Krav Maga Combat Training Demonstration by the Korean Army

The Korean Military Special Forces division have recently begun using Krav Maga as their primary source of hand to hand combat training because of its simplicity, its effectiveness and its ability to turn a civilian into a combat ready soldier in the shortest time possible. Over 500 military and law enforcement agencies use Krav Maga for their hand to hand combat training most notably Mossad, the FBI, SWAT, UK SF and many more.

 

The Basic principles of Krav Maga

Krav Maga encourages students to avoid confrontation. If this is impossible or unsafe, it promotes finishing a fight as quickly as possible. Attacks are aimed at the most vulnerable parts of the body, and training is not limited to techniques that avoid severe injury; some even permanently injure or cause death to the opponent. Drills provide maximum safety to students by the use of protective equipment and the use of reasonable force.

Students learn to defend against all variety of attacks and are taught to counter in the quickest and most efficient way.

Krav Maga Principles include:

  • Counterattacking as soon as possible (or attacking pre-emptively).
  • Targeting attacks to the body’s most vulnerable points, such as: the eyes, neck or throat, face, solar plexus, groin, ribs, knee, foot, fingers, etc.
    Maximum effectiveness and efficiency in order to neutralize the opponent as quickly as possible.
  • Maintaining awareness of surroundings while dealing with the threat in order to look for escape routes, further attackers, objects that could be used to defend or help attack, and so on.
  • Training can also cover situational awareness to develop an understanding of one’s surroundings, learning to understand the psychology of a street confrontation, and identifying potential threats before an attack occurs. It may also cover ways to deal with physical and verbal methods to avoid violence whenever possible.