Truekrav is an independent studio that provides true combat training. Members receive physical and psychological coaching to support our primary objective: training you to survive an attack by a criminal or terrorist. Truekrav is a community of like-minded individuals. Training starts with the right attitude and requires complete commitment to the task at hand. Because the end result of failure during a real attack is severe injury or death, we take our training seriously. That said, nobody at Truekrav pretends it’s anything it’s not. Training is not a sport. Gym-specific fitness means little. Surviving and adapting when things do not go your way in combat is everything. Truekrav exists to support this outcome.
WHAT WE DO
We provide like-minded individuals with a location and opportunity to prepare intelligently and effectively for an attack in reality. We provide unarmed training that deals with hand to hand situations, knife stabs and slashes, being held at knife- or gunpoint, handgun disarms, rifle disarms and disarming of an attacker who uses a baton, bat, stick, club, screwdriver, bottle etc. We cover rape-defence and hijacking as well as kidnapping and hostage situations. We believe that failing to prepare is preparing to fail and we therefore also coach members to be able to use a firearm effectively under pressure. We are constantly practising, troubleshooting, learning, improving and refining, and this is a process that all our members share in. When you train with us, you train what we train. You are free to ask questions or request to see proof of ability at any time. We learn by doing and we offer you what we know. It’s as simple as that.
WHAT WE DON’T DO
We do not follow a ‘master’ or Krav Maga organisation. We do not discourage common sense. We do not promise you magic and we do not make you bulletproof. We don’t award belts or move you up skill levels. In real life you either survive or you don’t, and no belt or certificate can ever guarantee survival – only applied skill under pressure can give you a fighting chance. We don’t train you to deadlift 200kg or be a better runner or snatch your body weight. We don’t train anyone specifically to get fit, break their PB at Crossfit or lose weight. That said, no one who trains with us regularly has ever become weaker, slower, softer or less fit. We don’t treat training as a competition. It’s about survival.
PRIVATE, NOT CLOSED
Truekrav is exclusive. We exclude. But this exclusion is not based on elitism, ego, race, gender or social status. All members complete a trial session and are then invited to join. We offer membership to like-minded individuals who help create the training environment we prefer. It’s difficult to improve when training alongside people who don’t take their training seriously and who are not self-motivated. Therefore we reserve the right to exclude certain individuals from our group.
TRAINING AT TRUEKRAV
Everything taught at Truekrav is carefully assessed as appropriate and effective (or not) according to the principles of combat that we believe in. One size does not fit all, so the training must be adaptable. Our facility is custom-built to our purposes. This is where we train to become better at what we do, from unarmed combat training to combat shooting. Everything in our facility is there for a reason, to improve technique and to get us into a physical condition that allows us to perform to the best of our ability.