Krav Maga is the longest standing military Hand to Hand combat system in modern history: the preferred system of more than 500 Military and specialist units and the world’s most frequently taught system of ‘Reality Based Self Defence’. Pronounced ‘Crav Magahr’, Krav Maga is a modern, close quarters combat system and is designed as an intuitive and effective method of self protection for people of any age and physical ability. As such, the system evolved with a focus on simple and instinctive responses to a wide range of realistic threats.
Refreshingly, Krav Maga is unlike any other martial art favouring simplicity and practicality over stylized, complex techniques. The Krav Maga curriculum is built up from Boxing, Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Stick/knife fighting. Krav Maga is and was never intended to be a sport and should never be performed as such. It has been said that bad sportsmanship is good Krav Maga, we aim to kick the groin, punch the throat and gouge the eye as these areas are very hard if not impossible to train.
Traditionally in Krav Maga your training partner is a very, if not the most important tool, as they comply and let you manipulate them at certain points during training to help you learn specific movements. Real conflicts don’t see compliance without pain so sparring plays a role in Krav Maga. Sparring is a lighter form of full contact fighting and is seen the world over in practically every martial art, sparring is usually 2 people fighting in a controlled environment to win. For Krav Maga we use sparring as a tool that helps develop your mindset, knowing that you can execute techniques in a realistic environment. Sparring also enables us to combine the different disciplines (similar to Mixed Martial Arts) to gauge distances for effective striking, learn to apply grappling techniques and apply Krav Maga techniques under stress in a safe and controlled zero compliance environment.
The Sparring workshop is for all levels of Krav Maga from beginner to advanced. The more advanced you are the harder the drills will be. Attendees will be asked to fight at the lowest level, so even if you are a beginner and your opponent is advanced they will show restraint to help you develop.
Join us at our next sparring workshop to develop your Mindset, Tactics and Technique to the next level making you more of a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing.