Learn the most effective Self defence system in the world.


Welcome to Essential Krav Maga. We run adult Krav Maga self defence classes in Andover.
We are a professional and recognised organisation and part of the IKMF (international Krav Maga federation)
We are one of the longest running Krav Maga Clubs in the UK!
Headed by Chief Instructor Jim Maidment who has been training for over 15 years in Krav Maga, he is also experienced in Karate, Boxing.
Jim Maidment has also work as fight coordinator advisor on films and TV.
With Essential Krav Maga your first class is always free. Why not come along and give us a try!
Contact Jim Maidment on; 07775 952274 or jim@essentialkravmaga.com

An Essential Start

If you are looking for the confidence that comes with knowing you have the skills to protect yourself and family, or a way to shed pounds and get into fighting shape, Krav Maga is the fastest, most effective and most enjoyable self defence systems to do it.

The Krav Maga Self Defence and Fighting System places heavy emphasis on skills that work on the streets, fitness and rapid results. No other program comes close.

Any questions feel free to email jim@essentialkravmaga.co.uk or call Jim on 07775 952274

Looking for a new or existing Krav Maga Class?

  • 6 March 2015
  • jim

Looking for a new or existing Krav Maga Class?!
We have been established since 2005 and have a wealth of experience!
We have taught current Actors and Actresses and we are open to anyone aged 18+
First Krav Maga club in the south of England, Instructors trained to the highest levels.
We offer mixed classes and at all levels from beginners to advanced.
We are Friendly and welcoming so give us a call/message today!

Latest Film Involvement!!

  • 15 July 2014
  • jim

I was approached by Yesterday Channel on Sky last year about taking part in a re-enactment of the 1977 Hijacking of the Lufthansa Flight 181.
I advised from a technical point of view as well as showing them Krav Maga fighting skills.
After reading the script and being quite drawn into the wants and wishes of the film crew, I found myself in Bournemouth Airport assisting the film crew and directors in the "storming of the plane" and helping to guide them with the scenes that they required!


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