Lifting heavy barbells, walking the treadmill, or even classes at the gym are sometimes not enough to get your body and confidence into shape. But a series of kicking, punching, and defensive techniques just might bring the results that you are looking for.
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If you have been searching for the kind of workout which could shape your confidence, body and soul, maybe Krav Maga is the answer. Sounds unfamiliar? Just watch the latest Jason Bourne sequel and pay attention to the fighting scene at the beginning, this will give you a better idea of what Krav Maga is all about.
The name Krav Maga originated from the Hebrew words krav and maga which mean contact combat. It was developed by Imi Lichtenfeld, a Hungarian born martial artist, as a means of defending against threats in real life situations
It may look similar to other martial arts, but it actually is not. Krav Maga is a combination of defensive and survival tactics that are based on instinct. The defensive purpose of Krav Maga is to dominate the attacker’s mind and create a shock which will restrain the attacker from continuing.
These defensive and suvival tactics have been used by military soldiers and police serving in the most violent environments. The temptation to jump to the conclusion that Krav Maga is too violent should be avoided. It does not teach you how to start a fight but instead gives the practical user knowledge of how to minimize damage from unexpected attacks whereas the recreational practitioner receives benefits for body, fitness and life.
So it is no wonder that Krav Maga is popular among urban dwellers as a ‘weapon’ to survive a sudden violent attack and also as a new kind of workout. This form of defensive and survival art will train your reflexes, agility, and body muscles all at once. It is an entire body work out.
Krav Maga training includes several kicking, blocking, and punching techniques. But beside that the practice also involves aerobic and anaerobic routines such as cardio exercises, interval training, and power drills. Entertaining yet effective.
Krav Maga could also change your life. The moment you decide to learn Krav Maga will automatically become the moment you remove fear. Krav Maga will help you to survive in any dangerous, real life encounters such as a sudden attack on the street, bag muggers, et cetera. Equiped with these practical self defense techniques, you will have the confidence to walk in peace and survive in the urban jungle.
Krav Maga is suitable for anyone. It will take some time to perfect the techniques and muscle aches will be included, but it will all be worth it.
Spartan House Krav Maga
Jalan Hang Lekir 2 #4B
Senayan, South Jakarta