Napkin Adjustment Krav Maga
by Moshe Katz
Israeli Krav International

March 3, Panama City, Panama 

Nothing like the feeling after a successful seminar. And our first IKI Krav Maga seminar in Costa Rica was certainly a huge success in every way.

We celebrated by going out for a nice dinner. Everything was perfect other than my table was "rocky", unbalanced.

We call for the waitress, Muchacha, and she quickly solved the problem by folding a paper napkin and putting under one of the legs of the table. Now the table felt as solid as the rock of Gibraltar. (not that I have been there....yet)

The first family of Krav Maga Costa Rica (son was on other side of table). Jamie Ortiz, wife and daughter Gabriela

And it got me thinking, such a small adjustment and the problem is solved. If only everything in life was so simple. The thing is - much of life IS that simple but we choose to make it complicated.

How many of us go through life angry at someone whom we truly love and care about deeply; a brother, a parent, an old friend. All it takes is a little flexibility from each side. 

Recently I reconnected with an old friend. He sent me a message, I wrote back, he responded. Then I asked, Can I call? "Yes, with pleasure" and the friendship is renewed. Just a little adjustment, a folded a little adjustment makes a huge difference.

Once the waitress fixed my table I was able to enjoy dinner with great friend. But a rocky table could have really unsettled me.

Small adjusments

That is what I do with IKI Krav Maga. I make small adjustments. I watch our techniques, I watch students all over the world doing these techniques and I make small adjustments. These adjustments, these little gradual improvements, are what make our style so innovative and effective.

And this is what I do on tour, I watch you, the student or instructor, and I see where only a minor adjustment will make a huge difference in the effectiveness of your technique. 

Adjust your hand position, move your hips a little more, etc and your will find that your technique becomes amazingly more effective.