Your Instructor

Dr Pillar Eng holds a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering and has 12 years of experience in Krav Maga. He currently holds the rank of Expert Level 1. Pillar completed the Krav Maga Global (KMG) General Instructors Course under the direction of Rune Lind (Expert Level 5) and Ilya Dunsky (Expert Level 5). He has also completed the KMG Combat and Fighting Instructors Course under Eyal Yanilov (Master Level 3), Balazs Szabo (Expert Level 3) and Dragan Franjkovic (Expert Level 2).

Pillar has a background in the Oriental martial arts and discovered the pragmatic, no-nonsense approach to self-defence provided by Krav Maga to best prepare him for reality. Pillar frequently travels across Australia and to Israel to train with some of the world's foremost exponents of Krav Maga, including Eyal Yanilov and the KMG Global and International Instructors.

In addition to Krav Maga, he is also experienced in MMA, Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and is able to provide both breadth and depth of knowledge in self-defence and fighting.

Krav Maga

Krav Maga is a highly effective Self-Defence and Close-Quarters Combat System developed by the Israeli Defence and Security Forces. It has been tested in combat as well on the street, and is currently employed by military, police, and security units worldwide. It is also fast becoming the self-defence system of choice with celebrities and civilians alike.

In order to swiftly neutralise an attack amidst the chaos and unpredictability of real-world, violent encounters, Krav Maga emphasises natural body reflexes, instinctive movements and practical techniques. It prepares the trainee in four key areas: technically, tactically, physically and mentally, to avoid, defend against and defeat all manner of armed and unarmed attacks, and does not rely on the trainee's gender, age, size or physical strength.

The key to Krav Maga's effectiveness is its pragmatism and advanced training methods, which enables one to quickly assimilate the skills taught, as well as being able to summon those skills under duress and in unfamiliar environments.

At Valiant Krav Maga, an affiliate of KMG, you will be taught:

  • Situational awareness
  • Threat detection and avoidance
  • Conflict de-escalation
  • Striking, grappling and ground fighting
  • Defending against multiple attackers
  • Defending against weapons
  • Protecting others from harm
  • And much more...

All our classes are conducted in a safe, friendly and supportive environment. We employ practical techniques, heart-racing drills and scenario training designed to empower you from day one!


Students training at Valiant Krav Maga are also eligible for grading. Grading affords the student the opportunity to be certified against international standards and are a calculable measure of one's skills.

The grading system for KMG is divided into four major categories. These are: Practioner Levels 1 to 5, Graduate Levels 1 to 5, Expert Levels 1 to 5 and Master Levels 1 to 3. Each of the Practioner, Graduate and Expert levels have specific curriculum and requirements, and grading tests are conducted to ascertain the student's ability to be promoted to the next rank. The grading tests contain technical, theoretical and tactical subjects covering self-defence and fighting skills.

Gradings are held twice a year and eligible students are given the opportunity to be tested for the next rank. Graduate level students have further opportunities to undertake the KMG Krav Maga Instructors Course and become certified Krav Maga Instructors.