Welcome to Tactical Krav

Learn Krav Maga, one of the world's most effective self defence systems... with our qualified IKMF instructors here in Ayrshire.

 
 

Free 1st class trial

Here at Tactical Krav you can enjoy your first trial class for free to see if you like it.

About Tactical Krav

Krav Maga – a self protection system, suitable for everyone

At Tactical Krav Ayrshire, we believe that Krav Maga is suitable for everyone. Krav Maga was designed to be easy to learn, quickly. The system was built around maximising the human body’s natural reaction and ability to protect itself. So, we try to keep things as simple as possible and always explain why we are teaching a specific solution, making it relevant to a problem you could face outside of the training environment. In short, we train for reality. This also means that we train hard, but don’t be put off by this statement, as safety in training is our number one priority. The subject of self protection is a serious one, but we do believe in making our classes fun. Our classes are pretty informal and we want our students to enjoy the experience.

IKMF Krav Maga has a number of different specialist areas relevant to people from all walks of life, where the Krav Maga varies depending on it’s application, although the basic principles remain the same. Whilst at Tactical Krav Ayrshire, we teach Civilian Krav Maga, we can organise specialist training through the IKMF for law enforcement, VIP & Third Party Protection and Military. In addition we have instructors who are qualified to deliver the IKMF Stay Away programme for women and also the IKMF Kids Krav Maga programme.

Prefer one to one training? Corporate training? Or to train as part of a small group? No problem, we can help with all of these options. Please contact us to discuss your requirements in more detail and we will find a training package that best suits your needs.

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Krav Maga History

We are proud to be an International Krav Maga Federation (IKMF) club. The IKMF are based in Israel, the source of Krav Maga. By training with us, you can be sure that you will be learn the system exactly as was intended by Imi Lichtenfeld, the founder and creator of Krav Maga. Imi was the Hungarian-born Israeli martial artist who founded the Krav Maga self-defense system and formed the Israeli Krav Maga Association in 1978. The method was formulated to suit everyone – man and woman, boy or girl, who might need it to save his or her life or survive an attack while sustaining minimal harm, whatever the background of the attack – criminal, nationalistic, or other. To disseminate his method, Lichtenfeld established two training centers, one in Tel Aviv and the other in Netanya.

All IKMF instructors must attend regular updates with a member of the Israeli Global instructor team, to ensure their knowledge is kept up to date with tried and tested techniques which are constantly evolving due to the ever changing threats that we see on the streets. Our instructors at Tactical Krav have all gone through a rigorous civilian instructor qualification, undertaken in both the UK and Israel, conducted by members of IKMF Israeli Global instructor team.

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Adult Krav Maga Classes

When attending your first class with us, please arrive 15 minutes early, so the instructor can register you for the class and go through some important health and safety information with you. Once you’ve been to a few classes with us, you may wish to purchase IKMF training wear (details available on registration), but for your first class regular gym wear (t-shirt, tracksuit trousers/leggings and trainers) is absolutely fine. Please also bring drinking water with you, so you can stay hydrated throughout the class. We also ask that you remove jewelry and piercings where possible prior to each class, as those items can present a risk of injury to yourself and/or other students, while training in Krav Maga. The current class schedule details classes at all of our Tactical Krav Ayrshire locations. Each location offers training which is suitable for both beginners and experienced Krav Maga students.

Pricing information

  • £25 per month, payable by bank transfer, for 1 class per week.
  • £35 per month, payable by bank transfer, for 2 classes per week.
  • £50 per month, payable by bank transfer, for unlimited training at any of our Ayrshire locations.
  • There are no membership contracts at Tactical Krav Ayrshire and we don’t charge a joining fee.

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Why Tactical Krav?

  • Everyone is welcome at our classes, young, old, men, women, boys and girls.
  • We have been running professional Krav Maga classes throughout Ayrshire since 2015.
  • We are an International Krav Maga Federation (IKMF) school and our teaching team members are fully qualified as Civilian Instructors by the IKMF.
  • We are committed to providing a professional, friendly and safe training environment for all.
  • Our Instructors have many years of experience in Krav Maga and have qualified as instructors by graduating from the IKMF Civilian Instructor course.
  • The IKMF are the largest Krav Maga organisation in the world, with a direct connection to the source of Krav Maga in Israel.
  • All of our instructors attend regular update training, either in the UK or Israel, from the IKMF Global Instructor team, so you can be sure that the self protection solutions we are teaching our students are relevant and up to date.
  • Safety in training is our number one priority and all our instructors are first aid trained.

Outdoor Training

IKMF Krav Maga… training for real life. Here at Tactical Krav, we don’t just train in doors in a warm safe gym. Where possible and where safe to do so, we will run our classes in a local park, on a beach, in a car park, or we even train in and around vehicles.

