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Street Edge Krav Maga

United Martial Arts and Fitness Academy is an Israeli Special Forces Krav Maga Affiliated Centre – part of ISF Krav Maga Australasia.

Street Edge Krav Maga is Real World Self Protection Training; it is not a Combat Sport. It is Australia’s #1 Defensive Tactics program designed by Paul Johnstone.

Krav Maga provides defensive tactics for everyone providing a practical and no nonsense approach to self-defence. Krav Maga provides a mental edge with knowledge as your best
weapon and preparation as your best defence. The program is committed to building your confidence so you feel safer and more skilled in both your overall awareness and in self-protection techniques. Street Edge Krav Maga embodies the belief that to defend yourself you must be both physically and mentally strong and through correct and effective preparation you can learn to deal with the unexpected events that arise in real situations.

The Street Edge Krav Maga system is not about teaching you how to fight. It’s about teaching practical techniques to give you the best chance of survival in a number of situations. The training has been developed and the system built from real world experience not a theory of self-defence which gives it the superior street edge needed in our community today. The program teaches you to become proficient at hand -to-hand combat in the shortest time possible utilizing up-to-date self-defence innovations straight from the source.

These are not your run-of-the-mill martial arts classes: they offer a mixture of practical and effective skills for self-preservation in real-life situations. You will learn not only the physical skills, but the correct mental attitude that engrains the appropriate reflexive actions should the situation ever call for it.

The Street Edge Krav Maga program trains in the following scenarios:
• Armed and unarmed strategies
• Knife, gun and stick weapon defences
• Physical, verbal and passive resistance
• Multiple attackers
• Car Jacking
• Defensive tactics
• Crisis rehearsal
• Home invasion
• Road rage

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Krav Maga training is an integral part of the curriculum in all of the Israeli security forces and has also been integrated into many other special forces around the world.

Paul Johnstone, who designed the Street Edge Krav Maga training is the official Australian representative and only instructor to personally train and be qualified under Nir Maman to teach Israeli Special Forces Krav Maga. Paul has a depth of real world experience unrivalled making Street Edge Krav Maga Australia’s #1 Defensive Tactics program

Paul is a former Australian Federal Police (AFP) Federal Agent who served in Australia and on International deployment as a peace-keeper. During his decade of service with the AFP, Paul was assigned to a number of specialised teams including operational overseas service and as a member of a protective security intelligence team responsible for the protection of the Australian Prime Minister as well as other International Heads of Government and VIPS.

Paul has been formally commended by law enforcement organisations in the United Kingdom, Bosnia & Herzegovina, New Zealand, Solomon Islands and the People’s Republic of China for outstanding service to policing in operational police training, international fraud, war crime investigations, counter terrorism, and international peacemaking.

During his 23 years of military and law enforcement experience, he has had assignments in Counter Terrorism (CT) Intelligence, Protective Security Intelligence (PSI), Federal & International Investigations, High Risk Warrants, Operational Safety Training (OST), Learning & Development (L&D), Military Intelligence, Combat Medic, Instructor as well as roles in management and administration.

Paul is a graduate of the University of Technology Sydney, Han Lin University, Beijing China and the Australian Federal Police College. Paul has also been formally honoured as a Visiting Professor for a number of Police Colleges and Universities throughout the People’s Republic of China.

Paul is the recipient of an Australian Bravery Award and has received a number of citations and awards for his outstanding actions as a soldier, police officer and member of the community.

Paul is a certified law enforcement firearms and defensive tactics instructor, and possesses a wide variety of training in investigations and security contingency preparedness at both the state and federal levels. He is an accredited Master Firearms Instructor, as well as a former Firearm, Defensive Tactics and Officer Survival Instructor (Operational Safety Trainer) for the Australian Federal Police, New South Wales Police Service and he is a certified Officer in Charge/Range Safety Officer for the Kabul Military Training Centre (KMTC) in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Paul has dedicated the past 30 years to the martial arts and defensive tactics and has trained with several distinguished martial arts masters and defensive tactics subject matter experts. Hehas also received black belts in Karate and has been accredited as an instructor in Israeli Special Forces Krav Maga, Kapap (Israeli Combatives), SFC Combatives and Edged Weapons, and is the founder and chief instructor of Street-Edge Defensive Tactics.

Street Edge Krav Maga is therefore profoundly well designed and developed in the needs for real world self defence and draws on the success of its founder for depth of understanding and effectiveness. It is number one for that reason.
Come and train in the number one Self Defence program at UMF.

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