October 19, 2018

What is Krav Maga (7 of 7)

7. CONCLUSION Krav Maga is a state of mind, a logical precept applied to self protection. It was created to fulfill a need, and to be the most effective and efficient in all situations where it was needed. Additionally, it had to also be flexible and adaptive in unknown, or hitherto untrained-for situations. No training […]

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6. HOW TO MAKE YOUR TRAINING ‘MORE REAL’ Obviously, there is no way to make your self defence training ‘real’ other than putting yourself wilfully into a dangerous situation, which is counter intuitive. Again, putting our ‘Krav Maga thinking’ into place, if we build a resilient and adaptive model that is simple and effective we […]

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5. HOW DO YOU PRACTICE FOR REALITY AND CHAOS? In the end it must come down to working and practising multiple self defence situations. You can research the most common types of attacks through the office of national statistics (https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/crimeandjustice/compendium/focusonviolentcrimeandsexualoffences/yearendingmarch2016/overviewofviolentcrimeandsexualoffences||) which show what offences the police were called for, but don’t specify what the actual […]

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4. HOW CAN WE MAINTAIN SUCCESSIVE EFFECTIVE ATTACKS? One of the most important things that Krav Maga aims to instil is an attitude of ‘continuous attack’. We have already discussed how you have an advantage over your attacker if you choose to attack first, as human physiology is on your side giving you around a […]

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3. CAN WE PLAN FOR A REAL SELF DEFENCE ‘STREET FIGHT’ PAST THE INITIAL RESPONSE? To answer this, we need to look a little bit past Krav Maga and first look at probability theory and a little bit of human physiology – more specifically, is there such a thing as true ‘chaos’ when you are […]

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2. CAN YOU DEFINE A STRUCTURE TO THE CHAOS OF STREET VIOLENCE? To be absolutely clear, if you are attacked and you have no indication of your assailants intentions (for example from directly behind you and you have no advance warning of any kind), you will have no reaction time in which to form a […]

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1. HISTORICAL EXAMPLES OF ‘KRAV MAGA THINKING’ There was a man called Helmuth von Moltke the Elder who was the Prussian chief of staff before World War 1. He was classically trained in military strategy, and the advent of mass human destruction with machine guns and artillery meant that his skills and training no longer […]

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How is Krav Maga Unique among the Combative Arts? Anyone with an interest or experience in martial arts will probably be aware that the ‘this discipline is better than that’ argument has been going on for as long as people have been punching and kicking. Even if you have no interest in martial arts, you […]

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