Learn the most effective Self defence system in the world.


Welcome to Essential Krav Maga. We run adult Krav Maga self defence classes across Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltsher and Berkshire.
We are a professional and recognised organisation and part of the IKMF (international Krav Maga federation)
We have classes running all over the South Of England,
We are one of the biggest and the longest running Krav Maga Clubs in the UK!

Our competitors charge on average £60.00 per month for ONE lesson a week! Here at Essential Krav Maga we charge only £32 a month and are at present waiving the joining fee (saving £30!!) and classes you attended are unlimited!
We have some of the highest ranking and professionally trained instructors in the UK!
Headed by Chief Instructor Jim Maidment who has been training for over 10 years in Krav Maga, he is also experienced in Karate, Boxing and Judo!

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

One-to-One Classes.

  • 13 January 2014
  • jim

Many people due to work and family commitments find it difficult to make it to the public classes. Private lessons are a more effective and efficient way to learn Krav Maga. You have the undivided attention of one instructor. for more information contact Jim 07775 952274

New Classes

  • 13 January 2014
  • jim

Ground Fighting Class 11.30 to 12.30 £5.00 Salto Gym, Charlton, Andover.

Women's only class 1.20pm to 2.30pm, £6.00 Salto Gym, Charlton, Andover.

Kettlebells and body workout class 7.30pm £4.00 Salto Gym, Charlton, Andover.

High grade class for P3 to G3 7pm 7pm, The Hub, Eastleigh.

NEW - Advanced Class

  • 2 January 2014
  • Anjuim

We have some exciting news to announce! Following student requests we are opening a separate Advanced class on a Thursday evening.

These new classes will be open to anyone who has graded to P3 level or who has been training for 18 months.

The class will still be at The Hub in Bishopstoke but in a separate studio and taught by Jim Maidment.


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