“Knock-Out in 5 seconds”
KravMaga (Hebrew “close combat”) is a Self Defense and Military Combat System.
It got world-wide popularity after it was adopted by various Israeli Military services; now also in use by the Special Forces of other countries.
KravMaga, is not a sport, and there are no specific uniforms, or competitions. All the techniques focus real-life conditions. KravMaga attacks and defenses are intended for potentially lethal threat situations, aim to neutralize and escape via maximum pain as rapidly and safely BY Crippling attacks to vulnerable body parts, including groin and eye strikes, headbutts and improvized use of any objects available, and maximizing personal safety in a fight, are emphasized.
The guiding principles for those performing KravMaga techniques are:
- a) Neutralize the threat
- b) Avoid injury
- c) Go from defending to attacking as quickly as possible
- d) Use the body’s natural reflexes
- e) Strike at any vulnerable point
- f) Use any tool or object nearby
The basic idea is to first deal with the immediate threat prevent the attacker from re-attacking, and then neutralize the attacker, in a methodical manner, despite the rush of adrenaline that occurs in such an attack.