The 6 Principles of Krav Maga
The Six principals of Krav Maga are:
- Neutralize all threats
- Switch from defensive to offensive maneuvers quickly
- Avoid injury
- Improvise and create weapons from almost anything
- Strike vulnerable parts of the body and use the body’s natural reflexes
- “Use whatever works”
The objective of a Krav Maga training program is to instruct the participants in practical self-defense techniques, fighting skills, defensive tactics and principles that can be readily utilized as the need rises. The key to the approach is to present a well integrated self-defense and fighting outline with relatively few specific techniques.
The system is designed so that the set of principles which are the fundaments of every technique apply to several potential attacks/scenarios. It is because of this approach that trainees reach a high level of proficiency, mentally and technically, in a relatively short time.
Krav Maga is a modern method characterized by a logical and practical approach. It is an easy to perform, natural, and effective system featuring simple movements and “reflexive” behavior of the human body. It is easy to learn and retain, performed naturally and intuitively, and practically be use under stressful conditions. An essential part of KM is its teaching process, methodology and ways of training.
Krav Maga includes the subjects of:
- Prevention, avoidance, escape and evasion.
- Dealing with throws and falls to all directions and angles.
- Attacks and counterattacks, performed to all targets, distances, ranges, heights, angles, directions and in all rhythms. Executed from all positions and postures. Use of all sorts of common objects for defensive purposes.
- Defending all unarmed attacks: punches, strikes and kicks. Releases from all sorts of grabs and holds. Defending all armed attacks and threats of knife and sharp objects; of sticks bars and other blunt objects; of all kind of firearms.
- Dealing with the above attacks when sent from all possible directions and places; When are performed by a single or multiple attackers; When occur in all possible places, positions and postures. Including in confined or open areas; in an ally, staircase, car; On all types of grounds; In water; When free or in limited space of movement; While standing, on the move, sitting down, laying down on the back, side or facing down.
- Physical and mental control and disarm.
KM prepares the trainees to function in most circumstances and scenarios, in many combat and fighting environments, according to their needs, risks they are facing and job descriptions. KM enables and brings technical, tactical, physical and mental growth and improvements.
Krav-Maga contains special approaches, tactics, techniques, subjects, drills and training methods for the different sectors: Civilians of all ages, men and women, young and old; Law-enforcement officers; Military personnel and units; Correction service officers and wardens; Security officers; As well as: Close protection officers; Undercover agents; Antiterrorists groups; Air-marshals; Special and commando units.