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Elite Defence Academy Bedfordview and Elite Defence Academy Observatory (JHB) offers Krav Maga training for adults of all ages, and teens from 13 years upward. Our Krav Maga training is safe, professional, and our classes are extremely beginner-friendly and supportive. 

In addition to the adult class, our Bedfordview club offers a Kids Krav Maga class, which is safe and age-appropriate, designed for children from the ages of 6 to 12.

Please note: due to Covid-19 precautions, our Kids Krav Maga class has been temporarily suspended.


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The instructor at both clubs is Des Brown, who is the Founder of Elite Defence Academy International.

Des is a military veteran with 35 years of martial arts experience, and 15 years of teaching Krav Maga at a high level. Des is the founder of the EDA International group, which offers training within South Africa and in 7 other countries, as well as numerous other countries via our online video tutorial training system.

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"My vision for Elite Defence Academy International is to ensure, first and foremost,  that we're a home for people seeking intelligent self defense training in a friendly and supportive environment. We know that our system of Krav Maga has proven itself superbly over the years, and that it's practical and to the point - no politics, no egos, no stale traditions, and most importantly, no false claims.

It doesn't matter who you are - you're welcome to join us, and we treat everyone with care and respect. Above all, the purpose of Krav Maga should be to equip people to live peaceably, with greater confidence, and to work toward a better society and a better world for everyone.

The physical self defense skills are great - and absolutely necessary if you need to use them - but there's far more to Krav Maga than that. When you join us, you become part of a worldwide family of likeminded people who freely share their knowledge, their time, and their energy with you.

We would love to welcome you. All you have to do is to take that first step, and visit us." 

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Our members are women and men of all ages, from all walks of life, and we welcome everybody. You don't need to have any prior experience or be "in shape" at all - just come as you are, and we'll show you how easy it is to learn great skills, have fun, and gain confidence and ability as you do.

Learning Krav Maga is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, both for your own safety and peace of mind, and for the safety of your loved ones.


Krav Maga Schedule


Day / Time:
Kids Krav Maga: Wednesdays from 6pm to 6:45pm.

(PLEASE NOTE: Our Kids Krav class is temporarily suspended due to Covid-19 precautions and the current high rate of infection. We will advise as soon as the Kids class resumes.)

Adult Krav Maga: Wednesdays from 7pm to 8pm.
Venue: 1st Bedfordview Scout Hall, corner of Florence Ave & Disa Rd, Bedfordview.


Day / Time:
Adult Krav Maga: Mondays from 7:15pm to 8:15pm.
Venue: Observatory Sports Club, 59 Frederick St, Observatory.


To visit a club for a look-in session, it's best to book a session so that we can allocate time to personally showing you what we offer, answering any questions, and generally helping you feel at home. Our culture is extremely visitor-friendly and beginner-friendly, and all are welcome.

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Just dress casually, as you would to go to the gym or to take a walk. Loose, comfortable clothing is best, along with sneakers or similar footwear.
Should you decide to enrol with us, an official EDA Krav Maga T-Shirt must be purchased and worn. Should you wish to, you can order additional shirts and other apparel at any stage, as well as official training pants, etc.


If you like what you see and would like to join us, the procedure is simple:
We provide you with an enrolment form and member agreement form, which needs to be filled in, signed, and returned. 

Our member agreement form stipulates a 6-month membership, with fees paid monthly. At the end of the 6-month membership, your membership will be presumed to renew automatically unless you stipulate otherwise. Also, after the initial six months, should you need to cease training, you can do so with a month's written notice at anytime.

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Kids Krav Maga Classes in Bedfordview

Des teaches a Kids Krav Maga class in Bedfordview for kids between the age of 6 and 12. Fun, safe, age-appropriate self defence skills are taught to boys and girls with an emphasis on safety, camaraderie and responsibility.

Along with having huge amounts of fun, kids learn important life skills, how to defend themselves, develop core strength, agility and hand eye coordination.

Please note: Our Kids Krav Maga class has been temporarily suspended due to Covid-19 precautions.

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Covid-19 protocols for Krav Maga
At present, we are required by law to adhere to certain safety protocols, and we ensure that these are met. These include:

  • Wearing of masks during training. (We know, it sucks, but it won't be forever.)
  • Spray sanitizing of hands and shoes upon entry, and regular sanitizing of hands, forearms and equipment during training.
  • Social distancing - of course, you need to work with a partner, so we ask that you try to stay with the same partner week to week if possible, to prevent intermingling, and we also distance partner pairs from each other to reduce risk via proximity. 
  • Each member is required to fill in a quick online Covid-19 Health Declaration prior to attending each class (link is provided to members).
  • Anyone who is aware of any symptoms of illness (elevated temperature, cough, flu-type symptoms, etc) is asked to rather avoid class until they are certain that they do not pose a risk to others. (This may entail a member self-isolating for 2 weeks, or undergoing a Covid-19 test if they feel it is necessary.)

These measures may be revised or discarded as the governmental restriction status changes or as permission becomes available to do so.



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You're most welcome to contact us if you'd like more specific information. 

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