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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 :-)

Monday, 11 November 2013

Even more competitive...

Not just 3 days a week at £45 but now 5 days a week for £45 - the competition might argue that they are better and therefore entitled to be more expensive but thats a load of b*ll*cks.

Look at the level and experience of BAKM instructors and you'll see what I mean..

Monday, 30 September 2013

Getting Competitive..

OK, so now that London is pretty much saturated with Krav Maga school's its time that BAKM got competitive. So, now we have 3 classes a week - Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday priced at £45 per month and we have reduced the trial class fee to £10 rather than £20 per trial class.

Lets see what happens now ....

Friday, 27 September 2013

Sad Day Today...

Sad Day Today...

This is the first time I have had to reduce class numbers rather than increase them - I guess Krav Maga has finally arrived in London now and the competition is saturating the market now so a lot more providers and less people to fight for... 

Thats business I guess :-(

See below...

Urgent News - Krav Maga Class Schedule Changes.

Guys, apologies but as of next week the class schedule is changing to 3 days a week of training.

This is mainly due to the fact that we have become somewhat diluted within the school and I could not see the point of having so many venues with class numbers staying as they were.

I have therefore cancelled Friday's Vauxhall (Southbank)  class after tonight and have also cancelled both the Monday & Wednesday class at Erasmus St starting next week.

Classes will now therefore be run as follows:

Tuesday 7pm until 9pm @ Pimlico Academy

Thursday 7pm until 9pm @ Pimlico Academy

Saturday 10am until 12 noon @ Pimlico Erasmus St

I will also be changing the fee for membership to £45 per month unlimited, which basically means you may attend any or all of the 3 classes per week from hereon.

I will be changing pricing with dfc (the payment collections people) over the next few days.

If you have any questions about this please email:

Kind Regards



Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Krav Maga Charity Work

I seem to be doing a lot of charity work lately - last Sunday with Richard Branson on the 'Virgin Kitesurfing Armada' we set a Guiness World Record, nonetheless for a number of charities, the main one being 'Snow Camp' which takes disadvantaged kids skiing and snow boarding & then next week we are putting on a seminar for the 'DKH Legacy Trust' which supports disadvantaged kids in London - see:  All good stuff and nice to know your giving something back...

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Bodyweight Exercises & Martial Arts / Krav Maga

I attended a seminar today geared towards understanding how one can use one's own bodyweight to gain significant strength, balance, co-ordination, reflex etc etc in contrast to using machines...

10 minutes in and I realised that all the bodyweight exercises being shown were one's we actually used in class in regards to warm ups & conditioning our students and hence why we have exceptional results in such a short time.

I'll be looking to attend some self defence courses next to check we're on the right path here ourselves..

Will write this up soon :-)