In Hebrew, Krav Maga translates to mean “contact combat.” Developed by Hungarian boxer and wrestler Imi Lichtenfeld in the 1930s, the techniques were first used by Israeli underground paramilitary organizations such as Haganah. When Israel became an official country in 1948, Lichtenfeld was appointed Chief Instructor and Combat Trainer for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
At first view, Krav Maga may look like a martial art, but it’s actually a form of self defense with no rules and no limitations which means groin strikes, eye gouging and knee strikes are just some of the acceptable techniques.
Although students learn to defend a variety of attacks, avoiding physical confrontation should always be the primary objective. If this is impossible or unsafe, it promotes finishing the confrontation as quickly and aggressively as possible. Attacks are aimed at the most vulnerable parts of the body like the groin, eyes, throat, knees, etc. Students learn to defend against all variety of attacks and a
Training also covers the development of situational awareness, learning to understand the psychology of a street confrontation, and identifying potential threats before an attack occurs. It may also cover ways to deal with physical and verbal methods to avoid violence whenever possible. Street attacks are not likely to happen just as perfectly as practiced in the gym, therefore you develop a foundation to build upon allowing you to adapt to the situation that has presented itself.
Virginia Self-Defense & Fitness offers CKM techniques as the foundation for seminars, regular classes and private training. Classes are offered in Waynesboro and Staunton Virginia. Contact us today to schedule a seminar at your location.
On Site Krav Maga Seminars
On site seminars are offered individually or combined. Individual seminars are a minimum of 2 hours. Pricing is based on location and number of participants.
– Devastating Israeli fighting system
– Prepares you for real-world situations
– Very effective in close quarters
– Offered in Staunton, VA or at your location