10 Krav Maga Martial Arts Tips
Here are 10 Krav Maga martial arts tips to get you started in this unique form of martial arts. Looking for the right form of self defense is something that will take time and dedication for everyone. But as one goes through and sees the dedication and self disciplined required for Krav Maga, they will also see the results are well worth the effort
- Strength training is key with Krav Maga. Muscle is something that we all long to have, but when you go through and have steady strength training routine or program you will not only sustain your current body strength but also increase power and stability in your hits.
- Study. One interested in this form of martial arts will want to go through and study the human body and anatomy. This is one of those things that you are going to want to know in and out, know pressure points and how to use them. Studying the human body, and your own weaknesses and inability will help you know your strengths and weaknesses in competitions and for real life scenarios.
- Mentality and Physique. Going into martial arts is not just about getting out there and kicking some butt. You will want to be able to know your opponent, study them, watch for their strengths and weaknesses, as well as know your own. Your mental state of mind is 50% of Krav Maga. Get in with a professional and study under someone who can teach you mental strength as well as physique.
- Common Sense. This is pretty self explanatory all in itself. If you are someone looking at studying martial arts for competition or hobby purposes, than that is wonderful, but there are going to be every day scenarios where you may find yourself wanting to use the new skills you have learned. Know when it is acceptable to use such force, and when other alternatives are best.
- Practice. As you go through and learn the different patterns and styles of defense be sure that the required time to study and practice is available. Learn how to disarm an individual, certain maneuvers such as turning weapons against the assailant will require time attention to detail and self-discipline.
- Patience. After a week of lessons and practice you are in no way prepared to go into competition or into a biker bar and defend yourself. Self discipline is going to be key. Take the time to find your inner ability to be still, patient and practice observation.
- Practice makes perfect. Find someone that is familiar with this form of martial art and study together on a regular basis.
- Create your own style. Choosing one style of martial arts over another is something that each fighter will need to decide on their own, although if you are given the opportunity to study under more than one professional or fighter it is recommended to do so. This gives the fighter or student the opportunity to learn what works for them as an individual and allows them to create their own style.
- Pressure points. This goes along with the above tip to know your anatomy. Not only will the pressure points give you great leverage, but go through and acquaint yourself with your own pressure points, push yourself to the limit and rebuild your pain tolerance. Knowing what each feels like, and knowing what to expect help build your mental strength and ability to tolerate different levels of pain as well.
- Self discipline. Don’t go out and beat up your little brother’s bully just because they are picking on him at the school bus stop. This will land you in jail. Know your strength, use self discipline, and remember that these new skills are a blessing and a tool. Use them properly at the right time. If you or the life of another is actively in danger and there are no other alternatives, than its time to use your new skills, and only then.