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What is Krav Maga and why has it become so popular?

15th July 2015

What is Krav Maga and why has it become so popular?
Krav Maga is a form self-defence training developed for the military in Israel that consists of a wide combination of techniques sourced from Aikido, boxing, judo and wrestling along with realistic fight training. The fact that the Israeli military use Krav Maga and are known to be 'the deadliest military force in the world' has encouraged many people to join Krav Maga classes and learn how to utilise this efficient, applicable and powerful form of martial arts to handle the potential risks with confrontations.

What does Krav Maga teach?

Krav Maga is specifically designed to prepare people for defending themselves in real world situations and is an excellent way of learning how to defend oneself in a real world situation.

The core principles of Krav Maga are:

- Detect the danger
- Immediately counter attack
- Get home safely

The training is designed to address the most common attacks first (simple chokes, big & simple punches) and then covers more sophisticated and dangerous scenarios as one progresses (e.g. knives, followed by guns).

Reasons to learn Krav Maga

Krav Maga is applicable to all ages/sizes and is fast and easy to pick up with its key emphasis in surviving. It's a suitable choice if you would like to learn how to defend yourself from real-life situations. You can become extremely effective in self-defence whilst being careful not to inflict too much damage on the attacker, and instead use just enough force to incapacitate them and get out safely. This is because Krav Maga isn't taught for competitive purposes. It's taught to save your life.

Since violence and threatening encounters can take place anywhere and may even involve the use of a weapon, they can become situations of life or death. Krav Maga can teach any beginner to martial arts, how to approach self-defence scenarios in a short amount of time. If you take Krav Maga training in Israel, chances are you will become someone who bad guys will not want to mess with.

Why has Krav Maga become so popular?

Krav Maga has gained wider publicity and recognition with the media and people attending the martial art classes. The media regularly shares the latest fitness trends for celebrities, with more of them practising Krav Maga to get in shape for their roles on screen and in develop it as a life skill. Some of these celebrities include: Daniel Craig, Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio and Angelina Jolie. Videos of Krav Maga have also been internet sensations with some videos gaining millions of views highlighting Krav Maga as the deadliest martial art, as far as self-defence goes.

The combination of fitness, self-defence and latest celebrity crazes have caused an influx of the public and celebs learning Krav Maga. These self-defence techniques enable people to protect themselves against any form of threat they might come up against and potentially save their life.

Plus, it is not just about motivation to workout, get fit and learn self-defence. The confidence and empowerment that can derive from learning Krav Maga can change your personal attitude in your everyday life too.

How to find a Krav Maga class

If your interested in finding Krav Maga classes be sure to check out the martial arts clubs and instructors in the class search on Martial Arts Near You. Select the type of Krav Maga, contact an instructor and start your training.
Source: Martial Arts Near You