What is Krav Maga?
Krav Maga teaches you a set of principles and techniques that are 'battle tested' for effectiveness under the unpredictable nature of physical conflict.'
Krav Maga is meant to work for everyone, regardless of their age, weight, height or physical limitations. Krav Maga teaches you how to use your situation, environment and natural instincts to your advantage. You train what you learn under realistic conditions so you are prepared for what could happen on the 'street'.
No one ever plans to be a victim of an assault; with the proper training you can educate yourself on recognising the warning signs before you become someone's target.
Throughout training you will learn physical and non-physical ways to avoid, prevent, defend and escape assaults. These assaults can include threats and attacks made:
- with weapons (such as sticks, knives and guns)
- by multiple attackers (group assaults with or without weapons)
- by unarmed attackers (punches, kicks, chokes, grabs, take downs and more)
- to you while on the ground (with and without weapons, with multiple attackers or a single attacker).
At first, the training can seem intimidating to some, this is because you are dealing with confronting scenarios, and in time you develop resilience to this. It is better to get yourself prepared for the emotional and physical requirements to survive an attack in a controlled environment, rather than leaving it to chance and not knowing what to do if you become a target.
Krav Maga teaches you to never give up in the face of conflict, it gives you a level of fitness you just can't get through gym workouts or bootcamps, and most importantly you gain life long skills that you will be able to apply years after training.
Krav Maga is a modern, relevant and proven reality-based defensive tactics system for men and women that was developed by Ex-IDF Chief Combat Instructor, Imi Lichtenfeld. Originally, it was developed for the Israel Defense Forces, now it is also taught to civilians, military, law enforcement and security personnel throughout the world. Based on simple principles and instinctive, natural movements of the human body, Krav Maga is designed to teach practical self-defence for the real world in the shortest possible time.
Krav-Maga is a horizontal system with a unique and logical approach. It is easy to learn and retain, performed naturally and intuitively, and can be effectively used under stressful conditions. An essential part of KM is its teaching process, methodology and ways of training.
Krav-Maga includes the subjects of:
- Prevention, avoidance, escape and evasion.
- Dealing with throws and falls to all directions and angles.
- Attacks and counterattacks, performed to all targets, distances, ranges, heights, angles, directions and rhythms (Executed from all positions and postures).
- Using common objects for defensive purposes.
- Defending all unarmed attacks: punches, strikes and kicks.
- Releases from all sorts of grabs and holds.
- Defending all armed attacks and threats with knives or sharp objects; sticks, bars and other blunt objects; and all kinds of firearms (from all possible directions and places).
- Dealing with the above attacks that are carried out by a single person or multiple attackers; in all possible places, positions and postures.
- Dealing with above attacks/threats in different scenarios such as: in confined or open areas; in an ally, staircase, car; On all types of grounds; In water; When free or in limited space of movement; While standing, on the move, sitting down, laying down on the back, side or facing down.
- Physical and mental control.
KM prepares trainees to function in all circumstances and scenarios, in all combat and fighting environments, according to their needs, risks they are facing and job descriptions. Krav Maga enables and brings to the trainee; technical, tactical, physical and mental growth and skills.
Krav-Maga contains special approaches, tactics, techniques, subjects, drills and training methods that are applied to:
- Civilians of all ages, men and women, young and old.
- Law-enforcement officers.
- Military personnel and units.
- Correction service officers and wardens; Security officers.
- Close protection officers.
- Undercover agents.
- Antiterrorists groups.
- Special and commando units.