Why Train Krav Maga
The basic principle of Krav Maga is inflicting maximum damage to the opponent(s) in order to end the fight as quickly as possible. Brutal counter-attacks using your most effective tool (knees, elbows, weapons, etc.) to target your opponent’s weakest area (neck, throat, eyes, knees, ribs, solar plexus, groin, etc.) are the focus. For this reason, it is not a competitive martial arts, like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or Muay Thai, it is reality based self defense. Lets explore some of the reasons you should train Krav Maga.
Nothing boosts confidence levels like knowing you are legitimately prepared for whatever. Very few people have any formal self-defense or fight training. As a result, in tense situations where most people lose it, you will keep your cool. If something ever does go down, you’re ready. There are so many variables in a real life situation. Our job is to train in a way to handle that stress and introduce that to our training so we are better prepared.
Most martial arts are strongly based in ritual, and as a result often incorporate different forms or strange techniques. Krav is different. Brutal efficiency is the only concern. For this reason, many of the strikes and defenses utilize the same basic motion (e.g. the straight punch and many of the defenses against punches and knives). Moreover, most of the techniques are built upon the body’s natural instincts (e.g. bringing your hands to your neck during a choke defense). Because of this we can become efficient and better prepared with far less training then the average martial arts. Keeping it simple, instinctive and effective is what Krav Maga is all about. If it works, you get home safe, then it is Krav Maga.
Between the drills themselves and the conditioning, you are guaranteed a hell of a workout. Three minutes of throwing punches or knee strikes is exhausting. So is three minutes of burpees. Our level 1 Krav test has a reputation of being one of the most physically exhausting tests around. Seriously. Three hours straight of punches, kicks, choke defenses, and groundwork is no joke. If Krav Maga isn’t hard enough, we offer a Strikefit Bag Class that will work you out. We take the strikes, blocks, and movements of Krav Maga Israeli Self Defense and integrate them into a 1-hour, insane-intensity, heavy bag class. Yes, you’ll hit the bag. But you’ll also do burpees and use your own body weight to change your body. That’s because StrikeFit encompasses the essence of retzev, a Hebrew word for “continuous motion.” You will push your body because growth is in discomfort.