Ever wanted to experience Krav Maga and visit the Holy Land, the birthplace of Krav Maga? This year the Practitioner, Graduate and Expert Master camps will be held at the air-conditioned Rigler basketball gymnasium in Netanya, the birthplace of Krav Maga!
Formal training will be supplemented by additional training outdoors and at the beach! There will also be a chartered bus taking participants each day from the accommodation to the training venue.
Following training, participants can enjoy the city's atmosphere and attractions, including Tel Aviv (40 mins away) or Jerusalem (75 mins away).
Places, as always, are limited so see your Instructor and book your place quickly!
On Saturday 18 January, 2020, Valiant Krav Maga held a seminar covering defences against car-jackings, attacks inside a vehicle as well as home invasions. This seminar provided highly valuable skills as used by the Israeli Defence Force and Security Units to defend against and defeat these attacks, and was greatly appreciated by all in attendance.
Specific techniques and tactics covered included how to safely enter and exit a vehicle, with/without a seatbelt, how to defend against attacks involving a weapon in and around the vehicle, as well as post-assault actions to take. The Seminar also covered tactics and safety precautions for use in and around a vehicle as well as the home, and how to deal with an assailant/s who assault you whilst you are at home or entering your home.
The techniques and tactics were easy to learn and apply under differing conditions and environment. The Seminar culminated in activities where students simulated a vehicle jacking as well as a break-and-enter scenario. The lessons taught were invaluable and greatly enjoyed by all.
Grading, December 2019
Between 6 to 10 December, a grading was conducted for all eligible students. Everyone trained hard prior to the grading and brought out their best performance on the day. Well done to our newly graded students: Scott (P5), Calvin (P2), Chris (P1), Angus (P1), Sean (P1), Jason (P1). The grading test not only assessed students on their technical abilities, but also their fitness, mental strength, performance under pressure and self control.
A few photos are included below:
Combat Fighting Instructors Course
Between 27 October to 3 November, I attended the Combat Fighting Instructors Course in Hamburg, Germany. This was a specialist course to upskill Krav Maga Instructors in their fighting abilities, and was taught by experienced Instructors with many hours of combat experience out on the streets or in the field. The course was a real eye-opener and provided a wealth of information and practical knowledge in dealing with armed and unarmed attacks, as well as attacks from practitioners of different fighting styles.
After a gruelling 70-hour week, including a four hour fighting test, I was awarded my CFIC certificate and patch! Many thanks to Eyal, Balasz and Dragen for running the course and sharing much valuable knowledge.
Queensland Krav Maga Camp
From 26-28 July, KMG Australia hosted a Krav Maga Camp in Brisbane. This is the second annual camp and was as action-packed and enjoyable as last year's. Under the tutelage of expert instructors, students gained vital knowledge and skills in Close Quarters Combat, Third Party Protection, street self-defence as well as invaluable training, drills and scenarios to consolidate the material taught.
The training was held at the Bulimba Community Centre, stay tuned for next year's event!
Weapons Defence Seminar
On Saturday 22 June, Valiant Krav Maga hosted a Weapons Defence Seminar at Aspley State School. It was a packed 3 hours with a large number of techniques and tactics shown, and with each technique building on the technique beforehand such that students were provided with a consolidated approach to learning. Defences against knives, sticks/batons and even long guns were covered. Everyone enjoyed the seminar immensely. Stay tuned for further such seminars.
On May 27 we held a grading for all eligible students. The grading was comprised of five sections: demonstration of techniques, scenario testing, sparring, stress drills and a fitness test. Congratulations to all students who successfully passed their grading! As everyone knows, promotion in Krav Maga is always earned, never given.
From time to time, we run a Simulation Week at Valiant Krav Maga! This is a great opportunity to consolidate what you have learnt to date and apply the skills and techniques to various simulated, real-world situations designed to test your resolve, determination and ability to perform under pressure!
Don't worry, everything is conducted in a safe and enjoyable manner, with expert oversight. You will walk away with the confidence that you can handle yourself in a semi-real, possibly violent environment!
Next Intake - Aspley Krav Maga Classes
Our next intake for newcomers to our Aspley training venue is:
Monday 15th April 6:30 p.m. Aspley State School Hall, Cnr of Appleby and Horn Rds, ASPLEY
This is a great time to pair up with your colleague, best friend and/or partner and start training in Krav Maga.
Join a supportive and friendly training environment where you are nurtured to be your best!
Register with a friend (or friends!) and receive 50% off both/all of your trials! Limited time only!
In March, due to recent Active Shooter events in New Zealand, we ran a simulation exercise at Valiant Krav Maga where students were first taught the 3 Basic Principles of responding to such a situation, and then exposed to a simulated Active Shooter Event to test their responses and consolidate what they had learnt. The following video demonstrates...
