“Experience is the hardest teacher – it gives you the test first and the lesson afterwards” – Oscar Wilde

Come and take advantage of our experience in self-defense training, teaching and learning! This way you don’t have to test first to get the lesson and experience!

Education, Experience and Expertise


Krav Maga came to Finland

Krav Maga philosophy in learning and training:

1. Everything needs to be tested and vetted, “how would this work in reality” and “what if?” – are the key questions we’ve always asked and still do.

2. Learning from everybody was and is the key:

As of today, we train krav maga in over 20 cities and locations in Finland. The kravmagacoach.com, online training platform was created in 2020-2021 and naturally we embedded it with high-tech algorithm to optimize movement and technique training. Here’s how it works https://youtu.be/HckPaC6v-Wc

The Finnish Krav Maga Federation, a non-profit organization, is a Finnish representative of krav maga clubs in Finland. The Federation is working closely with other combat sports associations and federations in Finland as well as with the Finnish Olympic Committee. More info on Krav Maga in Finland, please visit www.kravmagafinland.com

Tommi Nystrom

Head Coach

I’ve been training self defense in various forms since 1991. Since 1996 the backbone of my training has been Krav Maga. I got introduced to krav maga while I was serving in the Finnish Defence Forces. The philosophy and principles really got me, and this is the road I’ve been on ever since.

Working in the military was one thing, but the real need for physical use of force for me came when working in the private security. This was quite natural “testing ground” for human reactions and applications of self-defense and use of force techniques. Once your job is to observe and intervene, remembering the rules of engagement, aka. The Law, you’ll get good at de-escalating, reading the interpersonal communication and naturally, what works and what not. The key take away, of course, is to analyze why something works or doesn’t. That’s what makes krav maga different from many other self-defense or use of force systems: it evolves.

Road to kravmagacoach.com

“How great it would be to have a system that shows you automatically whether your technique is on track or not!?” – This is the thought I’ve had for almost 20 years and it came to me when I was preparing for my krav maga black belt (expert) test in 2002. Well, today it is reality.

I’ve always been keen on learning and developing new methods on how to learn quicker and better. Remembering my early steps in training, I was working out on my own a lot and not always remembering the most important parts of the techniques. So, I did a lot of re-learning… Had I then had something like kravmagacoach.com is today, embedded with high-tech algorithm to give me feedback, man how much quicker I would have learned!

About the head coach Tommi!

Tommi Nystrom, 4. Dan Krav Maga, has over 30 years of experience from self-defense, use of force and hand-to-hand combat as well as from teaching and helping people to learn fast.

*Master Award, International Martial Arts Hall of Fame London
*Federation of Israeli Martial Arts Representative for Finland www.thefima.com 
*Professionally Qualified Teacher and Sports Coach
*Specialist’s degree in sports coaching
*Personal Security Expert and Threat Assessment Professional
*Certified use of force instructor, Finnish Ministry of Interior
*Certified firearms instructor, Finnish Ministry of Interior
*Warrant Officer, Sr. Lt, of Finnish Defence Forces, ret.


“Learning self -defense is about learning a “life-hack”. Everyone needs to know it!

To learn quickly, you must understand the concepts quickly. If you focus on single techniques, you will be lost.

The Key concept in self-defense is behavior under stress and how to apply that behavior in self-defense situation. That’s what krav maga is all about. It is a learning method.

Once you understand the behavior, techniques and moves are easy to build on this.

But you still need coaches to direct you to get to the top fast. Now the coach is in your smartphone, the AI Coach of kravmagacoach.com. Use it



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