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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Krav Maga Summer Camp

10 day krav maga summer camp


Saturday August 22nd - Monday August 31st.

Location: West Wittering near Chichester

Price: £450 Per Person - Pay Now


This is 10 days of Krav Maga & Extra Curricular Activities taking place in a campsite in the coastal resort of West Wittering, near Chichester. During the camp you will receive 28 hours of Krav Maga training + 10 hours of Extra Curricular Activities spread over 10 days and the opportunity to grade on the last day. We will also have a BBQ on the last day of the course.

What You Get

  • Transport to & from Chichester train station (if needed, participants need to be at Chichester train station at 10am)
  • Tent accommodation (we have a choice of either 1, 2 or 4 man tents available)
  • Breakfast every morning (continental with bacon or sausage sandwiches, fruit juice, tea & coffee)
  • On site showering & washing facilities
  • 28 hours of Krav Maga tuition from high level instructors
  • 10 hours of Extra Curricular Activities (bushcraft, hiking trip on the South Downs, surfing or stand up paddling)
  • A Free BBQ on the last day
  • A Free Grading Assessment
  • A Free T Shirt (should you pass the grading assessment)
  • A Free certificate (should you pass the grading assessment)

What You Don’t Get

  • Sleeping Bag & Roll Mat
  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Transportation to Chichester

Recommended Kit List

  • Sleeping bag & roll mat
  • Knife, fork, spoon, mug, plate & bowl + washing up liquid, tea towel, and water proof bag to place it in
  • Note book & pen
  • Krav Maga training kit (boxing gloves, boxing wraps, groin guard, shin protection etc)
  • Spare training T Shirts
  • Spare towel
  • Sun protection spray, sun glasses, sun hat
  • Waterproofs
  • Personal cleaning kit
  • Running shoes
  • Spare underwear
  • Surf style shorts / swim wear
  • Spare cash

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Spring Update

Krav Maga Update:

Saturday 18th April Class Kensington. A few rumours have circulated that this class is cancelled - it's NOT and I look forward to seeing those of you who are keen to train & possibly grade this Saturday. It maybe in a different hall, possibly the sports hall, but either way it is still on.

Chief Instructor Training For Gap Year Survival Course. As you know self defence is an all encompassing subject that does not simply stop & start with training at a dojo or similar environment. You have to be prepared for any eventuality and within this I decided to sign up to a brilliant advanced bushcraft course run by 2 very knowledgeable instructors, namely: John & Phil at

John & Phil taught our group lots of useful stuff such as fire by friction, water purification methods, plant and tree identification & use, making cordage & building a shelter from whatever materials were available to use in the woods (as you can see from my 5 star accom picture to the left & below ;-) & more. A brilliant course and great way for you to prepare for any wild camping trips you maybe planning. This was all in preparation for the Gap Year Survival Course which will have it's debut course on Friday 15th May. 

Budding Film Stars. Over the next few months, I am putting together some training videos for the school which will be shot at a studio in Maida Vale, London. I am therefore looking for students & instructors who would like to take part in this. If this interests you and you see yourself as a future Krav model then please email: and let me know the dates you can be available. However, remember, you must be as photogenic as I am  ;-)

5 Day Intensive Course. The next 5 day intensive will be running Saturday 25th April 2015 to Wednesday 29th April 2015. This course is also open to present school students and is especially beneficial to students who would like to accelerate themselves through to yellow belt. Promo Video & Sign Up Here.. 

Kit Issue. Trainee instructor Stephen William is now in charge of kit issue for new students. If you are missing kit or have not yet been issued your kit entitlement please address your issue to him. He will be at tonights's class with kit ready to issue.

For now


Chief Instructor

The British Academy of Krav Maga  

Monday, 16 March 2015

Just finished the Krav Maga 5 Day intensive Course Video Intro. Take a look here 

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Knife Defences Seminar

Great seminar today - the guys seemed to enjoy the knife defence seminar - looking towards the next one

Monday, 22 September 2014

Krav Maga Adventure Weekend.

British Academy of Krav Maga Adventure Weekend.

October 11th & 12th 2014.

Every couple of months BAKM organises a weekend of adventurous activities for any interested members of the school. 

Activities in the past have included paragliding, hang gliding, climbing, kitesurfing, canyoning and sea kayaking amongst others. 

Our next adventure is a multi-choice activity trip to Snowdonia & Anglesey, North Wales, where we will have a choice of the following activities:

Zip Lining
Rock Climbing 

Activities will be chosen by the group on the weekend and it could be that some people are doing different activities to the rest of the group (as its your choice after all !)

We will however ensure that we get together in the evening for a few beers and to talk about our individual adventures.

We would also ask that you try to arrive in North Wales on the evening of Friday the 10th of October to make the most of the weekend.   

We intend to stay in a youth hostel near or within Snowdonia and will hire a mini bus to facilitate transport between the hostel and activities once there.

In summary: 

You will have to make your own way to & from Bangor, North Wales from London.

We will meet you there and transport you to the youth hostel as well as to & from activities over the weekend and back to Bangor station. 

Estimated costs are therefore around £90 return off peak rail ticket from Euston & anything from £50 to £100 for transportation, accommodation, activities, snacks, beers, food etc, once there.

So budget around £150 to £200 (minus your deposit)

To reserve your place you will need to pay a non refundable deposit of £50 which will be subtracted from accom & vehicle hire costs once you are there. 

We only have 10 places for this adventure weekend and places are reserved on a first come, first served basis..

More Details: 

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

The youngest Krav Maga student ever !

Hi Guys and welcome to the youngest Krav Maga student ever...

My son: Thomas John Hartley aged 33 weeks & 3 days (arrived a little earlier than expected):

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Repair the damage...

My 3rd Pilates session today.

Am trying to get into both this and yoga to offset advancing stiffness, lack of flexibility, herniated discs & trapped nerves.

The joys of being active :-)