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Unleash The Champion Within By Becoming The Best Version Of Yourself

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About us: Our mission at Champions Krav Maga Academy is to empower each individual to unleash the champion within. We guide our members in becoming the best versions of themselves, enriching their lives on and off the mats through our specialised curriculum in Modern Krav Maga and integrated Mixed Martial Arts. Founded in 2022 by Australian Defence Force veteran Max McGregor, a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Krav Maga and Jiu-Jitsu, Champions Krav Maga Academy is the leading facility for Modern Krav Maga in Brisbane. Our curriculum focuses on real-world self-defence, specifically tailored for Adults and Teenagers. We offer results-driven training within an inclusive and community-focused environment. Find out more here

Values-Driven Krav Maga Training: Service, Results, Community, and Safety aren't just words; they are the core values that guide every aspect of life at Champions Krav Maga Academy. These principles shape each training session, interaction, and program, creating a safe, results-oriented environment. It's this ethos that has enabled us to build a community of like-minded individuals, all passionately focused on martial excellence and personal growth. Find out more here.

Veteran, Law Enforcement, and First Responder Friendly: We understand the mental and physical rigor that goes into serving and protecting our community. That’s why we offer specialised discounts to Veterans, Law Enforcement Personnel, and First Responders as a token of our appreciation. If you're in these roles, you will find not just a gym but a supportive community at Champions Krav Maga Academy. Find out more here.

Discover the Unique and Innovative SAFE Training Methodology at Champions Krav Maga Academy

Welcome to Champions Krav Maga Academy, where our innovative SAFE (Self Defence, Awareness, Fitness, Empowerment) training methodology sets us apart. Our unique approach is designed to provide comprehensive training in Modern Krav Maga and integrated Mixed Martial Arts, catering to both adults and teenagers. The SAFE methodology at Champions Krav Maga Academy is a comprehensive system, designed to prepare our members for real-world challenges. It encompasses practical self defence techniques, an expanded awareness that includes legal knowledge and conflict resolution, robust physical conditioning, and holistic personal empowerment. This approach ensures a well-rounded readiness for various scenarios, combining physical skills with mental and emotional resilience. 


  • Self Defence: The foundation of our training at Champions Krav Maga Academy is deeply embedded in Modern Krav Maga and integrated Mixed Martial Arts, meticulously tailored for both adults and teenagers. Our approach includes the Assess, Plan, Act Safety Model, focusing on practical self defence techniques covering anticipation, avoidance, and prevention, along with appropriate responses to a variety of threats. In the Assess phase, we educate our members to accurately evaluate their surroundings and potential threats, thereby enhancing their situational awareness. The Plan phase involves developing effective response tactics and determining the necessary level of force. Finally, in the Act phase, we focus on the precise and controlled execution of these strategies. This all-encompassing training endows our members with vital skills for their protection, fostering a profound sense of safety and security. Through learning a variety of strategic Krav Maga and Mixed Martial Arts techniques within this framework, our members gain confidence in their self defence abilities and become more adept at handling challenging situations with composure and skill. 

  • Awareness: We place a strong emphasis on educating our members about the legal aspects of self defence, ensuring they comprehend the ethical and legal boundaries of using physical force in various scenarios. Additionally, our training delves into the dynamics of violence, providing valuable insights into its causes and the most effective ways to handle or avoid such scenarios. We also equip our members with practical conflict resolution strategies, focusing on communication skills and non-violent methods for de-escalating aggressive situations. A crucial part of our awareness training is teaching our members to recognise the early signs of escalating aggression, enabling them to take preventive actions or prepare for self defence. This holistic approach not only arms our members with the skills to protect themselves but also fosters a comprehensive understanding of different situations where self defence might be necessary, thereby enhancing their overall safety and well-being. 

  • Fitness: Fitness is an integral part of our regimen at Champions Krav Maga Academy, influenced by both Krav Maga and Mixed Martial Arts. Focusing on enhancing strength, endurance, flexibility, and coordination, our fitness training not only improves self defence effectiveness but also aids in stress management. By fostering a physically active lifestyle, our members, both adults and teenagers, learn to manage stress better and maintain calmness under pressure. This well-rounded approach to fitness ensures our members are not only physically prepared for self defence situations but also mentally resilient. 

  • Empowerment: At Champions Krav Maga Academy, empowerment extends well beyond physical training. It’s about nurturing the confidence to confront a range of life’s challenges and cultivating physical, mental, and emotional resilience to effectively handle stress and adversity. Through engagement with Modern Krav Maga and Mixed Martial Arts, our members, both adults and teenagers, embark on a journey of personal growth. They develop skills to overcome challenges, set realistic goals, and achieve significant milestones. This process of empowerment doesn’t just build martial arts proficiency; it cultivates assertiveness and a strong sense of self, preparing members for various aspects of life. 


At Champions Krav Maga Academy, the SAFE training methodology embodies our commitment to providing a holistic training experience. It combines the practicality of Modern Krav Maga with the diverse techniques of Mixed Martial Arts, ensuring that every member, regardless of age or experience level, benefits from a well-rounded martial arts education. By focusing on Self Defence, Awareness, Fitness, and Empowerment, we empower our members not only to protect themselves but also to grow stronger, more confident, and resilient in all aspects of life. Join us to experience the transformative power of our SAFE training approach.


