Krav Maga Striking Combinations
The combative foundation of Krav Maga or any form of self defence should be built on a mixture of muscle memory, experience under stress, timing and power. The elite of any profession are those who have drilled and redrilled and mastered the basics. Some of the striking combinations that we will be working on for the next 2 weeks:
Typically at the club we tend to use 2 or 3 different numbering systems based on systems that I have trained myself in the past.
Basic Muay Thai numbering system:
1 = jab
2 = jab cross
3 = jab cross hook
4 = jab cross hook uppercut
5 = jab cross hook uppercut hook
You can work these combinations on their own (just hands) or you can add a kick or a knee to them, usually 1, 3 and 5 end with a right kick or right knee and 2 and 4 end with a left kick or knee.
After that there are several other things the padman looks to add.
The padman or pad holder, should be looking to throw back at the end of every combination. This can be a single punch or a short combination of a mixture of punches and kicks.