Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to wear?
A t-shirt, jogging bottoms or shorts and trainers is all you need to start with, but if attending the sessions at KLUK you need a pair of smooth-soled trainers kept ONLY for the mats.  If you attend regularly you  may like to wear an official PKMK T-shirt.

Do I need special equipment?
Not to start training, but if you train regularly then a gum sheild and groin guard are minimum equipment, with arm and shin guards and grappling gloves recommended. All other equipment is provided by PKMK.

Do we learn to defend against knives?
Yes PKMK teaches the complete Pure Krav Maga curriculum including defence against knives, sticks, bottles and guns.

Do I need a martial arts background to learn Pure Krav Maga?
No, although some find it an advantage. Pure Krav Maga is a system that is designed so that it is easy to learn, remember and execute, no matter what your previous experience.

Do I need to be super fit to train?
Absolutely NOT (your instructor isn’t super fit!). Pure Krav Maga lessons are not “beasting sessions” – they are designed to teach technique, reaction and effective self-defence. Sessions are intentionally relaxed and friendly. The lesson is for the benefit of the student – not the instructor – so each student sets their pace and fitness.

Do you teach private classes or small groups?
Yes, private classes are available – please contact PKMK for more information.

Is there anything else I should bring on the day?
A bottle of water (or other rehydrating fluid) is a must! Drinking water throughout the session is expected and encouraged. A towel to wipe your sweat off is also a good idea. An open mind and a willingness to benefit from the session is a good idea too because it’s your time you’re spending in the session.

Some of the photos look a bit intense: do I have to spar?
Nobody has to do anything they don’t want to do.  Building up confidence and ability, then testing it in a SAFE sparing session, is a good way to progress but no-one is forced to do anything, and no-one is judged.