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The following summarises the syllabus that all qualified Urban Krav Maga instructors will have covered. This is not the complete syllabus, it just shows the minimum number of techniques that our instructors need in order to become certified. Urban Krav Maga students will have the security of knowing that their instructor has a comprehensive range of knowledge.

Level 1:

This syllabus will be built around defences against the 10 most common street attacks. Students who complete Level 1 will learn defences against:

The 10 Most Common Street Attacks

These are listed in frequency order:

  1. One person pushes, hands to chest, which is normally followed by the pushee striking first, to the head. 
  2. A swinging punch to the head.
  3. A front clothing grab, one handed, followed by punch to the head,
  4. A front clothing grab, two hands, followed by a head butt.
  5. A front clothing grab, two hands, followed by a knee to the groin.
  6. A bottle, glass, or ashtray to the head.
  7. A lashing kick to groin/lower legs.
  8. A broken bottle/glass jabbed to face.
  9. A slash with knife, most commonly a 3 to 4" lock blade knife or kitchen utility knife.
  10. A grappling style head lock.

This is based on information supplied by Law Enforcement; instructors will set up scenarios for students that mirror the top 10 street attacks; students will be taught to understand the dynamics of the situation as well as the techniques that can be used to deal with them.

In addition to the tai sabaki and hand/arm movements necessary to defend these attacks students will learn:


  • Grappling/striking responses to an aggresssive pushing attack prior to a fight


  • Left jab
  • Right cross
  • Left hook
  • Right hook
  • Left/right uppercuts
  • Left/right uppercut/horizontal elbow strikes
  • Use of all the above singly and in combination with appropriate footwork
  • Defences against all the above: singly, when thrown in combination and with appropriate footwork. Counter-strikes following the defences with appropriate footwork.


  • Setting up a takedown
  • Effecting a Takedown
  • Follow-up to a takedown
  • Defending against a takedown
  • Delivering and defending front rising and stomp kicks.
  • All the above (and groundwork - see below) tested in MMA sparring style

Knife Threats

  • Defending/disarming against knife threats from the front to:
  • Throat
  • Side of neck
  • Abdomen
  • Rear threats to lower/upper back and kidneys
  • All threats with/without control from attackers non-weapon wielding hand


Defences against:

  • Attacker in full mount punching/choking
  • Attacker inguard choking/punching
  • Scarf hold
  • Attacker in mount pinning both arms down
  • Rear, front and side chokes-inside and outside
  • Rear stranglehold
  • Clinch, attacker striking with knees
  • Defending kicks when on the ground and getting up safely
  • Backwards break fall
  • Backwards roll

Level 2:

All the above plus:


  • Side kicks
  • Jumping side kicks (to the knee)
  • Low/high Roundhouse kicks (high kicks for learning defenses only)
  • Straight finger jabs
  • Appropriate use of hands, elbows, knees, feet and shin in combination.


  • Knife Threats to the rear, all around the body with control from attacker's non-weapon wielding hand. Threats with point and edge of weapon
  • All Slashing/stabbing knife attacks; defend and take the weapon
  • Take-down defence against knife when attacker holding shirt/ lapel with one hand and stabbing with the other; dealing with knife threat in similar situation.
  • Appropriate use of 'knee shoot' against slashing knife attack


  • Defending gun threats from "hands up position"
  • Response to gun threats when attacker pulls the weapon back quickly


  • Appropriate use of arm bars on ground and defending against application of arm bar
  • Defending full mount when attacker high up your body, i.e. knees in armpit
  • Use of half guard
  • Defending Side mount
  • Defending RNC on ground
  • Applying and defending Full Nelson
  • Forward roll
  • Side breakfall

Level 3:

  • All the above plus:


  • Gun threats from "hands down" position
  • Rear gun threat head forced against wall

Defending stick attacks

Defending Chain Attacks

Garrotte Defences


  • Attacker chokes, in rear mount, with and without hooks

Application of and defence against:

  • Americana
  • Triangle chokes
  • Kimura
  • Omoplata
  • North/South hold
  • Heel Hook
  • Ankle Wrench
  • Shin Bar


  • Knife threat, blade held horizontally to throat, attacker pushing you against a wall.
  • Knife threat to rear, blade held under armpit
  • Knife threat from rear: knife held to left side of throat, attackers arm under your right armpit and vice versa
  • Free knife fighting i.e. defending against attacker aggressively attacking with knife and use of improvised weapons where possible

Instructor Requisites

All instructors must, at least:

  1. Teach successfully at least 5 techniques to instructors and students - correction/coaching, set drills etc.
  2. Undergo 12 minutes pressure testing being sequentially attacked by 4 others - attacks covering all the above levels
  3. Demonstrate appropriate sparring skills on ground/floor and free fighting

'Your knife work is superb'

- Renshi Anthony Pillage, Chief Instructor, Way of the Spiritual Warrior Martial Arts

What Urban Krav Maga can do for you:

By becoming a regular student of Urban Krav Maga you will benefit from the following:

  • The life-saving ability to defend yourself and your loved ones

  • The courage and motivation to remain calm and focused under high levels of pressure

  • A sense of accomplishment

  • New friends with the same interests and goals

  • Increased levels of fitness - cardiovascular, cardiorespiratory, strength, speed and power

  • A release of endorphins in the blood stream (the 'feel good' chemicals produced during exercise)

  • Increased levels of agility, dexterity and flexibility

  • Increased levels of self confidence

  • The above benefits will ultimately lead to a higher quality of life

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It is a legal requirement to have self defence insurance in place, first and foremost to protect yourself in the unlikely event that you injure another student, or damage any property or belongings in class.

This is arranged by myself through the British Combat Association and costs £20 per year (purchasable using the PayPal link near the top of this page) or by paying cash at class). The insurance cover is nationwide, so you can use it at other respective martial arts and self defence clubs.

It is strongly recommended that you purchase this insurance as soon as possible, so that you are covered by the insurance. However, you are not expected or obliged to purchase the insurance, or anything else until you are happy to continue your training after your free trial class.


Despite the extreme physical nature of the training, injuries are very rare. However, minor injuries do still occur. Please read the following very carefully:

By attending your free trial class, or any class thereafter, without the British Combat Association insurance cover in place, you assume full responsibility for any injury to yourself and/or other persons and/or damage to property and/or personal belongings, whether belonging to yourself, other students, Instructor/s, or that belonging to the hosting venue.

You agree to not hold the Instructor/s of the class, or other students responsible for any aforementioned injury and/or damage.

You accept that if paying for your insurance by cash at class, you will not be covered until the following day at the earliest, due to the class being outside of normal office hours, therefore the payment not being received and processed by the British Combat Association.

You accept that there could be a delay in activating your insurance policy, due to bank holidays etc. and agree to not hold the Instructor/s of the class, or other students responsible for any injury and/or damage not covered as a result of your insurance not yet being activated.

You agree to notify your Instructor/s of any pre-existing injuries and/or medical conditions at the start of each class (trial class and every class thereafter) and make it clear to your training partner/s, so that they are aware of the pre-existing injury and/or medical condition.

You agree to not take part in any training against the advice of a medical professional and if done so, you agree to not hold the Instructor/s of the class, or other students responsible for any exacerbation of, or any ill effect directly related to the pre-existing injury and/or medical condition.

In the rare event of injury and/or damage, you agree to notify your training partner and Instructor/s, providing all relevant information about the injury/damage, in order that the correct treatment can be administered or requested and/or steps can be made.

You also agree to not hold the Instructor/s of the class, or other students responsible for the wrong treatment or steps given, due to false or incomplete information given by yourself.

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