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Krav Maga Instructor, AJ Kearns, laying on ground defending himself against a mounted attacker.

Krav Maga

Krav Maga is a practical modern self defence system which is intuitive, effective and adaptable to the environment. Krav Maga teaches students to identify, overcome and escape attacks.

Students learn self defence, protection of others, defence from weapons and multiple attackers, as well as combat fitness, mindset and discipline. Krav Maga techniques do not rely on brute strength. This makes it an ideal self defence system for all ages, sizes and fitness levels.

Krav Maga focuses on neutralising the threat efficiently, using a combination of strikes, releases, takedowns and evasive movement. We use a variety of techniques however they centre around a set of principles and common movements. This ensures that we keep our defensive tools as simple as possible allowing us to access them in times of duress. As Imi Lichtenfeld creator of Krav Maga said  "Many problems, one solution".

Guardian Defence emphasises reality based training. We have a dedicated scenario room, designed to imitate real life situations, where students need to operate under adrenal stress.

Classes

  • Combative Grappling (KEF-IC Echo Module) April 2024
    Combative Grappling (KEF-IC Echo Module) April 2024
    Sat, Apr 27
    Apr 27, 2024, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Coburg North, 3/3 Joyce Ct, Coburg North VIC 3058, Australia
    Learn how to out-grapple an opponent when lives are at stake, rather than competition points, with the Combative Grappling system developed by Kinetic Fighting founder Paul Cale.
  • Night Safety Workshop 2024
    Night Safety Workshop 2024
    Fri, Jun 07
    Jun 07, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Guardian Defence, 3/3 Joyce Ct, Coburg North VIC 3058, Australia
    Learn how to keep safe when out at night.
  • Self-Protection Essentials (KEF-IC Alpha Module) June 24
    Self-Protection Essentials (KEF-IC Alpha Module) June 24
    Sat, Jun 15
    Jun 15, 2024, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    3/3 Joyce Ct, 3/3 Joyce Ct, Coburg North VIC 3058, Australia
    Self-Protection Essentials in this module (known as Alpha in the KEF–IC syllabus), you will cover the key aspects of surviving — and preventing — violent confrontation.
  • Survivability Blueprint (KEF-IC Bravo Module) June 24
    Survivability Blueprint (KEF-IC Bravo Module) June 24
    Sun, Jun 16
    Jun 16, 2024, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    Guardian Defence, 3/3 Joyce Ct, Coburg North VIC 3058, Australia
    Get the blueprint for training your Kinetic Fighting skills into the future: hone the fundamental techniques and tactics in this highly interactive and practical session.
  • End of Term 1 Celebration 2024
    End of Term 1 Celebration 2024
    Sun, Mar 24
    Mar 24, 2024, 1:15 PM – 3:15 PM
    BrewDog Pentridge, E-Division, 1 Champ St, Coburg VIC 3058, Australia
    Come and enjoy a meal in the courtyard
  • Weapon Response Framework (KEF-IC Delta Module) March 2024
    Weapon Response Framework (KEF-IC Delta Module) March 2024
    Sun, Mar 17
    Mar 17, 2024, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    Coburg North, 3/3 Joyce Ct, Coburg North VIC 3058, Australia
    Develop your Kinetic Fighting–Integrated Combat skill sets and overall defensive capability in this follow-up to the essential weapons-training course, the KEF–IC Charlie module.
  • Weapon Survival Essentials (KEF-IC Charlie Module) March 2024
    Weapon Survival Essentials (KEF-IC Charlie Module) March 2024
    Sat, Mar 16
    Mar 16, 2024, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Coburg North, 3/3 Joyce Ct, Coburg North VIC 3058, Australia
    Learn how to apply the principles of Kinetic Fighting–Integrated Combat to control your fear and protect against common street weapons.
  • Carer Protect Workshop  - Private Event Feb 2024
    Carer Protect Workshop  - Private Event Feb 2024
    Wed, Feb 14
    Feb 14, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM GMT+11
    Guardian Defence, 3/3 Joyce Ct, Coburg North VIC 3058, Australia
    Have you been invited to this event? Awesome! RSVP here.
  • Carer Protect Workshop  - Private Event
    Carer Protect Workshop  - Private Event
    Mon, Feb 12
    Feb 12, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM GMT+11
    Guardian Defence, 3/3 Joyce Ct, Coburg North VIC 3058, Australia
    Have you been invited to this event? Awesome! RSVP here.
