Self defense is not an option- it's your responsibility.
We all hope to live happy and peaceful lives. But sometimes life throws a curve ball, and suddenly, your existence is under threat, or your loved ones need to be protected. It's better to be prepared to face the worst.
Krav Maga is a self defense system first developed for the Israeli army and adapted for ordinary citizens, covering all age groups and sizes.
Most students pick up skills well with just a few months of training. Our goal is to prepare you mentally and physically to not only handle life threatening situations, but also to face challenges of everyday life.
Krav Maga, meaning contact combat, is a self-defense system originally created by Imi Lichtenfeld for the Israeli Defense Forces for military applications.
It is intended to be ever changing, and incorporates elements from Boxing, Savate, Muay Thai, Wing Chun, Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, and Wrestling. It has since been adapted for civilian and police applications, and most Krav Maga seen today is of the civilian variety.
Due to it's military roots, Krav Maga is designed to be learned quickly and by anyone. Many techniques are built upon natural reactions, like raising one's hands to protect oneself. Defensive techniques, like defending against a choke, share common moves, such as plucking irrespective of the direction of the incoming threat. This makes techniques more adaptable and less confusing. Krav Maga practitioners prefer to avoid complex techniques like throws, in favor of strikes.
Krav Maga is not a martial art- it's a self defense system. It cross trains you across multiple systems of fighting so as to prepare you for different situations.
There are no rules in Krav Maga- which means the goal is to neutralize the threat as quickly as possible using all means necessary. This may involve striking the most vulnerable parts of the body, which is not allowed in most martial arts, but might be decisive for your survival.
Krav Maga also teaches the use of common objects such as chairs, bags, umbrellas and keys that anyone might be carrying as an instrument of defense.
Krav Maga is designed for nearly anyone with only a few exceptions. There are numerous accounts in this community of people who were overweight, skinny or elderly, who found Krav Maga to work for them.
Beyond being a self-defense system, it is an excellent way to get in shape. It's not uncommon to see somebody go from trying a class to getting the Krav Maga bug and showing up to class several days a week.
You need to consult your doctor before training in Krav Maga if you have an injury.
That being said, quite a few members have made highly commendable come backs from injuries and continue to train extremely well.