Krav Maga (a Hebrew phrase meaning “Close Combat”) Is a Self-Defense system formed for the purpose of training members of the Israeli Defense Forces.
As every Israeli citizen, with limited exceptions, are expected to serve in the military, a method of teaching ‘Basic’ Self-Defense skills on a large scale was required.
Krav Maga incorporates techniques from Boxing, Judo, Aikido, Karate and Wrestling. The focus is on easy techniques that would help the ‘average’ Israeli citizen develop basic skills in a short course.
Imrich Lichtenfeld Founder Of Krav Maga
Strengths Of Krav Maga
The Philosophical approach of Krav Maga is it’s strength. An emphasis on Situational Awareness, Immediate Counter-Attack and Aggressiveness are important elements of training. These principles are well known and essential to all ‘Warriors’ as far back as history can record.
All Martial Artist ‘role-play’ to an extent. However a common criticism of Krav Maga practitioners is their over reliance on this aspect of training. This often leads to a ‘false’ sense of confidence.
Every student should learn to handle “Pressure”and ‘Stress’.
Boxers, Muay Thai Fighters and Jiu Jitsu Artist regularly deal with “pressure’ and this allows them to better prepare for ‘Real’ situations. This is especially true when they aren’t too sport orientated.
Krav Maga Training
In our school we greatly expand the base Krav curriculum by going to the source of the ‘components’ Krav Maga uses: Boxing, Kickboxing, Jiu Jitsu, Karate and Aikido.
This allows students to widen their scope and learn what works for them. This personalization is absolutely vital for a student to truly learn self-defense.
Krav Maga Classes
Our Schools are located in Indianapolis and Fishers. We stress the tactics of Krav Maga along with the most effective techniques. Students learn the best of Krav Maga and several other Arts.
Our students learn to defend on the ground, against Multiple Opponents, against weapon attacks and how to protect someone else while (at the same time) defending themselves.