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krav maga self defence and fitness training
krav maga Self defence training
Devising a curriculum that meets each students needs requires much thought and experience. Each student will be at different stages in terms of fighting skills, athletic ability and performance.
As our curriculum is primarily based on Krav Maga, self defence and fitness we have devised a programme that embodies other fighting forms with strength and conditioning training.
Our objective is to deliver classes that empower students with the ability to defend themselves with complete confidence, coupled with improving athletic endurance and performance. This includes both the physiological and psychological factors affecting performance.
The short clip taken during one of our classes helps to illustrate our training programme.
One of our most experienced MMA fighters can be seen sparring with our student who is preparing for his first “white collar” boxing fight. Another experienced fighter can be seen “pressuring” the “target” with a kick pad. This puts extra physical and mental stress on the fighter.
In the background you can see our instructor Elisha giving 121 instruction to one of our beginner students. This is an example of how we differentiate our classes.
BEFORE the “drill” all the students involved in the drill discussed footwork, boxing combinations and strategies to defend against multiple attackers.
AFTER the “drill” discussion took place on how to improve performance. All students also took part in a muscle relaxation exercise.
Positive mental focus are what our students take when the class is over. The class never really ends as our training is, and always will be S.P.E.C.I.A.L Strength. Protection. Energy. Courage. Intelligent. Athletic. Lifesaver.
GROIN STRIKES DEBUNKED
“KICK THE GROIN!” This “command” is echoed throughout most self defence classes. It’s what isn’t said that’s the danger.
An individual may be led to believe that when they have attended a few classes and practiced over and over again a groin strike they now possess a skill that will incapacitate any attacker.
Yes, a solid groin strike may drop the most hardened aggressor.
As a street confrontation is chaotic, I will outline the situations (There’s only one) where a groin strike is likely to be successful followed by situations where a groin strike/attempt at a groin strike is unlikely to be successful.
A person standing still in a passive stance, legs astride.
That’s it, all other given scenarios may fail.
The following examples will help to demonstrate my points.
Come and train with us and experience our self defence methodology.
Our philosophy on street confrontation
Basic principles when dealing with weapon threats:
Stick - (baseball bat, for example) maintain good balance, be prepared to “burst” forward and close distance on the threat
Knife - good stance, keep moving, don’t take your eyes off the threat, be prepared for a frenzied attack (piston stabbing motion)
Hand Gun - remain calm, convey this to the threat through your voice and respectful responses to his demands/questions.
When training against stick, knife and gun threats; Our first response would be to always escape. If that’s not possible we would give the threat what he wants.
If that fails we would use anything we could get our hands on to defend ourselves (for example; a chair )
Our “mindset” has to be prepared for such a traumatic experience. One fundamental way of preparing for such an experience is to spar. Being able to take a punch is essential if we are to have any chance of surviving a street attack.
“Self defence techniques” are secondary in a violent street confrontation.
Training “techniques” in isolation may lead to a misunderstanding of the nature of a violent confrontation and place the individual performing these “techniques” in serious danger.
For example; Teaching students gun disarms*
* If you do manage disarm a threat do not attempt to use the gun unless you have had previous firearms training with live ammunition.
This is why we don’t we post photos or videos of “techniques”
All “techniques” trained need to be understood in “context” (antecedents prior to the threat of violence, number of potential threats and numerous other factors)
Come and train with us to find out more and judge for yourself if our philosophy will help you to avoid, or if required, deal with a street confrontation.