Krav Maga


WTC Krav Maga training is suited for everyone who wants to learn to defend themselves against a threat to their lives or their family, develop a positive mental attitude and boost confidence and fitness levels.

The Self Defence carries accreditation from the UK’s Krav Maga Combat Academy.

We are affiliated with Joburg’s Streetwise Combat, with WTC members welcome to train there at no cost during their visit.

Functional-based training program includes exercises to:
– develop flexibility
– cardiovascular conditioning
– strength & functional training

An opportunity to discover tried and tested armed & unarmed techniques in use for military and law enforcement use of force situations.

Book your free trial class

Classes take place every Saturday from 9am to 10.15am. Why not try a class and experience the benefits first-hand? You’re invited to join us for a free trial class!

Claudio engaged with elite army paratrooper preparatory training.
Claudio engaged with elite army paratrooper preparatory training.

About Krav Maga

Krav Maga ("contact-combat") is a military self-defence and fighting system developed for the Israel Defense Forces that derived from a combination of techniques sourced from Boxing, Wrestling, Aikido, Judo, Karate along with realistic fight training. Beginning with Israeli special forces units, techniques have since been developed and applied in areas such as law enforcement, elite military units, VIP protection and civilian self defense programs. There is a strong emphasis on strikes - regarded as the "meat and potatoes" of any fight (punching, kicking).

This brand of Krav Maga is without question the world's most battle and reality tested Krav Maga.

History of Krav Maga

The founder of Krav Maga was Imi Licthenfeld, a successful boxer, wrestler and gymnast, becoming national boxing and wrestling champion.

“To educate people mentally, spiritually and physically, so that in a time of need, one will be able to defend and attack with maximum speed and efficiency,” Imi Lichtenfeld

Imi was the first Chief Instructor for Physical Fitness and Krav Maga at the School of Combat Fitness of the newly created Israeli Defence Force (IDF). For the next 20 years he spent developing and refining this unique method for self-defense and hand-to-hand combat for the IDF including the special forces units (which today is referred to as Krav Maga).

Upon retiring from the IDF in the early 60`s, Imi began adapting the style for civilian use. He established two schools, one in Netanya and one in Tel Aviv. After Imi left the military in the 1960s he began adapting his work for civilian use, designing practical reality-based solutions to confront every day attacks.

The effectiveness of the system is based on the simplicity and use of one’s natural body movements, making it a healthy activity no matter what your body size or age.

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Also offered on a selected basis:

Hand-to-hand Combat (Note: Military personnel only)
In the context of the military or law enforcement, where soldiers undergo rigorous physical fitness tests to ensure endurance and athletic competency, functional training for military personnel may be in the form of armed & unarmed combat to promote proficiency.

Nguni stick-fighting (Note: by special appointment only)