November 22, 2014, Israel
There is hardly a seminar or a class without some Krav Maga innovation or improvement.
Our students ask questions, from all over the world. Participants in seminars and Tour and Train ask questions. And we watch the news, the footage and hear the details of terrorist attacks and we train to handle these very situations.
But then I look around and what do I see?
Everyone else is offering the same old Krav Maga, unchanged, unchecked, unchallenged.
I see video clips of young people punching and kicking. I see video clips of hot IDF girls or muscular men beating the crap out of their opponents, all choreographed of course. I see perfect technique, speed and accuracy, flexibility and strength and I know how many "takes" it took to make these spectacular video presentations.
And I think to myself, What a crazy world? and What the hell does any of this have to do with real self defense?
The Druze police officer who died fighting the terrorist and the four rabbis who were murdered during prayer.
I look at the photo of the four rabbis who were murdered while praying and I ask; is the advertised form of Krav Maga of any use to these kinds of people?
Can you really picture them doing the Krav Maga taught in your local commercialized Krav Maga school? Can you picture them doing "IDF Krav Maga"? Kicking and jumping and punching?
Of course not!!
The standard Krav Maga taught today all over the world is not effective and not appropriate for the vast majority of people who need it.
We believe in constantly asking: will this really work for the vast majority of people? or is this only good for high level black belts in the prime of their lives?
We must be honest with ourselves and our students.
Hear my voice - The vast majority of people who need Krav Maga will not benefit from the standard Krav Maga being taught today.
They do not have the time or inclination to study "hard core" Krav Maga. They do not have the strength or flexibility to perform most of the Krav Maga techniques. They need something different and that is why we at IKI Krav Maga are constantly working at simplifying Krav Maga, at finding easier solutions.
And no one is ever turned away for lack of money.
Our goal is to make self defense easier, techniques that are easy to learn, easy to apply and easy to remember. Techniques that do not rely on speed and strength.
We want a Krav Maga that is for everyone.
Our goal is to certify many instructors all over the world; caring people who will go out there and teach those who many not be the best athletes.
Our goal are Krav Maga schools and instructors who are not intimidating but rather are kind and welcoming, soft spoken and gentle.
Our goal is to make IKI Krav Maga the gold standard, teach it at schools, houses of worship and community centers.
Because simply put, I am tired of seeing so many dead people.
We are on a mission ....Join us!