Krav Maga

What is Krav Maga

Krav Maga is an instinctive form of self defence derived from many forms of combat and brought into a simple to teach, simple to learn and simple to apply self defence system.

Krav Maga’s main origin stems from the teaching of principles rather than specific techniques. This in turn allows the exponent to develop their reactions which, critically, is needed when under pressure.

Whilst the student develops the basic skills required, they also develop the stamina and physical conditioning needed to train at an intensive level.

Krav Maga at DSD Academy

Dynamic Self Defence Academy provides extensive short courses and long term training in Krav Maga. Chief Instructor Gideon Hajioff has over 30 years teaching experience and is a full member of the IMA (Israel Martial Arts Association).

Krav Maga at the Academy stems from security as well as civilian self defence. We adapt the system to your strengths and apply it to realistic situations that can be encountered in everyday life. With many years experience, the team will develop your skills from basic to advanced Krav Maga, providing specialist training in all aspects ranging from unarmed self defence to weapons and ground work.

At DSD Academy we run classes throughout the week for men, women and children of all ages and abilities.

“One of the best places to learn self defense and street wise, krav maga” – A H.O.B

Adults Class Times: Hendon & Essex

Krav Maga Hendon

January 2021:

National lockdown update: we are currently CLOSED.

Join us online meanwhile

Classes or Open training sessions (where individuals can train, guided by the instructor) will resume once the Government permits us to reopen.

Contact/non-contact, social distancing etc will all be in accordance with Government guidelines.

We look forward to welcoming you as soon as we can.


To book:

Download the DSD Academy app (for iphone) or via Google Playstore (for Android) OR select Login from the menu. Training must be pre-booked.

Adult timetable:

  • Monday 7.30-8.30pm (& via Zoom)
  • Tuesday 7.30 – 8.30pm BEGINNERS
  • Wednesday 1.30 – 2.30pm – back in Jan
  • Wednesday 6.30-7.15pm (& via Zoom)
  • Thursday 7.30-8.15pm BEGINNERS
  • Friday 8.00-8.45am (& via Zoom) – back in Jan
  • Friday 10.00 – 10.45am NEW – back in Jan
  • Sunday 11.00-12.00pm (& via Zoom)

Krav Maga Essex

Updates on when Live classes will resume TBA

Children’s And Teens’ classes

Hendon children’s classes – socially distanced, non-contact, small classes. Contact us for times / availability.

Stanmore & Essex: updates on when classes will resume TBA

Krav Maga Equipment

We sell a range of Krav Maga equipment. Visit our Proguard Armour Shop.

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