Northern Krav Maga

Northern Krav Maga

Krav Maga, a modern Israeli self-defence system that has evolved from military applications, is a professional self-defence club based in Didsbury, Manchester. The South Manchester group is a fully qualified member of the International Krav Maga Federation (IKMF), an internationally recognised Krav Maga organisation and they aim to deliver a professional and friendly training environment suitable for all.

Instructor Jamie Birtles has over seven years experience in the training and teaching of Krav Maga. He has trained with some of the world's top Krav Maga Experts and receives regular training updates direct from the source in Israel. He believes that Krav Maga training should be direct and simple but challenging enough to ensure the effective development of every student. Each lesson is planned with this ethos in mind but also to ensure that each lesson is fun. It is important to him that every student enjoys learning Krav Maga and takes the discipline to heart, securing a lifetime of learning.

Krav Maga differs from other self-defence systems and traditional martial arts because it deals solely with self-defence in the context of reality. It considers the most appropriate action for the situation, teaches sensible tenents of self-defence, deals with modern day threats and considers the overall situation. Krav Maga teaches a combination of prevention and solution from common self-defence problems, highlighting to students the importance of self-preservation and the need to consider whether fight or flight is the safest solution to a range of problems. Every lesson at Northern Krav Maga is based on this philosophy and aims to equip students with a 360 degree approach to self-defence in the simplest and most direct manner possible.

Krav Maga, Didsbury


* Led by an experienced and approachable instructor with over seven years Krav Maga experience
* Small class sizes, split into different levels to ensure that training is appropriate for all students
* Specialist training seminars focusing on different aspects of self-defence, including different attacks, threats and situations
* Key focus on ensuring students are equipped with the skills to defend themselves and their loved ones

Northern Krav Maga in brief: self defence • a combination of prevention and solution from common self-defence problems • individual private self defence training • group private self defence training • didsbury based classes