In Hebrew, Krav means "combat" or "battle" and Maga translates to "contact" or "touch". Krav Maga is not a sports style of martial arts, rather focusing on real life self-defence and hand to hand combat situations. Along with this, it emphasizes stopping threats quickly and getting away safely. In order to safely deal with threats, brutal attacks to vulnerable parts of the body like the groin, eyes, neck, and fingers are taught. Further, the use of available objects, in essence turning them into weapons, is also encouraged. Practitioners are taught to defeat threats and avoid harm through a variety of means or by any means necessary. They are also taught to never give up.
We encourage our students to advance through Practitioner (P level) and G (Graduate) level gradings as this provides structure to the classes and allows for the best group progress. However, if you don't want to grade, no problem!
In training, attempts to simulate real world situations outside of the training center are often utilized.
Remember, in an attack or a street fight, there are no rules!
Krav Maga will give you your best chance of survival. Are you ready?