It should be noted that the techniques used in our Krav Maga program are never “written in stone”. As physical and mental combat/attacks evolve, our Krav Maga Self-defense program evolves with it. Below are some techniques you can expect to see in our Krav Maga program, as well as a break-down of Krav Maga’s Level/Belt System:
Stances: Krav Maga attempts to simplify fighting and make it more reflexive by introducing only a small number of stances.
Punches: Highly emphasized in Krav Maga as basic strikes which are useful in almost every situation.
Kicks: While Krav Maga does use kicks, it focuses on efficient, low-risk kicks. More advanced and risky kicks are taught at high levels, but use of them is discouraged. They are primarily just taught so that practitioners are able to recognize them in case they are facing an opponent with a background in kick-heavy martial arts, such as Taekwondo.
Headbutts: Krav Maga uses all of the tools available, including the head. All uses of the head are covered at the Green Belt level.
Blocking Techniques: Krav Maga practitioners are taught to go from defending to attacking as quickly as possible, and most blocking techniques are designed to facilitate this.
Throws and Take-downs: Throws are not covered much in Krav Maga, because the system stresses staying off the ground.
Ground Fighting: While Krav Maga stresses staying off the ground at all costs, it accepts that you may eventually have no choice but to fight there.
Gun and Knife Defenses: In addition to the illustrated techniques, realistic defenses against guns and knifes are an integral part of Krav Maga training