Bristol Krav Maga
With the highest concentration of Krav Maga schools outside of central London, Bristol is also the the home of one of the UK’s largest teams of Professional Instructors teaching out of Bristol Krav Maga Schools.
Krav Maga first emerged in Bristol under the tutelage of Paul Grey Instructor at Krav Maga Bristol. Paul was an Instructor under the International Krav Maga Federation and opened the first Krav Maga school in Bristol in 2005.
Krav Maga Bristol became one of the largest Krav Maga schools in the UK, with over 200 active adult only members. After 4 or so years, Krav Maga Bristol began generating Instructor level candidates and two Krav Maga Bristol students, Clint Badlam and Stuart Overall set up and teaching at their own schools in Bristol City centre and Bedminster.
Krav Maga Bristol became the foundation for British Krav Maga, an association of Krav Maga Schools. Over the following years, potential Krav Maga Instructors from all over the UK came to the Bristol area to certify as Krav Maga Instructors. By 2015 there were Bristol Krav Maga schools in Clifton, central Bristol, Patchway, Horfield, Filton and Kingswood.
Krav Maga Bristol trained instructors can now be found across the UK, in China, Poland and Gibraltar to name but a few. Krav Maga Bristol trained Instructors have gone on to teach Krav Maga to the Royal Marines Reserves, The Commando Training Centre, The Rifles, The Special Forces Support Group, (St Athens) and in one notable case, (Will Bayley of Krav Maga North Bristol), were flown to Dubai to run a week of Krav Maga training for The Royal Gurkha Rifles.
Krav Maga Bristol has also been featured in a number of articles in Martial Arts Illustrated, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Observer and on BBC Radio. Krav Maga Bristol has also supplied students for fight scenes for movies, provided technical advice to 2 authors on training aspects of Krav Maga.
Krav Maga in Bristol today
Krav Maga Bristol amalgamated with the other British Krav Maga Schools in Bristol to launch Bristol Krav Maga Schools.
Bristol Krav Maga Schools offer Bristol based members the opportunity to train with one of the UK’s most credible teams of professional Krav Maga Instructors in the UK.
Krav Maga classes in Bristol
Members of Bristol Krav Maga Schools can train at multiple locations across the city.
Krav Maga Bristol: Clifton College
Clifton College is the home of the original Krav Maga Bristol school with British Krav Maga Head coach Paul Grey. Paul is a professional Krav Maga Instructor. Paul has decades of coaching and training experience (more than he would admit), at the highest levels alongside several Blackbelts, and numerous Instructor certifications. Paul has trained more people to Krav Maga Instructor level than any other Krav Maga Instructor in the UK.
More details can here Krav Maga Bristol
Krav Maga in Hengrove
Krav Maga classes in Hengrove are taught by Professional Krav Maga Instructor Phil Heyward. Phil has decades of teaching at both a National and International level. More information about Krav Maga classes in Hengrove can be found by clicking Krav Maga Hengrove
Krav Maga classes in Kingswood
Krav Maga classes in the Kingswood and Speedwell area are taught by Professional Instructor Jim Halton. Jim is another multi Blackbelt Instructor with decades of training behind him. Jim has special interest a grappling and coaches this alongside the Krav Maga. If you’d like to train with Jim Halton click Krav Maga Kingswood for more information.
Krav Maga classes in North Bristol (Patchway & Filton)
Krav Maga classes in North Bristol are run by Professional Krav Maga Instructor Will Bayley. Will teaches Krav Maga in the Patchway and Filton areas as well as running a large school in Swindon. Will’s claim to fame is that he is one of the only Krav Maga Instructors anywhere to have been flown across the world to teach Krav Maga. To find out more about training with Will, click Krav Maga North Bristol.
Krav Maga classes in central Bristol
Krav Maga classes in central Bristol are provided by Instructor Cheuk Lai. Cheuk has decades of martial arts training, is a multi Blackbelt instructor and gifted martial artist. Cheuk trained with Pau Grey for 5 years and is a senior Instructor under British Krav Maga.
Cheuk runs regular classes in the Templegate, Redcliffe area of central Bristol. You can book a class with Cheuk by visiting Krav Maga Bristol City Centre.