KRAV MAGA Knife Session




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:

    Israel Defense Force Krav Maga goes to Diaspora and Comes back a foreigner!/Boaz Aviram

    An ex champion at some point of sports of boxing, wrestling, gymnastics, and swimming is forced to have fist fights in Jewish Ghettos in Nazi Germany.

    In his youth he helped his father in circus acrobatics and in teaching Jujitsu. Upon exiting Germany en route to Israel he is given an ultimatum to join the British Army where he gains military and additional H2H experience learning Fairbairn concepts.

    He then becomes chief of Fighting Fitness and Hand-to-Hand combat in the Israel Defense Force, which originally consisted of intensive use of a knife training and other H2H close scenarios.

    There he develops his system of a Genius – Krav Maga! He then decides to keep it as an IDF secret, but also exporting it to the civilian market having a "unique combination…"

    The original idea was to develop counter techniques against all the martial arts and fighting sports…Therefore ,Chinese Kung Fu, Aiki-Jujitsu, and Aikido were considered as well. Their techniques were evaluated, and few extracted, modified and adopted for the purpose of training. In fact many experts of Jujitsu, and other Aiki Jujitsu, Kung Fu, etc., are unable to recognize these techniques as they were modified in Pure Krav Maga.

    What are the essence of his developed system in the IDF, and how he gave it to the civilian public, yet leaving the original Krav Maga an IDF Secret, which at some point even escaped the IDF?

    The essence of the Israel Defense Forces Original Krav Maga developed by Imrich Lichtenfeld was all about which training partner arrive first at his opponent's pressure points with sufficient controlling force!

    This ex champion saw through his mixed fighting sports athletics bordering with circus acrobatics, traditional Jujitsu, and Fairbairn revamp of hand-to-hand training to soldiers, finding the essence of desired behavior in hand-to-hand-combat scenarios!

    It makes you think that after years of training one learns to attack first when he recognize trouble not needing to even use natural defenses when caught by surprise. You think about the environment, street, dojo, house, etc..

    You think what you use for keeping alert way before someone enters your hotzone range suddenly without you entering his hot zone first…Using your fist against the face, and foot against the body is a significance of hierarchy of prioritization's exponential efficiency!

    Although one can attack with the fist to the rest of the body, and attack with the foot to the head, it is more efficient to use straight lines as you enter the hot zone, and therefore never use the foot to kick someone in the head in the first kick! The leg simply exits one's hips going straight to another man's hips area creates a straight line, where lower or higher kicks do not!

    But again, when you take all the principles and you see the whole picture of prioritizing your navigation in reach to opponent's pressure points before they can reach yours.

    You would expect mechanical breakdown of certain principles for the part they deserved to be broken down, and you expect general statements on a system to be all inclusive…

    Civilian Krav Maga was teaching military IDF techniques! Punching, Kicking, Elbowing, Kneeing, Deflections, escapes, use of a club, use of a knife, and tactical defensive methods against them…Then only at high belt level, they were allowed to spar! Sparring however consisted mostly entering each other's hot zone and exchanging blows……

    But that makes me think that maybe students and instructors do not know or instructors do not want to teach the essence of the system or so called the lethal elements of the system, and therefore they are not aware of the concepts of reaction time, and sequential execution, do not incorporate it in their training and therefore students find it hard to execute defenses and counter attacks and it all amounts to who enters the hotzone first punching the other out without even being aware of why he succeeded this time or why his opponent succeeded in other times…

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

  2. 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!

  3. TopExpert10 says:

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

  4. TopExpert10 says:

    Binary decisions when time is approaching zero…
    Worry about the front part of your opponent, his position and range as he is about to enter the hotzone… You basically choose an approach of technique followed up with principles according to your opponent's positioning as he is approaching the hotzone!
    Now you need to apply it into your training by creating training scenarios where your training partner is trying to even attack you with the wrong limb not suitable for the distance and timing, or the back side of his body which takes more time. You need to instinctively be able to use the most efficient approach to his most efficient capability, not to what he is doing. … That means that you will do the same move to whatever he is doing according to the range except specific scenarios. Also consider your body positioning toward your opponent and your preferences due to limitations and weaknesses you may have.
    The road to reach the attack after it left and before it landed on you should me the most efficient one. Your ideal tactic would be a simultaneous counter attack which will cause a reversal of fortunes. You should be at a point where you can predict how your opponent is planning to land his attack before he entered the hotzone.
    Simultaneous counter attack helps to turn the tables into a preemptive attack. While you still have the time to see where the attack is coming from and react when the opponent starts advancing, when in the hotzone, even if you see it, you might not have sufficient time to follow up before you get hit. Same applies to your opponent and therefore, this is what causes a reversal of fortunes.
    When trying to apply this theory in training, slight modifications should be expected to prevent harm to the training partners. However the core, should be faithful to reality based training. The off the hat one hundred and fifty four Pure Krav Maga Techniques, should be therefore first mastered separately achieving the correct sequential execution of the individual techniques, which will handle the best contribution your body could physically make to successful results, and second these techniques should be trained in using random scenarios to ensure we are responding correctly, efficiently and therefore effectively eliminating possible threats. Students must keep in mind to apply the accumulated collective array of principles throughout the conclusive levels of putting it all together and testing it.

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