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 Book a Free Session in Benoni

Elite Defence Academy Benoni offers Krav Maga classes for adults of all ages, and teens from 13 years upward. Our Benoni Krav Maga club also provides a Kids Krav Maga class for boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 12 years of age.

Our Krav Maga training is safe, professional, and our classes are extremely beginner-friendly and supportive. 


About Rob Paynter

The instructor at EDA Benoni is Rob Paynter, who is also the Chief Instructor of Elite Defence Academy International.

Rob was one of Elite Defence Academy’s youngest Krav Maga instructors. He began training with the intention of simply learning a form of basic self-defence, but quickly realised that he had a natural aptitude for the movements and principles contained in the EDA Krav Maga Evolution system.

Devoting himself to training, he progressed rapidly, assisting with classes and learning as much as he could from a number of instructors. He underwent the EDA instructor course a decade ago, demonstrating a high level of ability as he equipped himself for the task of training students.  After progressing through the ranks, demonstrating advanced skill and insight, and having served as Elite Defence Academy's International Head Of Syllabus, Rob was awarded the role of International Chief Instructor for EDA in 2021.


Benoni Krav Maga Instructor Rob Paynter

“I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed anything this much,” says Rob. “I think Krav Maga, and self-defence generally, are vital life skills that everyone should have, and I want to share it with as many people as possible. It’s like learning how to swim, or do first aid – it’s a very good idea to have the skills handy if you need them.”

Rob conveys the principles and techniques he teaches with incredible insight and depth of understanding. His students readily testify to the difference his teaching has made in their lives, and he continues to build a loyal and enthusiastic following as demonstrates the power and simplicity of EDA Krav Maga Evolution.



Our members are a down to earth bunch from all walks of life, and we welcome men and women of all ages. 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.

Empower yourself to protect yourself and those you love by learning Krav Maga. Contact Rob today to book your free class.  


Benoni Krav Maga Class Schedule


Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Venue: 4th Benoni Scout Hall, 1 Hillard Avenue, Benoni.


Day: Fridays
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Venue: World of Wellness Centre, Corner Malcolm &, Davidson St, Rynfield, Benoni


Day: Fridays
Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm.

Day: Saturdays
Time: 9:00am to 10:00am.
Venue: World of Wellness Centre, Corner Malcolm &, Davidson St, Rynfield, Benoni


To visit class for a look-in session, it's best to book a date 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.

 To arrange a look-in class, please pop us a text or WhatsApp on 082 822 9695, and we'll respond promptly. (Please include your email address in your text or WhatsApp if possible.)


Benoni Krav Maga Class Dress Code

Wear casual clothing that you’d wear to gym or to go for 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 to class. Should you wish to, you can order additional shirts and other apparel at any stage, as well as official training pants, etc.


Like what you see? Join us – the process is simple:
We’ll send you the link to our membership form which you need to complete.  

Our member agreement form offers a choice of a  6-month and a 12-month membership, with fees paid monthly. At the end of your membership it will renew automatically unless you stipulate otherwise. Also, after your initial membership contact expires, should you need to cease training, you can do so with a month's written notice via email at any time.

Krav Maga Benoni Rate Card


Benoni Kids Krav Maga Classes

Rob teaches a Kids Krav Maga class in Benoni for boys and girls between the age of 5 and 12. Fun, safe, age-appropriate self-defence skills are taught to our members and we place an emphasis on safety, and responsibility.

Our Kids Krav classes teach kids important life skills, how to defend themselves while developing their core strength, agility and hand eye coordination.


Benoni Krav Maga Covid Protocols

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.


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

Krav Maga Instructor Rob Paynter Contact Details