5/12/13

Pure Krav Maga is not a Style – it is a Training System / Boaz Aviram


Pure Krav Maga is a training system which explores the maximum human motion range and the best way to get into the combat zone.

Pure Krav Maga defines the H2H Combat Zone as the Distance where one can Lunge a Kick, or perhaps Distract his opponent throwing an object and then Lunge a Kick (range increases slightly).

Pure Krav Maga explores the Maximum Force that can be exerted without projection in a split second. Some systems prefer to throw the opponent on the ground and then deliver force of direct gravity to the opponent pressure points top down while he is distracted. Although its an option taught in Pure Krav Maga, its never a reason to preclude solid impact from a distance as you must ask yourself, why did I get that close to my opponent if I did not have to.

Defining Reaction Time and Timing: How to punch him before he punches me. How to block and punch him before he punches me. How to escape from a choke before he breaks my windpipe. How to escape a bear hug before he tosses me on my head to the floor.  How not to get poked with a sharp blade knowing the weapon provides an extension which facilitates fast small movements with faster more debilitating effects.

Pure Krav Maga defines efficiency from a reaction time point and from tactical approach point. You need to conserve movement and reach your goals in direct lines as much as possible.  Remember however that direct lines from the striking object to the desired pressure point is the key, and sometimes  a maneuver for force increase is done along the way.

Pure Krav Maga deals with how to make life easier and learn to prioritize the training method, the application, and handling real life scenarios.  It deals with the know how to master understanding of your opponents' options and how to limit their choices so you do not have to deal with an endless menu using your training methods.  


It is going through a uniquely Imaginatively applied set of lessons which are the building blocks of a puzzle.  It is walking through the puzzle of wining a confrontation, then running through it, and then being beamed into it, from the beginning to the end.

Nothing wrong in excelling in a sport but self defense should be well rounded set of skills and not in winning sports competitions, but in awareness through understanding the limits both you and your opponent may have through lecture and precise comprehensive training and using them to your favor when you can.

Pure Krav Maga has all the techniques and the Tactics that the other Martial Arts have in their most efficient combination of form and prioritization geared for Self Defense Training under the constraint of reaction time. To be able to completely understand this statement you can read the book Krav Maga - Use Your Body as a Weapon!

Got the idea? This is Pure Krav Maga!

1 comment:

Jackson Bay said...

Very good Article..