Is Krav Maga Effective

Short answer for self-protection is yes, Krav Maga is effective!

Krav Maga means Contact Combat in Hebrew. It is an extremely effective principle led combat system that was developed by Imi Lichtenfeld. Imi utilized his street fighting experience to formulate the system in the 1930s from there it was developed into a program and formally classified as the hand to hand combat system for the Israel Defence Force (IDF) so we were asked the big question is Krav Maga Effective? Read on to make up your own mind.

The original concept of Krav Maga is to take the most simple and practical elements from other proven fighting systems which include boxing, wrestling to name a few and to make them rapidly teachable to the average person through to elite combatants. Krav Maga is utilized by military special forces and police units the world over and for good reason.

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Krav Maga

Is a simple easy to learn self-protection combat system. It was developed based on instinctive natural reactional movements, with the principles that it must work from a position of disadvantage, it must be accessible to the average person and be able to work against a range of attacks. The effectiveness of Krav Maga comes through principles with an emphasis on aggression moving forward in order to survive at all costs, the success of the system largely comes through the fact that we use gross motor movements that work under adrenal fight stress, What we know is that fine motor control and technical application of traditional techniques are more likely to fail under pressure.

British Krav Maga Oxford

Krav Maga works on simultaneously defending and attacking at the same time or recognizing pre threat cues utilizing situational awareness and being pre-emptive by striking first. The first rule of Krav Maga is to avoid confrontation at all costs and then to de-escalate if at all possible, failing this we move to the application of our contact combat system.

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Enjoyable and inclusive classes run by a knowledgeable and welcoming instructor. Everyone is really friendly and encouraging. Would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to learn self-defence and get fit.

Pete Underwood

Krav Maga

Is predominantly taught as a self-protection system! The elements that make up this part are simple reactional and gross motor, we also teach technical elements such as knife, gun, and bat disarms but ensure that our students are aware that these elements are academic and belong in the class room. Fitness is a big part of our training utilizing the fastest methods of training for the best functional return, we utilize calisthenics anaerobic and aerobic training to ensure our students have effective stamina, and strength because they are important if you want to be able to move and protect yourself. For the academic section of our system, we have a full grading system for those who wish to study the system long term and become experts. But if you are looking for a self-defence system short term you will see rapid growth physically and mentally.

Effective Self-protection training with BKMA Oxford

Check out our online Adults beginners’ classes covering the below subjects:

  • Situational awareness
  • Pre-fight cues
  • De-escalation
  • Mental preparation
  • Fence principles
  • Combative skills including (striking, kicks, chokes, holds, ground defence and more)
  • Dealing with multiple subjects
  • The Law and how to protect yourself legally
  • Adrenal stress management and understanding FEAR
  • Home invasion protection

Wayne Bailey Krav Maga Oxford Instructor

Written by Wayne Bailey Head Instructor British Krav Maga Oxford and Reading

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