Krav Maga Martial Arts Basics
Unlike ancient defense methods like Taekwondo and Kung Fu, Krav Maga martial arts appeared only 40 years ago. Invented by the Israeli Defense Force, the basic strategy of Krav Maga martial art revolves around learning self-defense techniques that anyone, even the disabled, can utilize. With these basic Krav Maga martial arts principles, anyone can be prepared to defend themselves.
- Awareness of the environment. The best way to win a fight is to avoid a fight. Krav Maga Martial art teaches students to scan the environment and notice any danger signs. This does not mean living in fear or avoiding areas. Everyone has a right to go where they please and attacks can happen anywhere, even with the best precautions. Rather than fear a possible attack, prepare in case one happens by maintaining conscious awareness at all times. If a fight does start quickly, re-establish awareness of your surroundings. Krav Maga Martial art's basic strategy involves moving out of the line of attack and quickly scaning all blind spots to see if anyone else is coming or spot something to use in the fight.
- Switch from defending to attacking. Krav Maga martial arts teaches that an attacker is more likely to back off if he feels threatened. Using basic Krav Maga moves that simultaneously protect and attack can cause the attacker to flee. Methods such as moving out of the way and using the attackers force to throw them down turns the tables to keep the survivor safe.
- Go for sensitive spots. A basic idea in the martial art of Krav Maga is to refuse to pity an attacker. Remember, any attack is life threatening, so avoid the urge to play nice. Try to hit or kick the eyes, nose or groin. A disabled attacker can not cause much harm, so try to hurt them as quickly as possible.