An exciting new opportunity has come to Thornhill with the introduction of Krav Magen classes. The Israeli mixed martial art is perfect for individuals of any age, any background and any physical condition. It is designed to give everyday people the skills to defend themselves in real life situations where they might be in danger. Even if you’ve never heard of it, you’ve probably seen it on television or in movies. If you’ve ever considered taking a self-defense course, come and check out Krav Magen.
What is Krav Magen?
Krav Magen began prior to WWII in Czechoslovakia with a man named Imi Lichtenfeld. He was a boxer and wrestler before learning other disciplines, which when combined eventually evolved into Krav Magen. Lichtenfeld moved to Israel and in 1948 became the Chief Combat Fitness Instructor at what would soon become the Israeli Defense Force Academy (IDF). Krav Magen has proven so effective it is still taught to all cadets of the IDF and is the official hand-to-hand combat system of the Israeli Army.
Using the physical attributes an average human possesses, Krav Magen teaches students how to quickly fight off an attack and neutralize their attacker or attackers even if they’re armed with a weapon. By using the body’s natural movements in tandem with an economy of motion, the end result is a lightning fast defense and counterattack.
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Main Principles of Krav Magen
Lessons begin with defence. Just learning how to fight off an attack can be extremely liberating for those who regularly find themselves in situations where one could easily occur. Using realistic simulations that mirror possible real life scenarios, students learn how to calmly respond under stress with an appropriate and decisive amount of force. One of the main principles of Krav Magen is to end the fight as quickly as possible without getting hurt.
Next, students are taught how to effectively counterattack. The swift transition from defense to offense is what makes Krav Magen so effective and dangerous to assailants. Krav Magen also teaches what parts of the human body are most vulnerable and what methods of attack to employ. Like all martial arts, specific types of punches and kicks are designed for maximum results.
Benefits of Krav Magen – Skills to Save your Life
As with most martial arts training, students can expect to experience greater flexibility and endurance. Fitness and strength training is a major component of any self-defense course. You will be sweaty when you leave, but you will feel good about what you’ve accomplished and how far you’ve come. Krav Magen takes a time to learn, but it is a worthwhile endeavour that will serve you throughout and possibly save your life one day.
The addition of Krav Magen instruction in Thornhill provides a rare opportunity to learn one of the most effective forms of self-defense today. Instruction is open to all ages, genders and even those with disabilities. If you’d like to find out more about Krav Magen, you can find more details here on their website and even sign up for a free class.