The Origins of Krav Maga
Krav Maga translated from the hebrew into english as "Contact Combat" was initially developed as an unarmed combat system by Imi Lichtenfeld for the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) due to its no-nonsense approach, simplistic and practical approach. Krav Maga has since been adapted to meet the needs of civilians, law enforcement officers and security prsonnel. Krav Maga is widely recognised as the most comprehensive reality based self-defence system in the world today.
Krav Maga Development
Krav Maga is composed of three pilliars:
Krav Maga is a practical and realistic system that is built on the natural reaction of the human body in a conflict situation and teaches hoe to avoid, prevent, deter or deal with all tyoes of violent confrontations. Having been developed under realistic conditions in Israel by its founder Imi (Sde-or) Lichtenfeld, Krav Maga continues to be developed by Imi's closest assistant and highest- level instructor Eyal Yanilov of Krav Maga Global.
Krav Maga Training
An essential part of Krav Maga training is its structured teaching process. delivery of learning and training methodologies. Its devided into grades and levels, whether its for civilian's military soldiers, law- Enforcement and security officers, close personal protection personnel or member of special units.
Krav Maga training includes:
Krav Maga a modern system for a modern world
Krav Maga Courses:
Throughout the development and dissemination of the Krav Maga teaching in Israel, the need arose for teaching Krav Maga for Kids and Teens a practical high level self-defence system suitable for situations they may stumble across in their everyday life. This includes scenarios between children and peers, as well as situations that may arise with an adult.
The Krav Maga Global kids’ system consists of realistic self-defence techniques that are effective not only against bullies, but any adult assailant as well. At the same time, Krav Maga teaches children when it is and is not appropriate to use these techniques.
Krav Maga for Kids and Teens
The material includes solutions to conflict or violent situations that are most typical for each age group. They learn how to avoid or prevent these situations, but in case where the aggressor engages in physical contact they learn how to protect themselves from slaps, punches, kick, shirt grabbing, neck grabbing, choking, attempts to throw to the ground and how to deal with the situation if thrown to the ground. Children also learn important skills such as break-falling and rolling that will assist them in getting away unharmed from falls in different situations whether static (standing) or in motion (walking, running, skates cycling, etc..)
Another important aspect for children is dealing with situations in which they may be attacked by adults (criminal assault or sexual abuse). Training the children to recognise possible danger situations, what is best way to avoid them and if need be, how to protect themselves in the event of physical contact. Self-defence in these cases is based on the element of surprise combined with a strong and accurate blow to a vulnerable body part, making an escape, ask for help and report to their parents about the incident.
How we teach Krav Maga for Kids and Teens
Just like Krav Maga Global lessons for adult, the material is an efficient way enabling for skills to be acquired in a short period of time to better defend themselves at school, in the playground or on the streets. The training process for kids and youth also places emphasis on the development of important personality traits such as: restraint, self-discipline, courage, self-confidence, the ability to make decisions in stressful situations and the understanding of when to use the acquired knowledge.
The training is carried out by qualified instructors who have gone through specific training for this unique population. The training is conducted in a controlled environment, using the right protective gear, maintaining the highest safety measures in order to prevent injury of the trainees during lessons.