Freedom. Confidence. Independence. Control.

Everyone has their reasons for coming to Krav, this is my story. I had a pretty messed up childhood, things were wrong in my family from early on. By 11 I was regularly missing school, lying in bed for days at a time, not eating and refusing to see anyone or do anything. My parents, teachers and doctors didn’t know …

Techniques alone are not the answer

an IKMF GIT. Over the past 32 years, I have worked with many students from the world of Krav Maga and other martial arts. Their reasons for training were very diverse… some had experienced previous trauma, others training out of curiosity and many seeking to enrich their skills by experiencing violence through controlled environments. If you also find yourself on …

Why I took up Krav Maga

People who know me wonder why I have taken up Krav Maga, I offer no reason and leave them to speculate. Of those who know that I was subjected to what the police described as ‘a frenzied knife attack’ by a man twice my size, often remark, ‘isn’t it all a bit late now?’ Possibly they are right but my …

Learning how not to fight to defend yourself

Four of the pillars of any effective self-defense system should include rigorous fitness and strength training, technical and tactical training, learning how to fight and how not to fight. Yes, you read right, how not fight!

Fight, fight, fight!

Rob Ingle, IKMF Practitioner at Carpe Diem Krav Maga, looks back wistfully on his school days and a defining moment in his young life: the moment the school bully glared at him and said ‘you’re DEAD after school!’. Not quite rose tinted glasses…