Benefits of learning Krav Maga
Krav Maga (meaning Contact Combat) has gained in popularity due to it's practical application in highly dangerous situations - where there are no rules and no regulations.
Krav Maga was developed in the late 1930s by Imi Lichtenfeld and it was used to defend the Jews against fascist groups in Bratislava. Using techniques from boxing, wresting, grappling and other styles of martial arts. In the 1940's, he immigrated to Israel where he taught the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) the style that has developed into Krav Maga.
Krav Maga has different sectors
Each has been refined specifically to meet the needs of the group.
It's philosophy is to realise the threat asap, deal and neutralize using defensive as well as offensive techniques, then disengaging to a safe place.
A trained Krav Maga practitioner will be able spot a situation, react in the proper manner and not always with force. If force is the only resolution, we will look to finish as quickly as possible while receiving the least damage. The outcome being that he/she is safe and protected by the law with their response.
Training Krav Maga demands discipline. Targeting vulnerable areas in the body eg: groin, throat, eyes, joints... can be very painful and dangerous. We train with protective gear to ensure safety. The training simulates real life scenarios and involves pressure drills with multiple attackers using weapons. We also work on fitness and strength training as they are valuable to your ability in dealing with situations that can be very demanding.
Similar to other martial arts there are graded levels starting at
The IKMF ensures a high level of quality trainers so that Krav Maga will be taught safely and consistently.
At CLOSE COMBAT we are a part of a worldwide Krav Maga family - International Krav Maga Federation (IKMF).
There are training locations all over Australia and the world. Our headquarters is in Israel .
Everyone's journey never ends. As instructors we continue to train and learn to ensure we provide the best possible versions of ourselves to you.
Our club locally has many programs to suit different people and their objectives.