PURE KRAV MAGA @ Zen Academy

At Zen Academy, for the first time in Singapore, we bring this intensive system (21 programmable hours) to you in a format that caters to Singaporeans need to balance worklife, family and health commitments.

We ensure that you are not lost in the maze of techniques by having a detailed safe training program that ensures the dots are connected for you. Your personal progress is important to us.

Our normal training program will have the following characteristics:

Students are instructed in state-of-the-art defensive principles that apply to a variety of threatening attacks that occur during commonly documented street crimes.

Students train from a position of disadvantage in real time and real speed.

Defensive maneuvers are combined with simultaneous counterattacks until all potential danger is eliminated.

Unique training methods are employed to simulate violent street encounters. This is necessary to place students under extreme stress while performing Krav Maga techniques. Students learn to go from a passive to an aggressive state quickly.


Pure Krav Maga – The Use of the Human Body as a Weapon

Krav Maga’s official recognition

Krav Maga is the official self defense and fighting system used by the Israeli Defense Forces (I.D.F.), Israeli Police and Security Services, and numerous U.S. law enforcement agencies. Developed and refined during years of conflict, Krav Maga have been battle-tested in real, life threatening confrontations.

The Krav Maga system was created with great importance placed on bringing students to a high level of skill in a relatively short period of time. It is considered to be a modern, highly refined, street fighting system, designed to be utilized against muggings, street attacks, and sexual assaults.

KRAV MAGA as a supplementary system

In mordern martial arts, Krav Maga is often used to supplement a sports martial arts program. As Krav Maga is a no holds bar extremed reality based martial art, it helps a sports oriented martial artist practice martial arts in a non-referee-ed, non-ring arena.

Krav Maga also introduces attacks and defenses against modern weapons such as guns, sticks and knives, anti-grappling/wrestling tactics, dirty fighting which will be appreciated by sport martial arts practitioners.

The Pure Krav Maga system takes it a step further. It acts as a lighthouse. The beacon pointing to the most efficient way to knock a person out (rather than just hitting harder), understanding from day one, human reaction time and possible responses from a relevant distance. Pure Krav Maga as taught in the IDF focuses on ending the fight before it starts. In the words of Imi Litchenfeld “You automatically end the fight by putting an end to your opponent.”

How is Krav Maga different? Techniques vs System

Krav Maga is built on the principles of human physiology, psychology and reaction time. Therefore, Krav Maga may look similar to other martial arts, but it is not traditional as it is not techniques based.

The key difference is martial arts fitting the man, rather than the man fitting himself/herself to the martial art.



I went for the PKM bootcamp to understand more about krav maga as I was influenced by civilian Krav Maga and had difficulties differentiating them. After attending the Boot Camp organised by Zen, I learnt that principles like distance and instinctive defense were not covered by Civilian Krav Maga. I would like to thank the instructors Brian, Bob, Calvin and Benjamin for their patience in teaching us and also organising this bootcamp to help me understand the principles and techniques in  Master Boaz’s book better.It was nice to see a handful of Martial Arts Enthusiasts at the boot camp and I hope we will master PKM under the guidance of the instructors. Looking forward to the classes 🙂

                                                                                                                   – Jason Tay