“The Aim of Krav Maga”
To educate and build people mentally, spiritually and physically so that in a time of need, one will be able to defend and attack with maximum speed and efficiency
To establish in one a sense of self worth.
To work towards the bringing of hearts and Ending violence around the world between all Peoples, irrespective of colour, race or religion.
Imi Lichtenfeld (Grand Master)
Krav Maga (Hebrew for contact combat) is a self-defence system developed in Israel that involves striking techniques, wrestling and grappling. Krav Maga is known for its focus on real-world situations and extremely efficient, brutal counter-attacks it was derived from street-fighting skills developed by Imi Litchenfield, who made use of his training as a boxer and wrestler, as a means of defending the Jewish quarter against fascist groups in Bratislava the mid-to-late 1930s. In the late-1940s, following his immigration to Israel, he began to provide lessons on combat training to what was to become the IDF, who went on to develop the system that became known as Krav Maga. It has since been refined for civilian, police and military applications. Krav Maga has a philosophy emphasizing threat neutralization, simultaneous defensive and offensive manoeuvres, and aggression. The system is used by the Israeli Defence Forces, both regular and Special Forces, and several closely related variations have been developed and adopted by law enforcement and intelligence organizations. Outside Israel, Krav
Maga is used by various special police, military and intelligence forces, such as American CIA, FBI, US Marshals, USAF, DEA, Federal Air Marshals and various police departments (SWAT teams), etc.
“It (Krav Maga) has more self defence cred than any other system we know about – and we know quite a bit about the subject!“
Benefits of Krav Maga
Improve levels of confidence
Handling conflicts in real life situations
Self defence awareness
Does Krav Maga distinguish between training men and women?
No, the system is designed for people of all shapes, sizes, and physical abilities regardless of age or sex. The same krav maga techniques, with minor modifications, are taught to both men and women.
Do classes incorporate full contact fighting?
Yes and no. Krav Maga, because of its nature, must be practiced under controlled conditions. Because striking at the body’s vulnerable parts is Krav Maga’s underlying counterattack principle, caution must be applied when using the techniques especially to the groin, throat and eyes.
However, controlled sparring with protective gear and groundwork is an integral part of the Krav Maga curriculum. Advanced students regularly participate in “fighting classes.” Krav Maga instructors emphasize two paradoxical training rules: (1) there are no rules in a fight and (2) one must not injure oneself or one’s partner when training.
Find out more and join the Krav Maga class by going to: http://www.kravmagaclass.co.uk/contact-2/
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