About KRAV MAGA
Krav Maga uses practical self-defence techniques against weapons, holds, grabs, and how to deal with multiple attackers whether you are standing or on the ground.
Krav Maga is taught to top-tier military units and law enforcement officers from around the world. Krav Maga is actively used to help save lives on the battlefield as well as on the streets.
Krav Maga is a complete self-defence and fighting system and brings the average civilian to a competent level of self-defence in the shortest possible time.
WHAT IS KRAV MAGA?
KMG’s Krav Maga System integrates science and experience, instinct based self-defence and fighting techniques with designated techniques, tactics, training methods and drills. KMG offers a strong curriculum that teaches and develops courage, controlled aggression and determination, fighting spirit and combat mindset, situational awareness, as well as avoidance, prevention tactics and verbal deescalation of conflict, whenever the need and the possibility arise.
The KMG system is constructed from three integrated parts (which in an actual confrontation may become one):
- CQB, Armed and Unarmed Hand to Hand Combat – The officer learns how to defeat an opponent quickly and effectively. This involves different elements of a fight: tactics, techniques, combinations, psychology and mentality of a fighter. Use of Knives, Sticks & Guns for attacks are integrated.
- Self-Defence Techniques – Techniques that enable the practitioner to effectively defend himself against both armed and unarmed attackers. The techniques are eventually practiced under stress, in simulations of adverse conditions and environments, such as in the dark, on the ground, indoors and outdoors and in situations that limit the practitioner’s movement.
- Close Protection and 3rd Party Protection – Defending a 3rd party (a friend, family member, a VIP, a fellow officer or countryman) against all kinds of attacks and threats; dealing with one or more attackers; moving, evacuating and taking care of the other person; functioning under different conditions in different environments and locations.
KRAV MAGA DEVELOPMENT
Krav Maga is composed of three pillars, self-defence; fighting skills and tactics; 3rd party and VIP protection and consideration. Krav Maga is a practical realistic system that teaches how to avoid, prevent, deter or deal with all types of violent confrontations having been developed under realistic conditions in Israel by its founder Imi (Sde-or) Lichtenfeld. Krav Maga continues to be developed by Imi’s closest assistant and highest-level instructor Eyal Yanilov of Krav Maga Global.
LEARNING KRAV MAGA
Krav Maga is a unique and logical system of self-defence, fighting skills and defensive tactics. There are no traditional or sporting elements in Krav Maga with all of its training methods being based on the adaptation of instinctive response through principal based learning, resulting in skills that become practical in a short space of time and useful under stressful conditions. Elevating the trainee’s capabilities on the physical, mental, technical and tactical levels, Krav Maga is suitable for all, as each person, with the guidance of a certified instructor can reach their own goals and fulfill their needs.
ORIGINS OF KRAV MAGA
Krav Maga (/krɑːv məˈɡɑː/; Hebrew: קְרַב מַגָּע [ˈkʁav maˈɡa(ʔ)], lit. “contact combat”) translated from Hebrew into English, as ‘Contact Combat’ was initially developed as an unarmed combat system by Imi Lichtenfeld for the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) due to its no-nonsense approach.
Krav Maga has since been adapted by Eyal Yanilov to meet the needs of civilians, law enforcement officers and security personnel. Krav Maga is widely recognized as the most comprehensive reality based self-defence system in the world today.
KRAV MAGA TRAINING
An essential part of Krav Maga training is its structured teaching process, delivery of learning and training methodologies. Its curriculum is divided into grades and levels, whether it is for civilians, military soldiers, Law-Enforcement and security officers, Close Personal Protection personnel or members of special units. Click here to read more about how Krav Maga Global is developing Krav Maga further.
KRAV MAGA TRAINING INCLUDES:
KRAV MAGA – A MODERN SYSTEM FOR A MODERN WORLD
Krav Maga techniques and principles are taught with ultimate reality in mind. To enable someone to cope with all types of conflict situations and violent encounters in all types of environments, places, surrounding and situation, such as open or confined spaces, around or in a car or on public transport, in water, in low-light conditions and on shaky, uneven or non-resisting grounds and more.
Krav Maga training also emphasis the need to train to deal with conflict when in positions of disadvantage such as; standing, sitting down, laying down (on your front or back), when on moving transport or with a loved one.
KRAV MAGA PERSONAL DEVEOPMENT – LIFE SAVING AND LIFE CHANGING SKILLS
Krav Maga enables personal growth from both a physical and mental perspective with those training Krav Maga seeing vast improves in their physical health and mental abilities to make decisions in stressful, fast moving situations and to be able to cope with demanding lifestyles.
ROLE SPECIFIC KRAV MAGA
Krav Maga is adaptable to meet the needs of both men and women, from children to mature adults.
Krav Maga training also has specific curriculum including tactical adaptations to meet the ever-growing needs of Military Units, Anti-Terrorist Groups, Special Units, Undercover Officers, Close Protection Agents, Correctional Officers, Air Marshalls and much more.
Starting is really simple.
All you need to do is to attend one of our sessions in our schedule for you to participate.
In this class one of our fully qualified KMG Instructors will take you through the basic fundamentals of what Krav Maga is all about. Essentially a private session held separately to the main class.
Your first lesson is free of charge, this gives you an opportunity to determine whether Krav Maga is right for you.
If you decide to join you can then choose which payment plan suits you best for your class fees.
Yes. Women train in Krav Maga worldwide and are most welcome in any of our classes. However it is important that they note that some of the classes can be quite physical and have some confrontation and drills which may involve grabbing and lifting. Be assured that we take a strong stance against ANY form of sexual harassment.
Generally, the specific motivation for women to learn self defence is the capability to defend themselves against attack by a male. This can only really be achieved by having a male simulate an attack. Anyone can opt out of part of training at any time – no questions asked (other than to ensure you are OK).
By nature, training in self defence or martial arts always bears a risk of injury.
Students are required to acquire a mouth guard and groin guard as a minimum for training. These, along with other safety equipment, are available for order through the school. Safety of the student is a key concern of the system.
Students find that training a minimum of two nights a week generally yields the best results for retaining knowledge and adequate rest time.
You are still free to train as many times as you like during the week.
No! We do not expect any of our students to have a high degree of physical fitness. We scale the intensity of the classes up or down depending on the level of fitness our students have.
It certainly does help if you do have some degree of fitness as some of the drills can be quite physically demanding, but don’t be discouraged. We’re here to train self defence first. The physical fitness that you WILL achieve is mainly a by product.
Students can wear the Krav Maga uniform (black pants with Krav Maga T-shirt). Please note that black t-shirts should not be worn. You are free to train in other (suitable) attire if you feel the need. A quarantined pair of suitable shoes for the mats should be worn (wrestling shoes are ideal) however Nike free-runs or equivalent are also suitable.
Note that, as this is a street defence system, there will be occasions when alternate forms of dress will be required, e.g. wearing jackets or overcoats so students become accustomed to training in attire worn in winter. The instructor will advise this prior to the time required.
There will be some light contact, (which we call marking) but not for new students.
This ensures that they are not intimidated and protects the safety of others, as new students may not yet possess good control.
We try to strike a balance between realism and safety..