What We Do

Provide effective training, that really works!! Click on the pictures below for more details on each subject…
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What is Krav Maga?

Taught as it is in the military and to the elite Police Forces and Swat Teams around the world

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Can I do Krav Maga?

Why not? We at BFS facilitate your learning opportunity and push you to your personal limit. Everyone is different and everyone is treated as such. Each BFS instructor therefore aims to provide 1-2-1 quality instruction even within a class of 20 members.

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How much will it cost?

Though Krav Maga training is currently in very high demand, and therefore commanding high fees, we aim to keep it as reasonable as possible, while still providing the best instruction and equipment.

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What do you need?

We do not rely upon gimmicky props to provide your instruction, therefore the list of required equipment is short and reasonably priced.

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When and where?

Sessions are currently run on Wednesday nights: Junior session at 6:30-7:30 (ages 11-16) Adult session at 7:30-8:30 (ages 16+) These are held in the Gym at Wheatfields Junior School, Downes Road, AL4 9NT

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How do I join?

Joining is easy; turn up, sign a disclaimer, complete a health form, pay your fee… And away you go.

Who we are

Kevin Archibald - Chief Instructor

With over 30 years experience in Martial Arts and Fighting Systems, Kevin is one of the most sought after instructors when it comes to self protection, fitness and karate. Having spent large amount of time stress testing different arts and systems, Kevin has created BFS ensuring that only aspects that work and are appropriate to the audience and area being taught in. As of December 2013 Kevin has also been made an Honoury Member of ICCS Krav Maga, others with this honour include the founder of Israeli Krav (Moshe Katz) and the Founder of the First Response Counter Terrorism Teams. Kevin was also certified as a Level 1 ICCS Assistant Instructor in April 2014, which enables him to officially teach Krav Maga in the UK. Kevin is working closely with Pilates/Yoga instructors, Krav Maga instructors and other Karate Sensei to get the most from martial arts; always looking to perfect the art of Karate and develop interesting, fun and effective training for BFS. He is passionate about martial arts and fitness and is intent upon increasing public safety through his teaching. Kevin is a fully insured and DBS checked CoachMark registered instructor who teaches because he believes it is his duty to pass on what he has learned.


Our dedicated instructors, trainees and experienced members

Joe Pletersky

Technical Director
Joe has over 35 years experience in martial arts, with his speciality always being realistic self defence. He is uninterested in what looks good and only promotes what will really work.

Phil Taylor

Assistant Instructor
Phil’s friendly and practical approach makes him a joy to train with.

Martin Supak

Assistant Instructor
Martin has always had a keen interest in self defence and fighting arts. Having the opportunity to learn from some great instructors and then pass this knowledge on himself is very important to him.