Established in 2008, Spartans Academy of Krav Maga is a leading Krav Maga self defence training provider in England.

We also operate across the UK, Europe and the world as a founders or prominent members of international federations, networks and partnerships.

Our award-winning Krav Maga training is authentic from its origin in Israel.

Designed and developed by the world’s principal military special forces, we evolve it to the local community for our students and clients from the private, public and charitable sectors, applied in classes or courses to mixed adult, gender-specialised or children’s self defence training.

Because self defence is a encompassing subject, our Krav Maga is more than just close quarter combat techniques, tactics and thinking.

We also teach you how to become more situationally aware and how to apply body language and behaviours to reduce incidence of violence. You will also learn conflict management solutions and legal awareness to protect yourself and others. Our teaching also covers criminal psychology, criminology, biomechanics, anatomy and physiology, as well as health, well-being and medical trauma management.

All these competencies are part of a rounded self defence proficiency. Learning self defence with us can grow your mental strength, confidence and sensory application as much as your fighting and fitness abilities.

Our professional and passionate instructors have many years teaching experience, including several at Master and Expert ratings, the most prominent levels in Krav Maga. They are themselves educated and accredited by international Krav Maga organisations, including by world-leading law enforcement, counter-terror and head of state close protection professionals, holding some of the highest internationally certified expertise in the UK.

Our team can also licence and certify other instructors, domestically and abroad.

When you train with Spartans Academy of Krav Maga, you can have the confidence that you are training in the most effective self defence system in the world, thoughtfully adapted to domestic law and local community needs, and taught by highly qualified, internationally-recognised and award-winning instructors.


Our instructor team are selected due to their extensive experience of practicing Krav Maga around the world, combined with their passion and ability to educate others through an interesting and enjoyable method of learning.

We pride ourselves on our team ethos – to work together to get to know each and every one of our members, to understand their individual reasons for learning Krav Maga and to help them focus towards achieving their own personal training goals.

When you train with Spartans Academy of Krav Maga you can have the confidence that you are training in the best self-defence system in the world with highly qualified instructors.

Spartans Academy of Krav Maga and Itay Gil

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