As you are no doubt aware, we are facing a social situation - - where the Covid-19 virus is causing massive disruption worldwide.

In countries across Europe, and in the US, public events are being cancelled or postponed, and in certain countries, public gatherings (even down to church services and sports clubs) are being banned.


South Africa is not there yet, but all statistical evidence points toward a looming crisis. Either the virus spread will be slowed and managed, or it will very quickly become completely unstoppable. Unfortunately, knowing the reality of the poor levels of healthcare in Africa, and the slowness of our government in responding to crises, it’s extremely likely that we are heading for a very serious situation - and EDA has taken the decision to take proactive and purposeful steps to protect our students.

We’re instituting some important and necessary temporary measures:

  • With immediate effect, all EDA public Krav Maga classes are suspended for the next 30 days

  • However, this does not mean that we stop training. During this time, I will be sending you links to a series of online training videos, which you can use as a “training menu” from which you can continue to learn Krav Maga in the comfort of your home during this period. To you, and all our EDA students, these videos (which are normally charged for) are provided 100% FREE

  • We will be hosting a Facebook Live or Watch Party video training session once a week, and you can participate online and actually train techniques in tandem with what the instructor is doing and explaining, or you can just watch and learn if you’d like to

  • We will be offering 1-on-1 virtual training sessions, short video interaction, feedback, and support. So as you train via video and our weekly online session, We’ll be available to help you, anytime

  • During this temporary period, you still pay your normal fee. You’ll be getting a ton of resources and help during this time - a lot more than what EDA usually provides, and we will be assisting you every step of the way

Why is this necessary?

Our prime directive in EDA is The Preservation Of Life. We take this extremely seriously, and we have to consider the following:

  • In class, you are coming into close contact with a group of people in a closed environment. In the context of a viral disease, this is extremely unwise

  • Any infection can lead to you unknowingly infecting others - not just your fellow students, but your family, too. Parents, your children, friends 

  • As EDA, we have a responsibility to you, and will never purposefully put you in harm’s way

  • This is 100% necessary. We hope it will be short-term, and do we’ve pegged a 30-day period, but we’ll keep you updated every step of the way, and I’ll let you know the precise details and schedule for our club shortly

  • Thank you everyone - if you need more information, you are most welcome to message or phone me. Krav Maga is precisely about making intelligent choices, and I look forward to our continued training together

All the best!

Alex Berndl

CEO - Elite Defence Academy International

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