April Intake - Krav Maga Classes
We had a great intake of students last Monday at our training venue in Aspley. We spent the night first learning the basic strikes, then modifying the strikes such that they would work for any attacker, particularly for people resistant to pain. This included strikes to areas of the body which would elicit the preferred response from the aggressor, and which only depends on the physiology of the body and not any sensory organs. Dr Pillar Eng (Expert Level 1) taught the class which was enjoyed by all. A few photos are provided below for viewing.
Ground Fighting Course 2019
A three-day intensive course on ground fighting was held from Friday, March 22 to Sunday, March 24 at Adamstown, NSW. The course was taught by Rune Lind, a KMG Expert Level 5 Instructor, MMA Trainer and former Cage Fighter from Norway, and was extremely informative. Participants were provided with tools used in the competitive sports world to improve their fighting skills. Even for those participants with a background in the ground combat sports, the course was still very valuable.
Participants were tested to their limits in drills and countless rounds of competitive sparring, and were provided with training tips on how to integrate the skills they had learnt into their training routine. The feedback from all attendees was extremely positive, with many wanting to repeat the course.
Below are a few photos from the course for your enjoyment.
Car Jacking Seminar 2019
On Saturday 16 February, an Anti-Car Jacking Seminar was held at Molendinar on the Gold Coast. The seminar covered striking in confined spaces, manoeuvring and environmental awareness around a vehicle, safe ingress and egress of a vehicle as well as defences from threats and assaults both inside and outside of a vehicle!
Things became more interesting once knives and handguns were introduced into the fray! We workshopped techniques and tactics to defend and escape from a seated position with and without the seatbelt fastened, as well as how to neutralise an armed attack from all directions and angles (see photos below).
All participants greatly enjoyed the seminar and are keen to return for further such seminars.
Krav Maga Seminar 2019 - Aspley, BRISBANE
Held by Dr Pillar Eng - Expert Level Krav Maga Instructor
Our New Year Krav Maga Seminar was held on Saturday, 19 January at Aspley State School, Brisbane. It was well-attended by students and newcomers alike.
In this seminar, I taught participants general awareness, self-defence skills, the reality of self-defence and what to do post conflict.
We focused on honing our combative skillset, sharpening our reflexes in dealing with bladed weapons, and developing strategies to overcome attacks once we have been thrown/taken to the ground.
All participants greatly enjoyed the Seminar and the practical takeaways that it afforded them.
If you have missed this Seminar, do not worry as we will be hosting several more seminars exploring different topics throughout the year. If you have any suggestions for topics please contact us here:
Some photos from the seminar are posted below for your enjoyment!
Last Week of Classes for 2018!
Thanks everyone for a wonderful year! This is the last week of classes for 2018.
Class will recommence Wednesday January 9, 2019 @ 6:30 p.m.!
Looking forward to another great year!
Expert Camp Australia
Traditionally held in Israel, this year a further KMG Expert Camp was held in Australia from September 29 to October 5, 2018. This marked the first time that such an exclusive camp was held in this country, and right on the Gold Coast! Again, I was able to attend to continue to advance my skills!
The KMG Global Instructor Team, including representatives from Israel, Australia and Singapore attended. This was a great opportunity for those students and instructors who have graded to Graduate Level 4 and above to take part and take their skills to the next level!
As can be seen from the photo below, there was a great turnout of participants from five(5) countries! Everyone there embodied the Krav Maga tenet of continuous learning and pursuing towards an ever higher level of skills and knowledge proficiency.
Congratulations to all those who graded for their Expert levels and passed their tests!
Krav Maga Master Tour
The 2018 Australia Krav Maga Master Tour was held yesterday afternoon 30 September at Broadbeach State School on the Gold Coast. As can be seen from the photo, there was a great turnout of participants! Everyone enjoyed the wisdom and practical guidance imparted by Eyal Yanilov (Master Level 3), the man who spread Krav Maga throughout the world. From physical fitness and mental toughness drills, through to combatives, defending against weapons and multiple attackers and culminating in third-party protection principles, the afternoon was packed with real-world techniques and tactics that can be readily applied to any foreseeable threat. We were all inspired to take our self-defence skills to the next level!
I was very fortunate to be able to participate in the annual KMG Expert Camp held at HaGoshrim Hotel and Nature Resort, Israel between June 18-26 this year. After 7.5 hours of a gruelling grading test, I was promoted to Expert Level 1 in Krav Maga! The test involved performing techniques and tactics against orthodox and southpaw attackers, weapons disarm, third-party protection and countless rounds of fighting individual and up to five other opponents!
Over 80 Krav Maga Expert-level instructors from around the world participated in these 9 days of intense, fun-filled physical, psychological and tactical training with Master Eyal Yanilov and the Global Instructor Team.
Everyone showed great determination, courage and resolve during the grading tests, and came away with heightened knowledge and appreciation of Krav Maga as well as where they stood in relation to it. Congratulations to all who passed their tests!