  • Edged Weapon Defence Workshop
    Edged Weapon Defence Workshop
    Sat, Feb 10
    Feb 10, 2024, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT+11
    Guardian Defence, 3/3 Joyce Ct, Coburg North VIC 3058, Australia
    In this event, you will learn the techniques that will assist you in surviving a stabbing or slashing attack, as well as a static threat with a knife.
  • Survivability Blueprint (KEF-IC Bravo Module) Jan 24
    Survivability Blueprint (KEF-IC Bravo Module) Jan 24
    Sun, Jan 14
    Jan 14, 2024, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    Guardian Defence, 3/3 Joyce Ct, Coburg North VIC 3058, Australia
    Get the blueprint for training your Kinetic Fighting skills into the future: hone the fundamental techniques and tactics in this highly interactive and practical session.
  • Self-Protection Essentials (KEF-IC Alpha Module) Jan 24
    Self-Protection Essentials (KEF-IC Alpha Module) Jan 24
    Sat, Jan 13
    Jan 13, 2024, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    3/3 Joyce Ct, 3/3 Joyce Ct, Coburg North VIC 3058, Australia
    Self-Protection Essentials in this module (known as Alpha in the KEF–IC syllabus), you will cover the key aspects of surviving — and preventing — violent confrontation.
  • Survivability Blueprint (KEF-IC Bravo Module) Dec 23
    Survivability Blueprint (KEF-IC Bravo Module) Dec 23
    Sun, Dec 17
    Dec 17, 2023, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    Guardian Defence, 3/3 Joyce Ct, Coburg North VIC 3058, Australia
    Get the blueprint for training your Kinetic Fighting skills into the future: hone the fundamental techniques and tactics in this highly interactive and practical session.
  • Self-Protection Essentials (KEF-IC Alpha Module) Dec 23
    Self-Protection Essentials (KEF-IC Alpha Module) Dec 23
    Sat, Dec 16
    Dec 16, 2023, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    3/3 Joyce Ct, 3/3 Joyce Ct, Coburg North VIC 3058, Australia
    Self-Protection Essentials in this module (known as Alpha in the KEF–IC syllabus), you will cover the key aspects of surviving — and preventing — violent confrontation.
  • End of Year Celebration
    End of Year Celebration
    Sat, Dec 16
    Dec 16, 2023, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    BrewDog Pentridge, E-Division, 1 Champ St, Coburg VIC 3058, Australia
    Come and enjoy a beverage and meal in the courtyard. This is a family friendly venue.
  • Self-Defence Event for Teen Girls
    Self-Defence Event for Teen Girls
    Sun, Dec 10
    Dec 10, 2023, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    3/3 Joyce Ct, 3/3 Joyce Ct, Coburg North VIC 3058, Australia
    We all want our daughters to be safe as they navigate the world. This event is especially for them.
  • Combative Grappling (KEF-IC Echo Module) Nov 2023
    Combative Grappling (KEF-IC Echo Module) Nov 2023
    Sat, Nov 04
    Nov 04, 2023, 2:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Guardian Defence, 1 Joyce Ct, Coburg North VIC 3058, Australia
    Learn how to out-grapple an opponent when lives are at stake, rather than competition points, with the Combative Grappling system developed by Kinetic Fighting founder Paul Cale.
  • Night Safety Workshop 2023
    Night Safety Workshop 2023
    Fri, Sep 22
    Sep 22, 2023, 6:30 PM
    Guardian Defence, 3/3 Joyce Ct, Coburg North VIC 3058, Australia
    Learn how to keep safe when out at night.
Who's AJ Kearns?

Director of Guardian Defence, AJ heads up Guardian Krav Maga as Chief Instructor, using his many years of experience to guide and formulate the system and syllabus.

Starting out in the traditional styles of Taekwondo and Kobudo, his interest in Krav Maga began in 2002. He went on to become certified as an Advanced Civilian Krav Maga Instructor by Dr Itay Gil of Protect Krav Maga (former Chief Krav Maga Instructor of the Israeli counter terror and hostage rescue unit YAMAM) in 2006.

 

He has since gone on to be certified as Krav Maga Chief Instructor by Tactical Krav Maga, Krav Maga Practical Instructor by Roy Faiga, Wingate Institute (Israel), Youth Krav Maga Instructor by Lior Offenbach Combat Krav Maga. AJ is also a certified Instructor in Floro Fighting Systems certified by Raymond Floro, and Level 1 Instructor in Kinetic Fighting - Integrated Combat certified by Paul Cale (Former Australian Special Forces Sgt, Kinetic Fighting - Integrated Combat).

He is also currently serving with the Australian Army, Royal Australian Armoured Corps.

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