Welcome to Bristol Krav Maga
We are Bristol’s only official Krav Maga Global (KMG) school. Based in the heart of Bristol City Centre and Horfield, we provide genuine, undiluted, expert Krav Maga instruction straight from the source. We offer a wide range of learning options; from Weekly Classes and Private Tuition to Workshops and Tailored Courses to meet your individual needs. On behalf of the BKM team and all our students, I’d like to thank you for taking the time to visit our site and check out our club. I hope that you find the answers to any queries you may have within the site. If there is something we haven’t covered, or you would like to speak with us, then please feel free to get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.
Walk in Peace, Kelly Alderson.
WHAT IS KRAV MAGA?
Krav Maga is the most effective self defence system in the world today and training with us will change your life; You will become fitter and stronger. You will lose weight. You will gain flexibility. You will learn a simple yet extremely effective self defence system that will enable you to protect yourself and your loved ones. You will gain confidence and self esteem. You will be challenged yet have a lot of fun along the way. You will meet new people, gain new friends and be part of a hard working, like minded group of folks dedicated to their goals. But don’t take my word for it, see what our students say below …
I wanted to learn a new skill to protect myself and increase my confidence. Having researched several option I chose Krav Maga because it sounded the most practical. At first I was a little nervous but everyone at BKM is so supportive and I was made to feel very welcome. My fitness levels have really improved and i feel more confident in everything I do. The instruction is first class, I am quite lazy by nature so the discipline element has really made me knuckle down and get fit. Kelly is really patient, allowing me to learn at my own pace, but also pushes me to give my best in each session.
I joined BKM in my first year at UWE as I was living in a new city, away from home for the first time and wanted to learn some self defense skills. At first I was a little worried as had never done any martial arts before, however everyone was really friendly and encouraging and the training was so much fun as well as being challenging that after my first class I was in love with Krav Maga. I am so much fitter and my self confidence has improved hugely through learning the techniques and gaining a real understanding of how to keep myself safe in all situations. Kelly is a really motivational and inspirational instructor that will encourage and push you to achieve your goals whilst letting you learn at your own pace. I cannot recommend BKM highly enough, without doubt the best decision I have made.
I have trained in a few different disciplines over the years, yet never felt 100% convinced that the skills I was learning would work in the real world. Then I found Bristol Krav Maga and a system that works, this is the real deal! I would urge anyone looking to step outside their comfort zone to join, you will not be disappointed.
I am Geoff and I am a 62 year old desk jockey. I have been training with BKM for over a year now and I have found the club, its instructors and the members really friendly and supportive in class. The training is different each class and is both physically and mentally challenging, but above all fun. I am enjoying learning a new skill that I hope never to call upon in the real world. In addition to the regular classes, I also have 1-on-1 training with Kelly the club instructor, I consider his personal teaching an invaluable tool in my Krav Maga development. This has given me a real boost, enabling me to focus on specific areas for development and preparing me for my Practitioner Level One grading which I am very proud to say I passed. I have no hesitation in recommending Bristol Krav Maga to anyone of any age or gender who wishes to enhance their self-defence skills whilst having fun.
I have been training with BKM for 6 years now. Originally I joined to learn a practical way to defend myself and have not looked back, the training has really spilled over into my day to day life. I am certainly a lot fitter and really look forward to classes, I would go as far as to say I am addicted to Krav! The training is excellent. It is challenging, yet done is a way as to ensure everyone gives their own individual best, regardless of their level. No ego’s just a really good bunch of guys.
After deciding I wanted to start learning Krav Maga I researched the local clubs and organisations and quickly got in touch with Kelly who invited me for a Free Trial Session at BKM Filton. I was made to feel really welcome by everyone and was instantly hooked! I am now a year into my Krav Maga journey and feel I have progressed hugely thanks to the expert tuition from the BKM Instructors, the intensity of the reality based training and also the support of all the guys in the club. A truly great club with a cracking training atmosphere, my only regret is not getting involved years ago!
As a woman there have been many times when I have felt vulnerably or unsafe. This is the reason for learning Krav Maga as I feel it's important to know firstly; how to avoid being in a vulnerable situation and secondly how to defend yourself. With Bristol Krav Maga I have learnt you don't need to be strong or physically fit, it's the techniques and awareness you learn that will aid you through unpredictable situations. Hopefully I don't find myself in an incident where I need to use Krav Maga but should I need to, I am ready. My awareness has improved immensely, my stamina pushes me to new limits and my confidence has reached new heights. I would highly recommend Bristol Krav Maga to all but particularly women. The group at Filton is very friendly and welcoming, but you also get pushed out of your comfort zone in order to test what we learn works under pressure.
My husband and I were looking to do something together as we wanted some “us” time away from the tv! Also, as we have a young family we both felt it would be wise to be able to protect ourselves and our children should the need arise. We chose Krav Maga as it is the simplest and most effective self defence system around. I have a background in martial arts but my husband was starting as a beginner and he was able to pick it up really quickly. We were originally training with another organisation as that club was closest to our home and although we were enjoying the sessions, it felt there was something missing and so when we heard that BKM were coming to North Bristol we went along for a trial and never looked back. This club is fantastic, extremely professional yet very friendly and supportive. We have improved our fitness greatly and leave every class feeling like we have learned something new and useful. The instructor team are all very knowledgeable and encouraging. They break everything down into easy to learn parts, so anyone can understand and put into practice. I would highly recommend anyone and everyone to come to this club as it is so rewarding!
“Words show your ego. Actions show your spirit” – Eyal Yanilov
BKM City Centre;
Tuesday and Thursday, 19.00 – 20.30 Bristol Cathedral Choir School, College Square, Bristol, BS1 5TS.
BKM Horfield; We are sad to say that due to Covid19, our Horfield Venues remain closed – look out for updates here and on social media for when we will return.
Monday, 19.30 – 21.00 Orchard School Bristol, Filton Road, Bristol, BS7 0XZ
Wednesday, 20.00 – 21.30 Horfield Leisure Centre, Dorian Road, Horfield BS7 0XW
121 & Small Group Sessions;
Impact Gym, Exhibition House, Hayward Road, Bristol BS16 4NT
Please note that due to the nature of Krav Maga, we absolutely cannot accept drop-ins so please get in touch to register your interest and arrange a free trial session.