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About Us: Unleash the Champion Within at Brisbane's Premier Modern Krav Maga Academy

The Best Place To Learn Krav Maga Brisbane 

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. 

Established on September 12, 2022, by Max McGregor — an Australian Defence Force veteran and a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Gendai-Ryu Krav Maga and Jiu-Jitsu and Dennis Survival Ju-Jitsu — Champions Krav Maga Academy is Brisbane's premier destination for Modern Krav Maga training. With an unyielding focus on real-world self defence, our adult-centered curriculum is engineered to fortify you against life's unpredictable challenges and threats. We deliver unparalleled value through our results-oriented training, within a community-focused, inclusive environment, offering a welcoming and friendly space for all members.  

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Our Affiliations and Approach 

We are a proud affiliate of Gendai-Ryu Krav Maga & Jiu-Jitsu. 'Gendai-Ryu' translates to 'Modern System,' reflecting its multidisciplinary mixed martial arts fusion. This system sets the benchmark for an effective and well-rounded approach to Modern Krav Maga, offering unparalleled expertise in self defence and martial arts mastery. 

The Expert Behind Gendai-Ryu  

Led by Dr. Gavriel Schneider — an 8th Degree Black Belt and Australia's leading self defence expert with a PhD in defensive tactics training methodology — Gendai-Ryu Krav Maga and Jiu-Jitsu is the pinnacle of Krav Maga in Australia, offering unrivaled, real-world self defence and martial arts expertise.  


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. 

Ready to Unleash the Champion Within? Join Champions Krav Maga Academy today and embark on your journey to self-mastery. 

Our Values

At Champions Krav Maga Academy, our core values of Service, Results, Community, and Safety are the guiding principles that shape our training environment and member experience. We are dedicated to providing top-notch service and delivering proven results through our specialised Modern Krav Maga curriculum. Our focus on community creates a supportive and inclusive environment where each member thrives. Safety remains paramount, ensuring that our self defence training is both effective and secure.

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Meet Our Expert Team

At Champions Krav Maga Academy, we're not just instructors; we're catalysts for change. Led by Max McGregor, an Australian Defence Force veteran with a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Gendai-Ryu Krav Maga and Jiu-Jitsu, our team is composed of highly-qualified professionals dedicated to your growth and safety. With a curriculum shaped by years of real-world experience and cutting-edge techniques, our team is here to guide you in becoming the best version of yourself—both on the mats and in life.

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What is Krav Maga

Krav Maga, Hebrew for "contact combat," is a versatile self defence system initially designed for the Israeli Defence Force. Unlike traditional martial arts, Krav Maga prepares you for real-world scenarios, including armed and multiple attackers. Built on practical principles and adaptability, it's a system focused on efficient and effective solutions for various violent encounters. Originating from Imi Lichtenfeld, its philosophy champions the right to walk in peace. Ideal for military, law enforcement, and civilians, Krav Maga equips you to navigate life's unpredictable threats.

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Krav Maga For Veterans

Champions Krav Maga Academy proudly extends its specialised Modern Krav Maga training to veterans. Our tailored curriculum aligns with the unique needs and experiences of military veterans, focusing on practical self defence, mental resilience, and physical fitness. We offer an empowering and supportive community that understands the value of disciplined training and camaraderie.

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Krav Maga Law Enforcement Training

Champions Krav Maga Academy is the go-to training ground for law enforcement personnel in Brisbane. Our curriculum is meticulously designed to equip officers with effective real-world self defence techniques, stress management skills, and fitness training, tailored to the high-risk situations they face daily. Our training is not only a physical regimen but a comprehensive preparation for the mental and tactical challenges of modern policing.

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Krav Maga For First Responders

Champions Krav Maga Academy offers specialised training specifically for first responders in Brisbane. Our courses focus on the real-world skills you need for personal safety, effective response, and resilience under pressure. With our proven Modern Krav Maga techniques, we prepare you to confront the physical and mental challenges inherent in life-saving roles.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our FAQ page is designed to provide clear, authoritative answers to common questions you may have about training at Champions Krav Maga Academy in Brisbane. From membership details and our class schedule to safety protocols and gear requirements, we've covered the essentials to prepare you for your journey in Modern Krav Maga and integrated Mixed Martial Arts.

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CKMA Code of Conduct

At Champions Krav Maga Academy, we uphold a strict code of conduct to ensure a safe, respectful, and enriching training environment for all our members. Our code encompasses guidelines on etiquette, respect, safety, and mutual support, fortifying the integrity and community spirit that defines our academy.

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Krav Maga Blog

Stay updated with the latest trends, techniques, and insights in the world of Modern Krav Maga and integrated Mixed Martial Arts through our Krav Maga Blog. We offer actionable advice, expert opinions, and practical knowledge, all aimed at sharpening your skills and deepening your understanding of self-defence and martial arts.

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