Krav Maga is the official self-defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces and has been taught to hundreds of law enforcement agencies and thousands of civilians in the United States.
It is a simple, effective self-defense system that emphasizes instinctive movements, practical techniques, and realistic training scenarios.
Krav Maga promotes finishing a fight as quickly as possible. Attacks are aimed at the most vulnerable parts of the body, and training is not limited to techniques that avoid severe injury. Drills provide maximum safety to students by the use of protective equipment and the use of reasonable force. Students learn to defend against all variety of attacks and are taught to counter in the quickest and most efficient way.
- Counter attacking as soon as possible (or attacking preemptively).
- Targeting attacks to the body’s most vulnerable points, such as the eyes, neck/throat, face, solar plexus, groin, ribs, knee, foot, fingers, etc.
- Maximum effectiveness and efficiency in order to neutralize the opponent as quickly as possible.
- Maintaining awareness of surroundings while dealing with the threat in order to look for escape routes, further attackers, objects that could be used to defend or help attack, and so on.
In addition to the practical techniques, the class is very high energy. Students are trained extremely hard and put through various fatigue drills. “These simulate energy depletion you actually feel in an actual confrontation”.