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

Geoff Thompson Four "D"s

  • 2 April 2014
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The Four 'D's

There are four techniques often used by attackers, especially muggers and rapists, in preparing victims for attack. Although these are nearly always overlooked by self-defence writers, the four 'D's - dialogue, deception, distraction and destruction - are the most important element of self-protection to be aware of.


Jeff Cooper Codes of Awareness.

  • 2 April 2014
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Col. Jeff Cooper was a legend in the shooting and self-defense world. In addition to being instrumental in refining and popularizing many modern pistol and self-defense techniques, Col. Cooper was an advocate of a prepared armed citizenry. He believed that the most important survival tool was the mind, and to help prepare the mind for danger, he created the Cooper Color Code…

Boxing Course

  • 5 March 2014
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Boxing Course 26th April 1pm to 4pm with WBF Middle Weight Champion of the World Cornelius Carr. Only £25.

Carr is a former BBB of British Super-Middleweight and WBF World Middleweight Champion.[2][3] Carr fought Steve Collins for the WBO Super Middleweight Title at The Point, Dublin, Ireland in November 1995.[4] After 12 rounds he lost on points.


Tamir Gilad - UK IKMF Edged Weapon Seminar