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28th Jul '15 8:21:32 AM SvartiKotturinn
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Krav Maga is a Hebrew phrase meaning 'contact combat.' In other words, it is a form of Close Quarters Combat.

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Krav Maga ''Krav Magá‘''[[labelnote:Hebrew]]קרב מגע[[/labelnote]] is a Hebrew phrase meaning 'contact combat.' In other words, it is a form of Close Quarters Combat.



Krav Maga is famed for the brutality of its approach to combat. This is seen in the use of 'retzev' (another Hebrew word) which is the application of a non-stop flurry of strikes until the attacker(s) are completely neutralised. It is common in Krav Maga training for practitioners to be made to defend themselves against multiple attackers with no MookChivalry allowed.

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Krav Maga is famed for the brutality of its approach to combat. This is seen in the use of 'retzev' (another Hebrew word) 'rétzef'[[labelnote:Hebrew]]רצף[[/labelnote]] (lit. ‘sequence, continuum’) which is the application of a non-stop flurry of strikes until the attacker(s) are completely neutralised. It is common in Krav Maga training for practitioners to be made to defend themselves against multiple attackers with no MookChivalry allowed.
29th Jun '15 10:59:53 PM AriRockefeller
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Krav Maga is a Hebrew phrase meaning 'contact combat.' In other words, it is a form of Close Quarters Combat.

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->''"Karate? The Dane Cook of martial arts? No; ISIS agents use Krav Maga."''
-->--'''[[WesternAnimation/{{Archer}} Sterling Archer]]'''

Krav Maga is a Hebrew phrase meaning 'contact combat.' In other words, it is a form of Close Quarters Combat.
5th Jun '14 3:21:14 PM CynicalBastardo
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Krav Maga is a combat system which relies on a [[CombatPragmatist no-rules 'dirty fighting' approach]]. With its emphasis on combat pragmatism it does not lend itself to sporting applications: the objective is quite explicitly to hurt the opponent as much as possible, and that is difficult to tone down or simulate.

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Krav Maga is a combat system which relies on a [[CombatPragmatist no-rules 'dirty fighting' approach]]. With its emphasis on combat pragmatism it does not lend itself to sporting applications: the objective is quite explicitly to hurt the opponent as much as possible, and that is difficult to tone down or simulate.
simulate. That said, one or two organisations do run competitions in specific areas: At least one European-based organisation runs annual knife fighting tournaments.
6th Dec '13 3:01:14 PM RichardX1
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In the media expect any Badass Israeli to be proficient in Krav.

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In the media expect any Badass Israeli BadassIsraeli to be proficient in Krav.
13th Jun '13 11:41:59 PM buraikhoi
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Imi was also Jewish, which proved to be somewhat problematic when ThoseWackyNazis occupied, as traditionally Nazis and Jews tend not to get on. In order to protect the Jewish community from anti-semitic assaults, Imi utilised his knowledge of fighting disciplines to come up with a simplified but effective from of self-defence that could be adopted by the Jewish population. In order to be effective, the techniques had to be simple, easy to learn and usable by as wide a range of people as possible.

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Imi was also Jewish, which proved to be somewhat problematic when ThoseWackyNazis occupied, as traditionally Nazis and Jews tend not to get on. In order to protect the Jewish community from anti-semitic assaults, Imi utilised his knowledge of fighting disciplines to come up with a simplified but effective from form of self-defence that could be adopted by the Jewish population. In order to be effective, the techniques had to be simple, easy to learn and usable by as wide a range of people as possible.
28th May '13 1:19:03 PM CynicalBastardo
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Krav Maga is a combat system which relies on a no-rules 'dirty fighting' approach. With its emphasis on combat pragmatism it does not lend itself to sporting applications: the objective is quite explicitly to hurt the opponent as much as possible, and that is difficult to tone down or simulate.

