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ABOUT RISE UP KRAV MAGA

WHO WE ARE

Established in 2018, Rise Up Krav Maga is a Krav Maga Global (KMG) affiliate school and we provide practical and effective self-defence classes in Sans Souci, south Sydney's St George area.

 

Our self-defence training is based on the KMG system, a globally recognised and modern Krav Maga system that is continually being updated for the modern world.

Everyone is welcome at Rise Up Krav Maga, regardless of prior experience. Our self-defence lessons are suitable for ages four and up and are adapted to suit all fitness levels and guarantee that you will feel welcome and a part of the Rise Up Krav Maga community.

We run weekly classes for kids, teens, adults and women only. One-on-one private training is also available for those who are unable to make the regular class schedule. All our classes are run by KMG trained and qualified instructors. Our head instructor has completed the required 240 hour, 22 day General Instructor Course to become a fully certified KMG Graduate Level 5 Instructor. 

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Rise Up Krav Maga has been voted finalists in the St George Local Business Awards for Outstanding Fitness Services for six years as well as being awarded finalists in the prestigious Australian Small Business Champion Awards for 2023 and 2020.

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FINALIST
2022-2024
2018-2020
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#4 Most Popular Kids Activity in Sans Souci

#8 Most Popular Service Provider in St George

Why Choose Us

WHY TRAIN WITH RISE UP KRAV MAGA

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EXPERIENCED & SUPPORTIVE INSTRUCTORS

Our instructors are trained and certified by some of the best intructors in KMG.

 

We are passionate about helping students reach their goals.

 

We provide personalised attention and support to each student to ensure they feel confident and comfortable during classes and their training.

 

PHYSICAL FITNESS

Krav Maga is a high-intensity workout that will help students build strength, endurance and agility.

 

Students will not only learn self-defence techniques but also improve their physical fitness which can improve overall health and well-being.

 

COMMUNITY

We believe that learning self-defence is more than just physical training. It's about building a supportive community that encourages and motivates each other to succeed.

Our students form strong bonds with each other, creating a network of support that extends beyond our classes.

Learning Krav Maga can be a transformative experience that helps students grow personally.

 

Students will learn practical and effective self-defence techniques and develop important life skills such as discipline, focus, self-confidence and a sense of empowerment.

PERSONAL GROWTH

Instructor Yanni

HEAD INSTRUCTOR

YANNI KONTAXAKIS

Yanni completed the KMG General Instructor's Course (GIC) in 2016, after starting Krav Maga training in 2014, and currently holds a Graduate Level 5 KMG Instructor Diploma.

Yanni is also a KMG certified Kids & Teens Instructor, has completed the KMG Combat Mindset and Mental Conditioning Course (MCC) and the KMG Women's Instructor Course (WIC).

Yanni has a wealth of experience in various martial arts disciplines, including Aikido, Jeet Kune Do plus 7 years in Kung Fu where he achieved his 2nd Degree Black Belt.

As an instructor, staying up to date with the latest developments in Krav Maga is important so Yanni regularly attends seminars, workshops, and training camps led by KMG Expert Instructors around Australia. By constantly expanding his knowledge and skills, he ensures that students receive the most comprehensive and cutting-edge instruction available.

Yanni enjoys traveling to several KMG locations and has held training workshops in Greece and New Zealand.

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

10 years Krav Maga training experience

KMG GIC Level 5 Instructor

KMG Combat Mindset Instructor

KMG Kids & Teens Instructor

KMG Women's Instructor

WWCC (Working With Children Check)

First Aid Certified

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Assistant Instructor Lara

INSTRUCTOR

LARA BONNER-SMITH

Lara started her Krav Maga training with Rise Up Krav Maga in 2019.

 

She showed early on her ability to quickly learn the system and has routinely demonstrated a high level of technical and physical proficiency in her training.

Lara was awarded her KMG Kids & Teens and Women's Assistant Instructor Diplomas in 2022. After 180 hours of intensive physical training, Lara completed the KMG General Instructor Course and was awarded her KMG Graduate Level 1 Instructor Diploma in July 2023. 

 

In addition to being a Krav Maga practitioner, Lara has also shown great teaching qualities and has been routinely assisting with teaching kids & teens group classes.

Lara is committed to helping students gain the confidence to take on any situation through Krav Maga self-defence.

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

5 years Krav Maga training experience

WWCC (Working With Children Check)

First Aid Certified

KMG Women's Assistant Instructor

KMG Kids & Teens Assistant Instructor

KMG GIC Level 1 Instructor

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CONTACT US

Rise Up Krav Maga

Sans Souci Public School

SANS SOUCI, NSW 2219

1300 801 101

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