Developed by Imi Lichtenfeld for the Israeli army, Krav-Maga was later adapted to civilians and opened to the world. It is not a martial art nor a combat sport but a defense and combat system.
What does this exotic definition mean? It is a system, that is to say a set of tactics, techniques and pedagogies that have been designed to reinforce each other for one purpose: to get away on the street. It is a defense and combat system because the defense against the aggression can turn the situation into a combat, there is no longer a pre-established scenario. When comparing aggression to a car accident, most other defense methods only deal with how to regain control during a skid. In krav-maga, ways to prevent the accident and then manage the aftermarth are also considered essential. It means being ready to run away, accept insults or beat the aggressor to let go of his gun and then run away or be ready for the what comes next!
The purpose of this blog is above all to allow anyone to know the essential principles that can save his life in case of a violent or risky situation. Articles are often short and direct!
Self-defense practitioners will also have given us plenty to think about with more advanced topics such as physical, mental and technical preparation.
But, although I'm an instructor of Krav-Maga, I will not show techniques in full and in detail. Why ? Just because I do not want to keep anyone in an illusion: watching videos or reading articles is not enough to master a technique and even less to get out on the street! I will give you keys to deepen, complete and put into perspective what you will see with your instructor.
For those who wonder if I am a teenager who writes in his room or if I am qualified to talk about this subject: I am directing you to my présentation.
Engineer by profession, I am an instructor of Krav-Maga by passion and conviction. I teach around Brignoles(France) at Krav-Maga C.A.P.P.T.
I started with traditional Japanese martial arts (karate, judo, jujitsu) before discovering Krav-Maga 15 years ago and then being trained by Pierre Marques and Jean-Paul-Jauffret. Since then I have remained faithful to this discipline as its efficiency and versatility convinced me. All my energy and my thoughts are focused on Krav-Maga and its purpose: the real world.
To contact me firstname.lastname@example.org