So you have discovered the name Krav Maga, decided to adopt it, to teach it, or to learn it!
What’s in it? Technique only if original Krav Maga only provide to the most efficient approach for solutions. If you are not executing them precisely with an eye on 10 points of emphasis for each you will not be most efficient.
The most efficient approach in the solution is based on the basic plan to chose what is the best feasible approach to action.
It considers the opponent’s next possible move or few moves in the most dynamic development possible under the constraint of reaction.
That reaction time determines who safe and who is not in the split first second of reaching your opponent.
Training methods: These techniques basically not only certain motions of arms legs torso head etc, but they must be followed in a precise sequential execution to be most efficient.
Can any other technique out there work as well or even better? Yes. Any other technique can work if your opponent is train in a lesser efficient manner.
The same is applied to a real Krav Maga technique. It can work even if it is not trained in the most efficient way so to speak but might not work better than other techniques that although lack the element of best design might be more efficiently drilled than the better designed Krav Maga technique.
What is the difference then? Well one hour of drilling if knowing how in Pure Krav Maga technique is guarantee to make it work better compared to someone that needed 100 of hours to practice a technique that has a lesser efficient approach.
Nothing wrong in excelling in a sport but self defense should be well rounded skills and not in winning sports competitions, but in awareness through understanding the limits both you and your opponent may have through lecture and training and using them to your favor when you can.[Boaz Aviram, Pure Krav Maga Founder]
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!
One of the greatest approach in the training method related to the Pure Krav Maga Techniques is that the reason they are numbered only less than 150 is that the concept that if you practice only the most efficient methods of attack and defense that involves a simultaneous counter attack you need not learn other techniques.
You are basically learn the techniques that your attacker can fit in the tighter amount of time window to surprise you.
If you are not surprised you have plenty of time to identify his intention and attack him before he even was close to accomplish anything.
Some Martial Arts idea was to expose their students to many scenarios, some to the last scenarios in the chain of defense and in Pure Krav Maga to the most efficient scenarios.
Of course you will need to adhere the concept in your students that once you realized the intention of attack, you must neutralize your opponent in the second he is in your personal space – Territory.
If not he could move in closer with a fake attack or lesser efficient attack and might prevail only if he accidentally reached the time limit of your reaction time.
The drill is called Change of Rhythm and applies to the student in the role of attacker only, while the student in the role of defender must be aware not letting any Trojan horses move into his personal space.
Read the book to answer all your questions and doubts and set up a knowledge data base in your mind relevant to Krav Maga. Krav Maga – Use Your Body as a Weapon.
Use the Pure Krav Maga Training DVD Set to learn and drill the sequential execution – The essence of the techniques.
Then you will need to apply it all in special sparing drills which the example of how to is provided in the book and the Training Videos.