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Adult's Krav Maga self-defence Bristol

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Adult's Krav Maga self-defence Bristol

Group Training. Life-Changing.

StandStrong in the knowledge of your strength; physically and mentally.

All Fitness Levels

StandStrong is designed to make you feel as comfortable as possible as we know sometimes it can feel daunting starting something new.  Our team helps members transform their lifestyle physically and mentally while encouraging community growth and a no-ego attitude.

Expert Coaches

Our coaches have over 20 years of experience working within Krav Maga, and self defence. We constantly strive to be better by regular feedback and attending training courses.

Friendly Support

Our growing StandStrong community is all about having fun and getting fit. StandStrong offers you a conscious free environment and is a great place to make friends and focus on achieving your health and fitness goals.

We are here to help you transform your life through Krav Maga training in Bristol. If you invest completely in you and your experience, you will notice big changes to your life. Huge improvements in your fitness, confidence and overall wellbeing in day to day life.

The Krav Maga system offers a great variety of training so you can expand your self defence knowledge, alongside your confidence and mindset. Remember telling yourself you aren’t good enough? Well, we will show you are, and so much more! We will help you unleash your most powerful self yet!



Across our Krav Maga technical programme you will learn how to recognise violent or threatening behaviour,  how to avoid confrontational situations, and how to stay strong  and de-escalate uncomfortable situations, alongside how to defend yourself if you find yourself facing violent attacks.

You will gain valuable skills to keep safe and develop technical knowledge in the following areas;

  • Stand up attacks and threat
  • Fighting on the ground
  • Defending against armed attackers
  • Defending against multiple attackers
  • Understanding the UK law in regards to self defence


The Krav Maga striking programme has been developed to compliment our main Krav Maga technical programme to help you build up your combat skills required to support your technical self defence training. The programme helps you really hone in on the fundamental striking skills required to stay stafe.

The striking classes cover kickboxing, boxing, and Muay Thai style striking and techniques, combined with less orthodox strikes such as headbutts and groin strikes- which are illegal in sport, but can have a place in self defence in keeping us safe.

The programme offers you pad drills, alongside live training drills to help you really embed your knowledge and learn to apply it effectively.

On top of the all that, you will also :

  • Improve your fitness
  • Create a strong mindset
  • Build up your confidence
  • Help you relieve stress
  • Have fun
  • Build resilience
  • Set boundaries

Our culture

We have a great community of strong, kind and supportive coaches and members. We are not here to tear you down. We are here to build you up to your full potential and help you to StandStrong in life.


Want to give Krav Maga a go?

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Mixed adult Krav Maga classes


Krav Maga Technical

19:30 – 20:30

Krav Maga Striking

18:30 – 19:30


Krav Maga Technical

19:30 – 20:30


Krav Maga Striking

19:45- 20:45


Krav Maga Technical

11:00- 12:00

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Results focused coaches

Meet Hannah…

The truth is that up until 2017, my life looked very different. I was an anxious, depressed human with little to no self-worth. As far as I was concerned, I was not good enough and would never amount to anything. I battled with eating disorders and disordered eating, and at times wondered why I was even on this earth.  Then my life changed!

I had been training in Krav for 7 years at the time. Even during classes, I was afraid of being pulled up to the front of the class for demonstration as the negative self-talk would be constant – “you are not good enough”, “You are a fraud.” Yet somehow, in 2017, I found myself on the General Instructor Course under KMG UK.

Whilst I was doing my Krav Maga instructor course, the head instructor said to me, “you would go further if you didn’t live in your head so much”. These words stung. They stuck, and they forced me to make changes. Uncomfortable changes. Difficult changes. Painful changes. BUT changes that would take my life in a completely new direction.

I started to challenge my old story of who I was and what I was capable of. I began to unpick who I thought I was and my place in the world, and over time a stronger, more confident, more powerful version of myself emerged.

My love for training grew, and I expanded my knowledge into kettlebells and strength training under StrongFirst and became a level 3 personal trainer and nutrition coach.

I now take my experiences and use them to help people in similar situations to me. I champion the underdog, and I know change is possible with hard work and determination. I love people and hate seeing people suffer, so I created a space where people from all walks of life could come and train as equals, free from judgment or expectations on who they should be. To create a space where they could grow and fulfil their true potential.

StandStrong academy is here to support healing, promote growth and guide the transformation from within – we are here to unite and create a better future for ourselves.

Peace out

Hannah xx

Hannah Clay Self Defence Coach
Hannah Clay Self Defence Coach

Meet Sam…

I started Krav Maga in Bristol back in 2013 and I have never looked back. It has helped me develop my self belief and over come my past experiences with bullying. It has shown me that my past experiences don’t define me, and I am capable of anything I set my mind towards.

I now love to give back to those that come and train with us.

I am the Head Coach for the under 16 programme and Krav Maga programme within StandStrong.

Alongside the Krav Maga, I have experience in VIP and Close party protection, physical intervention and conflict management training.

I love what we do here at StandStrong – we have created a special community. It really is Bristol most supportive self defence academy.

I want to sign up.

What do I need to do?

STEP 1: book an UNLIMITED 7 day pass for £14.99

STEP 2: sign the health and safety forms sent electronically

STEP 3: attend your first session 15 minutes before starting so you get to meet the coach and have a tour around the facilities

STEP 5: get ready to sweat and enjoy the Krav session

  • Set your goals and track your progress

  • Contact your coach for support

  • Tip sheets and training videos

  • Nutrition plans to achieve your goals

  • Easy booking and cancellation