Developed in the 1940s, Krav Maga is a dynamic self-defense and fighting system that teaches participants how to protect themselves from attackers. It combines philosophy and techniques from both martial arts and fight training and, in addition to physical methods, provides training in discipline and focus. Though traditionally practiced by men, many women have found the skills and techniques taught in Krav Maga to have a beneficial effect in helping them feel safe from harm.
What does Krav Maga training entail?
Generally, Krav Maga classes start with a warm up which is followed up by the teaching of a specific skill or technique. These warm-ups may consist of striking practice or mild cardio drills, but generally, they prepare the participant for the class and get their blood flowing.
This is followed by a lesson, which typically focuses on one technique or hold, and may include running certain scenarios or practicing partner work where one participant is the “attacker” and one is the “defender”. The allows both partners time to practice the skill and helps the other see how effective the move can be from an attacker’s perspective.
Why Practice Krav Maga?
The reasons people may practice Krav Maga range wildly. Krav Maga classes can certainly be intense, and some may use it as a form of physical activity. Others, especially women, learn Krav Maga techniques in order to feel safe from harm, as the strikes taught are meant to be used in real life if and when someone attacks.
Whatever the reason, Performance Krav Maga is here to help you on your Krav Maga journey, whether you’re brand new to the art or have been practicing for years. Contact us today to find out more about getting started.