British Krav Maga Association – home of Israeli Martial Arts in Britain

The BKMA is renowned for realistic, professional self defence training.  BKMA Krav Maga is the choice of professionals and civilians alike making us the fastest growing Krav Maga training provider in the UK.

About British Krav Maga

Self Protection – Not Martial Arts

 An open minded approach to training

We are a genuine grass roots movement developing communities of like minded Krav Maga practitioners across the UK and Europe. The Association offers a unique research based programme of Krav Maga training for Professionals, Instructors, Close Protections operators and the general public. More
BKMA Krav Maga is personal protection system – not a martial art. This is a vital distinction.It defines who we are and how we train. Simplicity, intensity and realism are the foundations of our training. There are no abstract patterns or forms, just functional technique. We welcome people of all ages (over 16), all abilities, and we cater for all levels, nervous beginner through to expert. We are open to debate, discussion and pressure testing. We welcome difficult questions and awkward scenarios. There is a real truth in these situations. We acknowledge that the stark reality of violence means that there is not always a perfect answer.We are open to new, better or more efficient techniques and training. The point at which an Association or Instructor believes they have all the answers is the point at which they begin to diminish.


Instructor Development


 The B.K.M.A is a community of like minded individuals. We are committed to self-development and self protection through Krav Maga. At any BKMA school you will find team spirit, practitioners and Instructors training hard, tempering themselves physically and mentally.

With what is probably the most demanding instructor course in Europe, the B.K.M.A produces instructors of the highest standard. Come equipped with willpower and effort and you can expect continued professional development, business mentoring and a level of support unequaled in the field. [More]

We are an Association of people training in Israeli Krav Maga. We welcome students of all backgrounds and abilities. We are always happy to cross train with other Krav Maga groups.  We don’t do politics. Be it organisational politics, middle eastern politics or any other variation. We simply train in Krav Maga.

Close protection training

Events and Bootcamps

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 With live, scenario based training and a grueling hand to hand combat section provided by the B.K.M.A, our Close Protection training is recognised within the industry as one of the most comprehensive available, far exceeding SIA requirements. [More]  From the famous Krav Maga Bootcamp to national B.K.M.A grading meetings, groundwork seminars to third party protection training – the British Krav Maga Association runs events that deserve a place in your diary. Keep up to date and book early to avoid disappointment.  The British Krav Maga Association is a training community, with schools located across the UK and Europe. Selected and trained to the highest standards, each B.K.M.A Instructor is professionally certified to deliver coaching and instruction in authentic Israeli Krav Maga. [More]