We are the home of authentic
Krav Maga in Melbourne.
We built the gym we wanted to train in. We’re confident you will too.
It’s pretty simple, really. IDF Training started small. But from the beginning we’ve had a big vision to become one of the best self-defence and martial arts gyms out there and what mattered most was that we built a place that we would want to train in.
What does that mean?
1Great atmosphere, quality equipment and a clean, safe place to train. This is not another dirty, run-down, semi-scary boxing gym. This is not another trendy, hybrid fitness gym riding the martial arts hype. This is a solid, dependable, people’s gym. For real people who wear deodorant and aren’t on steroids.
2A range of different fighting styles and fitness options, which we are constantly adding to. Krav Maga, Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Muay Thai (Thai Kickboxing). We’re committed to keeping an open mind and allowing our centre to become a real place of varied wisdom. Part of our vision is that our gym will never become blinded by narrow-minded devotion to one particular way. Krav Maga is the backbone of our timetable, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to learn from all the other types of training we have to offer.
3Extensive timetable. We have 30+ classes every single week. We add new classes based on demand and feedback from clients. If you really want us to add a class, bring someone special from overseas to do a one-off workshop, or get us to start opening up before dawn, you just have to ask. Ask, and hope that enough people want what you want. Cause if they do, it’s on, baby!
4We make it as easy as possible for you to get in the door and on the mat to one of our classes. We also provide a fully equipped, top quality gym that you get access to with a membership or can use casually at a time that suits you. We don’t believe in long-term contracts that lock you into something that doesn’t suit you. We provide as many options as we possibly can to suit different needs. We’d be stupid not to make it easy to pay – eftpos, direct deposit and cash are all welcome, and you can even buy straight off this website. Easy!
5Great prices, no secret contracts. Our prices are competitive and they make sure that we can continue to provide a high quality gym experience. We keep everything simple, because it should be. There are no hidden costs, secret, fine print annual fees, building levies, secret handshakes. Our prices are public and published on our website.
6Customer service. An overused term for being a decent human being when interacting with other human beings. But it’s what we are all about. Forget everything you know or have experienced at other gyms. Especially martial arts gyms. Forget about ego, about power trips, about dodgy sensei’s with suspect motives. That all belongs in terrible movies from the 80’s. It is our business to provide a completely egomaniac free zone and to be clear, direct and helpful when you come to us for info or with feedback.
7Connections. We’ve made it our business to make friends with people who are good at what they do. There is not much value in being the best gym out there if we exist in a vacuum. It’s all about learning, about adding more value, more learning, more wisdom to your experience. With friends like these - Krav Maga Alliance, Nemesis Fight Team (MMA and Muay Thai), Peter De Been Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) - it’s easier to walk down a dark alley at night, too.
8Vision. We’re always thinking ahead, one step ahead, imagining just how great an experience we can offer. Three years ago, we couldn’t have imagined this place. And we know that what we want to be in a year is something so great we can’t even imagine it today. Through this process of constant improvement, we invite you to join in, because our vision’s only great if it’s working for our clients too.
Here is everything you could possibly want to know before walking in the door.
What is Krav Maga?
Krav Maga, the Israeli Special Forces close-quarters combat system, is self-defence at its most practical. We don’t train to compete, we train to survive! Krav Maga is unlike any traditional martial art. It combines several of them, drawing from the most effective and straightforward parts of what each one offers, turning it into probably the most effective self-defence system there is.
Why not just Krav Maga, then?
Krav Maga is so effective is because it has taken only what works quickly and effectively from many different fighting styles. Each of these fighting styles emphasizes a particular way of using the human body and has its own unique perspective. Human beings vary, their bodies vary, and we are all attracted to the style(s) that feel natural to our bodies, our temperament and our outlook on life.
However there is great benefit in learning to see from a different perspective – down on the ground in BJJ, tapping into the power stored in the legs through Muay Thai or learning to duck and weave and throw a proper punch in the boxing ring.
That’s why we run all sorts of top quality classes, an ever-growing range of wisdom, from all the different traditions. To give you the edge when it comes to access to ideas that work for you. This variety has also created a unique, fun and interesting training atmosphere, that actively challenges the idea that there is ever only one right way. Which, we believe, is the essence of Krav Maga. Take what works and forget the rest.
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People come to us because we are the home of authentic Krav Maga in Melbourne.
They stay because …
While we continue to grow, the one thing that will stay the same is that we are listening, we are watching and we are building, from the ground up, a place that you will love to train in.
What matters most to us: the people who actually train here. Our clients are our investors and we have made their experience in the gym our number one priority. We’ve worked hard to find great trainers in all different martial arts and fighting styles who love what they do and love to improve their skills and knowledge.
We’ve cut out the crap and make sure we are providing you with nothing but a quality experience. We really love running this place, and we’re confident you’ll love training here.
We’re the best damn self-defence and martial arts gym around; a gym built by real people, for people who just want to train.
IDF Training - The home of authentic Krav Maga is located in Caulfield and serves all of Melbourne Victoria. We are available for workshops Australia wide. Our martial arts and self defence gym holds workshops and events throughout Melbourne including northern, southern, eastern and western suburbs. Some of the suburbs where we have held martial arts and fitness workshops and demonstrations include: Bundoora, Greensborough, Heidelberg, Ivanhoe, Preston, Reservoir, Balwyn, Kew, Box Hill, Mont Albert, Camberwell, Ringwood, Doncaster, Templestowe, Keilor, Sunshine, Werribee, Deer Park, Williamstown, Frankston, Altona, Mornington, Pakenham, Cranbourne, Narre Warren, Dandenong, Heidelberg, Lilydale, Ringwood, St. Kilda, Richmond, Moorabbin, Glen Waverley, Glen Grove, Toorak, Lilydale, Point Cook and Geelong.