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Training in Pàijeda monegasque martial art, Self-Defense Krav-Maga, Kickboxing, Muaythai,…

For childrens from 3 years old, teens, adults, mixed.
Beginners or confirmed,
In group or individual lessons (coaching) Free discovery course with medical certificate.
A way of life and for the youngest an excellent educative activity.



Pàijeda, Self-Defense Krav-Maga, Kickboxing, Muaythai



Self-Defense Krav-Maga,  MMA, Kickboxing, Muaythaï …



Not to be anymore a victim !



Energy and punch !



General course schedule and download the registration form.

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Welcome !

The International Academy of Martial Arts of Monaco,founded in 1997, approved by the Monaco Government, having its seat at the Stade Louis II, welcomes you.

Classes are proposed (Tel. 06 07 93 31 36) for all, adults, teens and children from 3 years old, beginners or confirmed, mainly in Self-Défense Krav-Maga, Kickboxing, Muaythaï, but also others disciplines (Penchak Silat, Sanda, Pancrace, MMA).

– Group lessons at Stade Louis II – Boxing hall

– Individual lessons at the private coaching center.

Our Academy is affiliated to the Monegasque Kickboxing, Krav-Maga, Pancrace, Wushu, Muaythaï and associated disciplines, approved by the Monaco’s Government, recognized by the Monegasque Olympic Committee.

Claude Pouget, our founding technical director, was distinguished at the Hall of Fame 9thgrade of Self Defense I.S.M.A., Grand Master in Self-Defense (2017) and in Martial arts (2015), having to his credit an experience of more than fifty years in martial arts (1971), and in Krav-Maga since 1999.

Multi-specialist, he holds 9 Expert titles, 17 black belts and 10 state diplomas!

Thus, he is an expert, a graduate state professor, black belt 8th Degree in Kickboxing, 7th Dan in Krav-Maga, 6th Dan in Karate, 10th Khan in Muaythai, in particular).

3 times World champion of Krav-Maga Self-Defense (technical, 1 x competitor & 2 x coach),), he is a multidisciplinary competitor having to his credit a hundred victorious fights.

He is National Technical Director and National Rank Manager, founder (2001), within the three Monegasque Federations of Kickboxing, Krav-Maga, Pancrace, Wushu, Muaythaï and associated disciplines)

In addition Legal adviser, Master in Law, he manages his individual coaching company in martial arts.

H.S.H. Prince Albert II awarded him :

– the title of Honorary Police Commander (2013), at the end of his career as a police officer within the Moanco State Police Security Forces, having been in particular : head of the Elite Group (equivalent to the French R.A.I.D.), in  charge also of the Protection of Public Figures ;  In the Police School : Trainer in self-defense and Teacher in law ;

– the medals: in vermeil (2010), of Honor. as well as in silver (2012)  of Physical Education and Sports of Monaco.

The Mayor of Monaco, Georges Marsan, awarded Claude Pouget the Sports Gold Medal.



Courses, (collective or individual) for everyone, adults, teens and children from 3 years, for beginners or confirmed 

The practice of martial arts brings defense capabilities, specific technico-tactically, and, in fact, multiple benefits, from a psychical, physical and social point of view. Thus, these arts, beyond defense, are also arts of living promoting well-being.

The disciplines taught: mainly Krav-Maga Self-Defense, Kick-Boxing, Muaythai (Thai Boxing), but also Wushu Sanda (Chinese Boxing), Pancrace, Complete Combat, etc.

The teaching within our Academy is provided within the framework of an educational approach and an environment adapted, for everybody, confirmed or beginners, at the rhythm and specificities of each.

 – Babies (3 to 5 years old), practice these educational martial arts: Self-Defense Krav-Maga, Kickboxing, Muaythaï.

The courses are aimed for child’s fulfillment while promoting general development before approaching the specific approach of martial arts. Psychomotor development (sensorimotor, emotional and relational skills) is the priority.

The playful teaching approach proposes motor experiences (promoting balance, coordination, laterality, flexibility) as well as the development of the body diagram (knowledge of the body) in an adapted environment. Ethical values are introduced like salvation, an expression of respect.

– Children (6 to 10 years old) or teenagers (11 to 14 years old), practice these educational martial arts: Self-Defense Krav-Maga, Kickboxing, Muaythaï.

