Krav Maga Dedicated to Saving Lives
IKI Israeli Krav International Krav maga founded and developed by my teacher Moshe Katz, is a very realistic method based on simple concepts with Krav Maga dedicated to saving lives.
I have seen way too many other examples of krav maga styles that just would not work. In my opinion they are dangerous and irresponsible, unfortunately these organizations are great at marketing. I understand how easy it is to convince impressionable people with no experience, selling them the illusion that their krav maga techniques work.
Teaching in the gym, it is easy to convince people that techniques against your complying partner will work. The reality is that no one stands in one place allowing you to restrain or strike them. It is even difficult to shoot them under pressure, after the first defense… this is when the fight accelerates and gets really ugly.
If a knife or weapon is used against you, most methods are not going to work if you don’t train a lot. Disarming against a knife, which is the most common weapon here in the Northern Territory can be seen hanging in any store for $7 and gift wrapped.
Commitment is the main base of an attacker to carry out his crime, I feel that our major part is to be even more committed to strike back and survive. I have seen many situations where we have lots of tools given to us to protect ourselves, but when the time comes to use them we react differently.
This is why at our krav maga classes in Australia, we learn and teach with a natural reaction, this instinctual initial reaction is very likely to work, giving us a real chance to protect our self. We train realistically different attacks and roll play situations. It is much easier to learn and remember natural body movements that work under stress than fancy complicated and involved techniques.
If you are not a security officer or alone with your children, my advice is to escape and get help as soon as you can. Call police, security or anybody that can help you stop the attack continuing, this gives you a better chance of surviving.
In conclusion, the tools must be simple to apply, easy to remember and easy to learn. That is why after visiting IKI for Tour & Train in Israel in November 2015, I could see why IKI techniques are the most pure form of krav maga training.
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