This enables our students to experience a constantly evolving training environment and develop even more awareness of their surroundings.

In addition, this type of training ensures that students can modify tactics and techniques, under pressure in a strange environment, so that it doesn’t come as a shock having to do so in a real situation, where they have to escape, or need to neutralise a threat.

The other, often overlooked benefit, is that this type of training is immense fun to participate in!

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Kid’s Krav Maga Classes

Our kid’s Krav Maga classes are taught by our qualified kid’s instructor (Amber Higgins). We teach the IKMF Kids Krav Maga programme, which is suitable for children aged 5yrs – 15yrs. Our classes are designed to be fun and engaging through the use of fun drills/games, whilst educating your child on subjects such as anti-bullying, increased awareness, dealing with strangers/kidnapping threats. The games and drills we use as part of the Kids Krav Maga programme, are designed not only to educate our younger students around the topics above, but also to build confidence, increase self esteem and develop the physical skills to deal with potential threats if necessary.

We also operate the IKMF Kids Krav Maga grading system, where our students are encouraged regularly to test for their next grade. The reason we do this is to build sense of achievement when reaching the next level. Our kids Krav Maga programme in Ayrshire differs from many other systems, in that the IKMF designed the programme specifically for children, taking into account the differing mental and physical approach required for this age group, compared to students in an adult class, rather than simply teach an adult Krav Maga programme to kids. This strategy makes kids Krav Maga very different and somewhat unique compared to some other more traditional martial arts classes.

Pricing Information

  • £20 per month, payable by bank transfer, for 1 class per week.
  • We offer a £5 per month discount for families who have more than 1 child training with us. The 2nd and 3rd child will each be eligible for £5 discount on the monthly training fee.

Tactical Krav Ayrshire Kid’s Class Timetable

  • Irvine – Greenwood Academy, KA Leisure complex, Corsehill Mount Road, Dreghorn, KA11 4HL – Wednesday – 19.30 – 20.30.
  • This class runs in the same hall as the adult class, making it ideal for families wishing to train at the same time in the same location.

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Timetables

Mon-Troon
18.30-19.30
Wed-Kilmarnock
18.00-19.00
Wed-Irvine
19.30-20.30
Thurs-Ayr
19.30-20.30
Sat-Kilmarnock
09.30-10.30
Wed-Irvine
19.30-20.30

Adult Pricing information

  • 1st class free trial for newcomers
  • £25 per month, payable by bank transfer, for 1 class per week.
  • £35 per month, payable by bank transfer, for 2 classes per week.
  • £50 per month, payable by bank transfer, for unlimited training at any of our Ayrshire locations.
  • There are no membership contracts at Tactical Krav Ayrshire and we don’t charge a joining fee.

Kids Pricing Information

  • 1st class free trial for newcomers
  • £20 per month, payable by bank transfer, for 1 class per week.
  • We offer a £5 per month discount for families who have more than 1 child training with us. The 2nd and 3rd child will each be eligible for £5 discount on the monthly training fee.

The Tactical Krav Team

Contact us

If you would like to find out more about our Ayrshire Krav Maga classes or book to take part in either a group, private one to one or corporate day class – please fill out the form and a member of the team will get back to you as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can reach to us by:

Tel: 07976 467259
Email: info@kravmagaayrshire.com

What our students have to say

The truth is that being able to defend yourself against an assault, is an important life skill, especially in this day and age. Our Krav Maga classes are open to the young and old… men, women and children alike. Our classes offer not only a fantastic workout but also have a great social interaction aspect to them. Classes will improve your fitness, confidence, self defence and awareness.

We wouldn’t want you to take our word for it, so here are the thoughts of a few of our students here at Tactical Krav Ayrshire.

I started Krav Maga as a way to build my confidence in my ability to protect myself. I love that the confrontations that we are taught in classes are based on real life situations. The techniques are easy to learn and execute under situations of stress. It has also taught me the ability to defend myself against any attacker regardless of size. Both my fitness and self esteem have improved week by week. Krav Maga is fun, dynamic and an amazing way to de-stress!!

Lynzie HallidayIrvine Student

I was looking for a self defence type fitness class and came across Tactical Krav through social media. Having been involved in several violent confrontations in the past in my capacity of being a serving Soldier and in the security business I found Krav Maga to be the nearest self defence system to the real thing. What I like most about Krav Maga is the realism, simplicity of the techniques and fitness combined during the training sessions.

Barry LynnIrvine Student

How likely are you become a victim?

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Men

89

82% will report an assault
37% will report a robbery

Women

73

62% will report an assault
22% will report a robbery
8% will report a rape

*According to data from the national crime survey and the bureau of statistics.