About the Business

As parents, all we ask for our children is that they are healthy, happy and well adjusted. We understand that the quality of life a child receives during his/her early period will have a significant impact on their adult lives. So we are here to guide your child towards empowerment physically, mentally and emotionally. We are super passionate about teaching children how to look after themselves, through our classes your child will gain the ability to comprehensively look after him/herself if he/she needs to, by becoming aware of potentially threatening situations and how to avoid them.

Our Children’s Self Defence, Awareness and Safety Programme:

  1. Improves physical fitness and coordination, concentration, discipline and respect.
  2. Develops confidence and determination.
  3. Develops communication, listening and social skills.
  4. Awareness of danger and gentle solutions to bullying and rough play (supporting schools anti-bullying policies).
  5. Healthy eating and Keeping Safe (in accordance with guidance given by NSPCC).
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Weekly classes for 5-8-year-olds are 45 minutes and for 9-15-year-olds the class is 1 hour.

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Gheorghe Husar is one of the most respected Krav Maga Experts in the world and the Chief Instructor of Spartans Academy of Krav Maga. Also is the representative of Protect Israeli Security Solutions and Israeli Martial Arts Federation in the UK and also part of the Global Security Centre Team

Gheorghe Husar
Gheorghe Husar
Born in Romania, Gheorghe Husar served 11 years as a sergeant in the Romanian Army. After leaving the Army in 2000, for 6 years he worked within the Private Security Industry carrying out similar duties and Close Protection (scroll down for short CV listing Gheorghe’s Experience, Knowledge and latest Krav Maga grades achieved).
Gheorghe Husar had been trained by the highest-ranked Krav Maga experts from Israel and Europe prior to successfully completing the instructor course in 2007 under Eyal Yanilov.
In 2009, during an intensive period under the guidance of Global Instructors: Eyal Yanilov, Amnon Darsa and Iftac, Gheorghe Husar attended and successfully completed a Law Enforcement Instructors Course in Poland. He is also a qualified Shooting instructor, Physical Training Instructor, Combat (Self Defence) Instructor, and respected martial arts champion – having participated in multiple full-contact and non-contact military martial arts competitions.
Prior to moving to the UK and beginning Krav Maga, Gheorghe studied: Boxing, Fencing, and Wrestling (with one of Romania’s Champion Wrestlers) from a very young age. Gheorghe Husar spent over 17 years studying traditional martial arts reaching 1st Dan Black Belt in Shotokan, Red Belt in Taekwondo under the World Taekwondo Federation (the military version), and Brown belt in Kyokushinkai under the Romanian Martial Arts Federation (FRAM).
In 2008, Gheorghe opened Spartans Academy of Krav Maga providing the whole of the North of England with a very high standard of Authentic Israeli Krav Maga Self Defence.
2014 saw Gheorghe opened the Baia Mare (Romania) branch of Spartans Academy of Krav Maga. Gheorghe is now the Director and Chief Instructor at Spartans Academy in charge of running many classes, seminars and events across the UK and Romania alongside his team of instructors.
Experience and Knowledge:
1989-2000 – Sergeant in the Romanian Army – Responsibilities: Shooting, Physical Preparation, and Close Combat Instructor, Artillery Scout – Romania
1990-2000 – Owned and ran Wado Ryu Karate Club – Romania
1992-2000 – Six-time Shotokan Karate Sparring Champion (twice Vice-Champion), and Twice Kyokushin Karate Sparring Vice-Champion – Romania
2002-2005 – Kick Boxing Instructor, Fitness Instructor, and Body Building Instructor – Portugal
2003 – Close Protection Officer to President of Madeira (Alberto João Cardoso Gonçalves Jardim) – Portugal
2003-2006 – Door Supervisor – Portugal
2004 – Close Protection Officer to Las Ketchup – Portugal
2006-2007 – Confrontation Training Course run by the Home Office – UK