The ethical values of “living together”, an integral part of the martial arts, are a real fulfilling asset at these ages. The playful approach, integrating a motivating grade system, is oriented towards the acquisition of martial arts learning: young people and teenagers will acquire and control the implementation of motor and emotional commitments to succeed in simple actions. They will practice motor skills or simple cooperative exercises or games or controlled oppositions.

– Adults and adolescents (from 15 years old) practice martial arts, according to their choice: on the one hand, Self-Defense Krav-Maga in particular or on the other hand, Kickboxing / Muaythaï.

These defense arts, of international renown, are dispensed, with adapted protections, for everyone, by groups of levels and workshops, at the rhythm of each, allowing the individual development of a good number of benefits.

Psychically: they strengthen the mind, determination, improves the management of emotions, stress, self-confidence, concentration, relaxation skills, sense of decision-making, timing.

Physically: they strengthen health, being a complete physical activity promoting improvement in coordination and body control, tone and muscle building, flexibility, bone density and cardiovascular capacity.

Socially: they encourage respect for rules and ethical values. 


Priority objectives: “Health, Leisure, Self-Defense or Well-being

The priority of the Academy is training, with objectives, health, leisure, self-defense or well-being, adapted to each person’s rhythm, with multiple fulfilling benefits (see above).


Free internship in Monaco, reserved for members, supervised by experts

The members of the Academy can participate in free training courses in Monaco, supervised by external experts or champions, as was notably the case in Krav-Maga with Meni Mehabad, 8th Dan or in Muaythaï / Kickboxing with Saenchai, Jimmy Vienot.


The competition: Brilliant results without beeing a priority

The competition, incidental way, can be practiced only by those who expressly wish it. Claude Pouget, certified trainer (BE2) of managers and competitors, himself world champion, led, assisted by his team, the training and coaching of the competitors (from the beginner level in the discipline) having won :

  • Two titles of world Krav-Maga champions and six international podiums;
  • A title of Vice-Champion of the world of Muaythaï (I.F.M.A category Junior);
  • Eight titles of champions of France and twelve French national podiums, in Krav-Maga, Kickboxing, Muaythai, Semi-contact and Light contact, by the youngest, cadets, junior, seniors;
  • Sixteen regional champion titles and twelve podiums in Krav-Maga, Kickboxing, Muaythaï, Chinese Boxing (Sanda), by the underdogs, youngest, cadets, juniors and seniors. 


Possible access to official ranks as well as to the Black Belt

The technical progress of the members allows them to be certified, for those who wish, by obtaining degrees (yellow to brown) awarded by the Technical Director. Subsequently, they can access the black belt like many practitioners he trained.


Partner of the school environment and of the National Education of Youth and Sports

For many years, we have also been involved in schools in Monaco or, as a partner of the Monaco National Youth and Sports Education Department, as part of the excellent extra-curricular program “Pass ‘Sport Culture’.

Trainer for the Security Forces in Monaco or France, I had the pleasure of being Police Commander in Monaco and having been awarded by HSH Prince ALBERT II, the Medal of Honor in Vermeil and the Silver medal of Youth and Sports.

Peace and Sport Partner

Our Academy has the honor of being a partner, for five years (2014) of Peace and Sport , placed under the High Patronage of HSH Prince ALBERT II of Monaco and under the Chairmanship of its founder Mr. Joël BOUZOU. We share the values of this international organization created in Monaco, in particular that of building peaceful communities thanks to the power of sport in order to create a safer, fairer and more inclusive world

In addition, our Academy has created and organizes international events of combat sports of which I am General Manager: Monte Carlo Fighting Masters and Trophy

Co-founder of the “Monte-Carlo Fighting Masters and Trophy”, distinguished as global promoter of the year!

Our Academy has created and organizes international events of combat sports :  the “Monte-Carlo Fighting Masters and Trophy”, having organised 30 fighting sports world championships including 23 in Kickboxing and 7 in Muay Thai and, which were internationally broadcast, Claude Pouget, co-founder managing director, was awarded the title of global Kickboxing promoter in 2013, 2016, 2017, and 2018!

Within our Academy, the practice is, more than a sport, an art of living promoting well-being.

In conclusion, do not wait any longer, join us!

Félicia Pouget