Krav Maga

Krav Maga (Self-defense) was developed by the Israeli Army and is considered to be the most effective and practical form of self-defense in the present day scenario. As a self-defense system, it relies on simple, instinctive body movements rather than rigid techniques requiring years of training. It is easy to learn and retain, can be performed naturally and intuitively and as a result, men and women of all ages, different physical characteristics, capabilities, strength and training are currently moving in to use the self-defense techniques of Krav Maga (Self-defense), effectively.

Krav Maga is a practical and tactical system which teaches how to prevent, deal and overcome all kinds of violence and attacks. Krav Maga prepares the trainees in the subjects of self-defense, self-protection, fighting and combat skills, as well as skills to defend others, all in unique and comprehensive teachings and way.

Krav Maga trains young girls & women in:

Prevention, avoidance, escape and evasion techniques

Dealing with throws and falls to all directions and angles

Attacks and counter attacks

Use of all sorts of common objects for defensive purposes

Defending all unarmed attacks

Physical and mental control and disarm

Krav Maga prepares the trainees to function in all circumstances and scenarios, in all combat and fighting environments, according to their needs, risks they are facing and job descriptions. Krav Maga enables and brings technical, tactical, physical and mental growth and improvements.

Where can Krav Maga be implemented?

Krav-Maga contains special approaches, tactics, techniques, subjects, drills and training methods for the different sectors: Civilians of all ages, men and women, young and old; Law-enforcement officers; Military personnel and units; Correction service officers and wardens; Security officers; Close protection officers; Undercover agents; Anti-terrorists groups; Air-marshals; Special and commando units.

Difference between Krav Maga and Traditional Martial Arts

Traditional Martial Arts Krav Maga
Formal, ritual-oriented, and difficult to learn Fighting dirty and learning no-holds-barred moves in a realistic environment
Expects the student to adapt to it Adapts to the student
Teaches moves adapted from animals Students build on their natural human reflexes
Competitive tournaments, katas, rituals, or choreographed routines Relies on “continuous motion” to complete the defense hence nothing is ritual or choreographed
Brings students to a high level of skill in a long period like 10 to 20 years Brings students to a high level of skill in a relatively short period
Ritual oriented routines based on old era of swords and arrows Incorporates modern realistic re-enactments so students learn how to operate under the stress
As a sport, it has rules and illegal moves No Rules; use everything you have
Does not adapt or learn from other martial arts Adapts and is a hybrid of mixed martial arts techniques like Boxing, Karate, Judo, JuJitsu, Muay Thai and other lesser known styles
Most Martial Arts in their traditional form are not realistic Self Defense systems Students learn to function during the stress and shock of a sudden, violent encounter/ Thus, it is excellent for realistic Self Defense in an unpredictable environment like streets

Difference between Krav Maga and Mixed Martial Arts

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Krav Maga
MMA is a sport Fighting dirty and learning no-holds-barred moves in a realistic environment
It does not have solutions to weapon disarm Adapts to the student
It does not have solution to use of weapon as cold weapon Students build on their natural human reflexes
It does not prepare solder against multiple attack Relies on “continuous motion” to complete the defense hence nothing is ritual or choreographed
MMA does not prepare solders to work under stress in case of shifting of tools Brings students to a high level of skill in a relatively short period
Incorporates modern realistic re-enactments so students learn how to operate under the stress
No Rules; use everything you have
Adapts and is a hybrid of mixed martial arts techniques like Boxing, Karate, Judo, JuJitsu, Muay Thai and other lesser known styles
Students learn to function during the stress and shock of a sudden, violent encounter/ Thus, it is excellent for realistic Self Defense in an unpredictable environment like streets

Comparison between Kali and Krav Maga

KALI/PKT KRAV MAGA
Kali is Philippine martial arts that emphasize stick and sword/knife fighting and is developed by individual. Krav Maga is Israeli military martial arts develop to survive any situation by any means necessary.  Krav Maga is the highly effective, Battle tested Israeli System of Defensive Tactics, Fighting Skills and Self Defense.
It is not evolving. Krav Maga is an evolving system.
It basically deals with knife. Krav Maga is applicable with shifting of tools and without weapons.
Kali is skill based system. KM is a scenario-technique based system
Kali is a skill based system that develops principles of movement rather than specific definite reactions to specific situations. KM practitioner will feel a higher level of confidence since he can recognize specific situations and have in stock a specific reaction.
Kali students take time to reach a high level of skill. KM brings students to a high level of skill in a relatively short period.
Since it is skill-based system, performance of two kali practitioners may vary under similar circumstances. It adapts to the students.
Not in the case with Kali. Krav Maga teaches one what is most effective to increase the amount of injury to your attacker along with minimizing your chances of injuries.
They don’t have ground techniques Krav Maga Has an answer to any given situations. The techniques can be used while standing which can be from all directions and all angles, sitting, lying, moving and on the ground.
Not in case with Kali. Krav Maga will enhance practitioners’ knowledge of defensive tactics (Without firearms and with firearms as an impact weapon and of defensive tactics instruction.