WHAT IS KRAV MAGA?
- Krav Maga: Hebrew for Contact Combat. Krav Maga was first developed from street fighting skills developed by Hungarian-Israeli martial artist Imi Lichtenfeld, who made use of his training as a boxer and wrestler as a means of defending the Jewish quarter against fascist groups in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia in the 1930's.
- Krav Maga is on the surface a realistic framework of techniques in self-defence and countering but it is also much more than that. The training concepts are delivered and practiced but always stress tested under realistic conditions.
- Realistic means pressure, contact and working sometimes in positions of disadvantage.
- Krav Maga is tactically proactive in developing the ability to recognize and avoid danger where possible, de-escalate (even under stress) or if the worst is upon you, then react with skills to fight and survive the attack.
- Progression and material are layered appropriately so that if you have never thrown a punch before, you will be treated with the same respect as someone who may have experience.
- The street is the street and we do not justify our existence through scare tactics but by drawing from real and up to date types of threats primarily in the UK. This is through the experiences of us and others where the unthinkable has occurred.
- It works! How do we know this? Because of the feedback our students have given us after encounters across the entire spectrum of threats and attacks.