Train in UC with the Urban Combatives Study Group Birkenhead
Welcome to Krav Maga Merseyside & the Urban Combatives study group Birkenhead
The first Krav Maga club on Merseyside. Established 2011 & the only Urban Combatives study group in Birkenhead.
We practice authentic IKI Israeli Krav Maga, the most effective form of self-defence in the world. Unlike any other Krav Maga, IKI is continually evolving and our techniques are continually reviewed for effectiveness based on real-time exposure to hostility towards civilian IKI members and also those that are security or military personnel in Israel and other parts of the world. Krav Maga is Hebrew and means ‘Contact Combat’. Krav Maga was developed to be a simple yet brutally effective fighting and self-defence method, derived from the most effective techniques available in boxing, wrestling, judo and karate. Krav Maga Merseyside recognises that to stay true to the concept originally taught, we must keep the moves simple and easy to learn. Just like it was taught to the IDF (Israeli Defence Force). On average new soldiers,(male and female) were given a 21 hour Krav Maga immersion programme to prepare them for battle and CQB, (Close Quarter Combat) if necessary. Krav Maga is taught to many Special Forces and Security professionals around the world because of its simplicity and because it is devastatingly effective. Fortunately, Krav Maga is now available to civilians. Your instructor Tony Preston has trained extensively in Israel and the West Bank. Tony is the highest ranked IKI Krav Maga instructor in the United Kingdom and was awarded 2nd Dan in Krav Maga during training in Israel. Tony is also the only Black belt in Israeli Kick Boxing in the UK. He is one of a few elite instructors to be honoured to have trained with the legendary Geoff Thompson and holds the rank of 2nd Dan in Geoff Thompson’s Real Combat System.
Tony is currently training on the Urban Combatives instructor course with Lee Morrison and is making frequent trips to Frankfurt in Germany to attend training at the UC HQ. Uran Combatives is a natural progression from Geoff Thompsons Real Combat System and is a perfect partner for the Krav Maga training. The UK is different to the streets of Israel therefore we need to train differently for our environment and also our potential aggressors.
Do I need experience?
The simple answer is no, anyone can train Krav Maga. Our classes are open to anyone,aged 18+, male or female, regardless of experience or physical ability who are interested in real self-defence.
So can I get graded in Krav Maga?
Yes, of course, our IKI grading syllabus is sanctioned by the IKI HQ in Israel.
If you train regularly and put in the work you can progress through to black belt. Below is the belt progression in IKI Krav Maga
Where is it located?
Krav Maga Merseyside is located 578 Old Chester Road, Rock Ferry, Wirral. CH42 4PF
The location has street parking and is easily reached by public transport, with buses and trains nearby.
MONDAY 7 – 9 PM
WEDNESDAY 7 – 9 PM
Is it expensive to train?
For anyone wanting to try Krav Maga and Urban Combatives your first lesson is FREE, if you like the training and the club you can apply to join.
Joining fee of £60
Training fee is £60 per callender month
Tony Preston is an IKI Krav Maga Black Belt having trained extensively in Israel and the West Bank.