Krav Maga in Hebrew means ‘contact combat’ or ‘contact fighting’ and the
term is generic in the same sense that the term ‘self-defense’ is.
There are many systems/styles of Krav Maga including Commando Krav Maga.
Krav Maga, also referred to as CKM, is the system of ‘contact fighting’
created by Moni Aizik. It has recently been modified and released to
the civilian sector.
Evolution – Since its conception, CKM has and continues to evolve in order to deal with modern threats.
“Reality Not Sport”
– There are no tournaments in CKM. It is a reality-based system of self
defense meant for survival. As such, there are no rules or regulations
for CKM tactics. It is based on principles similar to guerilla warfare –
engage the enemy quickly, create as much damage as possible in a short
period of time and disengage immediately. Techniques include eye gouges,
groin strikes, biting, striking the throat and other effective tactics.
– We train under realistic situations that you would encounter in the
street. Training includes dealing with surprise attacks, multiple
attackers and attackers with weapons, ground survival, and strikers. The
pressure test is a live action drill we use in CKM to simulate
realistic street confrontations.
“Simplicity is Genius”
CKM is based on simple and reflexive moves. It has been proven that
under extreme stress, any movement that involves more than 2 gross motor
skills most likely won’t work. As well, it is very hard to remember any
technique that involves more than 5 or 6 components. That’s why the
techniques in CKM are designed to be simple and effective. More
importantly, many of the techniques are universal so they can be
performed regardless of the direction of the attack.
– Better yourself both mentally and physically. Improve your confidence and your level of conditioning.