The techniques of Krav Maga are designed to be effective regardless of a person's size, strength, or gender. Unlike other martial arts that depend on a person's athletic ability, Krav Maga is based upon scientific principles of combat. This is due to Krav Maga being created from the Israeli Military's need for an effective hand-to-hand system that could be learned and performed effectively by all members of the Israeli Army, from the young 18-yearold to the seasoned 50-year-old. Remember, in Israel every citizen is required to serve in the military (men, women, farmers, mechanics, teachers, carpenters, etc.), and thus Krav Maga is designed to be universally effective for both men and women of all ages, sizes, and physical abilities.
Created to be a no-nonsense, straight forward approach to self defense, Krav Maga training focuses on enhancing a person's ability to survive a violent encounter. Unlike other martial arts that focus on the mastery of forms or the cultivation of specialized abilities, like performing a flying sidekick to a target 8 feet from the floor, Krav Maga is pragmatic. Krav Maga training is simple and direct, teaching practitioners to aggressively target the weaknesses of the human anatomy while at the same time utilizing economy of motion. The result is a simple, yet highly effective system of self defense that can be applied to an armed or unarmed attacker, as well as multiple assailants.
Best of all Krav Maga is a great way to get into shape. Krav Maga training was specifically designed to best utilize a soldier's training time by combining combat training with physical conditioning. Krav Maga training combines cardio endurance, strength training, and self defense practice in a fun yet challenging way unlike any system of martial arts. The unique training experience of Krav Maga is one of the reasons the system has become so popular.
One of the biggest advantages of Krav Maga is that it doesn't require years of training to achieve self defense proficiency. While it is important to practice in order to improve one's skill and expertise, in Krav Maga one can learn how to effectively defend oneself in a relatively short period of time. The reason is the Israeli Military needed an effective system that could cut down on training time which meant soldiers could be deployed at a faster rate. In an area of the world where Israel's Military forces are vastly outnumbered, the ability to cut down training time while maintaining a soldier’s effectiveness is very important. Krav Maga was specifically designed with this in mind. In just a matter of a few months a person can acquire the skills necessary to defend themselves and their loved ones.
Most of all learning Krav Maga is Fun. There is nothing quite like it in the world. Where else can a person learn how to do gun disarms, knife defenses, ground survival, punching and kicking techniques, while at the same time getting into the best shape of their life? Krav Maga training is a high-energy workout that will redefine a person's mental and physical abilities and challenge their limits.
In short, Krav Maga is unlike any other martial art system and offers a number of advantages that many other martial art systems do not. From its pragmatic approach to self defense to its unique training method that combines fitness with combat training, Designed for people from all walks of life, Krav Maga offers something for everyone. Easy to learn, simple to apply, Krav Maga is truly unique and is unlike any martial art system.