Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do I start?
A. Easy, either give us a call or contact us by email (contact us). Then you need to do an introductory session which takes about 3.5 hours and gives you all the basic skills to start attending the regular class. After that you also have 2 free classes included in the intro deal after which you fill in your direct debit form and then just turn up to class.
Q. Is there a minimum age limit?
A. Yes we have a minimum age limit of 17 and currently we do not run kids classes.
Q. How often do the regular classes run?
A. Every Monday night at 6.30 pm to 8:00pm and Wednesday night at 6.30 pm to 7.45 pm.
Q. Do I need to be very fit?
A. No, your fitness level will increase as you train and you only train to the level of stress that you feel comfortable with. Nobody will push you to train harder than you feel you’re comfortable with. All students are closely monitored by the instructor and allowances are made to accommodate everyone’s individual fitness level. You do not need any prior fitness training to attend Krav Maga training.
Q. What happens in a regular class?
A. Monday night’s class is a fighting skills class which starts with a short warm up and then continues with various combative or striking skills, followed by different drills to incorporate both skills and conditioning. Finishing with a short warm down. All drills are closely supervised by the Instructor to assure safety in training. Wednesday nights are a technical class where we concentrate on skills required to deal with specific problems such as releases from common chokes and holds, threats or attack with edged weapons , multiple attacker situations etc.
Q. What should I bring?
A. Wear comfortable clothes that you can train in eg. tracksuit pants , t-shirt and runners or cross training shoes. Also a water bottle, towel and most importantly a positive attitude! Any other training gear can be purchased through Krav Maga Canberra eg. fore arm or shin guards, groin guards etc.
Q. Do we train on public holidays?
A. Generally not, except for special events. Check (events) for further information.
Q. Can I get private lessons?
A. Yes private lessons are available on application, however you will need to be a regular student or minimum requirement have completed the introductory session. Or if you belong to a group with specific needs a private course can be tailored to meet your specific requirements. For further information go to (contact us)
Q. Where can I get my protective gear from?
A. All protective gear such as groin guards, fore arm guards, shin guards, mouth guards, gloves, head gear and a wide range of other associated gear can be purchased from Krav Maga Canberra at very competitive rates.
Q. Is there a uniform and where do I get it?
A. The uniform consists of a grey KMG training t-shirt and black training pants. These items are to be purchased from Krav Maga Canberra in the first two weeks after commencement of training. Cost is $55.00.
Q. Does Krav Maga have any kind of grading?
A. Although grading isn’t the primary focus of training, Krav Maga does have a formal, structured and hierarchical grading system. For full details on the different grades and the paths of progression, see the Krav Maga Grading System page.
Q. What is KMG
A. For details and a brief history of KMG ( Krav Maga Global ) see the KMG FAQ page.