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About Krav Maga
Krav maga is recognized as one of the most comprehensive reality based martial arts self defense systems around which has a no-nonsense approach to self defense. Find a krav maga club in your area from the mma listings.
And always remember that meditation has traditionally been the cornerstone to any good martial art.
Krav maga (wiki) translated means "contact combat" and was first developed in Bratislava Czechoslovakia in the 1930's by Hungarian-Israeli Imi Lichtenfeld who was trained in boxing, wrestling and was a proficient street fighter.
Imi Lichtenfeld created the practical martial art of Krav Maga (youtube) to teach fellow Jews how to quickly learn to efficiently defend themselves during riots that threatened the jewish population of Bratislava in the 1930's.
Combining his skills he developed the base art of the Krav Maga style.
In the 1940's Imi Lichtenfeld served in the Czech legion then immigrated to Israel, and was commissioned to teach Krav maga to Israeli Defense Force, who went and developed his teachings further into modern Krav Maga. Krav maga is still used by IDF, and also the Israeli special forces, Israeli military and Israeli secret service organizations such as Mossad and Shin Bet.
Krav Maga Techniques
Krav maga now incorporates techniques from Aikido, Wrestling, Boxing, Judo, Jujutsu, Wing Chun, Sambo, Grappling, Thai boxing and includes any other technique from any fighting system no-matter how strange the technique as long as it works to win a fight.
The Krav Maga practitioner is taught to be ultra-aggressive and use any strike, kick, punch, head butt, bite or gouge etc to get the situation under control quickly. Krav maga fighters never worry or give quarter in a fight they have a no-nonsense philosophical approach with a focus on finishing off their opponent(s) quickly.
Krav Maga training teaches how to prevent, deter and deal with any kind of violent attack or threat in a realistic situation and conditions, it prepares the student through education to deal with any situations when self defense, self protection is needed by using practical combat skills that work.
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