Krav Maga Training in Australia
Krav Maga Australia
Krav Maga Training in Australia focuses on all aspects of safety and awareness. The human body comes in many various sizes and shapes, we are all built very differently. This simple understanding sets aside our krav maga instructors, who are sensitive to our students capabilities, strengths and weaknesses.
At Krav Australia our instructors teach each student at their own level. Our Krav Maga Training is based on natural body moves. We know that instinctual reactions and reflexes differ so much from each student, causing their natural moves are varied. My Krav Instructors see that students who are naturally athletic because of their genetics, their coordination and instinctual response time is perfect and effective. While other students who have more of a challenge with their coordination, take longer to understand how to apply their bodies and learn to use our krav maga techniques effectively. Even though IKI Krav Maga Techniques are built on instinctual reactions, a lot of people have to learn to understand their bodies first and develop effective natural instincts.
Do I need to be tough to train in Krav Maga?
Culture is also a big factor when it comes to Krav Maga Training in Australia. We all come from different back grounds and religions, so we behave differently. Some cultures teach us to be submissive while others are more forward and aggressive. But as I was told by my first told by my first combative instructor, we all hurt the same. It does not matter if you are covered in tattoos from head to toe, you still have two eyes, a nose and all the same body parts as anyone else. I guarantee you, we all hurt the same.
Being tough, strong and aggressive with flashy moves is not the answer, our techniques are not based on strength. There is always someone bigger, stronger and tougher than you. We are not invincible, anyone can be attacked, taken hostage, kidnapped or assaulted.
Realizing and understanding that any of these situations can happen to any of us, means that no matter how trained we are, we need to keep on training. How aware we are? we must ensure that we constantly aware of our surroundings and dangers.
In my profession as a security expert, I deal with really brutal attacks, here in Alice Springs. Most days I am confronted by many aggressive attackers at once all intent on harming me. My Krav Maga Training taught me not to stay in one position, but to keep moving and never to give my back to any of them. I also am very aware that it would be ridiculous to try and take on the whole street, and I also cannot focus just on one attacker for more than a few seconds. My reaction to these situations really depends on if I am alone or if I am protecting someone. As I was taught by my teacher, Moshe Katz my Krav Maga instructor in Israel who developed IKI krav maga, his A.A.P.C. theory which stands for avoidance, ability, purpose and circumstances.
What is A.A.P.C?
Ask yourself Is this conflict necessary? Are you being attacked by a terrorist or is this a a situation which started off as a verbal conflict that can be contained? How can you de-escalate this situation?
What is your ability in this situation? Are you sick? Do you have any physical limitations? Are you an older person? Maybe you a young girl? Are you in your best physical condition to physically engage in this fight?
What is the purpose of this conflict? Where are you? You may be on vacation in another country, is it smart to get involved in this situation? On the other hand, are you a bouncer dealing with a rowdy drunk person? Do you work in an anti-terror unit, dealing with a terrorist? In both last situations, you are morally obligated to get involved.
What is your personal situation at the time of the attack? Are you alone and only needing to deal with your own personal safety? Are you with your grandmother or small children and need to protect them?
These crucial questions make a big difference to your reactions and outcomes of these scenarios. How you react depends on your Krav Maga training and experience, the more training you do the better your chances of survival are. When you are dealing in knife situations especially, as in any knife fight you will most likely get cut. The only question is by how much and what is the damage?
Come and join our Krav Maga Classes at my school Krav Australia. Don’t wait to train after you are a victim. Train to prevent being that victim, stop bad situation happening to you or your loved ones.