Krav Maga Frequently Asked Questions

We get asked lots of questions by our clients, and below we have compiled a few that come up time and again. If there is something else you would like to know, just get in touch!

A bottle of water (or other rehydrating fluid) is a must! Drinking water throughout the session is expected and encouraged. A towel to wipe your sweat off is also a good idea.

Yes, Vault offer private classes and can be tailored around busy schedules.  1-1 tuition is the fastest way to improve.  Tailored lessons can also be arranged for specific requirements, e.g. for high threat environment work abroad.

At VAULT Defence Krav Maga Clubs we believe people have different fitness levels and therefore we ask each student to train as hard as they can or want to push themselves, although we encourage all students to work hard to get the best out of each session, Krav Maga is not about being fit or strong.
Sessions are fairly laid back with a friendly atmosphere, if students need to take a break then so be it, no pressure or ill feeling.

The principles of Vault Krav Maga applicable to self defence are simplicity, ease of learning and effectiveness.

Therefore no experience in martial arts or combat sports is necessary.

No specialised equipment is needed to train, but again if you’re looking to train on a regular basis students are advised to purchase arm, shin and groin guards along with grappling gloves. All other equipment needed will be provided by Vault at each lesson. The Vault syllabus covers a multitude of threats including defending against knives, sticks, bottles and firearms.

A simple t-shirt, jogging bottoms or tactical trousers along with comfortable trainers is all you need to get yourself going, but if attending on a regular basis you are encouraged to wear the official Vault T-shirt available for purchase.

Impact Survival Courses are run 3 times per year.
These are intense courses run over 3 days (21 hours).
Within this time you will learn the full Krav Maga syllabus and more.
If you survive the course you will earn this t-shirt, a certificate and your belt in Krav Maga.
Want to learn fast or can’t commit to weekly classes, then you can do our 3 Day Impact Survival Course costs £450 – Train like the Elite.

First class you need to pay £8 for Yearly Martial Arts Insurance (this covers you for all Vault Classes) plus normal £8 class fees.
Vault Belfast / Vault Holywood / Vault Ards & Vault Banbridge classes £8 per class. (All other locations classes cost £6).
On your 3rd class you need to pay your Vault Instructor £2o yearly Membership.
You are not asked to purchase a uniform but in time we would like you to purchase a Club T-shirt, especially for Grading Photos – T-shirts £14.
Impact Survival Course costs £450 – Train like the Elite, 21 hour full Syllabus course (this course is only run by Glyn Ashton founder of Vault and teaching Krav Maga for over 12 years)

Vault is by far the largest and longest running Krav Maga school in Northern Ireland.  

Our credentials are not something we shout nor boast about, but we have instructors who are very highly trained, skilled and experienced in material that simply cannot be bought.  Vault’s major strength is its diversity of expertise from the wealth of experience of our instructor base.  For example, one of our instructors is heavily involved in professional active shooter defence think-tanks and training across Europe at an elite level.

Our syllabus has evolved much since 2006 as we recognise the natures of threats to you are constantly changing.

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