Self-defense Classes in Thornhill, Ontario

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If you’ve ever been the victim of an assault, you can likely recall the shock, fear and anger you felt. You may even still experience the anxiety of becoming a victim again in the future. Unless you’ve been trained how to handle those types of situations, your attacker or attackers will always have the upper hand. Regardless of age, gender or physical disability, you can learn how to defend yourself from any attack in the future with Krav Maga classes now being offered in Thornhill.

What is Krav Maga

Krav Maga is a mixed martial art that is a combination of Aikido, Judo, boxing and wrestling. Created by Imi Lichtenfeld prior to WWII in Czechoslovakia, he soon found himself in charge of training what would become the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) in the future. His methods are still taught as the official hand-to-hand combat system of the IDF. Additionally, its influence can be seen in police and military combat training around the world.

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Training focuses on self-defense first. Just learning how to defend yourself can provide you with the confidence
necessary to know you’re not going to be a victim ever again. Krav Maga is designed to end any attack as quickly as possible by training you how to target the most vulnerable parts of the human body. Using battle tested techniques you’ll be able to escape any hold or position an attacker may put you in.

Krav Maga is all about results

guiding principles:

  • Neutralizing Threats
  • Simultaneous Defensive and Offensive Maneuvers
  • Avoiding Injury
  • Utilizing Improvised Weapons
  • Targeting Vulnerable Parts of the Body

Regardless of what you may feel are insurmountable physical limitations, Krav Maga is designed to give anyone the tools necessary to succeed in the event of an attack. Even children can be trained to effectively defend themselves against bigger and stronger opponents. Additionally, Krav Maga teaches them the discipline to only use it when it is absolutely necessary.

Self-Defense for Real-life Situations

Krav Maga training uses realistic situations to simulate settings where you may be required to use your skills. Defending yourself against an armed assailant or more multiple attackers is part of the training. Learning how to use improvised weapons is also a major focus of Krav Maga.  Once you have these basic tools under your belt you’ll be able to remain calm and collected should another attack ever occur.

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Even if you’ve never been a victim of a physical attack, Krav Maga can still be a useful tool for those who work in dangerous occupations. The longer an altercation continues, the greater the risk of injury to you or others. Krav Maga is defence first and will give you the training necessary to overcome any assailant in any situation both quickly and definitively. The addition of Krav Maga instruction in Thornhill will provide students with training that could one day save their lives. Instruction is open to all ages. If you’d like to find out more, you can read more here and even sign up for a free class.