What is Krav Maga?

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Krav Maga has exploded in popularity and interest over the last couple of years and it is no doubt one of the most popular forms of self defense today.

We’re going to break down “Krav”, as it is often referred to by participants and trainers, to give you an insight into this form of martial arts.

Krav Maga trains you with very practical tactics and skills to help you defend yourself in person to person combat. Picture yourself walking down the street and being “jumped” by a thug…. Krav teaches you how to extricate yourself from that situation. It’s based on Israeli battlefield tactics used by Israeli defense forces.

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This form of martial arts has been around for decades, but it’s only recently that it started to explode in popularity.

Here are some key points:

Attack to defend: An important aspect of Krav is that it does not just teach yourself how to defend, but also to defend by attack. You’ll learn self-control but also how to be assertive in combat situations.

Great for fitness: Krav is widely considered to be one of the most strenuous forms of self defense available and it is for this reason that it can be incredibly effective for leaning out, weight loss and boosting fitness.

Technical proficiency: The movements are all based on human body movement, so you’ll learn to use natural movements to beat your attacker. . .

It’s not about the competition: Most forms of martial arts have competitive tournaments that participants can enter to compete against others.

Krav is not about beating another person in a tournament; it’s about real street combat and getting yourself out of strife. There are no Krav Maga tournaments.

Group training is best: “Krav Maga, just like the majority of forms of martial arts that we teach here at Versatile Fitness is a great form of martial arts to learn in a small group or class. It allows you to train with people of different shapes and sizes, just like in a real street fight scenario,” says Adelaide Krav Maga instructor Shane Neville from Versatile Fitness.

If you are looking to get into Krav Maga, you can take a look at the Australian International Krav Maga Federation website: http://www.ikmfkravmaga.com.au/

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