What is Krav Maga ?
Krav Maga is simple and effective. It has been adopted by all the Israeli armed forces, a number of American police units, FBI agents, and French police in the GIGN and RAID elite units. “Krav Maga” is Hebrew for “close combat”; it can be divided into two parts : Self defense and hand to hand combat.
Self-defence is its basic framework, and includes a variety of techniques aimed at enabling those who know how to use it to defend themselves against attack, avoid injury, and overcome an assailant. This part of Krav Maga includes moves to counter a wide range of attacks, whether armed or not, in different basic positions: standing, seated, lying down, etc.
Hand-to-hand combat is a more advanced stage of Krav Maga; it teaches how to neutralise an adversary quickly and efficiently. It combines elements relating to actual combat: tactics, feinting, combining different attacks, the psychological aspect of combat, etc, all covered in the exercises to develop ability to manage dangerous situations of physical confrontation.