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Recommended Reading for Students of Krav Maga, Self Defence and the Martial Arts

Here are some of the books on our recommended reading list that we suggest to our students at the Bristol Titans Krav Maga Academy or anyone who is interested in the martial arts, self defence, fitness or combat psychology. Just click on the photo to be taken through to Amazon. This list will grow over time, I have over 300 books on the martial arts in my personal library and many hundreds of digital books, videos and dvds. I will list any of the really good ones here (eventually, when I’m not training or chasing the kids around), if you have any requests please do not be afraid to ask I am always happy to help – Jim

Complete Krav Maga: The Ultimate Guide to Over 230 Self-defense and Combative Techniques

The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers -Revised Edition


Womens Self Defence Bristol

Womens Self Defence

Krav Maga: Israels primary self defence system

Martial arts usually have traditional and historical roots with an aspect of spirituality thrown in. There are also rules, regulations and competitions. Krav Maga is different. Firstly, it’s not classed as a martial art. It’s an Israeli self-defence technique designed for the street. There are no sporting rules and there is no letting up until you are safely away or your attacker is incapacitated.

What makes Krav Maga a great choice for womens self defence?

Krav Maga was designed initially for the military, its still used by many military forces as its core hand to hand combat program. Imi Lichtenfield the creator of Krav Maga wanted his combat system to be taught to and used by civilians as well as military. Of course there are some differences between military and civilian Krav Maga. Civilians in the UK don’t carry firearms and they don’t wear body armour. However the principles of using fast aggressive counter attacks to allow you the time to escape or incapacitate your attacker are the same. We aren’t talking about looking flashy, or scoring points to win a medal. We’re talking about survival techniques used by some of the best counter terrorist units in the world. Techniques that you can use to defend yourself or your family.

Womens Self Defence at the Bristol Titans

At the Bristol Titans Krav Maga Academy we don’t offer completely womens only classes. Statistically women have a greater chance of being attacked by a male than a female and we believe that Krav Maga training should reflect real life where possible and so our classes are mixed. This gives the student the opportunity to train with people of all shapes and sizes, and to become accustomed to training with and alongside different genders.

Womens Only Krav Maga

Having trained thousands of people in Krav Maga, we do understand that people need to feel comfortable when training and so we offer Womens Only Krav Maga Workshops which are a great opportunity for the student to train alongside a womens only peer group which can act as a standalone training session, an update on previous skills or as a way to build confidence to joining our mixed class.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch and book a session with us today!