What is Krav Maga

What is Krav Maga?

 

Krav Maga is the hand to hand combat system of the Israeli Military. It’s simple, straight forward method and realistic approach make Krav Maga an exceptional choice for anyone wanting practical self protection skills. The British Krav Maga Organisation promotes the teaching and training in authentic Israeli Krav Maga.

What is Krav Maga?
Krav Maga is an extraordinary self protection system from Israel. Krav Maga was designed to enable ordinary men and women to protect themselves in the shortest time possible. It is not a martial art; it is a fighting system focused on protecting yourself or the people you love. Seventy years of training, field use and evolution have resulted in a methodology that’s simple, intuitive and highly effective.

How is Krav Maga different to Martial Arts?
Krav Maga is focused entirely on simplicity and realism. If it’s complicated or hard to learn, it won’t be taught and it won’t work in the real world. Krav Maga is a field-stripped ‘martial art’ with the sole focus on surviving and escaping. There is a strong emphasis on simple, natural movements, as these are are faster to learn and more effective under stress. Krav Maga values a practical and realistic approach to training. It has no sporting or competitive elements

Where does Krav Maga Come from?
Krav Maga comes from Israel. The system was developed as a simple and effective method of teaching conscripts how to protect themselves should they be captured or loose their weapon. The Krav Maga training proved so successful that it is now used by over 500 military and law enforcement agencies across the world. Krav Maga is the only ‘martial art’ with over 70 years continuous battlefield use and testing.

Who learns Krav Maga?
Krav Maga was designed for everyone. Not just elite military units. Krav Maga is for teachers, doctors, nurses, mothers, grandfathers and even children. Krav Maga is learned by ordinary people with an interest in fitness or protecting themselves. Krav Maga is learned by normal people – in fact, people just like you. Krav Maga is a practical and street smart system. It is about recognising a problem and avoiding it before it escalates. It is about fast, effective methods that work even under the effects of adrenaline.

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