Streets are not safe anymore and it is likely that you might have to face a violent encounter in your life. It is not worth pondering that you might fall into a likely situation or not but it is relatively important that you should be prepared when you do.
Having a detailed knowledge of tackling the situation when one find oneself in a moment when the other is in rage and ready to injure you physically might prove very beneficial and save you from harm. The primary thing is to know about the possible reasons of such encounters. These violent circumstances happen when someone likes to victimize you to humiliate you publicly. The personal grudges or the family feuds can be the reason. The other is to acquire your belongings. This mostly happens in burglary and robbery scenarios. Anger can also be the cause to attack people. The last one is the intention of kidnapping and raping.
Krav Maga is the well-known self-defense training and it is gaining its popularity in United States of America. Many self-defense institutions are including Krav Maga techniques into their self-defense training programs to make their program more effective and result-oriented.
The techniques of Krav Maga were developed and refined by Imi Litchtenfeld in 1930s. Imi Litchtenfeld was a gymnast, boxer and wrestler in Czechoslovakia. He founded the original Krav Maga by blending in his experience and training in boxing and wrestling. He was in the era of pre-World War II where the hatred for Jewish community was increasing. Imi Litchtenfeld found his previous training ineffective in dealing with the thugs on the streets. It was then when he decided to develop combating techniques that focused on quickly attacking the opponent and neutralizing the threat by forceful measures.
Krav Maga the Israeli military grade combat training is especially designed to enhance the survival skills when one is attacked and victimized. Krav Maga is from Hebrew and its lingual meaning is “Contact Combat”. Krav Maga is not a sport and its primary purpose is to deal with real life combat situations where ones safety is threatened and the attacker initiates the attack. Krav Maga equips one with self-defense tactics.
Krav Maga Basic Principles
Krav Maga has some basic principles:
The foremost principle of Krav Maga is to be aware of the surroundings and prevent as much as possible the confrontation. Krav Maga do not teach to walk blindly into the dangerous situations or call for the trouble at all.
2-Fight & Survive
Fighting for life and avoiding harm is the first principal and for this one has to fight back until the threat is neutralized no matter how much harm you have to inflict to get yourself to security.
3-Counter Attack & Defense
Krav Maga training is different from the other self-defense training. Simple self-defense training focuses on only defending from the attack. However, Krav Maga has a basic principle to defend as well as counter attack.
4-Super Force & Agility
Krav Maga certified training is based on swift reactions and activity in the real life combat situations. The agility is the key to get to the safety. The presence of mind and quick response to the threats are vital when victimized. The instinctive motions learnt from become helpful in sudden threats.
5-Target Vulnerable Spots
Nothing is prohibited in Krav Maga when it comes to self-defense. Krav Maga allows furious counter attack to the vulnerable parts of the assailant’s body. Whether, it is gauging the eyes, biting, striking the groin with the knee or kicking the knee cap everything is allowed in getting rid of the attacker as fast as possible.
Krav Maga Techniques
Krav Maga techniques are very practical and can cause serious damage to the attacker. The Krav Maga moves include attacking vulnerable parts and inflicting extreme pain. However, the first choice is to avoid the confrontation, then prevent escalation and if the assailant does not retreat then it is the last resort to fight back with full power and neutralize the opponent. Following are the basic yet effective Krav Maga techniques.
1-Open Palm Strike
Open palm strike is an effective move to disorient the attacker for some moments. Open palm strike is hit through the bottom side of the palm. Hitting through the palm to the attacker’s jaw imbalances the assailant and provide you window to run.
Kicking the groin with the knee or the tip of the shoe is a powerful technique to neutralize the attacker.
3- Elbow Hits
Elbow hits are efficacious in hand to hand fight. The use of elbow in the right way to hit the opponent proves advantageous in self-defense.
Thus, Krav Maga is perfect for preparing yourself for the unknown. However, it requires Krav Maga certified training to get well versed with all the techniques. In New Jersey Mobile1 Krav Maga is putting all its efforts to provide the top notch Krav Maga training through the qualified Krav Maga instructor not only one on one but also through video series to keep practicing and mastering at home.
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Denis Watson is a Certification Level 3 Krav Maga instructor and brings the self defense training to you. Now serving Northern and Central New Jersey. Call 267-471-5331 to schedule training today.