While you are reading these short and concise few pages of Objectives (goals in layman’s wording), I’d like you to keep in mind that these objective are to be achieved in drilling a 21 hour core curriculum. What does a 21 Hour Core Curriculum mean? It means 215 techniques and 15 Training drills, including a demonstration of Pressure points and discussion about the human reaction time and situational awareness in depts. It does not include warm up time for the training itself.

Sufficient warmup time is determined on how this 21 hour core curriculum is broken into segments of training time. For each daily session you would need a warm up session. For lesson evaluation, you would need to rehearse the curriculum of the 21 hour.

Rehearsing is always not a bad idea. However keep in mind that the 21 hour core curriculum is the minimum time required and maximum time allotted to rehearse 215 techniques and 15 training drills which are in essence a prioritized approach of all techniques and tactics of Universal Martial Arts knowledge accumulated since dawn of history and distilled to exclude techniques and tactics that were devised by imagination against non resisting or non challenging opponents.

The overall Objective of the Curriculum is to secure appropriate hand to hand combat training to the average individual in training groups of up to 20 people empirically tested to hold quality control good standards. Of course the common denominator of military newly recruits is basic fitness and health and age requirements but not any kind of superior athleticism.

Objectives of Comprehensive Warm Up for daily physical Hand to Hand Combat Training session:  The basic military warm up spinal stretches of stretching the hips from side to side, reaching one toes from a standing position while keeping the knees locked and pivoting the torso from side to side in neutral stance and circling the shoulders are required to prepare the spine for various motions preventing dislocation and related injuries. Attention should be paid to warming up the knees as well which can be achieved in varieties of drills. Boxer’s neck rolls are good as well. Extracted Yoga stretches for the legs and spine for kicking and basic pushups and squats are good for prevention of impact injury to the shoulders and legs when punching and kicking.

Objectives of Impact Training:  At the end of the Training Chapter students will acquire comprehensive skills of efficient reach and impact delivery to opponents’ pressure points and how to prevent and foil opponents’ attempts from using impact on their bodies.

Objectives of Push and Pull Training:  At the end of the Grappling Chapter of Krav Maga, students will gain awareness and know how skills of any possible human attempt to throw, lift, choke , tear, break, restrict motion in any possible scenario of using the human body’s dynamic or static weight to inflict stress, damage and death on opponents and how to foil these attempts.

Objectives of Krav Maga Weapons Training:  At the end of the Weapon Chapter, students will gain awareness of the limited time of defending against weapons in each attempt to reach the human pressure points from each angle, and how to use it in combating opponents using an edged, blunt weapon, or a firearm threat using the most efficient selected Krav Maga techniques.

Objectives of Sparring:  During the Sparring Drills students will learn to apply techniques intuitively and adapt to any possible scenarios to control opponents through their pressure points while foiling the opponents’ attempts of doing so.

Impact sparring drills:  Impact sparring drills attacks by kicks punches, and blocks are drilled with combination or follow up combinations of attacks and counter attacks to hone intuitive execution. In addition, students get to sense the physical stress in a short confrontation of 3 minutes. Each engagement in and out of the hot zone is considered a separate encounter in Krav Maga. Instructors and Students need to realize that. So in a way from a drilling point of view you are dealing with multiple opponents as well. During several sparring bouts students should attempt to rehearse the whole impact curriculum to hone their skills. In sparring, your preference is preemptive attack. However, one of the opponents will naturally start moving faster, and the other is left with no time to plan an attack, but rather to react with block and counter attack. Students should be put in positions to try both scenarios to gain sufficient drilling.

Knife Sparring drills are designed to apply techniques intuitively to the appropriate attack and gain confidence in ability to control opponents armed with a knife using bare hands or a knife.

Stick Sparring drills are designed do gain intuitive application of the techniques learned using sticks or bare hands against opponents armed with a stick.

Grappling Sparring drills: While learning to inflict severe damage to soft pressure points such as throat eyes and groin, and joints and cervical spine, the grappling sparring is done to lean the navigational parts of reaching these pressure points, however only marking and using the soft pressure points with light application of pain to avoid injury.

Therefore a games of push and pull are chosen where opponent attempt to harmlessly grab one another and attempt by the use of push and pull force on their bodies or limbs to bring their opponents to the edge of a specified border in the training room. During this exercise, student learn to switch directions and positions from standing to crawling to rolling and preemptive break falling while keeping focused mentally and looking for and occasionally manipulating opponents soft pressure points. Opponent should attempt to drill several Judo Aiki-Jujitsu control techniques and leverages, and escape and counter attack to soft pressure points respectively.

Objectives of Lesson Evaluations: When evaluating student’s teaching skills of Krav Maga, you evaluate several components. Impressive presentation of the subject...Linking of the subject to the whole system…Effective Drilling of the learned techniques…Final evaluation whether the objective of the lesson were met. This might sound a bit redundant, but the purpose of it is to ensure quality control.

When evaluating a lesson, you need to see a lesson plan whether mental or in writing. You need to see a systematic intensive learning set. You need to pay attention to every detail the student instructor trainee is doing starting with proper setting for execution of the techniques to be learned, the explanation of how they relate to the whole system, the presentation of these techniques, the execution steps in fast and slow motion, the safety in training procedures including warnings and instructions to students to avoid injuries and use of training space to avoid accidental injury to neighboring students.

Psychological Objectives of Training Regarding Confidence in skills, handling fear, and other:

There are varieties of students and each has a unique and different level of perception throughout the training Course based on past interaction and experience. Some are eager to absorb and some are fighting and struggling to learn anything new. It’s possible that after completion of the intensive course, some will be fascinated of their achievement and the system’s capabilities. Some will be happy of their new skills and knowledge, and few will rather stick to their old habits and resent new knowledge. However overall through the sparring drills, it will be clear that old bad habits were hard to get rid of, and fresh and open minds will not have this problem of getting rid of old habits.  Some students will witness a release of anger of past abuse or fears from intimidation as well.


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