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Krav Maga is a combat system which relies on a [[CombatPragmatist no-rules 'dirty fighting' approach.approach]]. With its emphasis on combat pragmatism it does not lend itself to sporting applications: the objective is quite explicitly to hurt the opponent as much as possible, and that is difficult to tone down or simulate.
20th Apr '13 5:49:41 PM sdhonda
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In 1984 the British waved goodbye, the Haganah became the Israeli Defense Force, and Imi was tasked with designing Krav Maga training that could be used by all members of the IDF. As, at that time, women served in the IDF, even in combat roles, the fact that IMI's system could be used by as wide a variety of people as possible proved useful.

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In 1984 1948 the British waved goodbye, the Haganah became the Israeli Defense Force, and Imi was tasked with designing Krav Maga training that could be used by all members of the IDF. As, at that time, women served in the IDF, even in combat roles, the fact that IMI's system could be used by as wide a variety of people as possible proved useful.
6th Apr '13 6:25:02 PM slvstrChung
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Krav Maga is a Hebrew phrase meaning 'contact combat'; in other words it is a form of Close Quarters Combat.

The story of Krav Maga dates back to 1930s Bratislava and one Imi Lichtenfeld (also known as Imi Sde-or). Imi's father ran a gym and young Imi was interested in a number of athletic disciplines including boxing and wrestling. Imi was also Jewish.

This proved to be somewhat problematic when the Nazis occupied as traditionally Nazis and Jews tend not to get on. In order to protect the Jewish community from anti-semitic assaults, Imi utilised his knowledge of fighting disciplines to come up with a simplified but effective from of self defence that could be adopted by the Jewish population. In order to be effective the techniques had to be simple, easy to learn and usable by as wide a range of people as possible.

Imi's activities made him even more unpopular with the Nazis and so he had to leave the country. After a while he managed to find himself in what was then British Mandated Palestine.

Imi was involved with the Haganah; one of the main Jewish resistance groups; whose main raison d'etre was giving the British a hard time.

The British administration restricted Jewish access to weaponry and so Imi adapted his fighting style to incorporate such weapons as were available (sticks, knives, improvised weapons etc.) for use against better armed opponents.

In 1984 the British waved goodbye saying to the Jews: "Here's that Jewish homeland we promised you. Oh btw, we may also have promised the same bit of land to those other chaps over there in the robes; but we're sure you'll be able to figure something out between you".

The Haganah became the IDF and Imi was tasked with designing Krav Maga training that could be used by all members of the IDF. As at that time women served in the IDF; even in combat roles, the fact that IMI's system could be sued by as wide a variety of people as possible proved useful.

A key philosophy of Krav is "Adopt what is useful, abandon what is not" (which may sound familiar to Jeet Kun Do practitioners) and so KM evolved and is still the official self defence system of the IDF (and other Israeli security/police organisations) today.

Krav Maga has since been adopted by military and security forces around the world and has a strong civilian base as well. This may be as much to do with its popularity amongst celebrities; especially those in action girl roles, where it is promoted as a fitness and body shaping excercise as much as a combative system.

Krav Maga adopts the philosophy of most military combative systems (such as those taught by WE Fairbairn or Rex Applegate during WW2) in advocating a simple easy to learn system that can be applied in life or death scenarios.

To that end it emphasises gross motor movement that can be applied under high stress.

Krav Maga emphasises simple strikes (heel of hand, elbows, knees, headbutts etc.) against vulnerable targets (throat, neck, eyes, joints).

Krav Maga also has a bit of a reputation for groin strikes.

Training operates on the basis that one should always train from a disadvantage. Krav Maga training usually involves a highly demanding work out session until a person is both physically and mentally exhausted. It is at that stage that the techniques are taught; the theory being that training under such conditions means that a person will be able to act indistinctly when under threat without having to consciously think about how to fight.

Krav Maga is famed for the brutality of its approach to combat. This is seen in the use of 'retzev' (another Hebrew word) which is the application of a non-stop flurry of strikes until the attacker(s) are completely neutralised.

It is common in Krav Maga training for practitioners to be made to defend themselves against multiple attackers with no mook chivalry allowed.

