Testimonials and Press
What are they saying about us? Here are a few testimonials and press comments and accolades.
In an email from Karen Krizanovich, Broadcaster, Journalist and qualified personal trainer
“The way Alwyn teaches krav is completely life-changing. He’s clear, attentive, of course, but he also grows with you. With Alwyn, even the mistakes you make lead you someplace better. He’s a gifted teacher with Krav in his soul.
Alwyn is a terrific teacher & a fine communicator. He cares about what he does & about his students – but also how they feel about what they’re getting from him as a teacher, from Krav as a skill (art form? What is it?) and how Krav informs the rest of their lives.
Learning with Alwyn was one of the best things I’ve ever done – for my mind and my confidence. He taught me that there are many ways to learn.”
Dominck Burke; Actor
“Alwyn taught me Krav Maga for a few years in London in the late 90’s. I have since had over a dozen Krav instructors and while many are excellent I still miss his classes. He brought great warmth and humour together with a very focused professionalism and responsible approach. He created classes which were varied and extremely effective and practical for self-defense, not to mention highly enjoyable. Alwyn is simply the best.”
Andrew Barshall, Formula one Consultant – Upon receiving an award from the high sherif of London for apprehending and disarming notorious armed gunmen during an armed robbery
Please find attached the award which was presented to me from the High Sheriff of Greater London.
It was in great part due to your training that I had the knowledge of how to disarm and restrain the gunman, and in particular to stay calm in a high stress situation allowing me the ability to quickly analyse the situation and ensure my own safety and that of others.
P Austin, Staff Protection Officer, Herts Constabulary.
In a letter to Alwyn Dixon and Eyal Yanilov. “I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the Hertfordshire Constabulary to thank you both for your invaluable instruction in the Krav Maga system. I would personally like to see Krav Maga adopted by the Hertfordshire Constabulary and I will strongly recommend the system to my colleagues, both within the Officer Protection team and in the Force generally.”
Sunday Times Magazine
“Pressure tactics simulate real-life situatons, making the class quite frightening at times. The excercises get my adrenalin pumping and brings out all the aggression neccessary to survive a real-life attack. I had endured a strenuos workout and learned to defend myself.”
Best in the World for self defence. “It is totally practical, no flashy kicks or great spiritual angle. Students (sometimes)train in their work clothes, with the lights off, using furniture – anything to prepare themselves mentally for tapping their aggression into a particular situation.”
Time Out Magazine
“The world’s best form of self defence. Very enjoyable and easy to learn.”
Combat Magazine (UK)
“It (Krav Maga) has more self defence cred than any other system we know about – and we know quite a bit about the subject!”