05 September 2008

She Who Shall Not Be Messed With

For S's and G's I decided to take an Israeli self-defense class. It's called Krav Maga and it was developed by the Israeli Army.

It's different from traditional martial arts in that all the moves are based on instinctual reactions. For example - if someone runs at you from the side, your natural reaction wouldn't be to issue a roundhouse kick to the head. You'd probably throw your arms up to block. Krav Maga teaches you how to block effectively and issue a counter attack at the same time.

Also, Krav Maga assumes that a street fight lasts less than a minute. They train you to defend, and escape. Here's a video that gives a general introduction to Krav Maga. There's also a pretty good Krav Maga explanation on wikipedia.

Watch more Krav Maga videos on youtube.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Glad to see you joined Krav Maga! I absolutely LOVE it. Stick with it... and you certainly will become She Who Shall Not Be Messed With. :)