Krav Maga specialises in unarmed defence against a variety of weapons including edged weapons, firearms and micro explosives (seriously!).

Krav Maga also features training in the use of such weapons.

Krav Maga is a combat system which relies on a no rules 'dirty fighting' approach. With its emphasis on combat pragmatism it does not lend itself to sporting applications.

In the media expect any Badass Israeli to be proficient in Krav.



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Krav Maga is a Hebrew phrase meaning 'contact combat'; in combat.' In other words words, it is a form of Close Quarters Combat.

The story of Krav Maga dates back to 1930s Bratislava and one Imi Lichtenfeld (also known as Imi Sde-or). Imi's father ran a gym gym, and young Imi was interested in a number of athletic disciplines including boxing and wrestling. wrestling.

Imi was also Jewish.

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Jewish, which proved to be somewhat problematic when the Nazis occupied ThoseWackyNazis occupied, as traditionally Nazis and Jews tend not to get on. In order to protect the Jewish community from anti-semitic assaults, Imi utilised his knowledge of fighting disciplines to come up with a simplified but effective from of self defence self-defence that could be adopted by the Jewish population. In order to be effective effective, the techniques had to be simple, easy to learn and usable by as wide a range of people as possible.

Imi's activities made him even more unpopular with the Nazis and so he had to leave the country. After a while he managed to find himself in what was then British Mandated Palestine.

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Palestine. There he became involved with the Haganah; Haganah, one of the main Jewish resistance groups; LaResistance groups, whose main raison d'etre was giving the British a hard time.

time. The British administration restricted Jewish access to weaponry and so Imi adapted his fighting style to incorporate such weapons as were available (sticks, knives, improvised weapons etc.) weapons, etc) for use against better armed opponents.

In 1984 the British waved goodbye saying to goodbye, the Jews: "Here's that Jewish homeland we promised you. Oh btw, we may also have promised the same bit of land to those other chaps over there in the robes; but we're sure you'll be able to figure something out between you".

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A key philosophy of Krav Maga is "Adopt what is useful, abandon what is not" (which may sound familiar to Jeet Kun Do practitioners) and so KM evolved and is still the official self defence system of the IDF (and other Israeli security/police organisations) today.

today. Krav Maga has since been adopted by military and security forces around the world and has a strong civilian base as well. This may be as much to do with its popularity amongst celebrities; especially those in action girl ActionGirl roles, where it is promoted as a fitness and body shaping excercise exercise as much as a combative system.

Krav Maga adopts the philosophy of most military combative systems (such as those taught by WE Fairbairn or Rex Applegate during WW2) WW2), in advocating a simple easy to learn easy-to-learn system that can be applied in life or death scenarios.

life-or-death scenarios. To that end it emphasises emphasizes gross motor movement that can be applied under high stress.

Krav Maga emphasises
stress. It focuses on simple strikes (heel of hand, elbows, knees, headbutts etc.) against vulnerable targets (throat, neck, eyes, joints).

Krav Maga also
joints), and has a bit of a reputation for groin strikes.

{{Groin Attack}}s. It also focuses on unarmed defence against a variety of weapons including edged weapons, firearms and micro explosives (seriously!), as well as the use of such weapons.

Training operates on the basis that one should always train from a disadvantage. Krav Maga training usually involves a highly demanding work out workout session until a person is both physically and mentally exhausted. It is at that stage that the techniques are taught; the theory being that training under such conditions means that a person will be able to act indistinctly instinctively when under threat without having to consciously think about how to fight.

Krav Maga is famed for the brutality of its approach to combat. This is seen in the use of 'retzev' (another Hebrew word) which is the application of a non-stop flurry of strikes until the attacker(s) are completely neutralised.

neutralised. It is common in Krav Maga training for practitioners to be made to defend themselves against multiple attackers with no mook chivalry MookChivalry allowed.

Krav Maga specialises in unarmed defence against a variety of weapons including edged weapons, firearms and micro explosives (seriously!).

