What is Krav Maga

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Krav Maga is practical and tactical system, which teaches how to prevent, deal with, and over come all kinds of violence and attacks. Krav Maga (Hebrew – “contact combat”) is a self defence and military hand to hand combat system developed in Israel. It came to prominence following its adoption by various Israeli Security Forces and is now used by military and law enforcement personnel, as well as civilians, around the world.


Today, it is widely acknowledged as the number 1 self defence system in the world. The adapted civilian version of Krav Maga teaches you to defend against knife and stick attacks, multiple attackers, gun threats, abductions, rape and much more. If you feel threatened or need to gain more confidence then Krav Maga can help you achieve this. Through realistic training it will give you real world skills that can help you walk in peace.

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Basic training is a mixture of an aerobic and anaerobic workout, relying heavily on the use of protective pads & kick shields. In striking this helps the trainee practice maneuvers at full strength & speed, while the holder experiences the impact felt when getting hit.  Whilst training various types of guards are available for personal protection, offering a realistic level of violence without risk of injury.

Training within extreme acoustic, visual, and verbal scenarios prepares students to ignore peripheral distractions and focus on the needs of the situation.  Other training methods to increase realism might include blindfolding or exercising trainees to near exhaustion before dealing with a simulated attack as well as training outdoors on a variety of surfaces and restrictive positions. Krav Maga training builds confidence & will enable you to feel more confident going about your daily business.

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Training will also cover situational awareness in order to develop an understanding of your surroundings and potentially threatening circumstances before an attack is launched.  It may also cover “Self Protection” ways to deal with violent encounters, and physical and verbal methods to avoid violence whenever possible.

Krav Maga trains combatants for situations where losing would be potentially fatal.  Its attack and defense techniques aim to neutralize the threat and facilitate rapid and safe escape.  These include a variety of fast and fluid crippling attacks to vulnerable body parts through various efficient and often brutal strikes. The improvised use of any available aids is encouraged – maximizing personal safety in a fight is emphasized.

Krav Maga has taken many techniques from various martial arts; however, unlike the set routines and choreographed moves in some martial arts, Krav Maga teaches realistic fighting and self defence – attacks in social settings (pubs, clubs, street etc).  Typical training often includes exercises simulating fighting against one or several opponents and/or protecting another.  This can also involve a debilitating scenario – the use of only one arm, while dizzy and against armed opponents.


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