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I’m the chief instructor of Elite Defence Academy, South Africa’s largest and fastest-growing Krav Maga training organisation. We have more than 27 clubs and 36 certified instructors across South Africa and several other countries, and as part of our strategic partnership with BDA Gym, I teach a class at the gym twice a week.

Krav Maga originated in Israel, and has over the years evolved into a powerful, multifaceted combat discipline that is widely respected as being unsurpassed as a practical fighting system.

Our beginner classes are from 7pm to 8pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, and all are welcome.

I have spent a lifetime in the martial arts, and Krav Maga is in my opinion the most practical and effective system of self-defence in the world. It’s easily learned, works for anybody, and is used by many elite military and law enforcement units as well as thousands of ordinary women and men around the world who simply want a practical, powerful, proven way to defend themselves and their loved ones in a crisis.

Over the past 15 years, I’ve personally taught Krav Maga to more than 10,000 civilian students, in addition to specialized training provided to units within the SANDF, SAPS, and government security details.

From the basics of fundamental self-defence for beginners, through to advanced combative skills and the tactical use of weapons, we can equip anyone at any level. In addition to learning how to defend yourself physically, you’ll also learn how to increase your awareness, read body language, avoid potential danger, and use psychology to change the way people think.

As a result, for many people, learning Krav Maga is a life-changing experience: you become more confident, more resilient, and gain deeper insight into how to live a life of safety, happiness, and freedom from fear.

In our classes, we treat students like family, and our training is 100% safe, professional, and respectful. You’re warmly invited to come and experience a class with us at any time.


Martial Arts

  • Shukokai Karate (under Sensei Robert Findlay)
  • Goju-Ryu Karate (under Sensei Alan Robertson)
  • Tai Chi (under Sifu Eddie Jardine)
  • MMA (FightFit Militia, Richard Quan & Norman Wessels)
  • Piper Knife System (under Nigel February)

Krav Maga

  • Trained and certified under Jeff Miller (Israeli Krav Maga Federation)
  • Trained and certified under Moshe Katz (Israeli Krav International)
  • During affiliation with the IKI, I was awarded the ranking of Associate Instructor, which is the second highest instructor ranking worldwide.
  • As chief instructor of the now fully independent Elite Defence Academy International, I hold the rank of Krav Maga Level 6 Black Belt. I am also a director of EDA Weapons Academy, which offers training in basic firearm handling, the Piper Knife System, and Doce Pares based stickfighting and baton training. I am the founder and director of Kids Academy, which teaches personal safety, anti-bullying and life skills to children in South Africa and abroad. Affiliates of our system also include 1834 Tactical, which offers advanced tactical firearm training, tactical team training, close protection, and anti-terror training


Krav Maga


Practical self-defence




Martial arts


Physical conditioning


Group and personal coaching


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Our array of personnel and Technogym equipment caters to your individual needs.

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    17 Bradford Road, Bedfordview
  • Phone Number

    0861 BDAGYM (232-496)
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