Our Krav Maga Classes in Brisbane Southside

At Champions Krav Maga Academy in Brisbane Southside, we offer Krav Maga classes for both adults and teenagers. Our tailored programs, including the unique SAFE approach for teens, ensure a comprehensive training experience in self defence and martial arts. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced practitioner, join us to embark on a journey of learning and empowerment.


Find out more about our Adult Krav Maga classes here and our Teen Krav Maga Classes here.


 Beginners Krav Maga Class 

Designed for those new to Krav Maga, this class lays the groundwork, covering foundational skills in self defence and basic techniques.

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 Krav Maga Fundamentals Class 

This class picks up where our beginner's class leaves off, providing a smooth transition into more advanced beginner techniques.


 Advanced Krav Maga Class 

This class is designed for seasoned Krav Maga practitioners seeking to push their skills to the pinnacle. The curriculum incorporates intense sparring sessions, advanced weapon defence, and cutting-edge self defence techniques.

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 Teen Krav Maga Class 

A dynamic and empowering training experience for teens aged 13-17, focusing on our SAFE (Self Defence, Awareness, Fitness, Empowerment) approach to nurture confidence, skills, and personal growth.


 Womens Krav Maga Class 

Our specialised Women's Krav Maga classes cater to women aged 13 and up, offering a unique and empowering experience for both teenagers and adults.

The Champions Approach to Modern Krav Maga   


At Champions Krav Maga Academy, we employ a unique, modern Krav Maga methodology built upon our proven 5 Pillar system, covering self defence, striking, clinch, Jiu-Jitsu, and weapons. This offers a robust and comprehensive training program that is designed for real-world application.  Our training is built on five core pillars that integrate to fortify our Modern Krav Maga approach:

  1. Self Defence: Modern Krav Maga techniques form the backbone of our self defence training, preparing you for real-world situations. This serves as the central, foundational pillar, laying the groundwork for all other pillars in our curriculum.

  2. Striking: Our curriculum in striking, inspired by Boxing and Muay Thai, focuses on enhancing your stand-up combat proficiency. You'll be trained in a variety of striking techniques, from foundational punches and kicks to more complex combinations and footwork. This element of our training hones your abilities in stand-up engagements, contributing significantly to your comprehensive self defence toolkit.

  3. Clinch: The Clinch component of our training immerses you in the intricacies of close-quarters combat. Integrating techniques from Muay Thai, Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, and Wrestling, this section covers essential grappling methods, takedowns, and control strategies. It's tailored to give you a tactical advantage in close-range confrontations, empowering you to neutralise threats effectively.

  4. Jiu-Jitsu: Our Jiu-Jitsu training combines elements of Japanese and Brazilian styles, along with Ninjitsu. Focusing on ground combat, this training equips you with crucial skills for ground control, submissions, and defences. This is a vital part of self defence, preparing you for situations where you need to manage ground-based confrontations confidently.

  5. Weapons: In our Weapons training pillar, you'll gain skills in defending against armed attackers. Utilising techniques from Krav Maga, Ninjitsu, and Filipino Martial Arts (FMA), this training is vital for contemporary self defence scenarios. You'll learn to recognise potential weapon threats, disarm attackers effectively, and use improvised weapons, significantly elevating your capability to handle armed confrontations.


These pillars collectively fortify the core principle of Self Defence, forging a holistic and effective Modern Krav Maga methodology.


Our 5 Pillar system is more than a set of techniques; it's a philosophy that shapes your journey in martial arts. Each pillar serves as a building block that enhances your ability to defend yourself and others effectively. As you advance through the curriculum, you'll also notice improvements in your physical fitness, mental toughness, and overall sense of well-being. This multi-dimensional training enriches your life on and off the mat, making you a more confident and capable individual. 


Why Choose CKMA?

At CKMA, we're more than just a gym; we're a community committed to elevating each other in and out of the training space, offering a second home where each member thrives.

  • CKMA - The Gym For Everyone: Inclusivity is in our DNA. We welcome members from all backgrounds and skill levels, with a singular focus: to guide each individual in becoming their best self through superior Krav Maga and mixed martial arts training.

  • Effective Self Defence Techniques: Learn real-world self defence skills. Our specialised Krav Maga curriculum equips you with the techniques to protect yourself and others effectively.

  • Comprehensive Fitness Training: Beyond self defence, our training regimen includes rigorous fitness drills that improve your stamina, strength, and agility.

  • Personal Transformation: Witness a positive change in your mental and physical well-being. Our holistic approach nurtures discipline, confidence, and resilience.

  • Structured Curriculum: Our class structure, offering Adult Beginners, Fundamentals, and Advanced levels, as well as specialised Teen Krav Maga Classes, ensures a comprehensive pathway for all ages. This approach allows members to systematically develop skills, enhancing their self-defence abilities and overall martial arts proficiency, tailored to suit each individual's journey in Krav Maga.

  • Proven Results: Our commitment to quality training has yielded visible improvements in our members' fitness levels and self defence skills, validating our approach and methods.

  • Flexible Class Timings: Our class schedules are crafted to accommodate the busy lifestyle of Brisbane residents, ensuring you can easily find a time to train. View our Timetable here.


Hear From Our Members - Testimonials

At Champions Krav Maga Academy, our members' experiences speak for themselves. Here's what they have to say:

Join our growing community and experience the Champions Krav Maga difference for yourself.

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