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Street Defensive Tactics – Krav Maga Adelaide


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Intro Program Intake

For those of you thinking about taking up Krav Maga come along to our next Intro Program intake which starts in the first week (or second week if you can’t make that) of each calendar month. 8 lessons for $80. The Program runs on Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30pm or Saturdays at 10am for one hour at our school conveniently located in the Adelaide CBD. Choose to come along on any of those days ideally twice a week. We’ll give a basic introduction to Krav Maga and you’ll get to see the main class run in parallel.

Give us a call or just come along about 15 minutes before class in the first or second week of the month. See you there.



We are Australia’s first full time Krav Maga school, are one of the leading self defence school’s in Australia (yes Australia) and we are in Adelaide. All our senior instructors are either current serving or ex military, police, correctional services or security personnel, all with at least 25 years martial arts experience and all have black belts in other systems as well as being Krav Maga instructors. Few in Australia and no one in Adelaide can match that level of expertise.

While we specialise in teaching self defence to individuals, we also cater for those needing defensive tactics skills in a professional or work context. The standard techniques taught in self defence systems are generally not suited for use in such settings where there are strict regulations or codes of conduct on the use of force, where civilians or members of the public may be present as well as the ever present security cameras and smart phone video cameras.

  • Because we are about choosing the smartest option in response to any threat situation given who we are – not one dictated by our peers, our ego, the current martial arts fashion or by those who say we must have ‘attitude’ and deal out justice to anyone who threatens us.
  • Because those who attack others in the street target victims who are not as strong, are unarmed and/or are outnumbered. In order to survive we must outsmart, not just outfight our attackers.
  • Because every confrontation is different and as luck would have it almost always different to whatever we have practiced in training. We must think and adapt, fast and under pressure.
  • Because talking our way out or walking our way out of a confrontation is much smarter than fighting our way out.
  • Because the real challenge of a street confrontation is more psychological than it is physical.
  • Because we don’t care about being the ‘best’, only being the best that we as individuals can be.
  • Because we choose to be different where it makes sense and not follow the herd.
  • Because we choose to think for ourselves and encourage others to do likewise.

Training ordinary people for extraordinary circumstances

Blitz Magazine Front Cover

Graham Kuerschner is the Head Instructor of SDT has over 50 years continuous experience in self defence and the martial arts and in that time has attained instructor status across seven systems and won titles in judo, Eskrima and kickboxing. As one of Australia’s leading experts on self defence he is regularly approached by the print and electronic media for commentary on the subject. Graham has been called upon to be a police or legal expert witness in a number of serious legal cases before Supreme Courts. He has also been a Contributing Editor to Blitz, Australia’s national martial arts magazine for the past 17 years and has a regular column, the “Tactical Approach” in each monthly issue.

He is a past Director for Krav Maga Global (KMG) in Australia and New Zealand being instrumental in introducing and establishing Krav Maga in Australia. In collaboration with Eyal Yanilov, Chief Instructor for KMG, he authored the Instructor Manual for all KMG Krav Maga Instructors world-wide.

At right Graham and Eyal Yanilov on the front cover of Blitz (well someone had to play the bad guy).

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