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What is Krav Maga: a combat fighting system!
Krav Maga, (Know as “Contact Combat” in Hebrew) is the official self-defense and fighting system used by the Israeli Defense Forces, Israeli Police, militaries worldwide, anti-terrorism units, and numerous law inforcement agencies. Krav Maga is a highly evolved system of combat that consists of a wide combination of techniques sourced from Aikido, Judo, boxing and wrestling along with realistict fight training. Developed and continually enhanced during years of conflict, Krav Maga emphasizes easy to learn and extremely efficient techniques that have been battle tested in real life confrontations.
What do you learn in Krav Maga: an effective fighting system!
Students learn to defend themselves against hostile actions, to avoid injuries and to quickly overcome their assailant through the use of MMA (mixed martial arts). Krav Maga defenses address a variety of aggressive acts, such as: punches, chokes, bear hugs, headlocks, grabs, ground attacks. In addition, you learn how to defense yourself against multiple assailants, assailants armed with firearms, edged weapons, or blunt objects. Furthermore, techniques used in Krav Maga are based on instinctive movements and utilize gross motor skills.
Where do you use Krav Maga?
Students apply the principles and techniques in a multitude of situations, even unfamiliar or adverse circumstances such as dark surrounding. Another situation might be when you’re sitting or laying down with limited freedom or movement. Most of all you will perform and train under extreme stress and fatigue. In addition, Krav Maga incorporates specialized training methods used to challenge students physically and mentally. This type of training also strengthens the spirit and develops the ability to deal with violent confrontations under stress. These training methods have been used in Isreal’s most elite units and have proven themselves worthy in preparing for combat.
What Krav Maga is NOT
Krav Maga is NOT a traditional martial art. Most of all, it’s not UFC cage fighting. It’s a modern method of dealing with violence, based on the empirical study of operatives in the field. Because of the lethal nature of Krav Maga it’s considered one of the most effective combat fighting systems. First of all, it teaches people to protect themselves and to cope with violence. To be effective in battle, Krav Maga does not include rules or limitations. Therefore, there are no sport competitions for Krav Maga because it is designed to remain a realistic fighting system.