Kraal Mage (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.
Strengths Of Krav Maga
The Philosophical approach of Krav Maga is it’s true 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 leads to a ‘false’ sense of confidence.
Every student should learn to handle actual “Pressure” and ‘Stress’.
Boxers, Muay Thai Fighters and Jiu Jitsu Artist regularly deal with “pressure’ and ‘Stress’ and this allows them to become better prepared for ‘Real’ situations. This is especially true when they keep the right ‘Mindset” and aren’t too sport orientated.
Krav Maga Training
The approach Krav Maga developed worked well for it’s intended purpose: to train Israeli citizens in a short course, with limited expectations.
When a student is committed to longer training it’s smart for them to go to the source of the ‘components’ Krav Maga uses: Boxing, Kickboxing, Jiu Jitsu, Karate and Aikido.
This allows them to widen their scope and learn much more. It also helps them develop the physical and mental toughness necessary to be truly effective. And with this broader knowledge they’re able to tailor their skills to fit their individual abilities.
Krav Maga Near Me
In our Schools located in Indianapolis and Fishers we stress the ‘Mindset’ adopted by Krav Maga along with the most effective techniques from Boxing, Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Karate and Aikido to create a one-of-a-kind Superstyle.
Students learn the best of Krav Maga. In addition we greatly expand the curriculum. Our students learn to defend against Multiple Opponents, how to defend against weapon attacks and how to protect someone else while also defending themselves.
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If you are interested in ADULTS click here.