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martial arts & krav maga
defence classes

The Self Defence Academy
Air Pressure



(12-15 YRS)


Northwood School

Tue & Thur 

7:00 - 8:00 pm

Oxford High School

Mon & Wed  

7:00 - 8:00 pm

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Our Teens Krav Maga self defence classes are taught to the highest standard of the Krav Maga Global (KMG) syllabus. To find out more about KMG click here.


The martial arts training you will receive in the Self Defence Academy will give you an opportunity to learn valuable martial arts and self defence skills, lose weight, get fitter, stronger and more confident. Join us, make new friends and most importantly, have fun.


If you are interested in Private 1-2-1 classes click here.

For our Gallery click here​.


We are a non-judgemental and unbiased martial arts club, with great membership prices and professional instructors​You will train in a safe environment and in the association of like-minded friendly people, who love and practice all sorts of martial arts and self defence.


Check our members’ testimonials here.

To see our membership prices click here.

To book a trial class click here.

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At the Self Defence Academy your children will always be respected and treated nicely. In fact,

as a true martial arts and self defence school, we do not tolerate nor welcome individuals with

negative behaviour. We always promote friendly, ego free atmosphere, and we put special emphasis on respect towards women and children.


Check our membership prices here.


Come and join our popular Krav Maga self defence classes. You will be looked after by a great team of professional instructorsLearn martial arts in a very safe, ego free and friendly environment.

Whether you are a lady, man, or teen we have a class for you. You can take part in our group martial arts classes, or 1-2-1 private sessions, no matter if you are a beginner or a seasoned fighter. We are open to all beginners, intermediate and advanced martial arts and self defence practitioners.


To see our FAQ click here.

To book a trial class click here. 

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Self defence system such as Krav Maga is not difficult to learn because it is based on natural responses of us human beings. When you train some martial arts you will need flexibility and lots of strength. But when training Krav Maga self defence one doesn’t necessarily need those. Of course good flexibility and strength is a bonus, but it is not a necessity. 


To find out more about Krav Maga Gradings click here.


It is true that lots of martial arts schools and particularly Krav Maga self defence clubs offer training in handling weapons. Same applies to the Self Defence Academy. You will learn defences against a gun, knife, baseball bat, stone, bottle, etc. To check what other weapons we use click here.


While you train Krav Maga you will see that lots of self defence techniques are based on boxing skills. Boxing is therefore very much practiced in our martial arts and self defence classes. If you happen to have a pair of boxing gloves, bring them with you.


Another aspect of martial arts training is kicking. Legs are longer and stronger than our arms, and therefore practicing kicks is very common in our martial arts classes. Learning self defence and especially Krav Maga goes hand to hand with learning how to kick.


Because most of the street fighting goes to the ground, in our martial arts classes you will also learn ground fighting techniques found in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or Wrestling. Our professional instructors will be there to assist you grasp the most important moves of those great martial arts. 


For our Gallery click here​.

Check our membership prices here.

To book a trial class click here.

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A few words from the Founder


Hi everyone, I am Jack, the Founder of The Self Defence Academy. Thank you for visiting our website.

It is my ambition to help women, men and children to learn martial arts and self defence so that they can be safe while going about their day to day life.


Since my childhood I’ve been curious about different martial arts and self defence styles and if you are reading this page I believe we share the same interest. Martial arts have been around for centuries and the true goal of training martial arts has always been to use them for self defence. That way self defence and martial arts go always hand to hand together.


Check information about Krav Maga Gradings here.


In our Self Defence Academy we focus on a self defence system called Krav Maga (close combat in Hebrew). You can read more about Krav Maga here. Our Krav Maga martial arts and self defence classes take place in Oxford and Northwood and are taught by a team of skilled and friendly instructors. You will not only learn different self defence techniques, but you will also work on your fitness, flexibility and strength, as those go hand to hand with training of any true martial arts and self defence systems.


Want to give it a go? Check our membership prices here.

To book a trial class click here.

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