Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Krav Maga

Well I haven't been updating the site as much as I would have liked, but I have been pretty busy with Life, Work and now Krav Maga. What the heck is Krav Maga you ask? Well for starters it's a self defense style that is very effective and has no wasted movement. It was founded by a Hungarian named Imi Lichtenfeld in the 1930's. It's translation in English means "Close Combat". In Krav Maga, there are no hard-and-fast rules, and no distinction in training for men and women. It is not a sport, and there are no specific uniforms, attire or competitions. All the techniques focus on maximum efficiency in real-life conditions. Krav Maga generally assumes a no quarter situation; the attacks and defenses are intended for potentially lethal threat situations, and aim to neutralize these and escape via maximum pain or damage to opponents, as rapidly and safely as possible. Crippling attacks to vulnerable body parts, including groin and eye strikes, headbutts, and other efficient and potentially brutal attacks, improvised use of any objects available, and maximizing personal safety in a fight, are emphasized.

I have been taking it now for about a month and so far so good, it is an intense cardiovascular workout and everything we have learned is very practical. I will keep you updated on my progress in this unique and effective form of self defense. :)

Krav Maga Worldwide
History of Krav Maga


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