Can a beginner learn Krav Maga?

Is Krav Maga for beginners?

Krav Maga was designed from the outset to be quick and easy to learn.  In martial arts terms, Krav Maga is pretty new (compared to say Taekwondo which is about 3000yrs old).  One advantage of this newness, is that it has allowed Krav Maga to capitalise on all the developments and improvements that have taken place in other martial arts.  Krav Maga has combined the best techniques from many martial arts like karate, judo, Jiu Jitsu and Kung Fu, putting them together in such a way as to make them as quick to learn and effective as possible.  Coming back to the question, can a beginner learn Krav Maga, the key purpose in designing the new self-defence and martial art system that is Krav Maga, was to come up with a system that could be taught to soldiers as quickly as possible.  They wanted something that would keep the soldiers safe under the most difficult conditions, but knew that they needed something that didn’t take a lifetime to learn, something that could take a new soldier, a beginner, up to proficient and ready to survive combat, as quickly as possible.  You could in fact say, that Krav Maga was specifically designed for beginners!


So can a beginner learn Krav Maga?

Yes, but don’t be fooled… Because Krav Maga is great for beginners, there are of course some people out there suggesting you can do a weekend course and ‘learn self-defence’.  While a weekend course is great to learn some protective behaviours, you have to ask yourself the question, could I learn guitar in a weekend?  How about German, could I learn that in a weekend?  If you answered, no chance!… common sense tells you that you can’t learn self-defence in a weekend either.  This becomes even more obvious when you start to think about what ‘learn self-defence’ means.  For most people, they don’t except to be a Pro MMA Fighter, but they would like to feel like if something happened, they could successfully defend themselves and get home safe, whether that something be someone taking a swing at them, grabbing their hair, grabbing their shirt, strangling, dragging, pushing, choking, punching, tackling… what if they’re standing and you get pushed to the ground?… what if they’re on the ground on top of you?… what if they have a knife… what if there is more than one attacker… there are so many things that an attacker can do!  Now consider, that you have to be able to remember how to defend against each situation…. then be able to punch, kick, knee, and fight your way to freedom and safety well enough to make an attacker who is most likely bigger, stronger, heavier and more aggressive… stop and let you go, all under the high stress situation that is the reality of self-defence.  So yes, a beginner can learn Krav Maga, and it is definitely one of the best ways to get self-defence skills more quickly, but it still takes time.  Realistically, you just can’t learn all of that in a weekend or a few weeks, but the good news is, classes are a great workout, fun, social, and will, after a few months start to help you feel more confident in your ability to defend yourself in basic situations.


Of course the best way to find out more about Krav Maga and if a beginner can learn Krav Maga, is to come and try a class!  Our professional martial arts trainers create a safe, fun and friendly atmosphere where you will learn practical self-protection techniques you can use in real situations.  We offer beginners classes for everyone, no prior fitness or experience in martial arts or self defence is required.


More than just self defence

As well as teaching self defence and martial arts techniques that prevent personal harm, our beginners Krav Maga classes also offer these valuable health and wellbeing benefits:

  • A fun and social group training environment
  • Improved general fitness and stamina
  • All-over body toning
  • Improved flexibility
  • Stress release
  • Better focus by combining physical and mental challenges
  • Improved general confidence


Why learn Beginners Krav Maga and self defence with us?

Beginners Classes for Everyone: No prior fitness level, flexibility or martial arts experience is required for beginners to learn self defence at Brisbane Krav Maga studios. You will progress, with professional encouragement, at a pace that’s right for you. Highly Qualified Trainers: BKM’s instructors are highly qualified martial arts professionals. They are experienced and bring a world perspective and global experience to Krav Maga self defence classes. Matted, air-conditioned facilities: BKM is a dedicated and air-conditioned martial arts studio, permanently set up for the sole purpose of teaching self defence and Krav Maga. There’s no waiting for a hall to be prepared for your self defence class and there’s enough equipment for every student. Our rooms are fully matted for the comfort and safety of beginners. Onsite Gym: BKM members enjoy use of our fully-equipped and air-conditioned onsite gym where they can exercise alone or with classmates. Take a workout before or after your self defence lesson, or visit BKM between session times and train in a familiar, social environment. So come and try a class for yourself today!