Krav Maga in Melkbosstrand

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Elite Defence Academy Melkbosstrand
offers Krav Maga training for teens and adults of all ages, as well as Kids Krav Maga for children. Our Krav Maga training is safe and professional, and our classes are extremely beginner-friendly and supportive.

We're based at Atlantic Beach Golf Estate in Melkbos, and we also offer onsite Krav Maga training across a number of primary and high schools, as well as to corporate groups across the Western Cape.

Private, one-on-one Krav Maga training is also offered.


The Krav Maga instructor at Melkbosstrand is Paul de Roubaix, who is an experienced, certified Krav Maga instructor under the auspices of Elite Defence Academy International.

Paul has been involved with several other martial arts and boxing over the years, and he brings these strengths and perspectives to his style of teaching the EDA Krav Maga syllabus in a way that is practical, easy to learn, and powerful.

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"Whoever you are, no matter your background or perceived limitations, I want to tell you that you can learn Krav Maga. The system we teach is simple and effective, and it's suitable for everyone.

It's also highly effective and has proven itself over many years - so what you're learning is the real deal. I want to encourage you to take that first step - give us a call or pop us a mail - and come and try out a free class. I promise you that we'll look after you, answer any questions you might have, and show you what we have to offer. Learning Krav Maga is an investment in your health, your well-being, and the safety of your loved ones."

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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 self-defence 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.



Adult Krav Maga: Tuesdays and Thursdays  6pm – 7pm
Kids Krav Maga: Thursdays  5pm - 6pm.


Atlantic Beach Golf Estate

Private Training

We offer private training to individuals and couples, at times which fall outside of regular class sessions, by arrangement.


On Saturday mornings, we offer group workshops and courses, including:

  • Anti-Hijack Course
  • Anti-Abduction Course
  • Rape Prevention Course
  • Gender-Based Violence Prevention Course


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Paul and Shareen de Roubaix are a dynamic couple who are passionate about equipping men and women of all ages for a safer and more confident life.

Paul, a certified Krav Maga instructor under the auspices of Elite Defence Academy International, runs and oversees the Melkbosstrand Krav Maga club. Shareen is a certified Kids Krav Maga trainer, and assists Paul with club activities, corporate workshops, and the EDA Kids Krav Maga program offered at Melbosstrand and in schools across the Western Cape.

For gender-specific training workshops, where a couple may be required, or a female audience may relate more comfortably to a female trainer, Shareen is not only highly skilled and experienced, but empathetic and approachable.


To visit a club 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 FREE trial class, please pop us a text or WhatsApp on 082 454 7636 or email and we'll respond promptly.


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 is supplied upon enrolment and payment of your registration fee. 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 before your first official class.

Our member agreement form stipulates a 12-month membership, with fees paid monthly, in advance. At the end of the 12-month membership, your membership will be presumed to renew automatically unless you stipulate otherwise. Also, after the initial twelve months, should you need to cease training, you can do so with 30 days' written notice at any time.



Our pricing table is just being updated and will be up on this page later today - please check back again shortly!



We offer small-group Krav Maga workshops every Saturday by arrangement. These are ideal for families, groups of friends, or colleagues, and in order for us to facilitate a workshop, a minimum booking of 10 people is required.

These Krav Maga workshops are an ideal way to get basic training in essential skills that are easy to learn in a once-off session, and which are designed to to ensure your safety and the safety of your loved ones. 

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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. (A temporary inconvenience, 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.


SCHOOLS: We offer personal safety and self defense training to schools across age groups.
The training can take the form of once-off workshops, or regular scheduled sessions that can be accommodated as an extramural or as part of a school's LO program.

The training is safe and age-appropriate, and is designed to build confidence, practical skill, and the ability to respond appropriately in any scenario, from a bullying situation to a social danger or criminal threat.

CORPORATES: We offer a wide range of workshops and regular session training to corporate clients. Our once-off workshops include topics like anti-hijacking, women's self defense, office and home personal safety, dealing with hostile or aggressive individuals, and more. 

We also offer weekly or monthly onsite staff training programs, where  participants are taught a wide range of skills, from crime awareness and avoidance to physical self defense, conflict management, self-confidence, and much more.

For information, or a free consultation on these options, please contact us directly.



You're most welcome to contact us if you'd like more specific info, to book a look-in session, or to request enrolment forms.

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