2007 – Krav Maga Civilian Instructor Course run by Eyal Yanilov – Sweden
2006-2008 – Security Warden for P&O Ferries – UK
2007 – Ship Captains Medical Course (5 days) – UK
2007 – 3 days of Instructor Training and Updates with IKMS’s GIT
2008 – 6 days of Instructor Training and Updates with IKMF’s GIT
2009 – International Kravers Meeting (2 days Intensive Training) – Poland
2009 – Krav Maga Law Enforcement Instructor Course ”Gold Shield” run by Eyal Yanilov and Amnon Darsa – Poland
2009 – 6 days of Instructor Training and Updates with KMG’s GIT
2010 – 6 days of Instructor Training and Updates with KMG’s GIT
2011 – 3 days of private tuition with Master Amnon Darsa – Czech Republic
2011 – 6 days of Instructor Training and Updates with IKMF’s GIT
2012 – 6 days of Instructor Training and Updates with IKMF’s GIT
2013 – Trained a British Army Officer for his Undercover mission – UK
2013 – Trained Royal Marine soldiers prior to their return to Afghanistan – UK
2013 – 6 days of Instructor Training and Updates with IKMF’s GIT
2014 – Held a Krav Maga Course for Gendarmes Mobile Unit Counter Terror Group – Baia Mare
2014 – 6 days of Instructor Training and Updates with CKM
2014 – 6 days Krav Maga Camp – Israel with Master Amnon Darsa & Haim Sansson
2015 – Held a Krav Maga Course for Sica Guard Security Company – Romania
2015 – Weapons seminar (Dr. Itay Gil)
2015 – Tactics seminar (Dr. Itay Gil)
2015 – 1 day Private tuition with (Dr. Itay Gil)
2015 – Krav Maga Instructor “Top-Up” Qualification under Dr. Itay Gil – Israel
2016 – Short Course in Filipino Boxing (Panantukan, Suntukan) under Mataas Na Guro Daniel Sullivan – London
2016 – Active Shooter Seminar (Dr. Itay Gil)
2016 – 5 days Diplomatic Close Protection Course with (Dr. Itay Gil)
2016 – 5 days VIP/ Diplomatic Protection Course with Sayret Training Centre
2016 – 8 hours Violence Reduction & Annual Use of Force Conference
2016 – BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award in ‘Conflict Management’, (Qualified as Instructor)
2016 – BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award in ‘Breakaway – Self Defence’, (Qualified as Instructor)
2016 – BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award in ‘Physical Restraint – Intervention’, (Qualified as Instructor)
2016 – 5 Days Bespoke Firearms Course ‘ACPO’ 9mm Test – Pass
2016 – 5 Days Bespoke Firearms Course ‘UNOPS CP’ Test – PASS with DISTINCTION (96%)
2017 – Fighting Skills & Tactics Seminar (Dr. Itay Gil)
2017 – Surviving on the ground Seminar (Dr. Itay Gil)
2017 – Close Quarter Combat Seminar (Dr. Itay Gil)
2017 – Road Rage Seminar (Dr. Itay Gil)
2017 – Close Protection Seminar ‘Be a bodyguard’ (Dr. Itay Gil)
Latest Krav Maga Grades achieved:
2011 Expert 1 – under Amnon Darsa – Holland
2014 Expert 2 – under Amnon Darsa and Haim Sasson – Israel ”Best Expert 2 level exam that I have tested” – Haim.
2017 Expert 3 – under Itay Gil (The founder and Director of Protect Israeli Security Solutions) – UK.
2019 Expert 4 – under Itay Gil (The founder and Director of Protect Israeli Security Solutions) – UK.


Jenjen Halliwell
22 Jun, 2020

My son Jacob who is ten years old really loves going to his class. He has gained so much confidence and appreciates the way George, Hannah and the teamwork in a way that helps him understand why each move is so important. Jacob is able to tell me what injuries he can prevent by using these techniques and has actually defended himself in school against a much bigger and older boy. Jacob has rarely been picked on or bullied at school but we all think it is important for him to have the courage and is able to look after himself as and when it will happen. Everything that he has learned has made him much more streetwise which I think is needed these days. Thanks, team!!

Katie Eve
22 Jun, 2020

Brilliant self-defence class. My Son has been attending for a while now, and it's made a huge difference to his confidence. I feel this is a key life skill that every child should be taught. Thank you, Gheorghe & The Spartans!

Location & Hours

Melbourne Centre, Escrick Street

York, YO10 4AW
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri 16:00 - 18:00
Sat Closed
Sun Closed
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