Essential Krav Maga
By Moshe Katz
Israeli Krav International

January 26, 2015, Mexico City

Our goal is to deal with reality, to survive in the real world. As such we dis-invest ourselves of all illusions and delusions and focus only on what is real.

The reality of our existence requires realistic solutions.

As such our Krav Maga is designed to be simple, simple enough for most people to be able to use if effectively without having to spend endless hours each way for years and years. We need effective shortcuts.

Our reality is that no one will send their children to a Shoalin type temple of Krav Maga to be trained from their earliest years.

Our reality is that most people, even in the security and law enforcement fields will not be will to devote any significant time to training.

The reality is that most people these days have very tight schedules and very limited attention span.

The reality is that the overwhelming majority of society will not train in any sort of martial art, despite their their very real need for it.

The reality is we are in trouble.

The world is becoming more violent, not less so.

We are less safe today then any time in recent history.

If we cannot change reality we must adapt to it.

As such we must speak of an even more condensed form of Krav Maga, something new, for the general public. Lets call it "Essential Krav Maga".

Essential Krav Maga is a " low calorie" form of our regular Krav Maga. The idea is that it is for those who will not sign up for regular classes, may only attend now and then at most, perhaps will join a seminar. But mostly they will stay at home.

The idea is to cover the high percentage attacks, the most likely scenarios. Thus there will be no room for all the "What if" type of questions.

You only get to ask those questions when you are prepared to train with the answers.

This form of Krav Maga will deal with only the most common 70-80% attacks and the most high probability defenses. The moves will be simple enough to be hardwired into most peoples systems and based on instinctive reactions.

Experienced martial artists will say, "But what the reverse grip left handed attack with the MMA choke-hold?"  We will not cover that, only the essentials.

If you want answers to all your questions join our Krav On Line program or attend regular classes with one of our certified instructors.

Essential Krav Maga (hopefully DVD later this year) will be for the unmotivated, the non-athlete, the couch potato, the non-martial artist, the people who can't push themselves, in other words, most of the population.


I like you comments regarding essential Krav. That type of training suits me, being old my body cannot handle everyday training. Even weekly Krav workouts can be to physical. I feel that twice a month works for people in my situation. That schedule gives old people time to recover while keeping skills (not combat sharp) at least fresh in ones mind.
 Also reminds people to be aware of surrounding.
Stay safe, William
Cottonwood, Az

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