Why Krav Maga

Why Krav Maga?

The simple answer is…it works!!

Krav Maga is not a martial art. It is a defensive tactics system built on principles that work.  No uniforms, no refs, and no rules.  In fact, some people like to say that Krav Maga is martial without the art.

Krav Maga is for everybody!  No matter your size, strength, speed, age, gender or experience level, the defenses are made to work for you.  The system was designed with this in mind.

Krav Maga defenses are designed to be mastered and retained in a short amount of time.  Krav Maga assumes you don’t have 5 or 10 or 20 or more hours per week to train, study and practice.  We have jobs, families, hobbies, community service or other commitments which must come first.  Simple techniques which are easy to learn, and can be used in a time of need.

Krav Maga builds defenses around your instinctive reactions to threats.  Instinctive means you will react without thinking about it, or, faster than your conscious mind can process the threat and tell your body to move.   The split seconds saved by using instinctual movements as the basis of your defenses can sometimes mean the difference between massive injury and pain, or going home safe.

Krav Maga emphasizes training under stress Here’s where many martial arts and self defense styles fail.  There’s a lot of cool and neat looking techniques out there. But, they break down under the stress of a real life violent attack!  Too many choices, too much thinking involved, or the movements are too complicated.  Or, quite simply, they have never been tested under the stress of a violent encounter.