Hi there, and welcome to Elite Defence Academy International.

I'm Des Brown, founder and chief instructor of EDA.
Elite Defence Academy International is the largest, most reputable, and fastest growing self defense and Krav Maga training organization in South Africa, and our system of Krav Maga has proven itself to be incredibly effective, in one of the most violent countries in the world.

I've been a student and teacher of the martial arts for 35 years, and I've been teaching Krav Maga in South Africa, and internationally, for 15 years now.  
With more than 50 certified instructors and clubs across South Africa and 6 other countries, we've proven our system to be one of the most effective self defense systems you'll ever come across. I'm here to tell you that you can learn it, too, as you master one of the world's most dynamic and effective systems of Krav Maga - one that works for everybody - and I'll show you how to do it easily, effectively, and intelligently. 
Over the years, we've trained members of elite military units, law enforcement agencies, and executive security teams - as well as thousands of men and women just like you.


The Elite Defence Academy approach is really unlike any other Krav Maga training system you’ve ever seen.




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 those techniques.


Come and train with me, and with my team of expert instructors – because when you join us, you’re going to be transformed from somebody who’s maybe just curious about Krav Maga (or perhaps someone who practices another martial art), to someone who easily masters genuinely powerful Krav Maga skills.

Lots of people out there have trained in Krav Maga, and other martial arts – but they don’t feel like they’re confident enough to apply what they’ve learned in real life.
I’ll take you step by step, teaching you simple ways to make Krav Maga easy and intuitive as you progress quickly through our system. I‘ll show you intelligent training techniques that will dramatically increase your speed, power, and real-life fighting skill.


You’ll get insider info on how I train my top instructors, and once I show you our super-easy training methods, you won’t believe how easy it is to master even advanced Krav Maga techniques.

On this website, you can get access to our entire Krav Maga system, in the comfort and convenience of your own home. My goal is to make it possible for you become more skilled and more confident than you ever would have thought was possible.

I’ll help you get past whatever’s been holding you back, so that you can succeed in your training – all while you’re forging a new life of freedom and safety for you and your loved ones.
I’ll lay it all on the table – I’ll show you every detail of my top-level training, because I want you to learn from me, and discover what’s taken me years of experience to develop. I want to share everything with you, so that you can learn faster, smarter, and easier.


Sure, there are a lot of Krav Maga classes and teachers out there, but when it comes to learning practical Krav Maga that is battle-tested and actually works in real life, there’s almost nobody to turn to – and that’s why Elite Defence Academy is different.

I’ll show you exactly how to easily learn and master the deeper skills of Krav Maga, and how to intelligently adapt our system to your unique strengths and aptitudes – instead of becoming just another “cookie-cutter” Krav Maga or martial arts practitioner. You’ll become more skilled than you ever dreamed possible.


At Elite Defence Academy International, when you join us, you become part of our family, and we’ve got your back. Let me show you just how easy learning Krav Maga can be, regardless of who you are or where you come from. I'd like to welcome you, equip you, and inspire you – so that you can master the most important Krav Maga skills, quickly and easily.

So, take that first step. JOIN US.
I'll welcome you personally, and I’d love to get to know you as you grow from strength to strength.

Welcome aboard!


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Are we really that different? What makes us so innovative? If you'd like some answers, here we go: