KRAV MAGA Garotte Escape – Women’s Self Defense

Boaz Aviram is one of the only Krav Maga experts who were there at the very beginning, and holds the secrets of this most effective Hand-to-Hand fighting …

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  1. TopExpert10 says:

    The Accumulated knowledge of man obtained over generations by observation trial and error and analysis is not applicable unless complete! Man's factor is the cause for this and multiple men are multiple causes as well.
    Past knowledge is gathered, analyzed and documented for the purposes of applying, preserving and succeeding in desired future actions. The more complex the knowledge is the more complex it gets to master it.
    The chain of obtaining knowledge has been broken many times and will be broken again and again.
    They key is having sufficient detailed mastery of useful key elements of a system that is complete. If you dont have it, anything can go wrong at anytime!
    The book Krav Maga – Use Your Body as a Weapon will walk you through the complexity of the most efficient hand-to-hand fighting training system and the intensive steps to master it. Pure Krav Maga – Self Defense Mastery DVD set is an invaluable tool for self study as well that complements the book!
    The Author is the third in lineage Israel Defense Force Krav Maga Chief Instructor in the Fighting Fit Academy certifying Israel Defense Force Krav Maga Instructors. His follow up civilian 15 year career as a certified public accountant in auditing of large investment partnerships contributed to the documentation of such a complex but quick and intensive training system.

  2. TopExpert10 says:

    In Hand-to-hand combat both opponents try to control each other's pressure points first and bring them to a point of no return – The one that succeeded preserved his life! What are the elements of controlling the adversary's pressure points first?

    The elements of attack: You need to reach to them as fast as possible to use the element of surprise so your opponent would not evade your reach or block it and counter attack.

    The elements of defense: Block and Counter attack, evade and counter attack, control your opponent's body by grabbing his limbs to take him out of balance and control him that way prior to reaching a pressure points with the counter attack of having him fall in a bad angle and taking a bad impact that can delay him and slow down his resistance.

    So you need to sort all these elements in the correct hierarchy and be able to program your students to be able to juggle them into victory.

    Theory and application methods help. The theory has to be complete with minimal loopholes. The Application should be simplified into manageable segments that help retrain the theory and ability to prioritize and make decisions.

    While you need to get comfortable with efficient and less efficient attack and defense methods, there are two thing you need to do: You need to acquire comprehensive skills and you need to consolidate your methods!

    If you have a model of most efficient attacker to train with, you are not wasting time on doing ballet!

    One of the crucial elements of hand-to-hand combat is the human reaction time limit. This even has elusive terminology in other martial arts and fighting sports and is often referred to as distancing, timing, and the hotzone. That concept drives a hierarchy of priorities…

    Hierarchy of Priorities: Since you want to be ahead of the game in the game of death, you need to be alive. You can do it by not letting the opponent cut your life short, and if you cut your opponent's life short he will not bother you anymore!

    Of course there are some considerations to be made and not every physical confrontation should end in death, but a threatening scenario is a matter of a split second and if you did not react properly your game could be over for life! So you need to be efficient.

    You simply have no time to waste on something that would take longer to do than something else. If you are using a slow method and your opponent is using a faster method he will be ahead of you!

    Faster in what way? Well to control an opponent through pressure points, you need to close the gap to reach them quickly under the constraint of reaction time. You need to reach them with an impact blow, poke, grab twist and tear. You can do it directly or indirectly but that is getting too deep.

    What does training against realistic attack means in hand-to-hand-combat? Your trained attacker training partner has to be trained first to be most efficient model. He would have to attack you by reaching into the hotzone by surprise (not projecting his attack) by lunging, jumping or rolling, or he would have to instinctively attack you as you are entering the hotzone.

    His impact attack should pass your pressure points 3-5 inches. In other words, in your safe training method he should only penetrate few millimeters but can demonstrate an ability to continue to penetrate another 3-5 inches at the same split second, not when you are not there anymore!

    What about your defense methods? Well if you instinctively retracted and managed to evade his attack the attacker must have projected his attack, or you managed to foresee what he attempted.

    If you blocked or deflected his attack after you retracted you wasted your time because if he is the most efficient attack model, he would have retracted and if you moved back first and then blocked, his hand might be retracted already and he would be moving for the second attack adjusting for the distance.

    This is why in Pure Krav Maga you do not want to move back. It can happen but the more you are doing it, the less opportunity you have to save your life. If your opponent was reasonably efficient, if would have been a grave error to move back and block…

    A realistic attacker model, is the one that demonstrate ability to reach to the target passing it 3-5 inches, retracting the impacting limb and calculating his next move. If you don't block and counter attack against such an opponent you have no chance!

    And yes you need to practice last resort escapes and reaching pressure points when you are taken off balance by surprise, or being held in attempt to control you.

    Remember that if you were knocked out unconscious with a punch, kick or even a slap, or ever knocked out semi unconscious, it would be almost impossible for you to figure out where you are and how to escape a follow up attempt to restrain you or to keep beating you up to death!

    There are many training systems out there…They do not incorporate all the simple essential elements of hand-to-hand combat mentioned above! One day when they realize it and if they will not have thousands of students to lose face to by being ashamed of telling them that for all these years they had done it wrong, they will all start to look like Pure Krav Maga! It was not my idea, but it was Imrich Lichtenfeld's prophecy, and I had just clarified it!

  3. TopExpert10 says:

    Pure Krav Maga – Excellence through Proper Sequence!/Boaz Aviram

    All martial arts share common ingredients.
    People – A creature with generally two legs and two arms of which natural motion could be generated in any direction to create impact with any point of body contact. Generally it is wise to use hard bones to hit soft pressure points…

    Strikes – to strike at pressure points you need to create momentum which is acceleration of mass over distance and maintain it through penetration of that pressure point to reach the desired effect of control, damage or death. You need not project your attempts as your opponent might move away from your intended hitting location and your attempt will be futile. Also you need to plan your next move if that happens.

