Krav Maga Self Defence explained
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Self defence is the core framework of Krav Maga and as such, a large part of each class is based around what is called ‘scenario based training’. This is where a defence against a specific attack or threat type is demonstrated and then broken down slowly and practised. Approaching training in this way is what makes krav maga different from a martial art with the expectation that you should leave every class with a better idea of how to defend yourself.
Krav Maga was developed in the 1930’s by Imi Lichtenfeld, who later became the Chief Instructor of Physical Fitness and Krav Maga for the Israeli Defence Force (IDF).
The FEKM (European Federation of Krav Maga) was created in 1997 by Richard Douieb, to whom Imi Lichtenfeld gave the responsibility for Krav Maga in Europe, and now includes more than 25,000 members across 15 countries. It is the largest and most well respected Krav Maga organisation in the World.
Krav Maga Self Defence is run in London by Simon Pither, a qualified FEKM Black Belt Instructor with over 25 years of Martial Arts experience.
Simon has a background in Judo, Kung Fu and self defence and has been an instructor since 1995. During this time he helped develop a specific self defence course for students, nurses and teachers that was based on simple and easy to learn techniques. When he started learning Krav Maga in London in 2011, it was an excellent fit as this is exactly what Krav Maga is all about! Simon is currently the only British black belt in the FEKM, and he trains regularly with senior instructors from Paris, giving the club direct access to key principles and techniques.
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