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    Streetwise Combat

    Krav Maga.

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At Streetwise combat our aim is to bring practical, tested self-defence techniques to ordinary civilians. To do this we teach Krav Maga.

Krav Maga is the self-defence system used by the Israeli army and a number of other professional fighting forces and services.The term ‘Krav Maga is Hebrew for “contact combat”. Developed by a Hungarian boxer and wrestler Imrich Lichtenfeld in the 1930s, it developed and spread allover the world.

At first view, Krav Maga may look like a martial art, but there is not a lot of art involved. Martial arts such as Judo, Karate, and even wrestling are considered sports; Krav Maga, on the other hand, is a regulated form of combat. In fact, the point of Krav Maga is to take the enemy down as quickly as possible. Krav Maga is about surviving the real world, which means that groin strikes, choking, and headbutts are to be expected.

In addition to using their bodies to fight, practitioners of Krav Maga are taught to use the environment as a weapon. This means learning to use any object nearby, from bottles to cricket-bats. The objective of Krav Maga is to limit injury in real-life scenarios, such as fights, street attacks, home invasions and violent encounters. Students of Krav Maga learn to defend themselves from gun and knife attacks, multiple attacker scenarios, headlocks, and ground fighting. Most self-defence classes today teach some variation of Krav Maga, but trust us, not all schools are created equal.

About Us

At StreetWise Combat we seek to be excellent in our training. Our method is designed to sufficiently equip the individual with the skills to mentally and physically engage any violent threat rather than be the victim. StreetWise Combat utilizes SIMPLE techniques and concepts that gets the job done with most efficiency i.e. We stick to what actually works best. Our methods stay true to the axiom ‘The shortest distance between two points is a straight line’.


StreetWise Combat Instructors

Tyrell Haag

Tyrell studied Theology and is a church-planter and a lecturer of Theology. He began training in martial arts with training in Karate and Kung-fu, later he trained in Jeet Kun Do. In a desire to see more realistic self-defence with immediate applications he began training Krav Maga through the Gidon System before later earning a diploma in Krav Maga from Ariel University under professor Itay Gil of Protect: Israeli Security Solutions. Tyrell is co-direcor and co-founder of StreetWise Combat.

Ryan Sun

Currently on long leave. Ryan studied civil engineering technology and is a university engineering lecturer. He initially trained under the Krav Maga Gidon System before training to become an instructor under Itay Gil’s Protect System. Ryan was one of two first South Africans to have attained a certified Ariel university instructor’s diploma for Krav Maga from Itay Gil. Ryan is the co-director of and one of the principle instructors for Streetwise Combat. He is passionate about bringing a realistic and effective self-defence to South African civilians.

Classes and Pricing

“When self defense becomes complicated, it is no longer self defence.” - Anon


Saturday 9:00 - 10:00am


Joining Fee (Once Off) - R200
Monthly Fee - R500


41 7th avenue, Melville (Heritage Baptist Church)


Saturday 9:15 - 10:15am


Joining Fee (Once Off) - R200
Monthly Fee - R500


Prime Functional Fitness, Rietvlei Zoo Farm, 101 Swartkoppies Road, Alberton

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