Des Brown EDA Krav MagaEDA International is the largest, most reputable, and fastest growing self defense and Krav Maga training organization in South Africa. Our system of Krav Maga is highly effective, easy to learn, and suited to everyone - regardless of your existing fitness or experience level.

With more than 50 certified Krav Maga instructors and 30+ clubs across South Africa and 6 other countries (as well as online students in 15 additional countries), we offer professional coaching in one of the most effective self defense systems you'll ever come encounter.

We've been leading the way in Krav Maga instruction for more than 15 years now, and if you choose to train with us, you have peace of mind in knowing that we've earned a reputation for excellence at every level.


Krav Maga is a system of practical self defense and hand to hand combat that originated in Israel in the 1930's, and in the modern world, it has grown to be an enormously popular choice for folks simply seeking intelligent self defense training that has been proven to work (and doesn't require decades of practice to become proficient!).

Krav Maga isn't a sport. Many combat-styled sports and martial arts have a lot to offer, but they don't usually teach you what to do in a real-life crisis - for example, when confronted by a weapon, or facing multiple attackers, or severely disadvantaged in a crisis.
They also don't usually teach you how to use practical weapons for self defense, how to develop supernatural situational awareness and avoidance skills, or how to train your mind to turn fear into focus. 

Krav Maga offers you all of this, and a lot more.


For a start, learning Krav Maga will give you a very realistic sense of confidence. You'll understand the dynamics of criminal behavior, how to intuitively recognize and avoid bad situations, and how to deal decisively and powerfully with a situation where you have to physically defend yourself or your loved ones.

The great thing about Krav Maga is that you don't have to train for years to become decently skilled. So, you can train when you want, where you want - and at your own pace. Every single lesson we offer, every class or video, gives you one more layer of skill that you can instantly add to your knowledge and ability.

To put it simply, it's extremely user-friendly, and learning even the basics of Krav Maga will give you skills you may never have thought were possible. 


The short answer: YES.

The majority of our Krav Maga training clubs are in South Africa, with additional clubs or representative instructors in Australia, the US, Scotland, Kenya, Namibia, and Botswana. And, because we're growing in popularity and there is an increased demand for what we teach, we've had to find ways to reach out to folks who can't necessarily get to one of our clubs.

Online training is the answer.

Obviously, you can't learn everything online (and certain attributes like resilience training are best learned directly in an instructor-led environment), but you can learn a great deal. And you can definitely learn how to realistically and powerfully defend yourself in the face of a threat.

There are 2 ways you can learn Krav Maga right here with Elite Defence Academy International:

First, we have a number of topic-specific videos that can teach you skills related to a particular subject, and this is designed to save you time and give you exactly what you're looking for. No need for lengthy study: just purchase the video you want, and learn directly from that.

Or, secondly, you can study and practice our complete Krav Maga Beginner Level Syllabus (Yellow Belt and Orange Belt level) or Intermediate Level Syllabus (Green Belt level) by purchasing any of the three syllabus modules available on this site. These video bundles are designed to teach you Krav Maga systematically and progressively, exactly as you'd learn it in one of our clubs. 


Whether you're completely new to Krav Maga, or someone who is already well along in their journey, you'll find our training resources really user-friendly and helpful. Our video training material has been designed to enable easy, step-by-step learning that makes it truly easy to master techniques, and to get deep insight into the powerful principles behind the techniques you learn.

PERSONAL MENTOR: When you purchase one of our videos, or any of our Krav Maga Syllabus Module bundles, you get unlimited access to a personal mentor, where we'll communicate with you directly and help you every step of the way, as often as you like.

So, if you have questions, or need assistance with anything - from "what if" situations, to understanding technique nuances, or anything at all - you enjoy anytime access to highly skilled instructors who will help you out with pleasure.

Why do we do that? Quite simply, because we take great care and pride in ensuring that our system of Krav Maga is taught accurately and that you get the maximum benefit from learning it as well as you possibly can.


You're welcome to take a read through some of our blog articles if you'd like to, or browse our store to see what we offer.

Please consider subscribing to our mailing list - we never spam you, but we do send out a lot of free training resources, let you know about new videos, and let you know about events (especially the online ones) that we host from time to time.


If there's anything you'd like to know more about, please feel free to drop us a mail at des@eda-international.com and we'll be more than happy to answer any questions or help you out.

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Because we're based in South Africa, that makes sense - and for our overseas students, it means that you pay far less than you usually would for the same thing in your own country. The South African Rand is not a strong currency, with 16 Rands to 1 US Dollar on average. (So, when you see a video priced at R199 on our site, in reality, you'll only be billed for around US$12 on your card).

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