What Is It and How To Turn It Into a Self-Defense Workout

If you’re not familiar with Krav Maga, it is the Israeli Army’s official self-defense system. The system dates back to the late 1800s, but it was not until the 1940s that it took on its modern shape. The motions were created with the goal of being simple to learn, execute, and remember.

It is both a martial art and a tactical strategy and is widely regarded as one of the most effective self-defense techniques in the world.

Krav Maga is known for its straightforward approach and practical skills. Its techniques are useful in a number of real-life settings and create confidence in those who practice them because they don’t require any equipment.


What is Krav Maga?

Krav Maga (pronounced “krahv mahgah”) is a self-defense and fighting method that is effective, modern, and dynamic. It is intended for people of all ages, shapes, and sizes.

It involves tactics that build on your natural instincts to swiftly and effectively improve skills while allowing you to respond to attacks in any situation.

You will gain heightened awareness while learning to defend yourself and your loved ones. It is built on a logical and realistic approach to battle, with the primary goal being to protect yourself and your companion in a dangerous situation.


Krav Maga moves for self-defense

Krav Maga is intended for people of all ages.  (Image via Pexels/Rodnae Productions)

2) Defending one-handed choke against a wall

Krav maga is known for its straightforward approach and practical skills(Image via Pexels/Kampus Production)Krav Maga is built on a logical and realistic approach to combat (Image via Pexels/Cottonbro)

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  • Raise the arm on the same side as the leg behind you that is staggered.
  • Raise your left arm if your left leg is slightly staggered behind you.
  • Straighten that arm (let’s assume the left arm) from the bicep to the ear.
  • Step behind the other with your corresponding leg. In this case, you’d cross your left leg behind your right.
  • Turn back quickly and fiercely in the direction of your raised arm (turning over your left shoulder).
  • Put as much pressure as you can on your attacker’s wrists with your body weight.
  • You should be out of the choke at this point.
  • Strike the attacker’s weak points or flee.

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Edited by Rachel Syiemlieh

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