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 capacity of our healthcare system in Africa, 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

  • All currently planned public workshops and other events will be postponed until after the 30 day period

  • We will be reviewing the situation on a weekly basis and will keep you informed on this site

  • We will still be accepting enquiries for free classes and keep you updated via our app, customer portal and this site

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 our classes, you come 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 contact us directly. Krav Maga is precisely about making intelligent choices and keeping out of harm's way.

All the best!

Alex Berndl

CEO - Elite Defence Academy International

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