A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO KRAV MAGA

 “It’s just another day. Except, it isn’t. You get out of the train station, and just as you turn towards the avenue, you notice a shadow that has been lurking all along. You start to hear footsteps. As the figure gets closer, your heart begins to race…”

Ever been caught unaware? Have you ever found yourself in a potentially dangerous situation and didn’t know how to react? At gunpoint, would you freeze or fight back? Well, here is a little something: With self-defense training, one doesn’t have to fret! One such system is Krav Maga.

From the military to Hollywood, Krav Maga has gathered quite a following across the globe. It has made a niche for itself, for a fitness level that is oh-so-enviable! 

If you’re wondering what it is, who it is for, and if you should take it up, we’ve got you covered. Read on to find out.  

What is Krav Maga? A peek into its history.

Krav Maga is a military self-defense training system that was designed by Imi Lichtenfeld for the Israeli forces. It translates to “Contact Combat” in Hebrew. It combines some of the most effective techniques from boxing, judo, jiu-jitsu, and aikido. 

Although its history dates back to the ‘30s, it was opened for civilians in the ‘70s, with Lichtenfeld himself training the initial batches. Today, there are several academies across the globe to train in Krav Maga. 

Who is it for? 

Krav Maga is for anyone who wants to get fit and protect oneself.  Even though it looks sophisticated, it can be learned by anyone. From basic to advanced, the training varies for different age groups and levels of learning. 

Why train in Krav Maga  

Let’s look at what one can get from learning this form: 

  •  Radiate confidence 

Krav Maga training does not just restrict itself to the gym, it becomes your lifestyle and spills over into all areas of life.

  • Find your Zen

You’ll begin to notice that your awareness is heightened and that you are better suited to any situation that life throws at you

  • Your very own crowd 

For the social bees, it’s a great opportunity to build a community that prides itself on its camaraderie. 

Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, Krav Maga is for you! So, what are you waiting for?

To begin with, you could watch videos, read books and articles, and then sign up at an academy near you.

Have you tried Krav Maga yet? How has your experience been? We’d love to know! 

Until then, have fun and stay safe!

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