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Ricky Manetta


Ricky Manetta - MMA Krav Maga Instructor

A Brief Guide to MMA Krav Maga London & Essex.

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Ricky Manetta is the Founder and Senior Instructor of MMA KRAV MAGA. He is 46 years of old and had his first taste of martial arts when he was just 9 years old. His journey has taken him through many different styles and he has made a conscious effort to find and train with some of the best instructors in the world, which he says has helped keep his "open mind" to self defence.

Ricky has multiple clubs and instructors affiliated to him now teaching Mma Krav Maga across London and the surrounding Counties.

  • With over 30 years of martial arts experience he spends his time teaching to a wide audience his belief that less is more when it comes to the art of confrontation and self defence.
  • His best selling self defence iPhone App has reached number 1 In 12 countries.
  • Is the Self Defence Instructor for some of the largest trade organisations and teaches courses for both the LTDA, (The largest taxi union in the UK with over 10,000 members) and 'Dial-A-Cab' one of the largest Black Taxi radio circuits in London.
  • Is a Head Co-ordinator working world wide with the UFC the ultimate fighting championship.
  • Heads Security Teams working with the Police looking after the safety and security of high profile events such as the Virgin London Marathon and the 2012 London Olympics.
  • Has corporate classes with companies such as Bank of England and Nuffield sports clubs and centres.
  • Works within schools teaching his Anti-Knife and Anti-Bullying "Your words have power campaign" and within the work place teaching self defence and avoidance and awareness.
  • Is used for his knowledge in the media, London Tonight News, OK Magazine in the UK and across the Middle East, Evening Standard and many Trade papers across the UK etc.
  • For more on Ricky and his history you can read his article in Martial Arts Illustrated on the press page or the podcast on the blog page.

Mission Statement

My Guarantee to you is that if you give me a minimum of 12 months, what you will achieve is Confidence, Strength and an Inner Peace that you will carry with you for the rest of your life. Ricky Manetta is the Founder and head Instructor of MMA KRAV MAGA. 

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