say this class is one of the best...." (read full review)
Chris - London SE5

What type of sessions are you looking for?



Krav Maga Classes in South London
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Krav Maga Private lessons and Personal Training
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Krav Maga Workshops and Seminars
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*All classes are run by a fully certified and insured Urban Krav Maga instructor affiliated to the British Combat Association.

"[...] I work for the ambulance service and sadly we are occasionally attacked. Last Sunday a drunk man tried to strangle me and I utilised self defense techniques taught to me by Patrice and quickly was out of his hold and restraining him until the police arrived" (read full review)
Liam - London SE23

Wondering what are the main benefits of Krav Maga training?


I could probably write a full article on that topic, but in a nutshell, here are the main benefits of self-defence training:
  1. Learn to protect yourself and your loved ones: Simple and functional techniques based on leverage and quick reactions rather than strength. I rely versatile self-defence system with a strong ground-fighting component. (learn more)

  2. Improve your athletic condition: Our unique programme takes full advantage of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) which is the most effective way to improve cardiovascular capacity, to burn fat (thanks to the "afterburn" effect), to build lean and functional muscles, and to boost your metabolism. (learn more)

  3. Develop your confidence and self-esteem: Learn to channel adrenaline and to deal with aggression and confrontational situations. Develop "fight back" attitude and the ability to function in stressful situations.

  4. Let off steam: Benefit from the feel-good effect of intense pad-kicking and pad-punching and get rid of your daily stress with high energy/fast paced sessions.

  5. Have lots of fun: Come with a buddy or make one! Workouts/drills are done in pairs or groups in a friendly and supportive environment.



Which Self Defence system do I teach?


The techniques I teach come from one of the world's top self defence systems: Urban Krav Maga (UKM). It was originally founded by martial arts expert Stewart McGill with the objective to be the most practical and leveraged reality based self-defence available (check here for the long read).

UKM has its roots in Krav Maga which is a fighting system developed by the Israeli military after WW2 (what is Krav Maga?). Krav Maga was originally designed for soldiers who do not have lots of time to learn and practice sophisticated hand-to-hand combat techniques, as such they are simple and based on natural body moves.


Urban Krav Maga is a refined version, more adapted to civilian environment. It also puts more emphasis on principles of leverage, so it is ideal for female self-defence and against bigger opponents.

See this page about the benefits of self-defence training for women.

The result is a versatile system that is easy to assimilate regardless of your age, gender, athletic attributes, body type or Martial Art experience.

"Having done a little bit of Ju Jitsu as a child I really enjoy the more streamlined, practical approach of Krav Maga. 

Patrice is a great teacher and all techniques are broken down in such a way that you can pick them up very quickly, asking questions or not getting it first time is never a problem. The classes are also structured in such a way that there is something for all abilities." (read full review)
David - London

Self Defence training also means "good workout". So, on the conditioning side, sessions are structured like Interval Training protocols and emphasize time with short bursts of activity, rather than repetitions/sets. It is perfectly adapted to both out-of-shape-beginners and more advanced people.

Everybody exercises at about 70% of their capacity which ensures progression regardless of your athletic level and without having to follow other students pace.

Overall, the class provides a great cardio session and a full-body workout.

"All the techniques you will learn are practical in real-life situations, this combined with some demanding fitness drills creates a perfect training session..." (read full review)
James - SE23

Whether you're looking for the energy and social interactions of a Group Class, the tailored programme of Personal Training or the specific experience of Workshops and Seminars, we have you covered.




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