Krav Maga also features training in the use of such weapons.

Krav Maga is a combat system which relies on a no rules no-rules 'dirty fighting' approach. With its emphasis on combat pragmatism it does not lend itself to sporting applications.

applications: the objective is quite explicitly to hurt the opponent as much as possible, and that is difficult to tone down or simulate.

In the media expect any Badass Israeli to be proficient in Krav.


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24th Mar '13 12:38:02 PM SeptimusHeap
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Krav Maga is a Hebrew phrase meaning 'contact combat'; in other words it is a form of Close Quarters Combat.

The story of Krav Maga dates back to 1930s Bratislava and one Imi Lichtenfeld (also known as Imi Sde-or). Imi's father ran a gym and young Imi was interested in a number of athletic disciplines including boxing and wrestling. Imi was also Jewish.

This proved to be somewhat problematic when the Nazis occupied as traditionally Nazis and Jews tend not to get on. In order to protect the Jewish community from anti-semitic assaults, Imi utilised his knowledge of fighting disciplines to come up with a simplified but effective from of self defence that could be adopted by the Jewish population. In order to be effective the techniques had to be simple, easy to learn and usable by as wide a range of people as possible.

Imi's activities made him even more unpopular with the Nazis and so he had to leave the country. After a while he managed to find himself in what was then British Mandated Palestine.

Imi was involved with the Haganah; one of the main Jewish resistance groups; whose main raison d'etre was giving the British a hard time.

The British administration restricted Jewish access to weaponry and so Imi adapted his fighting style to incorporate such weapons as were available (sticks, knives, improvised weapons etc.) for use against better armed opponents.

In 1984 the British waved goodbye saying to the Jews: "Here's that Jewish homeland we promised you. Oh btw, we may also have promised the same bit of land to those other chaps over there in the robes; but we're sure you'll be able to figure something out between you".

The Haganah became the IDF and Imi was tasked with designing Krav Maga training that could be used by all members of the IDF. As at that time women served in the IDF; even in combat roles, the fact that IMI's system could be sued by as wide a variety of people as possible proved useful.

A key philosophy of Krav is "Adopt what is useful, abandon what is not" (which may sound familiar to Jeet Kun Do practitioners) and so KM evolved and is still the official self defence system of the IDF (and other Israeli security/police organisations) today.

Krav Maga has since been adopted by military and security forces around the world and has a strong civilian base as well. This may be as much to do with its popularity amongst celebrities; especially those in action girl roles, where it is promoted as a fitness and body shaping excercise as much as a combative system.

Krav Maga adopts the philosophy of most military combative systems (such as those taught by WE Fairbairn or Rex Applegate during WW2) in advocating a simple easy to learn system that can be applied in life or death scenarios.

To that end it emphasises gross motor movement that can be applied under high stress.

Krav Maga emphasises simple strikes (heel of hand, elbows, knees, headbutts etc.) against vulnerable targets (throat, neck, eyes, joints).

Krav Maga also has a bit of a reputation for groin strikes.

Training operates on the basis that one should always train from a disadvantage. Krav Maga training usually involves a highly demanding work out session until a person is both physically and mentally exhausted. It is at that stage that the techniques are taught; the theory being that training under such conditions means that a person will be able to act indistinctly when under threat without having to consciously think about how to fight.

Krav Maga is famed for the brutality of its approach to combat. This is seen in the use of 'retzev' (another Hebrew word) which is the application of a non-stop flurry of strikes until the attacker(s) are completely neutralised.

It is common in Krav Maga training for practitioners to be made to defend themselves against multiple attackers with no mook chivalry allowed.

Krav Maga specialises in unarmed defence against a variety of weapons including edged weapons, firearms and micro explosives (seriously!).

Krav Maga also features training in the use of such weapons.

Krav Maga is a combat system which relies on a no rules 'dirty fighting' approach. With its emphasis on combat pragmatism it does not lend itself to sporting applications.

In the media expect any Badass Israeli to be proficient in Krav.


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