Most of the time Krav Maga is considered to be a form of martial arts. But Krav Maga is not at all similar to the MMA. Though it has different techniques from karate, Ju-Jitsu and boxing but the philosophy and execution are unlike MMA.
Krav Maga is not an Art
The major difference in MMA and Krav Maga is that MMA is an “art”. MMA is a competitive sport and it has rules and limitations. On the other hand, Krav Maga is a system of self-defense techniques that emphasizes on self-protection with no boundaries. There are no limitations of inflicting physical harm to the attacker in self-defense. MMA has strict rules not to injure the opponent and do not exercise aggressive moves.
But in Krav Maga the principles are totally opposite. Krav Maga is a survival system and in the process of surviving an attack any kind of violent and aggressive action is permissible. Even the main self-defense techniques of Krav Maga includes gouging the eyes, kicking in the groin with full power and targeting the softer face areas like punching the nose with full force to disable the opponent. Even some techniques like punching the heart, back of the head and side of the neck can prove fatal to assailant. In MMA these dangerous kinds of hits and strikes are not permissible at all.
Krav Maga is known for its effective hand combat techniques. Krav Maga hand striking techniques are optimally designed to take the position in hand and finish the fight as soon as possible. This is the reason that Krav Maga is preferred by the people who want to learn self-defense techniques. Krav Maga techniques are usually included the self-defense training programs because these techniques are precise and effective at the same time. The most effective hand striking techniques are discussed below.
Bullying is very common among children. The older and bigger children target the smaller and weaker ones and tease them in every way possible. This situation cannot be handled by parents in a direct way because children becomes the victims of bullying when the parents are not around and there is no adult supervision. These happens during school breaks, school bus and in playgrounds. That is why it is important for the parents to generate awareness in kids about dealing with the bullying by themselves. Krav Maga training for children emphasis on such awareness in a methodical way along with providing them physical strength to deal with critical situations.
Krav Maga training is designed in such a way that is suitable for everyone. There is no restriction of the age, size or the gender in learning Krav Maga techniques. Even the senior citizens or the persons with injuries or disability can be benefited from Krav Maga training. Krav Maga proves to be very beneficial for the senior citizens as it not only improves the personal security for them but also help them in restoring their strength and keeping their fitness level at the top. Imi Litchenfeld the founder of the Krav Maga was also practicing the Krav Maga techniques in his later age and also training the groups from around the world. Here are some major benefits of Krav Maga for senior citizens.
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