Krav Maga


Running classes from South Harrow, London

MCMA was formed and created in 2012. The original Modern Combat Martial Arts Syllabus is a Hybrid Fighting System incorporating a fusion of martial arts & combat fighting methods. In 2012 we also joined forces with KRAV MAGA HAIM ZUT  our official KRAV MAGA association in Israel. Since then our MCMA Muay Thai academy opened, which offers pure authentic Muay Thai training, along with our ‘Women Only’ FCF team which offers Boxing, Kick Boxing, Muay Thai & Fitness Conditioning.
In February 2017 we officially joined forces with The World renowned CHECKMAT Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Organisation. We are proud to have one of the most Elite Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners in the World today as an official MCMA Instructor Leonardo Queiroz.

The MCMA Self Defence System is NON-SPORT based,  incorporating a fusion of combative fighting methods to create  a complete Self Defence System, designed for today’s society. Krav Maga is well known for its roots and history as a non competitive fighting system which is NOT for competition in the ring or the cage and has no sporting applications.

KRAV MAGA is regarded by many to be the most real and effective self defence system in the world today. Krav Maga techniques are tried and tested in real-life situations. Krav Maga (meaning Contact Combat in Hebrew) is the official fighting system of the Israeli Defence Force. There is a grading system for people who wish to progress through the syllabus which is recognized by Israel and the KMHZ association.

KRAV MAGA integrates the most effective techniques and training methods under stress and teaches you how to react when completely surprised because this is what can happen on the street. We pride ourselves on being able to deal with many possible situations, such as gang attacks, including knife, bottle, stick and gun defences.

The MCMA Self Defence System integrates many fighting applications for street self defence purposes. The beginning Training Levels are easily learned focusing on essential Striking, Blocking and Standing Escape skills along with Psychological and Physical Conditioning. Once team members have proven themselves in these areas, the next stage is progression into our intermediate and advanced training which teaches advanced Striking, Ground Fighting & Weapon Defence Training.

Grading Examinations are recommended for members of MCMA for progression within the system but are not compulsory.

Krav Maga Certificate

Head Coach Leonardo Queiroz – World IBJJF Champion, European IBJJF Champion, Brazilian Champion CBJJ, International Champion, British Champion & Multiple Times IBJJF Open Champion. Leonardo is your BJJ coach at MCMA to help you achieve your goals if you wish to learn the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. You may want to learn the art and never compete, or you may wish to test yourself to that next level and win tournaments and championships. Whatever your goal or focus is, we are all here at MCMA to help you achieve.

MCMA – Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) - Our MMA coach Leonardo Queiroz from Brazil will be your Head MMA Coach at MCMA and will guide and train you to a high level of training for competition, or if you want to just learn, get conditioned and increase your knowledge of Mixed Martial Arts.

MMA / Mixed Martial Arts is becoming very popular in the U.K. as the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championships) has pushed cage fighting to an extremely high level over the last 20 years in the United States. With our Full Time Martial Arts Academy we can coach complete beginners to eventually become champions!

Recommended training for MMA and competition training: Try to attend MCMA Muay Thai classes and MMA classes on a weekly basis and also attend the sparring classes. If you can also afford Personal Training with our Muay Thai coaches and MMA coaches this will fast track you to success.  Personal Training also offers nutritional support and guidance to increase your fitness, strength and overall well-being, which is essential to any martial arts practitioner / athlete.

MCMA MUAY THAI  – Offering members the chance to experience authentic MUAY THAI coaching. Our Head Coach BRIAN KNAPP has over 15 years experience in the art, from real hands on coaching, ring craft and fight experience both in the U.K. and Thailand. MCMA Muay Thai is officially accredited by the UKMTF (United Kingdom Muay Thai Federation). MCMA Muay Thai also offers accredited Grading Levels certified by the UKMTF.

Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) is a form of hard martial art practiced in large parts of the world, including Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries. Muay Thai has a long history in Thailand and is the country’s national sport. Muay Thai must not be just known as a fighting art, it is also a form of science that encompasses discipline, knowledge, and respect. Not everyone wishes to compete in the ring but Muay Thai classes and lessons are probably one of the best ways to get and maintain fitness. The vast majority of those who practice Muay Thai in the U.K. do so for the sole purpose of keeping fit and learning the art of Muay Thai at the same time. It keeps your body in good physical shape and improves your well-being, mentally as well as physically. With regular training you can improve flexibility, strength, endurance, coordination, mental discipline and overall well-being as a result.

Private 121 sessions are also available along with regular weekly group classes.

Outdoor Summer Muay Thai Boot Camps coming soon…..



We offer a variety of classes to suit all ages and abilities. Weekly Kids, Juniors, Ladies Only & Mixed Adults classes are available. Please see our classes page for more details & simply book your FREE TRIAL by calling or emailing MCMA.

Our Instructors are fully insured, first aid certified and specifically qualified in the disciplines and areas in which they teach.


MMA - Mixed Martial Arts

MMA / Mixed Martial Arts -
The MCMA Academy offers a wide range of memberships and classes to suit all ages and abilities.
If you would like to train to get into the ring or the cage we can train you, and if you want to just get lean and conditioned we can train you for this too and enjoy the Martial Arts journey. For more info on our MMA classes and memberships please go to the classes pages and find out more.

We also offer KRAV MAGA / Street Self Defence for Adults, Teenagers and children. MMA & MUAY THAI BOXING for men and women and our 'WOMEN ONLY' BOXING / KICK BOXING Memberships are all available. Please email MCMA to receive a full breakdown of the area you are interested in. Please specify if you are looking to enroll for adult classes, children's classes or ladies only classes.

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KRAV MAGA - Israeli Combat Self Defence System. KRAV MAGA is well known as the most efficient and realistic fighting system in the world today. It is very different from sport based fighting arts. In fact it is often difficult for an advanced martial artist from a traditional background to learn as it does not have a flowing style. It is also not really a martial art as it was created for the Military, but KRAV MAGA is certainly a Modern Combat Fighting System that has evolved into a popular, realistic and non-flashy self defence method of training.

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The MCMA MUAY THAI Team are growing fast since the big launch in February 2015. Instructed and managed by our Head Muay Thai coach Brian Knapp with over 15 years experience in 'The Art of Eight Limbs'. Having fought and trained in the U.K. and Thailand Brian can help you achieve your goals of getting conditioned and fitter than you have ever been or if you want to take your training to the next level can teach you the ring craft to get into the ring to compete in the art of MUAY THAI. If you do not want to compete as this is not in your nature but want to still learn the art and know that you are improving your skills, MCMA MUAY THAI is officially registered with the U.K.M.F. (United Kingdom Muay Thai Federation) and can enter members of our team to official MUAY THAI gradings to assess ability and qualify your MUAY THAI skills.

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a ground fighting martial art, and focuses on joint locks, choke holds and submissions. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu otherwise known as BJJ is mainly known as a sport - based martial art, but BJJ is also a great way to learn self defence techniques from the ground. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is one of the most well respected martial arts in the World today.

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We have our own FCF (Fighting Combat Fitness) Women Only Club within the academy and offer BOXING, KICK BOXING & THAI BOXING weekly classes and monthly memberships. Our Instructors are allowed to be male but only Women are allowed to join the FCF TEAM. The FCF club has been operating for over 4 years now and growing week by week. Call today to book your FREE first class and experience a BOXING, KICK BOXING or THAI BOXING class in a comfortable environment.

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