©2020 by Elite Defence Academy

Contact: 087 150 8177

Clarissa Berndl is an Elite Defence Academy instructor, as well as the Cape and Coastal Regional Instructor for Kids Academy. She facilitates self defence classes and group training, corporate workshops, and team building events.



In addition to running the Sunningdale club, Clarissa assists Alex Berndl with Krav Maga classes in Tableview, and at the EDA Regional Centre in Montague Gardens. Clarissa also facilitates workshops and events:

  • Corporate Self Defence Workshops

  • Self Defence Themed Team Building Events

  • Women’s Empowerment Workshops

  • Community Events


Companies, NGOs, and groups are invited to contact Clarissa for a prospectus and more information on the courses, workshops, and events that are offered. The training provided is safe, fun, interactive, professional, and suited to men and women of all ages and fitness levels.


Clarissa first became aware of the Elite Defence Academy system via her activities as a licensed Kids Academy Trainer. In the process of assisting Alex Berndl with training adult Krav Maga classes and groups, Clarissa began studying and practicing Krav Maga diligently.

She assists with the running of classes, and facilitates group events as the EDA Corporate Liaison official for the Western Cape and associated coastal regions.

Clarissa is a fully qualified Elite Defence Academy Krav Maga instructor.


Sunningdale Sports Complex

Class Times (Sunningdale)

  • Every Monday 7.15pm-8.15pm

Sunningdale Sports Complex

Waterville St



Cape Town