CIVILIAN KRAV MAGA
Different people have different reasons for training Krav Maga, and here at KMG, students come from different backgrounds, experiences, and fitness levels.
We believe that any person should be able to do self-defense according to his or her physical ability, size, and strength levels. As such, we make our training as accessible, understandable, and meaningful as possible from the start.
At the same time, however, we also emphasize that in order to grow and gain profiency, it is essential to improve your physical power, endurance, coordination, and skill, as well as your mental discipline and fighting spirit, with regular training over time. As such, our classes will always be physically and mentally challenging, and are designed to push each and every student beyond their comfort zones to achieve something they can be proud of.
What to Expect in Training with KMG
A regular lesson consists of preparation (warm-up, stretching, strength exercises, etc.), technique training, and stress drills. We maintain a safe and supportive atmosphere, where everyone is given an opportunity to learn as long as they are willing to put in the time and effort.
KMG’s curriculum generally covers:
How to prevent, avoid, escape and evade situations of conflict
How to fall and roll to reduce injury from impact with the ground
Developing attacking and counter-attacking skills
Using everyday objects for self-defense and fighting
Techniques to defend against unarmed attacks such as kicks, strikes, throws, chokes, grabs, locks, etc.
Techniques to defend against armed threats and attacks with bladed or blunt objects (depending on relevance to local country situation and laws)
Techniques to defend against threats with short or long firearms (depending on relevance to local country situation and laws)
How to defend yourself on the ground
How to deal with multiple attackers
How to defend other people (also known as third party protection)
In addition, students who train regularly can expect to improve:
General physical fitness and coordination, as it applies to Krav Maga training
Fighting stamina and core strength, to further help your abilities to deal with physical threats and conflicts
Mental strength, ability to focus, and decision-making under stress
Confidence, discipline, humility, and other aspects of personal development that carry on into everyday life
Our Community and Training Culture
KMG as an organization gives students a framework and a “family” of people like them, who are there to learn and grow in a safe and structured environment. We strive to provide a supportive learning space, and aim to help students achieve their personal goals in training and life.
In class, regardless of each student’s level of experience, we expect everyone to train with everyone else, and to help each other by being good training partners. Everyone was once a beginner, so students that have trained with us for longer periods are expected to help out new students. We also generally strive to provide a balanced structure in class: we want students to have fun and enjoy the training and the community, but also take the classes seriously, work hard, and be good training partners to other people.
Finally, as an institution, we uphold strict training guidelines to maintain a good learning atmosphere for all. We ask that everyone have respect for the system, their instructors and teaching assistants, and their fellow students. We also ask that students follow the KMG Student Code of Conduct.