“We all really enjoyed the session and everyone got something positive out of it. We all feel better prepared should something happen. Hopefully it won’t!
The session was pitched at just the right level for us all and physically everyone could participate which was ideal.
The team also said it was great that the information we learned could be used in our personal as well as work lives!” – The Growth Company
“Thank you to Spartans Academy for a great self-defence class for our Leeds Junior Lawyers Division members last week.
Such an important class that we all found extremely informative and very much enjoyed!” – Leeds Junior Lawyers Division
“We thought it was really fun but also informative. It felt like everyone was quite connected despite being over zoom, and the teacher was really nice and encouraging. Also felt good to have a conversation at the end of the session, and also good to learn about the legal aspects and what to do / what not to do if we are attacked.” – Leeds Arts University Union
“Thank you very much to Spartans Academy of Krav Maga for running the self-defence session for the Women’s Group at St Wilfrid’s Centre. It was a very interesting and useful session and we all enjoyed it a lot. Gergana is a very experienced and approachable instructor and she taught us all the techniques in a clear and enthusiastic way.” (staff)
“It was very interesting and showed us a few good moves to stay safe. Gergana gave clear descriptive instructions. Also good use of practicals. A good introduction.” (staff)
“The instructor was very, very good, explaining things very clearly to us. We could ask questions.” (client)
“Very interesting. I’d love to have more. Very useful information to have. The instructor was very good and got everyone involved.” (client)
“It was really interesting. I learnt how to defend myself. I felt relaxed.” (client)
“From the start of our session Gergana was amazing. She was inspirational and knowledgeable and captured our students attention from the start. She managed to teach a wide variety of Krav Maga to us in such a short space of time whilst keeping it fun. She used real life examples to impress the importance of self defence and she covered when it needed to be used appropriately which felt like important information. All of the young women in our group really benefitted from seeing a female instructor be brave and strong and they left feeling inspired and one of the students stated that she felt all pupils from age 10 and upwards should be taught things like this. Gergana was really friendly and just amazing at what she does!” – Verity, IDAS
“The feedback from our participants was that they found the sessions really enjoyable and that they liked doing something different and that took them out of their comfort zone. They all said that they had learnt something that could benefit them both now and in the future. From a personal point of view, I really liked the sessions and thought Gheorghe was incredibly knowledgeable. I really like how he made the sessions both challenging and fun, whilst keeping the group engaged at all times. He had a really good manner with the groups and his firm approach is something that I think the groups will benefit from. He was very approachable and took time at the end to answer any specific questions the group had and give demonstrations to different situations that perhaps hadn’t been covered in the session. I thought the basic self-defence sessions were brilliant and something that I feel everybody, regardless of age, sex or ability could benefit from and it’s something we would definitely like to do again on future NCS cohorts.” – Kris at Tigers Trust
“We were very happy with how the sessions ran, they were well organised and Gheorghe, our instructor explained things well and made the experience of learning self-defence enjoyable. It was clear that he was very passionate about teaching and connected well with the clients. We feel that everyone who attended gained useful knowledge of self-defence. The service users were disappointed that we had only organised 4 sessions and were very keen to get involved in more.
On behalf of the Cathedral Archer Project and Sheffield Hallam University, we are very grateful for your time and effort and we would definitely consider using Krav Maga Academy again.” – Kay, Sheffield Hallam University
“We absolutely loved it, Gheorghe was amazing and was really good with the children! We would love to have you come again at some point. We hope Gheorghe enjoyed it too!” – Zoe, Northern Development Worker, at JLGB
“What a great class for anyone to take. My son, who is 12 now has been going for a year and has grown so much through this kind of teaching and training. He has been challenged mentally and physically and really likes it. George and Hannah really have a big heart for the kids and pour their lives into all that they do. He’s much more confident in himself and even practices at home without being asked. He really loves it!” – Jeanna (Children’s Self Defence York)