Designed by the Israeli Defence Forces, Krav Maga is a very practical and specialist approach to self-defence. In fact, it is used by special forces and the law enforcement in many areas of the world. In addition to this, Krav Maga is also learned by civilians as well as being adapted for gyms and self-defence programs. Here are 3 interesting facts about this rather dangerous fighting sport..
- As mentioned above, Krav Maga is a system which teaches people how to survive in very violent situations by adopting self-defence practices. The first principle of Krav Maga is that the best way that you should survive a violent attack is to avoid it altogether. The basic tenets of this practice teaches that fighting should not take place unless absolutely necessary. If this option arises, Krav Maga throws all rules out of the game; in short, everything is allowed in order to escape a threatening situation.
- Krav Maga is a very good way to get fit because it has been adapted for strength and conditioning programs. Although these programs won’t prepare you for threatening situation such as the ones above, they are very intense and are great for those looking for a hard workout.
- Krav Maga teaches that size doesn’t matter. What this means it that it doesn’t rely on strength because the practice is all about quick movements. As a result, small women can cause maximum impact such as breaking an arm, perforating an eardrum or even knocking out their opponent. The likeliness is that an elderly woman won’t be able to take out a 6 foot mugger- however with these techniques, the odds can slightly be tipped in her favour.
Are you looking for a brutal yet exciting self-defence class guaranteed to make you the one to question in the face of confrontation? Here at Steve Coster Fitness, we offer three different types of Krav Maga specially designed for civilians, security or military persons. Get in contact with the best personal trainer Tenerife has to offer and book in your fitness holiday today!