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Krav Maga Instructor - ROUEN HEIBERG

Elite Defence Academy Krav Maga instructor Rouen Heiberg, was first exposed to the martial arts several years ago, when he attended Karate classes with the intention of learning more about self-defence. This exposure laid a foundation which has stood him in good stead, and the self-discipline, physical preparedness, and mental fortitude he gained has been the cornerstone of his own personal training as well as the Krav Maga instruction he provides.

In addition to his beginnings as a Karate practitioner, Rouen gained valuable experience as a shottist, honing his skills as a pistol and rifle enthusiast. There was a missing link, though: he was unable to find an effective and practical interface between his basic Karate skills and the option of using a firearm in self-defence.

As a result of a discussion with several other firearm enthusiasts who had done some research, Rouen decided that Krav Maga sounded like the most realistic option to pursue. He visited a number of clubs, one of them being a class run by Des Brown, founder of Elite Defence Academy.

“I instantly realized that the EDA system was streets ahead of everything else,” he says. “I’m a big guy, and I thought I could handle myself, but I was being outclassed by a skinny 16-year-old kid in Des’s class. There and then, I made the decision to start training with EDA – because it was blindingly obvious that whatever they were doing really worked.”

Rouen trained diligently, and in due course, completed the Elite Defence Academy Krav Maga Instructor Program and gained a reputation as one of EDA’s most pragmatic and hands-on instructors. Despite several personal challenges – including relocation to George in the Cape, and overcoming a near-crippling shattered spinal disc – Rouen continues to provide Krav Maga training at a high level to groups and individuals.

“There are a lot of ‘YouTube experts’ and ‘keyboard warriors’ out there,” he laughs. “But if you want an intelligent system that is really powerful and based on common sense, then I’ll tell you where to look for it.”


Rouen Heiberg


Rouen Heiberg
Phone: 082 827 9284
Email: rouen.kravmaga@gmail.com

Krav Maga Training in George/Western Cape

Training Facility:

Rouen provides private Krav Maga training by arrangement to individuals and groups in the Garden Route area, as well as travelling to Port Elizabeth and Cape Town for Krav Maga seminars.


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