Self-defense for the real world
IKMF Krav Maga is a globally-recognized
defensive tactics and combatives system,
and is the most practical and effective system used by
civilians, enforcement and military in the world.
Tip of Spear is the only facility in Alberta that offers civilian self-defense training using the most effective method available: IKMF Krav Maga. (To learn more, go to What is IKMF Krav Maga.) This program develops proven personal protection, numerous life skills such as confidence and self-awareness, and physical fitness. It is open to the public, ages 13 (parental consent required) and up.
Here is everything you need to know about training with us at Tip of Spear. One question we often get is whether or not someone is good enough, fit enough, or has enough experience to start. Our answer is always: wherever you are at is perfect. All students are encouraged to work at their pace, while continually challenging themselves. Students will never be forced to do something they don't feel comfortable doing. We are here to learn, grow and get better, in our fitness, skills, awareness and confidence!
"Dave is a great teacher in every aspect. He talks to you like a person and has no sense of "I'm better then you". Great person to help educate and build confidence! I highly reccommend him for anything!"
- Amanda M.
About the IKMF
"I have always enjoyed combat fitness but this class is different than any class I’ve ever taken. You learn defence manoeuvres for specific real life situations and play games that improve your reaction time and help you feel more comfortable using them. It’s also a great work out and Dave is an amazing instructor! I’m always looking forward to my next class! You’ll feel empowered, fitter, and just have tons of fun."
- Agatha M.
Krav Maga as a combatives system was developed in the 1930s by Imi Lichtenfeld. Imi eventually founded the International Krav Maga Federation (IKMF). The IKMF is an internationally-renowned organization and works with some of the highest level military, operators, special forces, law enforcement and civilians around the world. IKMF Instructors for this program work closely with the Global Instruction Team (GIT) and Israel HQ to ensure that technique is current, correct and effective. They have been screened, taught, thoroughly tested. We are continually evaluated to ensure you have a program that is consistent, cohesive and modern.
Types of Classes Offered
"Honestly the best instruction I’ve ever had the honour of receiving in any combative. The instructor and his assistants are extremely knowledgeable and very good at teaching the theory and how to put it to use in the real world. My wife and I have both been taking the courses together since October and always look forward to going."
- Lee W.
Weekly Beginner Classes (Brand new to P2)
This class is for those who are new to Krav Maga and those who are working toward achieving their P1 and P2 levels. Whether you have done little to no Krav Maga before, or have done other martial arts or sports, all students are welcome to start in the beginner class. It is open to the public, ages 13 and up (parental consent required for minors).
Classes are offered online over the Zoom platform. When COVID-19 restrictions permit us to train in-person, we will also give students to train in person at our facility. Classes are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Purchase a Beginner Pass to attend these.
Weekly Advanced Classes (P3 to G1)
This class is for those who have passed their P2 level and want to work towards their P3 level or higher.
Classes are offered online over the Zoom platform. When COVID-19 restrictions permit us to train in-person, we will also give students to train at our facility. Classes are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Purchase an Advanced Pass to attend these.
We also offer private classes for those who want extra special one-on-one teaching. Classes start at $85 per hour and would be scheduled at a time that works for both the student and the instructor. For more information, please Contact Us.
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Beginner & Advanced IKMF Krav Maga Classes
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Beginner & Advanced IKMF Krav Maga Classes
Passes and Pricing
Monthly passes are available for $95 + GST ($99.75) for Zoom and/or in-person classes where applicable. Due to COVID-19, we are only permitting 18 students at a time to maintain social distancing in the gymnasium.
For more information about the passes and to purchase one, please click on the button here.
To make sure all of our students stay safe and protected, we require them to have the following equipment to use during class:
face mask (mandatory)
clean indoor running shoes (mandatory)
MMA gloves (preferred over boxing gloves)
groin protection (for men and women)
shin guards (foam not plastic)
Tip of Spear Krav Maga t-shirt and black track pants or shorts (this is part of the uniform). Once you purchase your pass, and set up an account on our website, you will have access to the Members Only page to purchase your Tip of Spear t-shirt. You can pick it up when you arrive to your first class.
We also recommend that students bring a:
COVID-19 UPDATE: Effective August 1st, 2020, all students who enter the facility to take a class must bring their own face mask and wear it, as per the City of Edmonton Bylaw. Please view our full COVID-19 Policy for more information.
Tip of Spear has partnered with The Clinch Fight Shop to offer students discounted rates on gear. When you go into the store, tell them that you are a Tip of Spear student and they will give you a minimum of 10% off (on non-sale items). For more information, visit https://theclinchfightshop.com/
Attending your First Class
If the class is being held in person, we will send an email out to all students ahead of time letting them know they have the option of joining us at the Tip of Spear facility. Come to Tip of Spear 20 minutes before the class you wish to attend. You will be asked to sign in so we have record that you attended that day (for COVID-19 purposes).
If the class is being held online, please follow these instructions.
Install both the Zoom and Wix apps on your mobile device.
Register for a free account with Zoom.
Find Tip of Spear's classes on the Wix app by entering Invite Code EP1CXA. Log in with the same email you used to purchase your pass, as that's the one connected to your pass.
Book your class ahead of time on our App, and a unique Zoom link will be emailed to you, or you can access the class from the Wix app where you booked it.
5-10 mins before the start of class, please sign into the Zoom class with your full name, as we will be checking these against the class roster before permitting them into the class.
Let's have some fun!
Please note that we care about the safety and wellbeing of our students. Please take a look at our COVID-19 policy and contact us if you have any questions or concerns.