Who we are

IDF Training has quickly become known as THE home of authentic Krav Maga in Melbourne, Australia. We’ve created a one-of-a-kind gym with a great atmosphere, classes 6 days week and a range of different fighting styles and fitness options.

Krav Maga is our signature offering, and we run a full schedule of classes, private training, team building and workshops in Krav Maga as well as kickboxing and striking.

With a fully equipped strength and fitness gym, easy booking online and through our apps (iPhone and Android) and reliable customer support, we’re focused on providing the kind of gym we’d want to train in ourselves, and that everyone feels comfortable joining.

Our Instructors

Martin Shnier – Owner, Head Krav Maga Instructor, Ex-IDF Combat Soldier

Marty owns IDF Training as head instructor, which he took over in August 2018. He brings the knowledge and expertise of a number of krav maga systems to teach a form of krav which is efficient, effective, and suitable for those from beginners up to experts.

Marty is an ex-IDF combat soldier who has trained under Ron Engelman and Lior Offenbach, and despite being born and raised in Sydney, after he returned from service in Israel he made Melbourne his home, and joined IDF Training in 2016. His laid back attitude combined with his finessed technical abilities make him a great teacher who can work easily with students of all levels.

Michael Paz – Krav Maga Instructor, Ex-IDF Combat Soldier, Ex-IDF Certified Krav Maga Instructor

Michael takes a number of classes at IDF Training, and as well as being an ex-IDF combat soldier, was also an IDF-qualified krav maga instructor in Israel. Michael joined IDF Training as a student in 2016, and started teaching this year. On top of krav classes he also teaches Fit to Fight, our early morning class designed to really amp up your fitness levels to get your body into optimal condition for self-defence.

Michael is the youngest of our instructors, but don’t let this belie his exceptional expertise at krav maga or his ability to put you through a gruelling warm-up that gets the blood pumping. His experience learning to train IDF soldiers in Israel shows in his teaching style and ability to get the best from his students.

Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday: 06:30 – 07:30 then 11:00 – 20:00
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 08:00 – 12:30
Sunday: 13:00 -19:00

Children’s parties hosted Saturday afternoon (from 12:00), Sunday morning (until 13:00)

tour the gym

your new gym

105 Hawthorn Rd CAULFIELD

  • Matted area
  • Bag area
  • Boxing ring
  • Weights area
  • Gym equipment
  • and more!

Public Classes

We run a timetable of classes from Saturday to Thursday with 30+ classes in a variety of styles and skill levels.

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Private Training

Private Training

We provide private training in krav maga, where you can focus on what is important to you in your own training programme. You can learn one-on-one or in groups of 2-4 friends.

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Special Workshops

Short Courses & Workshops

We host short courses and workshops which run throughout the years.

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Custom Training

Custom Training

Whether it’s for a security group, school group, community event, corporate team building, we can tailor training to fit your needs.

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Train Hard, Fight Easy.