Choosing the Best Krav Maga Federation

Oversaturation of Krav Maga Schools

There have been many different Krav Maga associations and schools that have popped up in recent years. This is because the martial art is becoming increasingly popular this means more people are looking for places that instruct and teach it.

There are many that claim to be true and authentic schools for Krav Maga. However, this is not always the case and it is important to know what to look for and recognise when searching for the right one for you.

There is no simple answer as to which schools uphold the high standards as well as the original true intentions of Krav Maga. It depends entirely on what the learner wants from the course. There are some universal criteria to take into consideration

What to Look for in a Krav Maga School

  • It is important that the instructors have extensive training in Krav Maga. Some instructors believe that all they need is training in similar martial arts such kickboxing and aikido. This is not the case.
  • Incorporation of sparring sessions into training is useful.
  • Sessions that emphasise the repetitive practice of Krav Maga moves in stressful situations is also important.
  • Training regimes that test and sharpen your special awareness skills and physical responses are ideal.
  • For women interested in learning Krav Maga it is useful to ensure that the school gives specific training in women’s self defence. This should not be a problem because most martial arts schools teach this.

In conclusion it is important to remember that there are many different Krav Maga federations out there and that you do not have to join the nearest one instantly. Undertaking research of multiple schools is a better option. That way you can guarantee that the school has the course that is right for you.