As a lifestyle business, our goal is to work with like-minded people toward their fitness/self-defence orientated training goals. We don't want to sell you stuff, we want an enduring beneficial coaching relationship. This means from the outset that you make an informed choice about whether to join. As a result, we wrote this page on membership highlighting the most common questions.
The real cost of training
The real cost of training is not financial. The real cost is the personal commitment and effort it takes to achieve your goal. Even with professional coaching, we can only work with the amount of effort and attendance you give us. Before you join we ask that you to carefully consider what your training goals are and choose a programme appropriate to that goal. You will also need to consider if your goal is realistic within the time frame you have set and the amount of training you are prepared to commit.
Define your training objective
When choosing your program you need to consider what you want to achieve and what 'sweat equity' you'll invest to achieve it. Having coached hundreds if not thousands of Kravists we know that the 2 major goals of most beginners have improved fitness and the ability to protect themselves against common street attacks. Analysing this amount of new students has shown us a number of consistent and repeatable patterns of performance from a large number of untrained and usually out of condition new students.
Just over 90% of new Krav Maga students achieve the following after 16 weeks of twice weekly training:
- Stop common street attacks
- Show significant measurable performance gains in power, speed and endurance
- Understand and demonstrate 'Tactical Awareness'
- Understand how to use the environment in a conflict situation
- Have effective striking and grappling skills against common attacks
- Stop common edged weapons attacks
- Able to perform all of the above whilst fatigued against a fully resisting attacker making unpredictable attacks during a 4 hr test
We know the vast majority of beginners want a significant, measurable improvement in fitness and the ability to protect themselves against common street attacks. We can deliver this to over 90% of our students within 16 weeks
We know what the most common goals are and how long it takes students to achieve them. This benchmark is the first logical training goal and the minimum commitment we ask for. It is the minimum period 90% of the population can achieve their goals training twice weekly. We wrote a specific accelerated programme for this called the Krav Maga Challenge
What if I cant commit to a minimum period
If there is a fixed external reason, moving away, limited employment contract, changing work commitments etc consider Pay As You Go training. It is more expensive but there is no tie-in and no commitment. You can stop at any time or upgrade to another training programme when circumstances allow.
If you are reluctant to commit for other reasons - 'don't know if you want to train for that long' etc. That's fine, but Krav Maga Bristol is probably not the place for you.
We have high expectations of students and expect your regular attendance and commitment to training. Inevitably you will be pushed hard mentally and physically. We have a proven track record based on these very same expectations. We know that if you are not committed you won't meet the first training goal. You'll be one of the 7% who don't achieve it. Today, you may not want or be ready for this commitment. That's fine, make the decision now and move on in a direction more aligned with your interests.
If you want to try the 2nd session, let us know we are always happy to help and won't pressurise you.
There is a £45 joining fee. We waive membership for annual memberships.
This covers 2 classes per week. There is a regular monthly payment than can be cancelled at any time. Please note we do not refund partial or unused months. *Class cost £6.41 per hour
This includes up to 5 classes per week. All Krav Maga classes, CrossFit classes and the fight class. Minimum period of training is 12 months. *Class cost £2.41 per hour
This includes 2x Krav Maga training sessions per week. Conditioning class NOT included. The minimum period of membership is 16 weeks. *Class cost is £5.48 per hour
2 family members, 1 x Krav Maga session per week. Conditioning class not included. Minimum membership 16 weeks.* Class cost is £6.04 per person
This includes 1 x krav maga class per week. Conditioning class not included. The minimum period of membership is 16 weeks. *Class cost is £7.44 per hour
*Class cost calculation
Monthly fee / average month (4.3weeks) /hours training per week
To join - select the programme most inline with your initial goals. Click on the link and complete your details.