    Kicks – To kick at pressure points you need to create momentum which is the same principle of aforementioned strikes.

    Pressure Points – Striking, tearing and gouging points which upon activation, cause distraction through the senses, and bodily damage limiting functioning to the purpose of being unable to attack back.

    Using Leverage – Using greater force achieved with more parts of the body or with a stronger part, motion, or faster speed, in the weakest direction or redirection even in the same direction to deflect strikes, kicks, and to escape restraining holds.

    Using bare hands – Meaning using your body only.

    Using Sharp Objects Using a handy object or a knife.

    Using Blunt Objects Using a chair or a club or such.

    Preventing getting shot at when possible Using the limits of reaction time to overcome a gun threat.

    Preemptive attack makes sense that if you are the first to properly attack your opponent will not be in attack mode and you will have an advantage, so if you keep going and nothing stops you, you will prevail. If you let go, there could be a reversal of fortunes.

    Defensive reaction Last resort possible defensive move that will foil attacker's intent. If you immediately use that split second to counter attack, you are now the leading fighter that if you use your advantage properly you will not let reversal of fortunes happen again.

    As you see the above ingredients are found in all martial arts. However, learning the most efficient sequence of thought, analysis, motion, training drills, and curriculum, is the most important factor to success.

    There is a difference in the goals of using martial arts as fitness and friendly grappling, wrestling, boxing, MMA etc, where the fitness, resilience of the physics are competing to certain limits. In these scenarios the goal is staying within these limits. At times athletes are encouraged to prevail by endurance and all sorts of virtues derived by nature.

    Seeing the whole picture of a scenario or a sports fight is the essence. While the tendency in sports fights is to look back at prior opponents in the field, the tendency in Self Defense should be to look at the human capacity.

    This is because you are dealing with the average Joe that does not have time to train all the time, and you want to ensure he or she will get optimal results when needed.

    Prioritization is an important virtue of serious coaches.

    Consolidation and specific applications are important as well. The bottom line is to find the most consolidated way to overcome any obstacle, teach the essence and let the students connect the dots.

    Specific application ensures that when connecting the dots, students will not bypass an essential point!

    For self defense, the optimal thought would be to use those last resort natural tools available to overcome an attack. Being more efficient is the essence! Using the best sequences in thought, training, and defense throughout the matrix is the key!

    Pure Krav Maga Training Consists mostly of consolidated most efficient methods of safe entry into the hotzone, for the purpose of reaching opponent's pressure points to control them and secure your safety. These entries include scenarios where practitioners enter first or wait for the attacker to enter first.

    What can Pure Krav Maga do for Fighting Sports and other martial Artists? It can make them more specifically efficient to what they do and much better prepared to realistic self defense. It can also make the competitions more pure and technical.

    While it appears that most champions posses a combinations of those principles of Pure Krav Maga making them overall more efficient opponent than the rest of their members. Through learning Pure Krav Maga, it can enhance them and also enhance those who were not so fortunate to have the correct sequences in training.

    After all they learned the hard way and took few falls in their career, and will take another fall at the end of their career. While some things are inevitable, knowing the intricate details of scenarios and understanding them proficiently could very well help to avoid falling into making critical errors and waste time.

    What can Pure Krav Maga do to the average folk? It can make them aware, and train them to be more efficient in awareness and reacting using the last resort tools available to all humans driving them to use them when needed!

    What Can other Martial Arts and fighting sports can do for Pure Krav Maga – Keep it at bay if anything suddenly changes in their practices.

    Can sports and stand up martial arts adjust their training to realistic self defense scenario? Of course they can, but since there is so much to adjust starting with understanding the hotzone timing and sequences of unfolding scenarios, and being efficient throughout the process, there are many areas to adjust at once. It will be surely a long road of self learning, and all it takes one more efficient attacker to end your life!

    Pure Krav Maga – Self Defense Mastery 7 Disk DVD Set teaches you the most efficient sequences!

  4. TopExpert10 says:

    When you think about self defense training system, sure it can be used as a tool for awareness and quick fix to a potential victim using the natural instincts of survivals coupled with logic. That natural instinct to live and realization of what can cause one injury or another is partly innate and partly taught.
    The mindset of an attacker is not the mindset of a fighting sports athlete, although if he had the training in one of the competitive fighting sports, he would have a quicker reaction to changes in the unfolding scenarios.
    In a modern world people are reluctant to get daily Spartan training, and the whole idea about self defense is to be used to protect physically weaker individuals…
    However, as much as the lesser priority and interest in fighting sports, and more of self defense, but at the same time maintaining a balanced career and family life, keep in mind that just fitness or just fighting sports are not going to cut it.
    At the same time keep in mind that dry techniques are a small part of the training in any case. You need to practice to apply them or similar motions and tactics to resolve unfolding scenarios. You basically need to create few scenarios where to test your confidence and skills.
    If your time is limited, these scenarios and their complexities must we chosen very carefully to provide maximum learning and coverage of all the material learned which is the essence of self defense. Same as in boxing, just learning how to punch and having few bag drills is not going to make you a boxer.
    Learning few releases from holds, chokes, or few strikes and natural blocks, might enhance your reflexes, but will not make you self-defense proof. You need to learn to see and feel the whole picture.
    So even if your training course is short and amounts to few weeks or training or few seminars, you need to consider drills that force you to utilize the principles you are using in your techniques and not the techniques you learned. The principles are efficiency throughout by paying attention to the sequences of chain of defense.

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