South African Krav Maga - About

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Krav Maga is a reality based combat system with an absolute focus on prevailing in violent times, Krav Maga is the self-defence and fighting system of the Israeli Security Forces.
Since the late 1940's, the style has enjoyed global success and has evolved into a form that is easily learnt by civilians.
The system has been developed and refined over years of conflict, it is an extremely effective no-nonsense system... there is nothing flashy about this art!

Krav Maga combines elements of kickboxing and Jujitsu (amongst others) as well as the use of weapons such as knives and sticks. Weapon techniques are taught to prepare people for modern day street situations where guns and knives are often involved.

 Krav Maga techniques are highly practical and effective for modern self defence needs. Individuals can attain a high level of profiency within a relatively short period of instruction.

The Krav Maga system consists of two aspects:
  • Self Defence
  • Hand to hand combat

Self defence covers a variety of aggressive acts such as punches, kicks, chokes, bear-hugs, headlocks, grabs, as well as defences against multiple assailants and attackers armed with a firearm, edged weapon, or blunt objects.
Krav Maga students learn to apply the relevant techniques from in a range of positions and environments, including when experiencing fatigue.

Hand to hand combat represents a more advanced phase of training and relates more to the mechanics of an actual fight. Krav Maga’s training methods have been used in Israel’s most elite units and are designed to enable practitioners to better deal with violent confrontations whilst under high levels of stress.

Due to the realistic nature of the training, Krav Maga has no sporting elements, training simulates reality in a safe environment allowing students to successfully defend themselves and those around them in times of need.

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