top of page

Beginner Krav Maga Classes

Learn the essential skills necessary to stay safe in real life, not just on the mat.

Learn awareness, and physical tools to escape and defend, and build confidence in a safe, fun inclusive community!

Learn self-defence with Beginner Classes

Beginner co-ed classes are for adults and teens who would like to become confident and proficient in the basics of defending themselves in real life. Whether you have done little to no IKMF Krav Maga before, or have done other martial arts or sports, or are not physical at all, everyone is welcome to start in the beginner class. It is open to the public, ages 16 and up (please see Kids classes for ages 7-15.) Beginners work toward achieving their first level (P1) and can then progress to the Intermediate class and through the different levels if they choose to take the exam.

Please read our FAQ section for any additional questions about the exam (including cost), uniform, age, level of fitness, past trauma and more.

How the Regular Beginner Classes Work

  • 3 month (12 week) long session

  • 3 sessions per year: January to March, April to June and September to December

  • Classes are twice per week, 6-7pm either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday

  • Option to take the exam on the last day of the session

Can't attend classes consistently? Check out our Flexi-Pass!

How much are classes?

  • $325+GST one-time tuition ($13+GST/class)

  • Or $135+GST per month as a 3-part payment with obligation to make all 3 payments ($17+GST/class)

Finances holding you back from registering your teen?

Get a Tip of Spear Krav Maga t-shirt for free when you register for beginner classes! The t-shirt is the uniform for the class. One t-shirt per student. Additional t-shirts can be purchased on our Shop page or on our app.

Register for the Upcoming 3 Month Beginner Session

Choose which class best fits your schedule: Monday & Wednesday 6-7pm, or Tuesday & Thursday 6-7pm! And then choose if you'd like to pay upfront or as a 3-part payment.


Monday & Wednesday 6-7pm:

Sept 16 - Dec 11, 2024

Mon Wed Registration

One-time flat rate


(Best price - save $80!)

Payment split over 3 months

$135+GST /month

(with a 3 month commitment)

Tuesday & Thursday 6-7pm:

Sept 17 - Dec 5, 2024

Tues Thurs Registration

One-time flat rate


(Best price - save $80!)

Payment split over 3 months

$135+GST /month

(with a 3 month commitment)

Can't attend classes consistently?

Get a Flexi-Pass (Flexible Monthly Pass)!

  • Take up to 4 classes per month, on any day of the week (6-7pm Monday to Thursday). Use them all in one week, or spread them out throughout the month, according to your schedule. They must be used within that month and cannot be carried over to the next month.

  • Ongoing monthly membership (that automatically charges on a recurring monthly basis). Passes can be  cancelled or restarted at any time by the student.

  • Option to take the exam after a minimum of 26 classes.

  • Classes must be booked through our app prior to attending classes. The student is responsible for booking and cancelling their own classes, and cancellations can be done without penalty up to the minute class starts. 

  • Note: there are no classes in July or August!

Ideal for those who:

  • Have an inconsistent evening schedule, such as working shift work

  • Can only attend once in a while due to other demands, such as school or family obligations

How much are classes?

  • $80+GST per month for 4 classes ($20+GST/class)

WhatsApp Image 2024-02-07 at 9.21.25 PM (3).jpeg

Need Financial Options?

... for your kids?

Do you have kids or teens (ages 12-18) who would love to take Krav Maga lessons, but it's out of your budget?

  • Canadian Tire Jumpstart offers grants for kids who want to take multi-week long physical activity programs, and our Krav Maga classes qualify! Go to Canadian Tire Jumpstart to learn more and apply now.

  • KidSport supports children who need financial assistance with sport registration fees, such as our Beginner class tuition. Go to KidSport Edmonton to learn more and apply for a grant now.


What do you learn in the beginner class?

We cover the IKMF curriculum for the first level of Krav Maga (P1, or Practitioner 1). This includes learning:

  • Stances and movement

  • How to fall safely and get up quickly

  • Basic strikes such as palm-heel strikes, punches, kicks, elbows, hammers

  • Defenses against punches, slaps or hooks

  • Knife defense

  • Choke and headlock defenses

  • Defending using common objects (such as purse or bag)

  • Defending against multiple attackers

  • Increasing awareness, managing fear, understanding how attacks happen and building confidence

  • And more!


Students are given the option to test for the P1 level at the end of the session for an additional fee. If a student attends the majority of the classes, they should be more than prepared to take the exam if they choose. Taking the exam allows them to move to the Intermediate Class and work on their next level. Testing is not mandatory as we encourage students to work at their own pace.


Please read our FAQ section for any additional questions about the exam (including cost), uniform, age, level of fitness, past trauma and more.

Still Need to Think About it?


We understand it's a big decision and your time, money and energy is precious! We want you to make the right decision for you. Here are some things to help if you're not sure if you're ready to start:

  • Take a personal safety seminar to get a feel for the technique and instruction, such as our Introduction to Krav Maga seminar. If you decide to register for Beginner Classes afterwards, we will apply your seminar fees towards your beginner class fees. That's getting the seminar for free!

    • Check out our Instagram account to see video clips from our actual classes!

    • Talk to one of our instructors by email or phone to answer any questions you have.

  • Take a private lesson or two to get a feel for what the technique and our instructors are like.

  • Take our free 30 minute lecture to learn about what Krav Maga is, where it came from and how it works, from our instructor Dave!

What's Next?

Once you've registered and purchased your classes, make sure you sign the waiver that is emailed to you, get your Required Gear, and read Attending Your First Class for information on coming to your first class. Then, let's have some fun in class!

bottom of page