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Best Kept Secrets: Marvellous Krav Maga

One of the world's most effective self-defense systems is heading to Hong Kong. Krav Maga is a proven winner with the Israeli Defence Force, military, private bodyguards and law enforcement agencies worldwide, thanks to its no-holds-barred, take-no-prisoners approach to warding off both armed and unarmed attackers. Originally developed in Hungary during the 1930s to protect Jews from Nazis, Krav Maga seeks to inflict as much pain and damage on opponents as quickly as possible, utilising hands, feet, knees and elbows as well as any other potential weapon that is readily available. Krav Maga students are taught how to punch, kick, break choke holds, disable opponents with twists and joint manipulation, defend themselves from attackers with knives, sticks, sexual assault and gun-wielding assailants. Aptly-named Krav Maga - which means contact - even uses strobes, music and other distractions to train students to ignore all distractions. Devotees stress that anyone can benefit from Krav Maga as it doesn't depend on physical strength, gender or age, though persistent practicing will get practicioner fitter. Courses and Instructors Course are planned to be organized from September.

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KRAV MAGA & TRADITIONAL MARTIAL ARTS COMPARISON

Krav-Maga is more of a survival system dealing with personal safety issues in the context of defending against both armed and unarmed attackers. It is considered to be a modern, highly refined, street fighting system, designed to be utilized against muggings, street attacks, and sexual assaults.

Traditional Martial Arts Krav-Maga
Formal, ritual oriented, and difficult to learn Fighting dirty and learning no-holds-barred moves in a realistic environment
Expects the student to adapt to it Adapts to the student
Teaches moves adapted from animals Students build on their natural human reflexes
Competitive tournaments, katas, rituals, or choreographed routines Relies on "continuous motion" to complete the defense hence nothing is ritual or choreographed
Brings students to a high level of skill in a long period like 10 to 20 years Brings students to a high level of skill in a relatively short period
Ritual oriented routines based on old era of swords and arrows Incorporates modern realistic re-enactments so students learn how to operate under the stress
As a sport, it has rules and illegal moves No Rules; use everything you have
Does not adapt or learn from other martial arts Adapts and is a hybrid of mixed martial arts techniques like Boxing, Karate, Judo, JuJitsu, Muay Thai and other lesser known styles
Most Martial Arts in their traditional form are not realistic Self Defense systems Students learn to function during the stress and shock of a sudden, violent encounter/ Thus, it is excellent for realistic Self Defense in an unpredictable environment like streets