Free combat lessons for MPS after Jo Cox killing

MPS are being offered free lessons in an unarmed combat technique to protect them from attack following the murder of Batley MP Jo Cox in June.

Tuesday, 16th August 2016, 9:58 am
Updated Tuesday, 16th August 2016, 10:59 am
Jo Cox.

The Krav Maga technique, which is used by agents from Israel’s feared secret intelligence agency Mossad, combines elements of judo, jiu-jitsu, boxing and street fighting.

MPs in Westminster are being offered free lessons in Krav Maga so that they can protect themselves against terrorists and political extremists.

Two MPs as well as 18 assistants attended the first Krav Maga training session at Parli-Training’s office in Whitehall last week, according to the company’s founder Mendora Ogbogbo.

She said that she had decided to provide the course to MPs after Mrs Cox’s death.

Ms Ogbogbo said: “We are teaching them techniques where if someone comes at them with a knife or a gun, they can disarm the weapons and then run. They are not being taught how to fight.”