Management Training with Krav Maga – Blog by Eyal Yanilov

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A couple of decades ago (man….time is flying) I read an article which mentioned that in MBA degrees of some of the top universities they are using and teaching military tactics and using ancient books from the east (such as “Art of War” by Sun Tzu and “Book of Five Rings” by the Japanese Samurai, Musashi).

I thought to myself, whatever tactics they teach, whatever technique they talk about, I can demonstrate, instruct and let people feel it through the body. The theory is nice, but the practice will make it much clearer. The understanding through the body will make a big difference for any manager or director who wishes to progress and improve his own skills.

Management Training

I believe that we can use the modern curriculum of Krav Maga, the tactics, training methods, and especially mental preparation to prepare, both civilian and member of governmental forces. This will help them in how to deal with pressure, improve decision making process under stressful conditions and more.

After delivering one seminar in Israel to high level insurance agents and brokers, I thought that the product in my hands needs an upgrade. I needed another person who can assist me with this. Back then, my knowledge about the corporate sector and management wasn’t deep enough (this was before I really started spreading KM around the world). I needed someone who was more familiar in coaching and training managers and employees in high positions in the corporate and governmental sectors.

I found him after a year or two. “Giora Inbar” was a retired Colonel who was the head of the Physiological Department of the Israeli Defense Forces. After retiring from service, Giora started giving services, delivering workshops and conducting coaching sessions to managers and directors from the different sectors. Giora and I started working together, created a comprehensive program with a set of workshops and established a team that will market and teach the different workshops.

Management training

The concept was clear – we train managers and corporate people in better managing themselves and others by using Krav Maga as a vehicle.

In most workshops the physical and technical training is 20-25% of the time of activities. The rest is talking, debating, comparing, brainstorming, implicative discussion in reference to relevant real-life situations as well as creating analogies and clarifications between the two fields, corporate-world and Krav Maga.

When dealing with mental preparations, we do them on two layers, the corporate conflicts and the dangerous physical encounters.

 

The business world is often compared, not without reason, to a battlefield.

 

Executives and managers must achieve corporate goals under constantly changing circumstances, meet urgent deadlines and leverage available resources, while simultaneously consolidating cohesive teams and leading them to success. This means knowing how to cooperate, coordinate and de-escalate, at other times how to confront and subdue, and at all times how to protect the company, their colleagues and themselves.

 

In such a high-pressure environment, the principles, tactics and techniques of Krav Maga are the key to effective corporate management.

 

 

To get the best results, Boardroom Warriors | Management Training combines, integrate and harmonize fighting tactics, self-defense training and various business disciplines. Guided by top-tier Krav Maga instructors and corporate coaches, executives learn how to apply lessons from the fighting arts in their professional and personal lives.

 

Each Boardroom warriors workshop for managers  includes first-hand experience of Krav Maga combat techniques, third-party protection tactics, mental discipline exercises, and more. Alongside the physical activity, instructors and executives discuss the implications of their training in real-life situations – both in the boardroom and on the street. Instructors also provide one-on-one feedback and group debriefings to push trainees to achieve their best.

 

The method of learning is not routine and frontal, but rather experiential and hands-on, translating and applying skills from different milieus – Krav Maga, fighting tactics and skills, 3rd party protection, sports, mental training, energetic balance and more – for familiarization with and acquisition of management skills. We learn through the body and the mind.

Management Training

Each training module lasts from four to eight hours and a day of training consists of one to two modules/workshops. The longer programs are combinations of several workshops, up to the maximum of 3 days of training and learning.

 

Our clients during the years were Israeli, European and international companies. We have been teaching the corporate managers in Israel and Europe who belong to different sectors, the private, public, governmental, low-tech, high-tech and educational organizations, systems and companies.